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Cuba’s truth versus the paid lie

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A crude anti-Cuban maneuver failed July 3, at the 44th ordinary session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC), orchestrated by a mercenary in the service of the U.S. government, in collusion with right wing extremists in Miami. Diplomat Jairo Rodríguez Hernández, member of the Cuban Permanent Mission in Geneva, responded to the slanderous comments made by Ariel Ruiz Urquiola, in an attempt to discredit our country’s international medical cooperation.

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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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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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You have shown the world a truth that Cuba’s enemies have attempted to silence and distort: the strength of Cuban medicine!

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“Just a few minutes ago, members of the task force that has been leading our actions to confront the pandemic concluded a meeting, and a group of compañeros have remained here, to participate in this remote reception, which we will make more intimate once you have completed the quarantine; but we did not want to violate protocols the country has established to avoid transmission of the pandemic.”

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The homeland opens its heart

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The applause, with which Cuban doctors are rewarded every night for their tireless battle against the virus that threatens us today, rang out June 8, two hours earlier, as the 52 members of the Henry Reeve medical brigade, who departed for Lombardy last March 21, set foot on Cuban soil. Their mission would be the first in Europe undertaken by the contingent Fidel founded, allowing Cuba to illuminate the most dreary corners of the world with our health professionals.

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Capitalism provides what is superfluous, while socialism provides what is necessary

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Italian Communists send message to Raúl and Díaz-Canel, expressing gratitude for Cuba’s support in the fight against COVID-19 in their country, adding, “Also in Italy it has been understood that capitalism provides what is superfluous, while socialism provides what is necessary”. Expressing gratitude for the assistance being provided by a brigade of Cuban doctors in the Italian region of Lombardy the Italian region most affected.

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News from a community in quarantine

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Just like the rest of Cuba, residents of the Camilo Cienfuegos community go out onto their balconies at nine o’clock every night, to applaud heath care workers fighting COVID-19. This simple tribute to those who care for our people and risk their lives in other latitudes – wherever they are requested, given the confidence Cuban health professionals inspire worldwide – is the only time they can see each other, or at least hear each other, in this small town in Pinar del Rio, which was placed in quarantine March 31.

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Covid-19: Cuba Deserves Relief From US Sanctions

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On March 25, as a team of Cuban doctors and medical technicians set up field hospitals in the Lombardy region of Northern Italy to treat thousands of Italians infected with Covid-19, the State Department issued an absurd warning, via Twitter, against accepting Cuban humanitarian support. “Host countries seeking Cuba’s help for #COVID-19 should scrutinize agreements and end labor abuses,” the message stated.

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Trump puts Cuban doctors in firing line as heat turned up on island economy

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A Cuban medical programme that has helped some of the world’s poorest communities has become the latest target of the Trump administration’s escalating attempts to pressure Havana’s faltering economy. Dubbed “Cuban doctors”, the celebrated – if controversial – humanitarian medical mission was founded more than half a century ago in the aftermath of Fidel Castro’s revolution, in part to enhance the country’s international influence.

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Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel speaks with his counterparts in Kenya and Somalia about two abducted Cuban doctors

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Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel spoke with his counterparts in Kenya and Somalia to inquire about efforts underway to ensure the “safe return” to the island of Cuban doctors abducted by terrorists in the border area between the two nations.