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President Díaz-Canel sends letter to UN Secretary-General

Naciones Unidas

Seventy-five years after the member states of this organization signed the United Nations Charter, strict adherence to its purposes and principles, to international law and the preservation of multilateralism are more important than ever. “The moment and common sense demand that the international community set aside political differences and seek joint solutions to global problems through international cooperation”

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COVID-19 battle in Cuba following a scientific path

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During his regular meeting with scientists and experts to review progress in the COVID.19 battle, the President of the Republic, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, yesterday highlighted the achievements that have been obtained by Cuban science during these difficult months. From a beginning with great uncertainty, he noted, we have moved forward consolidating results and showing progress, adding that we have travelled a scientific path that is becoming stronger.

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UNESCO recognizes Cuba’s leadership in education


The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has recognized the results of Cuba’s work to achieve quality, inclusive education in the 2020 Global Monitoring Report on Education for All -known as the GEM report. This global monitoring mechanism is used to evaluate progress on Sustainable Development Goal (SDA) No. 4: Ensure inclusive, equitable, quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.

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Havana continues COVID-19 battle

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Havana is the only remaining province in the country that has not made the transition to phase one of the COVID-19 recovery period. A total of 102 confirmed active cases of the new coronavirus in the province were reported, with new three cases added June 22, and most with a known source of infection; two local transmission events; an incidence rate per 100,000 inhabitants of 5.20 in the last 15 days, tending to decrease over the course of this time span; and a reproductive index of 0.62.

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Cuba: Matanzas moves to recovery period, Havana advancing

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The COVID-19 prevention and control task force, during its daily meeting led by President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez and Prime Minister Manuel Marrero Cruz, yesterday approved the opening of the recovery period’s first phase in the province of Matanzas, leaving only Havana working to make the transition, while 91.4% of COVID-19 patients in Cuba have recuperated. As detailed by the Prime Minister, the decision is effective today, June 23, in all Matanzas municipalities, joining the 14 other territories that are gradually moving toward a new normal.

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Honors for Cuba’s eternal father, Fidel

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Floral wreaths from Army General Raul Castro Ruz, first secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee, and President of the Republic Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez were placed before the monumental boulder in Santa Ifigenia Cemetery that holds the ashes of Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro Ruz, on the occasion of Fathers Day, conveying the sentiment of a people who, in these days of battle, turn to the legacy of our eternal father, sure of victory.

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The courageous are welcomed with pride

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In several towns around the country, spirited residents greeted health professionals from the Henry Reeve contingent returning home after supporting the COVID-19 battle in the Italian province of Lombardia. Cuba was obliged to wait to embrace our heroes in white lab coats, who spent two weeks in quarantine after returning from Italy, before heading to their neighborhoods and communities for a warm welcome.

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Caribbean cooperation to confront COVID-19 and economic challenges

Asociacion Caribe

First of all I would like to welcome the initiative of the government of Barbados, as chair of the Association of Caribbean States Council of Ministers, of convening this online meeting. COVID-19, the epicenter of which has now moved to our region, generating a health crisis of huge proportions, is threatening all our lives, thus confirming the need for cooperation and solidarity to confront the pandemic, as well as the increasing challenges resulting from the situation that has been created.

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Vilma in reborn today in the struggles of Cuban women

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Flowers for Vilma Espín Guillois from her comrade in arms and companion in life, Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, crowned the tribute to the heroine before the monumental boulder that holds her ashes, on the 13th anniversary of her physical disappearance. A floral wreath to Vilma Espín Guillois sent by her comrade in arms and companion in life, Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, crowned the tribute to the heroine of the guerrilla and clandestine struggle.

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Racism and police violence are not the fault of the system. They are the system!

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Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla condemned “all manifestations of racism, racial discrimination and xenophobia,” in a June 17 tweet. Reporting that Cuba would join debates of the 43rd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC), he called for a fight against discrimination based on skin color or ethnic origin, and noted “In the U.S. 22.2% of COVID-19 fatalities are African Americans, although they are 12.7% of the population.”