Viewing News From Cuba from October 2021

Vaccine Developers Declared As 'Work Heroes' In Cuba

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 6 October 2021

Ten Cuban scientists developed the Abdala, Sovereign 02, Sovereign 01, Sovereign Plus COVID-19, and Mambisa vaccines. Cuba's scientists Gerardo Guillen, Eulogio Pimentel, Marta Ayala, Vicente Verez, Yury Valdes, Dagmar Garcia, Belinda Sanchez, Tammy Boggiano, Eduardo Ojito, and Lorenzo Perez were named "Work Heroes" for their merits in developing three ... read more

Nearly 50 Percent of Cubans Vaccinated Against COVID-19

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 6 October 2021

In addition, the Caribbean island leads the list of Latin American countries with the highest percentage of people vaccinated. Cuba on Tuesday reached 48.9 percent of its population (5,470,999 people) with the complete Covid-19 vaccination scheme, the Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP) reported. The scheme includes people with a third dose ... read more

Professor María Guadalupe Guzmán Tiradofor wins UNESCO award for pioneering work in environmental and life sciences

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 5 October 2021

UNESCO and the L'Oréal Foundation have unveiled the winners of this year’s International Prize for Women in Science, which honours five eminent women scientists with exceptional careers from the five regions of the world, as it has done annually since 1998. The importance of science in meeting the major challenges facing ... read more

The European Left Rejects The European Parliament’s Proposed Resolution Against Cuba

News from Cuba | Thursday, 16 September 2021

THE EUROPEAN LEFT REJECTS THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT’S PROPOSED RESOLUTION AGAINST CUBA In view of the new resolution against Cuba proposed in the European Parliament today, 16 September 2021, the European Left considers that this resolution constitutes an unacceptable interference in the internal affairs of a country. This is intolerable and therefore ... read more

Draft of Cuba's new family code opens door for gay marriage

News from Cuba | Thursday, 16 September 2021

Cuba has released the draft of a new family code that would allow same-sex to marry and adopt as well as give children greater participation in decisions that affect them The draft of a new family code for Cuba released Wednesday proposes allowing same-sex couples to marry and adopt as well ... read more

Cuba Leads Global COVID-19 Vaccination Per 100 inhabitants

News from Cuba | Thursday, 9 September 2021

Cuba is the first country in the world to immunise children over two-years-old against coronavirus. As of 5 September it also became the country with the highest daily number of COVID-19 vaccines administered per 100 inhabitants, according to the Oxford University's "Our World in Data." “This data shows the feats of our ... read more

Cuban Scientists Write Letter to Biden Rejecting ‘Failed State’ Claim

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 10 August 2021

President Biden: You recently referred to Cuba at a White House saying: ‘I would be prepared to give significant amounts of vaccines if… an international organization would administer those vaccines and do it in a way that average citizens would have access to those vaccines.’ You also called Cuba a ‘failed ... read more

A pro-government support takes to the streets of Havana in response to anti-government protests

Cuba’s mass protests are driven by the misery of COVID and economic sanctions

News from Cuba | Thursday, 29 July 2021

Cuba has recently riven by what the BBC has referred to as “the biggest protests in decades”. What appear to be largely spontaneous outpourings of anger at the hardship faced by many people are being blamed on a severe downturn in the economy, which contracted by 11% last year and ... read more

'I live in Cuba, I love my people, and I will defend our Revolution' by Aleida Guevara March

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 28 July 2021

Che's daughter gives her opinion on recent events in Cuba I live in Cuba, I love my people and I will defend our Revolution. I am an internationalist doctor and proud to be one. I see the reality of today’s Cuba and have my criticisms. I understand that there are many ... read more

Cuban Embassy in Paris attacked

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 27 July 2021

Cuba has denounced an attack on its Embassy in Paris which took place late on 26 July. Three Molotov cocktails were thrown at the building, two of which reached the outer perimeter and had to be put our by Mission officials. The police and fire brgade were called to the incident. On ... read more