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Second group of volunteers join Soberana clinical trials

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Twenty more Cubans joined the short history of Soberana 01, the country’s first candidate vaccine against COVID-19, on September 2, according to reports from Naturaleza Secreta. This group, composed of volunteers between 60 and 80 years of age, is the second to receive the first dose of the much awaited vaccine.

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Havana’s empty streets promise embraces to come

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The silence, practically complete, is unusual. Behind doors, the sound of televisions can be faintly heard; perhaps a family conversing on their balcony, enjoying a few moments of fresh air before the nine o’clock applause for our doctors and nurses; a neighborhood dog moves carefully down the sidewalk, sensing that something strange is going on. The streets are empty. The city that never sleeps is obliged to go to bed early.

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Raúl, Díaz-Canel & Manuel Marrero congratulate Vietnam on the sister country’s Independence Day

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Army General Raúl Castro commented, ““The occasion is an opportune moment to reiterate our commitment to continue strengthening the unbreakable ties of friendship and cooperation that characterize the relations between our two countries.” September 2, 1945, Ho Chi Minh read Vietnam’s Declaration of Independence in the capital city’s Ba Dinh Square.

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Varadero ready to awake

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The renowned Matanzas beach resort, intent upon being the world’s most beautiful beach, and better equipped to welcome visitors when tourism is definitively re-opened. Those who are able to return, surely in short order, will be amazed by the novelties and how much Cuba’s principal sun and sand destination has changed.

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“I am a faithful servant of the Revolution and sports”

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Admiring a person from a distance leaves something to be desired in terms of fairly evaluating their value and determination to face life’s challenges. I experienced this first hand with the runner Omara Durand, although I have always seen in her a reflection of the invincible Cuban woman. A variety of reasons have previously prevented a dialogue.

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Racism in Cuban music?

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The history of music in Cuba has been profoundly marked by mestizaje since the nationality’s very conception, in close communion with the war against Spanish colonialism. The birth of nationalist, pro-independence sentiment was anti-colonialist, and anti-racist by implication and in principle. Is it possible to label as racist a Revolution that had as its political foundation the abolition of slavery?

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Soberana in the first phase of clinical trials

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The first stage of clinical trials for the definitive validation of Soberana, the Cuban candidate vaccine authorized to begin this phase, began August 24, with the administration of the product to 20 volunteers, between the age of 19 and 59. Over the course of the week, the safety of the candidate vaccine was evaluated and the findings submitted to the Center for State Control of Medications (Cecmed)

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President of Cuba’s National Assembly rejects efforts to restore unipolar world order

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“During the pandemic, and despite international opposition, the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed on Cuba by the United States for six decades has been tightened. A genocidal blockade that not only violates the human rights of Cubans, including the legitimate right to development, while denying and offending the sovereign right of other countries.

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Uneac 1961, a difficult birth

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President Miguel Díaz-Canel tweeted his congratulations to the Union of Cuban Writers and Artists on the occasion of the organization’s anniversary. I treasure unforgettable memories of meetings with its members that left me with valuable learnings, experiences, and perspectives

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Russia condemns Google blocking of Cuban accounts

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The Russian Federation’s Foreign Ministry recently denounced Google’s blocking of this newspaper’s account and those of other Cuban news media by the U.S. digital media conglomerate Google. “The blocking of Granma newspaper, Mesa Redonda (television program) and Cubavisión Internacional.