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News from Cuba | Tuesday, 26 May 2020

Noam Chomsky has described Cuba as the only country demonstrating "genuine internationalism" by sending its medical brigades around the world during the coronavirus pandemic despite suffering sixty years of blockade from the United States. The US philosopher and linguist was speaking during an interview with EFE news agency from his ... read more

Cuba Has Sent 2,000 Doctors and Nurses Overseas to Fight Covid-19

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 26 May 2020

The Trump administration describes Cuba’s medical response teams as “slaves”—Ed Augustin asked the doctors for their take. Havana—As the novel coronavirus encircled the globe, tearing through health care systems, heavily affected countries sent out pleas for doctors. One small, downtrodden island answered the call. Cuba has sent more than 2,000 doctors ... read more

Twenty days of complicit silence

News from Cuba | Thursday, 21 May 2020

Since the terrorist attack on Cuba’s embassy in Washington, authorities in the country where the deplorable act took place have shown no interest in the event itself or repeated demands for official information by our government. Twenty days since the terrorist attack on Cuba’s embassy in Washington, neither the event itself, ... read more

Coronavirus updates: reports on Cuba’s international response to COVID-19

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 19 May 2020

Coronavirus update Stories on Cuba’s international response to coronavirus On the 6th May, Cuba itself had 1,685 cases of coronavirus, resulting in 69 deaths, and more than 3,000 under observation in hospital. Doctors and medical students throughout the country are taking place in door to door health check ups and reminding people ... read more

Fifth day without deaths and COVID-19 infections in Cuba drop to nine

News from Cuba | Monday, 18 May 2020

Yesterday, 1,951 tests were processed, 970 people were hospitalized and 2,293 were under surveillance in their homes. Five consecutive days without COVID-19 leaving deaths in Cuba. “It’s not to be over-confident, but it is the result of popular participation,” said Francisco Durán, national director of epidemiology, at the press conference of ... read more

U.S. government silence denounced

News from Cuba | Friday, 15 May 2020

Following April 30 attack on Cuban embassy in Washington, Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez insists on full investigation of assailant’s ties with anti-Cuban extremists. During an online press conference May 12, from the Ministry’s headquarters in Havana, Cuban Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, denounced the U.S. government´s complicit silence in ... read more

With Castro-era biotech, Cuba seeks to compete in coronavirus treatment race

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 13 May 2020

HAVANA (Reuters) - Communist-run Cuba, laboring under a six-decade U.S. embargo, is betting a biotech sector begun by late revolutionary leader Fidel Castro can give the Caribbean island an edge in a global race to find effective treatments for the new coronavirus. Cuba is especially touting an interferon it produces, a ... read more

U.S. says Cuba is not cooperating fully on counterterrorism

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 13 May 2020

HAVANA/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration said on Wednesday it had put Cuba back on the list of countries that do not cooperate fully with its efforts to counter terrorism, in a further escalation of U.S. tensions with the Communist-run country. The State Department justified the move by Cuba’s refusal of ... read more

A worker transports medical supplies donated to Cuba from China. Photograph: Xinhua/Rex/Shutterstock

Cuba begins mass testing for Covid-19 as new cases fall to fewer than 20 per day

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 12 May 2020

Cuba has begun mass testing for coronavirus as it appeared to have contained infections, amid a partial shutdown that has exacerbated a shortage of basic goods. New cases have fallen to fewer than 20 per day from a peak of around 50 in April. Since the first Covid-19 illness was reported two ... read more

Mobilizing Primary Health Care: Cuba’s Powerful Weapon against COVID-19

News from Cuba | Monday, 11 May 2020

A strong foundation of primary care is critical to the health system and is particularly important during pandemics like COVID-19. Primary care practices should be a natural fit for triaging, testing, treating, and educating patients. —Corinne Lewis, Shanoor Seervai, Tanya Shah,Melinda K. Abrams, and Laurie Zephyrin MDThe Commonwealth Fund, ... read more

Cuba to Begin Mass-Scale COVID-19 Testing

News from Cuba | Sunday, 10 May 2020

Starting next week, a considerable part of the population will be given tests to detect possible positive cases of COVID-19. Dr. Francisco Durán, national director of Epidemiology of the Cuban Ministry of Public Health, reported on Sunday that a considerable part of the population will be given tests to ... read more

US Lawmakers Support Cuba in the Purchase of Medical Supplies

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 6 May 2020

Cubans suffer from an acute shortage of food and medicine caused by the U.S. blockade.​​​ At least 25 U.S. lawmakers Tuesday signed a letter requesting President Donald Trump's administration to allow Cuba access to medical supplies to fight COVID-19. The Democratic lawmakers urge that they certify that U.S. policy does not ... read more

Non-Aligned Movement Virtual Summit

News from Cuba | Monday, 4 May 2020

The President of the Republic of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, is participating in the videoconference this morning, May 4, accompanied by Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez and José Ángel Portal Miranda, minister of Public Health. The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Virtual Summit "United against COVID-19" is being held this Monday, May 4, via ... read more

Diaz-Canel: "If we had globalized solidarity as the market was globalized, the story would be different"

News from Cuba | Monday, 4 May 2020

Statement by Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, President of the Republic of Cuba during Non-Aligned Movement Online Summit “United against COVID-19” May 4, 2020 Your Excellencies, Esteemed President Ilham Aliyev, Distinguished heads of state and government, I thank Azerbaijan, as chair of the Non-Aligned Movement, for calling this meeting to discuss the urgent, necessary efforts which allow ... read more

Cuban embassy attacked by gunfire in Washington

News from Cuba | Friday, 1 May 2020

CUBA has offered to help the US investigate an attack on its embassy in Washington after a gunman opened fire on the socialist island’s diplomatic headquarters late on Thursday. Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez condemned the attack and urged the US government to clarify what happened and offer a guarantee that such ... read more