Viewing News From Cuba from August 2020

Cubans bid farewell to Eusebio Leal Spengler, the saviour of Havana

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 12 August 2020

Fidel Castro embraces Spengler as Mexico’s President Vicente Fox applauds. Photograph: Reuters ... read more

USAID: $3 million to expose “exploited” sex workers and other laborers in Cuba

News from Cuba | Thursday, 6 August 2020

U.S. officials on Wednesday announced plans to spend up to $3 million for a “development program” aimed at “exposing exploitation” of Cuban laborers, including hotel employees, sex workers and others who are ostensibly part of the country’s hospitality and tourism industry. The U.S. Agency for International Development will award as many ... read more


News from Cuba | Monday, 3 August 2020

LAST WEEK, several House Democrats quietly killed an attempt to roll back aspects of the Trump administration’s sanctions on Cuba, which have exacerbated the economic fallout of the pandemic and hit the country with severe food and medicine shortages — to protect a front-line Democrat. Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill., had proposed ... read more

Cuba and the U.K. Start a Joint Venture to Develop Medicines

News from Cuba | Monday, 3 August 2020

Cuba's BioCubaFarma and the British. company SG Innovations Monday announced the creation of the company BioFarma Innovations for the production and sale of innovative medicines in Europe.The initiative seeks to provide access to a portfolio of biopharmaceutical products that are protected by BioCubaFarma patents.BioFarma Innovations will expand its distribution networks ... read more

Annual UN vote on the blockade postponed to May 2021

News from Cuba | Thursday, 30 July 2020

Cuba has announced that it will postpone the annual resolution it presents to the United Nations General Assembly condemning the US blockade of the island until May 2021. Anayansi Rodriguez, the island's Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs told a press conference on 29 July that the decision to postpone the resolution ... read more

British government says yes to Cuba travel

News from Cuba | Friday, 24 July 2020

On 24 July, the British government made Cuba exempt from FCO advice against all non-essential international travel. This means that British tourists can now travel to Cuba based on the curent assessment of COVID-19 risks. Cuba itself has certain restrictions in place on which resorts,provinces and cities are open to visitors ... read more

Cuba’s healthcare and solidarity are an inspiration to the world

News from Cuba | Thursday, 23 July 2020

ROB MILLER invites readers to join a Cuba Solidarity Campaign meeting with Miami Five hero Fernando Gonzalez and Jeremy Corbyn to learn about the country’s co-operation and internationalism at a time of global crisis. JEREMY CORBYN MP will join Miami Five hero Fernando Gonzalez in an online meeting next week to ... read more

Eight Cubans to serve as international COVID-19 advisors

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 22 July 2020

According to the Cuban Academy of Sciences, the Cuban professionals selected to participate in the group of 60 prestigious experts from around the world are Luis Velázquez Pérez; Pedro Mas Bermejo; Luis Herrera Martínez, Luis Carlos Silva Aycaguer, Tania Crombet Ramos, Guadalupe Guzmán Tirado, Rafael Bello Pérez and Jorge Núñez ... read more

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

News from Cuba | Monday, 20 July 2020

Coronavirus update Stories on Cuba’s international response to coronavirus As of 21st July, Cuba itself had confirmed 2,446 cases of coronavirus, 2,308 of whom had recovered and 87 who had died, only 3 in the last month. By the end of May, the Cuba Solidarity Campaign's emergency appeal had raised over £27,000. The ... read more

Cuban and US Artists Pay Tribute to Doctors

News from Cuba | Saturday, 18 July 2020

Artists raised their voices against the U.S. blockade while paying tribute to Cuban doctors fighting against COVID-19 internationally. Around 60 Cuban and U.S. artists are coming together for Concert for Cuba, which is being held July 18th and 19th, to raise their voices against the decades-long U.S. blockade and to ... read more