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Another COVID-19 medication under development in Cuba

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MedSol Laboratories is working to develop the antiretroviral medication Kaletra, a drug that has shown its effectiveness worldwide in combating COVID-19. According to Adalberto Izquierdo Castro, head of Research and Development at MedSol’s production unit (UEB) Novatec, the drug is in the development stage, with three pilot batches produced and physical-chemical analyses conducted. Izquierdo told ACN that the next step would be to compare the Cuban product with the lead product.

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Gaining time in the COVID-19 battle

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Since the first cases of COVID-19 were confirmed on the island at the beginning of March, the Cuban government has prioritized the daily battle against the pandemic and holds daily meetings to review the situation and make key decisions. This Thursday’s meeting at the Palace of the Revolution was marked by three important discussions related to the COVID-19 battle, one with Public Health experts, another with scientists from various sectors, and finally with the government task force created to lead the country’s efforts to combat the new coronavirus.

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A new era in world history

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On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the birth of Vladimir Ilich Lenin, Granma shares several quotes from the Russian revolutionary’s seminal works: We have created a Soviet type of state and by that we have ushered in a new era in world history, the era of the political rule of the proletariat, which is to supersede the era of bourgeois rule. (Notes of a Publicist). Without revolutionary theory there can be no revolutionary movement .

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Another gesture added to Cuba’s history of solidarity

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With the arrival of 20 health professionals from the Henry Reeve International Contingent of Doctors Specialized in Disaster Situations and Serious Epidemics to Honduras on April 19, the internationalist tradition of our island with the Central American country was reinforced. In a tweet, Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla described the event as “a new gesture of solidarity from Cuba at a time when a global effort is needed to curb the pandemic.”

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Only socialism will save humanity

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On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the birth of Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, in a message to the Communist Party of the Russian Federation, the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba reiterated its unity with “all revolutionaries of the world” in reverently honoring the memory of the leader of the legendary October socialist revolution in Russia. The text begins the fraternal greeting with the words of Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro Ruz: “It must be said that Lenin’s thought has had a great influence on the Cuban revolutionary process.

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Raúl presides meeting to analyze the country’s situation

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During the morning of April 17, Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, first secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee, presided a meeting to analyze the country’s situation and review implementation of the COVID-19 prevention and control plan.

Also evaluated was the impact of the pandemic on the economy’s performance and measures adopted to minimize effects on the population.

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Communist Party of Cuba congratulates SWAPO on its 60th anniversary

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In a message bearing “the most sincere congratulations,” the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba congratulated the People’s Organization of Southwest Africa (SWAPO), on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of its foundation. The missive recalls “the sacrifice of thousands of African and Cuban heroes and martyrs,” as a fundamental element in the forging of relations between the two parties.

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Solidarity and love for one’s neighbors defeat the blockade’s barriers

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The United States has not been able to control COVID-19. The Donald Trump administration did not react in time, played down the reality, and as a result more than 34,000 people have died. Yet the government finds time to attack Cuba.

The U.S. blockade of Cuba, the longest in history anywhere, has been maintained and tightened to limit the Cuban health system’s access to essential inputs to confront the deadly SARS CoV-2. Nonetheless, medical education on the island has overcome the barriers that have been erected by successive U.S. administrations, and which Trump has set out to reinforce.

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Only socialism saves!

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Contemplating the painful global panorama as the pandemic advances seemingly unstoppable, claiming thousands of lives; unburied corpses on the street with no space in funeral homes or private cemeteries; forcing doctors to violate their oath and choose who will die; tens of thousands of workers idle, halting the senseless commercial frenzy that never appeared so alien to us; and straining health systems to the point of collapse, it may not seem important to focus on what is happening in Cuba.

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The COVID-19 pandemic makes clear the need to cooperate despite political differences

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The impact of COVID-19 can already be measured and will be assessed in the future by the striking numbers of people infected, the unacceptable numbers of deaths, the unquestionable damages to the world economy, production, trade, employment and personal income of millions of people. It is a crisis that goes well beyond the scope of health. The pandemic has emerged and spread amidst a scenario previously marked by overwhelming economic and social inequalities within and among nations