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Another British MP nominates Cuban doctors for Nobel Peace Prize

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The campaign to grant the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize to Cuban internationalist doctors was joined on Saturday by British lawmaker Sam Tarry, the twentieth member of the United Kingdom’s Parliament who formalizes the nomination. As the Campaign of Solidarity with Cuba in the United Kingdom reported on Saturday, Tarry, who is a Labor MP from Ilford South, highlighted, in his letter to the Norwegian committee, the humanitarian and solidarity work done by the members of Cuba’s Henry Reeve Medical Contingent.

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In Cuba, the Henry Reeve brigade that supported the fight against COVID-19 in Venezuela

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Some 48 employees of the Henry Reeve International Contingent of Specialized Doctors in Disaster Situations and Serious Epidemics, who provided assistance in Venezuela in the fight against SARS-CoV-2, returned to the country this Friday. From the temporary working group to confront COVID-19, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, President of the Republic, welcomed them and pointed out that this brigade worked under complex conditions in six regions of the Venezuelan geography, where they also contributed to the recovery of Cuban health personnel infested with the virus.

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Voices around the world reject U.S. aggression against Cuba

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Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla thanked supporters around the world for their expressions of solidarity with Cuba, after our country was included on a list created by the United States government as a state sponsor of terrorism. On his Twitter account, Rodríguez, also member of the Party Political Bureau wrote: “We are grateful for the numerous expressions rejecting the inclusion of Cuba on the illegitimate State Department list by prominent members of the U.S. Congress, religious organizations, the Cuban émigré community, institutions and figures at the international level.”

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Cuban science offers another sovereign response to the blockade and COVID-19

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Given the appearance on the island of the first cases of COVID-19 in the month of March last year, the Cuban government attempted to purchase ventilators from the Swiss companies IMT Medial AG and Acutronic, as part of plans adopted to guarantee the resources needed to confront the epidemic.
But when these suppliers were acquired by the U.S. company Vyaire Medical Inc. both firms cancelled their commercial relations with Cuba, submitting to the provisions of the criminal economic blockade imposed by the United States on our country six decades ago.

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Good news from Cuban science

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The President of the Republic, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, again met with scientists and experts who, for more than ten months, have contributed to the COVID-19 battle in Cuba. Yesterday, January 13, they presented recent results which included an update on the development of a diagnostic based on magnetic extraction of virus RNA using nanotechnology. According to Dr. Angelina Díaz García, director of the Center for Advanced Studies, the development involves the laboratory reagent that allows for extracting the genetic material, which is an essential step in PCR testing for COVID-19.

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Protocols and measures that every tourist who arrives in Cuba must know

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In Cuba, with the objective of preserving the health and safety of tourists and workers in the sector, the Ministry of Tourism, in conjunction with the Ministry of Public Health, and in accordance with the dictates of the world organizations of Health and Tourism, has conceived the Tourism Hygienic and Safe Certification (T HS).

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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.