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Employment in Cuba, one month into monetary re-ordering

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The stories told in the lobby are many, and the space in the reception small, given the number of people arriving at all hours. A young man who chose not to continue his studies, the mother of small children seeking a stable income to support her family, those who want to contribute to improving their household finances now that subsidies have been eliminated… These and more can be heard these days in any Municipal Labor Directorate.

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Revolution is dialogue

Cartel Cuba

They should know this. The manuals prescribing devious “soft” coups are not recommended in Cuba; the people quickly intuit false gestures and detest traitors. The Trump administration took aggression to such an extreme in 2019 that President Miguel Díaz-Canel, when bidding farewell to the year, said: “They threw us to our death, and we are alive.”

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Cuban authorities report 653 new Covid-19 cases and two deaths

Francisco-Durán

Cuban health authorities on Monday reported 653 new Covid-19 cases and two deaths due to complications associated with the disease in the last 24 hours. With these data, the total number of contagions in Cuba since March 2020 has increased to 33,484, and the death toll rose to 240, Dr. Francisco Duran, national director of Epidemiology at the Cuban Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP), said at his regular press conference.

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Cuba reinforces combat against Covid-19 and for development

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Cuba is currently strengthening the fight against Covid-19, while progressing in the implementation of the Economic Overhaul, and promoting priority programs for its socio-economic development. Recent measures adopted by the country’s leadership seek to guarantee an effective control of the health provisions aimed at fighting the SARS CoV-2 coronavirus outbreak.

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Some 15 U.S. cities request Cuban healthcare collaboration

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The absurd inclusion of Cuba in the U.S. State Department list of countries it considers to be sponsors of terrorism, a unilateral decision by former President Donald Trump, has generated condemnations from many countries, organizations and personalities around the world, including the U.S. The Seattle City Council (Washington state) requested that President Joe Biden reverse the inclusion of Cuba on the spurious list.

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Latin America in intensive care

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The health crisis generated by the pandemic continues unchecked in Latin America, where corruption is rampant in the distribution of vaccines; insufficient health coverage is the norm; institutions are overwhelmed; and personnel on the front lines fighting COVID lack basic protective equipment. The region reports 45.6 million infections and one million deaths.

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Everything to know to date about the four Cuban vaccine candidates against COVID-19

Soberana-01

Cuba currently has four vaccine candidates in clinical trials. What are the characteristics of each one? What results have they produced so far? What steps is the country taking to confront the new strains of the SARS-CoV2 virus? To learn about these issues, the president of BioCubaFarma, the general director of the Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, the general director of the Finlay Vaccine Institute.

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Cuban drug Itolizumab proves effective in critically ill patients

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The Ministry of Public Health announced that the Cuban drug Itolizumab – developed by the Center for Molecular Immunology (CIM) – has shown positive results as an anti-inflammatory treatment in patients with COVID-19. According to a study published on the Infomed website, patients infected with the SARS-COV2 virus can develop a very severe case of the illness, distinguished by the appearance of what is called “cytokine storm syndrome.”

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Investments to expand production of bioproducts in Cuba

Inversiones biootecnologia

Rooted in Fidel’s wisdom, like almost everything good between heaven and earth in Cuba, the use of bioproducts in agriculture dates back to the 1990s, when four production plants, located in the municipalities of Güira de Melena, Güines, Matanzas and Sancti Spíritus, saw the light of day under the guidance of our Comandante en jefe. Engineer Teobaldo Cruz Méndez, lead investment specialist at the Labiofam State Enterprise Management Group (OSDE).

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Another Cuban brigade returns after battling COVID-19 in Belize

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With a message recognizing their work in Belize over more than nine months, the President of the Republic, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, welcomed to the homeland members of the Henry Reeve Contingent medical brigade offering assistance in the Central American nation, where they successfully completed the mission with which they were entrusted, battling the COVID-19 pandemic and providing assistance in several health institutions around the country.