Viewing News From Cuba from November 2021

Cuba’s bet on home-grown COVID vaccines is paying off

News from Cuba | Monday, 22 November 2021

Preprint data show that a three-dose combo of Soberana jabs has 92.4% efficacy in clinical trials. When the COVID-19 pandemic began, Cuba decided not to wait on the rest of the world to develop vaccines. The United States’ 60-year-old economic embargo against the country, which prevents US-made products from being exported ... read more

Cuba's post-revolution architecture offers a blueprint for how to build more with less

News from Cuba | Friday, 19 November 2021

Around the world, there’s a conjoined crisis of climate change and housing shortages – two topics at the top of the list of discussions in the recent COP26 climate summit in Glasgow. Construction and buildings account for more than one-quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions. Meanwhile, according to a September report ... read more

Hundreds of people gathered this Monday in the central and well-known Puerta del Sol in Madrid to protest against the

Cubans definitely want change — but not necessarily regime change

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 17 November 2021

Cuban dissidents and their U.S. backers pushed for big anti-government protests this week. Why didn't they happen asks Medea Benjamin "If you build it, they will come," said Kevin Costner in "Field of Dreams." In Cuba, they didn't come. Dissidents on the island, with their U.S. backers, had been working feverishly ... read more

Denouncing actions of the U.S. embassy in Cuba

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 17 November 2021

LeoGrande warned that “the United States and Cuba are on a collision course over U.S. diplomats’ support for “democracy promotion” programs. In Back Channel to Cuba, LeoGrande and Peter Kornbluh stated that, under George W. Bush, funding for democracy promotion in Cuba not only skyrocketed, but it was the U.S. Interests ... read more

Lessons resume for all students

News from Cuba | Monday, 15 November 2021

More than 700,000 students return to school today in Cuba. All children over 2-years old have been vaccinated against COVID-19 with vaccines developed and produced in Cuba #CubaVive #LetCubaLive ... read more

Message from the Casa de las Américas to the friends of our region and the world

News from Cuba | Friday, 12 November 2021

As part of the imperial strategy of domination, which fights with blood and fire every emancipatory project, particularly in our America, Cuba is being viciously harassed by its historical enemy Once again we Cubans face a brutal onslaught from the Empire. At a time when the country begins to recover from ... read more

Prime Minister Boris Johnston holds a press conference at the Cop26 summit at the Scottish Event Campus (SEC) in Glasgow

Climate change, planning and the lessons we can learn from socialist Cuba

News from Cuba | Thursday, 11 November 2021

Campaigners and unions are right to call for an affordable, universal and comprehensive transport system as the only way to cut carbon emissions from travel. The fact is that without planned, co-ordinated responses at governmental and intergovernmental level with the powers to enforce them, we will continue hurtling towards climate catastrophe ... read more

Guatemala: Cuban Medical Brigade Marks 23 Years of Cooperation

News from Cuba | Sunday, 7 November 2021

"In every place where I arrived, and there were colleagues from the BMC, I found optimism, work spirit, solidarity..." Former Health Vice Minister Adrian Chavez recalled. On Sunday, Guatemala's Coordinator of Solidarity with Cuba commemorated 23 years of medical collaboration in the Central American nation. The Cuban Medical Brigade (BMC) arrived ... read more

Pink Floyd Legend Roger Waters calls for U.S. to end "insane" blockade

News from Cuba | Friday, 5 November 2021

Acclaimed musician and Pink Floyd legend Roger Waters posted a video on Twitter yesterday celebrating the International Day of Support for Cuba and calling for the US to end the blockade of Cuba. Waters said, we need “the US to finally after about 3,000 years to drop their insane blockade of ... read more

Seagulls walk along the shore as tourists wade in ocean waters, in Varadero, Cuba

Cuba under immediate threat from climate change

News from Cuba | Friday, 5 November 2021

Cuba’s delegation to Cop26 tells DR LAUREN COLLINS about the island’s approach to adapting to the effects of global warming, the challenges it faces and its hopes for the outcome of this crucial world summit IT WAS in 1992, at the Rio Earth Summit, that Fidel Castro said: “Humankind is at ... read more

Americans in UK protest US Blockade of Cuba

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 3 November 2021

A determined group of American citizens in the UK made a protest walkthrough London as part of their ongoing campaign against their Governmentspolicies on Cuba. The UK group, part of Democratic Socialists of America (the largest socialist organization in the United States), handed out hundreds of leaflets condemning the US ... read more