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Trump Continues To Turn Up The Heat Under Cuba

President Donald Trump recently announced new sanctions on Cuba restricting imports of Cuban rum and cigars and banning Americans from staying at properties owned by the Cuban government. The latest move comes as the U.S. President seeks to lock in the Cuban American vote in the key battleground state of Florida before the November 3 general election. Trump won Florida […]

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The U.S. Continues To Grind Cuba

The Trump administration is playing no ease up on Cuba as it continues to pressure the Caribbean island to “reform or perish.” The U.S. latest move is to have all private charter flights between the United States and Cuba suspended, in a bid to increase economic pressure on the island. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tweeted that “the Castro […]

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Cuba Continues To Put COVID-19 Under Lock

Cuba has joined the fray in easing pandemic lockdown and reopening the country in phases. It announced recently that its capital Havana would see ease in lockdown while most of the other parts of the country will move towards phase two of a three-phase process towards normalization. The country’s capital will see its 2.2 million residents out and about as […]

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Cuban Doctors Back To The Rescue In Brazil

Brazil has rehired nearly 200 Cuban doctors to help fight the spread of COVID-19 in the country. After Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro broadside against the Cuban government, the medical assistant program was withdrawn. Bolsonaro, in his 2018 presidential campaign, compared the program with “slavery” and called Cuba a “dictatorship.” Initially, Cuba sent more than 8,000 doctors to work in under-served […]

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China Offers Help To Cuba

The Government of China has donated a range of medical products to Cuba to help the Caribbean island in its fight against COVID-19. According to press reports, Cuba’s Ambassador to China, Carlos Miguel Pereira, confided that a plane with the supplies landed in the country on the same day.  This move was the first charter flight to transport essential supplies […]

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Cuba Is On Track With COVID-19 Clinical Trial

According to press reports, Cuba is conducting a clinical trial on a vaccine to combat the coronavirus. The director of research at the Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Dr. Gerardo Guillen, said the vaccine is aimed at activating the immune system to combat the coronavirus. Speaking during a recent television interview, Dr. Guillen said the drug called CIGB 2020, […]

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Bolivian Ex-President Travels To Cuba For Medical Check-up

According to press reports, Bolivian ex-President Evo Morales traveled to Cuba for a medical check-up, a former official from his government said last week, after the ousted leader sought asylum in Mexico. “President Evo Morales is in Cuba for a medical appointment with the Cuban medical team that treated him in Bolivia,” Gabriela Montano, the former health minister under Morales’ […]

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Cuba’s Airline Makes Inaugural Flight From Camaguey To Kingston

Cuban airline, Aerogaviota, launched its inaugural weekly flight from Camaguey in the north Caribbean island, to Kingston. The first flight arrived in Kingston last week Thursday. The French-made ATR 42- aircraft arrived with 42 passengers at the Norman Manley International Airport and was greeted by the traditional water arch, symbolizing the baptism of the inaugural flight. During the celebration, representative […]

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Cuban Doctors Sent Home From Ecuador

The first of nearly 400 Cuban doctors assigned to Ecuador were pulled back recently at the request of Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno. Cuba’s Health Minister Jose Angel Portal met with the doctors on their return and commended them for their work and contribution to the people of Ecuador. He also denied any political activities by the doctors as charged by […]

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UN General Assembly Votes — End Embargo On Cuba!

The UN General Assembly voted for an end to the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States against Cuba for the 28th consecutive year. During a vote held recently, 187 Member States underlined their support for the resolution while Brazil and Israel joined the U.S. in voting no. Two countries—Colombia and Ukraine—abstained. “The blockade has caused incalculable […]