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Farewell to Rosita

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The remains of Rosita Fornés were laid to rest in Cuban soil yesterday, June 16, at Havana’s Colón Cemetery, in accordance with the last wishes of this jewel of our culture, who won the respect and everlasting affection of several generations of her compatriots. During the intimate ceremony, poet and ethnologist Miguel Barnet bid farewell to Rosita, describing her as the most versatile and charismatic Cuban artist of all time.

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Cuba answers slander with more solidarity

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It is unlikely that an island country like the Turks and Caicos, barely visible on a world map, would make headlines in the corporate media. Even less so when the news involves Cuban solidarity, inconvenient for the powers that be, capitalist governments that consider healthcare just another commodity. This tiny archipelago is home to a people who cannot escape the dangers of the pandemic and need help.

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Cuba’s response

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The President of the Republic of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, and Jorge Núñez Jover, dean of the University of Havana’s Science, Technology and Society department, have published an article entitled Gestión gubernamental y ciencia cubana en el enfrentamiento a la Covid-19 (Government management and Cuban science in confronting COVID-19) in the Cuban Academy of Sciences’ journal Anales.

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May the change be genuine!

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Sarah Hirshland, CEO of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee, on June 8 in Colorado Springs, announced the creation of an “athlete-led group to challenge the rules and systems in our own organization that create barriers to progress, including your right to protest.” The assassination of George Floyd was apparently required for the Olympic sports governing body in the United States to contribute to alleviating the racial situation in the country.

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Interferon in Cuba, a prophecy come true

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When Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro inaugurated the Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (CIGB) on July 1, 1986, he said he expected more from combinations of alpha and gamma interferons than from the individual use of the products, first produced in Cuba 39 years ago, on May 28, 1981. That prediction became a reality on August 4, 2016, when Heberferon, a new formulation of IFNS alpha and gamma interferons for the treatment of basal cell carcinoma.

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Two heroes deeply rooted in Cuban character

Maceo estatua

Born on the same date, although 83 years apart, Antonio Maceo and Ernesto Che Guevara eloquently represent fundamental characteristics of Cubans’ quest to reach our dreams. On the 175th anniversary of the Bronze Titan’s birth, and the 92nd of the heroic guerilla’s, the President of the Republic of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, recalled on his Twitter account: “Maceo and Che are always present in our daily struggle, in our conquests, in our aspirations as a nation, in our commitment to solidarity, in our patriotism.”

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We will recover and triumph

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Three months after the first cases of COVID-19 were reported in Cuba, as the recovery phase is about to begin, President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez insisted that we must “continue to work responsibly, convinced that we can control the pandemic and avoid new outbreaks.” Speaking June 11, on the Mesa Redonda television program, to present plans for the first stage of post-COVID-19 recovery period.

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Cuba prepares to begin post-epidemic recovery

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Cuba is preparing to enter the first stage of recovery, with a view toward maintaining control of the COVID-19 epidemic within the country, achieved as a result of “the work of all institutions and our people’s participation as an active element in the battle,” noted President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, presiding an extraordinary session of the Council of Ministers yesterday morning, June 10, led by Prime Minister Manuel Marrero Cruz, where the plan of measures to be implemented in the three phases of the first stage of the country’s recovery was presented.

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These hard times motivate us to continue working together, with more cooperation and consensus building

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I would like to begin by thanking brother President Nicolas Maduro Moros for convening this ALBA-TCP Economic Conference. Urgently needed are the exchange of experiences and agreement on positions to confront together the effects of COVID-19, a pandemic that threatens to significantly deepen the multi-sectoral crisis suffered by our societies, particularly in the economic field.

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ALBA-TCP faces new challenge

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The President of the Republic of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, will participate today in the High-Level Conference on Economy, Finance and Trade within the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, convened by the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America-People’s Trade Agreement (ALBA-TCP). The online gathering, promoted by the President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro Moros.