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Significant contributions by Cuban science to the battle against COVID-19

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The priority given by the Revolution, since its very beginnings, to create the human capital necessary to promote the country’s scientific development, building required infrastructure and inserting ourselves, almost three decades later, into the nascent biotechnology industry under Fidel’s guidance, made it possible for Cuba to respond immediately to the health emergency caused by the arrival of COVID-19 to the country, last March. From that moment on, our national system of science, technology and innovation, characterized by its comprehensive and multisectoral approach, along with the selfless efforts of doctors, nurses, technicians and other health workers.

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Farewell to Rosa Aurora Freijanes, devoted fighter for the return of the Cuban Five

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“Rosa Aurora Freijanes, Rosita, who – like the warrior she always was – fought for her health over the last few years, died January 10. The Five of us owe a great deal of our freedom to her, and will remember her always. Rest in peace, sister,” wrote anti-terrorist hero Gerardo Hernández Nordelo on his social media accounts. Rosa Aurora Freijanes was married to Fernando González Llort, one of the Cuban Five. On multiple occasions, she strongly denounced the obstacles that the U.S. government imposed on her visits to see Fernando and the rigged judicial process that convicted him and his brothers.

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Firm, absolute condemnation of fraudulent qualification of Cuba as a state sponsor of terrorism

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The Ministry of Foreign Relations of Cuba condemns in the strongest and most absolute terms the fraudulent qualification of Cuba as a state sponsor of terrorism, announced by the United States government in a cynical and hypocritical act. For months now, there has been speculation about the possibility of including Cuba in the State Department’s unilateral list that categorizes countries, without any authority or legitimacy, lacking genuine motivation, referring to terrorism and its consequences.

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Cuba reports infant mortality rate of 4.9 in a year marked by COVID-19

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Cuba closed ranks in the protection of our children, and maintained first-world indicators, ending 2020 with an infant mortality rate of 4.9 per 1,000 live births, 36 fewer deaths than the previous year. This accomplishment was achieved at the same time that COVID-19 led to one of the worse health crises the world has ever seen. According to preliminary information from the Ministry of Public Health (Minsap), in addition to the extraordinary achievement of not registering a single infant or maternal death as a result of the virus.

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Cuba’s talent for rebirth

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The year 2020 obliged us to reinvent ourselves and much can said about this. There will be talk, for example, of Eladio, the man in overalls who did not miss a single work day, and of Enrique, the policeman who supervised, and continues to supervise, lines outside neighborhood stores, like so many others.
We will talk about Esperanza, the nurse, and the students who accompany her every day on her epidemiological monitoring rounds.

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Simply, Celia

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It is hard not to remember, today, on the 41st anniversary of her death, the young woman who organized life-saving support for the Granma expeditionaries; who became the first to wear olive green in the Sierra; and left her imprint on so much of the Revolution’s work
Our national flag at half mast, a gray Friday and rain in the capital, were the prelude to the terrible news that no one wanted to hear on that January 11, 1980.

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The independence of the “last to know”

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In Full Metal Jacket, Stanley Kubrick’s film about Vietnam, there is a scene in which the U.S. officer dealing with the press during the war gives the journalists instructions on how to cover events in the field. The slightest slip-up is unacceptable, including anything from photographing a singer or actress on hand to lift the spirits of the troops, to the exact word for each type of person on the U.S. or enemy side, like those fleeing the war who are to be called “evacuees” or “refugees.”

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Cuba began demanding negative PCR from international travelers

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Cuba began demanding from today on a negative PCR test for Covid-19 to travelers coming from abroad, carried out by a certified laboratory in the country of origin to curb an ascending trend of new cases. According to official sources, this test must be done in a maximum period of 72 hours before the arrival to national territory. Upon arrival, individuals must present a certificate to the International Health Control authorities stating that they are ‘negative for Covid-19′.

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Foreign investment in Cuba, a crucial bet for development

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Faced with a very challenging scenario, Cuba insists decisively on attracting foreign capital for development, Director of Foreign Investment at the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Investment, Carlos Luis Jorge, told Prensa Latina.Despite specialized sources predicting a fall of more than 40 percent in investment flows at a global level, and a hardened U.S. blockade to malign its image, the island redoubles efforts to attract foreign direct investments (FDI).

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Abdala vaccine clinical trial is going well in Cuba

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Abdala vaccine clinical trial is going well in CubaSantiago de Cuba, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) The clinical trial of the vaccine candidate Abdala, one of the four underway in Cuba, is going well today at the Saturnino Lora Hospital in this eastern city, where it has been taking place for the last month. Dr. Rafael Suárez, director of the healthcare center, reported that the intramuscular application of the preparation for immunization against Covid-19 has hardly presented adverse reactions, mainly associated with discomfort in the area of ​​the puncture.