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The year we learned to look each other in the eye

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2020 was literally and metaphorically the year we learned to look into each other’s eyes. January began with the Matanzas triumph in the National Baseball Series . Nobody knew it, but it would be missing and missing time so that we can meet again, side by side and jumping with euphoria. And no one knew that the same do not yell at a stadium a Home Run to slam would give the world a lesson in humanism and solidarity.

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Cuban President: We believe in the possibility of a constructive bilateral relationship that respects differences

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Cuban President, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, on November 8 referred to the electoral result in the United States, where Democrat Joe Biden emerged victorious, after defeating Donald Trump. “We recognize that, in their presidential elections, the people of the United States have opted for a new direction. We believe in the possibility of a constructive bilateral relationship that respects differences,” the Cuban leader wrote on Twitter.

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Cuba presents another COVID-19 candidate vaccine

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Biotechnology made in Cuba shows its strengths once again. The Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (CIGB) has submitted the technical file of their first vaccine candidate against COVID-19 to the State Center for the Control of Medicines, Medical Equipment and Devices (CECMED).

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U.S. government sanctions against Fincimex hurt the Cuban people

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The inclusion of Fincimex on the U.S. State Department’s list of restricted Cuban entities last June, as well as the Treasury Department’s modifications to regulations for the control of Cuban assets announced on Friday, October 23, will prevent remittances to Cuba through U.S. companies with general licenses, directly harming the Cuban people and their relatives in the United States.

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Ten-point summary to understand the brutal tightening of the blockade against Cuba

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Cuban report to the United Nations indicates that damages caused by this aggressive policy exceeded five billion dollars, between April 2019 and March 2020. Our economy destroyed and our people divided. This is the objective of the U.S. government, which went to great lengths in 2019 and 2020 to exhaust and besiege Cuba.

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The best way to protect children from COVID-19 is to avoid exposing them to infection

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Although children have clearly demonstrated just how responsible and disciplined they can be – on occasion even more so than the adults around them – they are not capable of assimilating the magnitude of the risks created by the presence of COVID-19 in our country. This, of course, means that their safety, and specifically their health.

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Varadero ready to awake


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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No one has been left unprotected over 100 days of COVID-19

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Older adults living alone, individuals with disabilities, the mentally ill and persons with chronic diseases, mothers of young children, pregnant women, vulnerable families… all have received special support from the Prevention, Assistance and Social Work Department of the Ministry of Labor and Social Security (MTSS), during these difficult times. Among measures adopted, to address COVID-19, were the provision of differentiated attention by social workers.

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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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Raul leads Political Bureau meeting to analyze proposals for post-COVID-19 recovery period

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Chaired by its First Secretary, Army General Raul Castro Ruz, the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee met yesterday, June 9, to analyze proposals regarding the post-COVID-19 recovery period in the country, including a set of measures to be implemented in the three phases that the first stage of this gradual process includes. This issue will also be examined today, Wednesday, in an extraordinary session of the Council of Ministers.