Viewing News From Cuba from March 2021

Animal welfare law approved

News from Cuba | Monday, 1 March 2021

On 26 February, Cuba’s Council of State approved an animal welfare law. The legislation comes after public consultation around the draft constitution in 2018, raised the need for specific laws on animal welfare. The Cuban parliament set up a working group to draft the legislation in January 2020 which consulted ... read more

US semiotic war against Cuba denounced

News from Cuba | Saturday, 27 February 2021

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El doctor Vicente VĂ©rez, director general del Instituto Finlay de Vacunas. Foto: Andy Jorge Blanco/Cubadebate.

Vaccine candidates Soberana 02 and Abdala will begin phase III of clinical trials in March

News from Cuba | Thursday, 25 February 2021

The vaccine candidates against COVID-19, Soberana 02 and Abdala, will begin phase III clinical trials on 1 March, after both immunogens demonstrated their safety without significant adverse events during the first studies in volunteers.In a press conference on 25 February at the Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (CIGB) in ... read more

Final steps for Soberana 02, the first Latin American vaccine against coronavirus

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 24 February 2021

"In the second half of the year, we will be able to immunise the entire population, and also provide doses to the countries that require it," says director of Science and Innovation at Cuban state company BioCubaFarma, Rolando Pérez Rodríguez, interviewed here by Pagina 12.A few days after starting the ... read more

Cuban Institute of Sports celebrates its 60th anniversary

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 24 February 2021

In the midst of an adverse context, the Cuban Institute of Sports ( Inder ) celebrates today the 60th anniversary of its foundation committed to raising the results and the health and quality of life of the population. Six decades after its birth, Inder continues to be involved in its desire ... read more

Cuba has assisted almost one third of the world's population in health care

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 23 February 2021

HAVANA, Cuba, Feb 23 (ACN) In the six decades of Cuban medical collaboration abroad, its health personnel have assisted 1.988 billion people in the world, almost a third of mankind, said Dr. Jorge Delgado Bustillo, director of the Central Unit for Medical Cooperation (UCCM).Delgado Bustillo also assured that Cuban doctors ... read more

Coronavirus vaccine nears final tests in Cuba. Tourists may be inoculated.

News from Cuba | Friday, 19 February 2021

People wait in line for four hours to buy detergent in Havana. Cuban pharmacies are out of pain medication. There are national bread shortages.And yet the Cuban government says it is on the brink of an extraordinary scientific achievement: the mass production of a coronavirus vaccine invented on the island.One ... read more

Latin America finds its own answers to produce COVID-19 vaccines

News from Cuba | Friday, 19 February 2021

In a world harmed by the severe COVID-19 pandemic, the access to vaccines is being distorted by the rules of the open market and the deep gap between rich and poor nations. As the director of the World Health Organization (WHO), doctor Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, recently said, “the world is ... read more

The border imposed on Cuba for more than a century on its own soil

News from Cuba | Thursday, 18 February 2021

The return of the land occupied by the Naval Base has been a permanent claim of the Cuban Revolution since 1959, and has the support, not only of the Cuban people, but of the international community. It is a thorn in the heart of the country The administration of President Joe ... read more

Cuba elected vice president of the UN Special Committee on Decolonization

News from Cuba | Thursday, 18 February 2021

The ambassador and permanent representative of Cuba to the United Nations, Pedro Luis Pedroso Cuesta, was elected vice-president of the Special Committee on Decolonization of the UN in February. In his words of appreciation, the Cuban ambassador congratulated the permanent representative of Grenada, Keisha McGuire, for her re-election as chair of ... read more