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Words to intellectuals, 60 years later

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The passage of time requires new readings of Fidel’s “Words to Intellectuals.”e than a few members of younger generations are not familiar with this memorable speech by the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, delivered on June 30, 1961 at the National Library, or the circumstances in which it was presented, after many hours of conversation between the country’s leadership and representatives of Cuba’s artistic and intellectual vanguard, on the 16th and the 23rd.

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Cinicial trials of Soberana-Pediatria in children 3-11 years of age begin

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The study of the Cuban anti-COVID candidate vaccine will include 350 children and adolescents, 50 in Phase I and 300 in Phase II, conducted in an overlapping and gradual process, in strict compliance with protocols and best practices. Following verification of the candidate’s safety in a group of adolescents aged 12 to 18, clinical trials of Soberana-Pediatria continue with the inclusion of a second group of volunteers in the three to 11 age group, Yury Valdes Balbin, assistant director of the Finlay Vaccine Institute, reported.

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Cuba maintains its commitment to solidarity and international cooperation for the benefit of the region’s peoples

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“As we were 17 years ago, Cuba is among you,” Communist Party of Cuba First Secretary and President of the Republic, Miguel Díaz-Canel, in a message posted on Twitter, on the occasion of the 19th Summit of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America-People’s Treaty, which is in underway in the Venezuelan city of Caracas. “200 years after the legendary Battle of Carabobo, Our America continues to bet on integration,” he wrote, and congratulated President Nicolas Maduro.

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Silvio Rodríguez speaks out


Profound and passionate, Silvio Rodríguez, troubadour and symbol of the revolutionary Cuba that has inspired so many generations of progressive and leftist fighters in the world, has once again sent a message in support of just causes, this time through an interview with the Mexican newspaper La Jornada. The artist spoke about music and politics, and focused most of his comments on an effort he supports: the campaign advocating the Nobel Peace Prize for the Henry Reeve International Contingent of Doctors Specialized in Disaster Situations and Serious Epidemics.

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Fidel is the compass

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On June 30, 1961, the last day of a series of meetings with Cuban artists and intellectuals, Fidel delivered a speech that would become a cornerstone of revolutionary cultural policy. José Martí National Library Assembly Hall, June 16, 1961. A large group of writers and artists responded to a call from the leadership of the revolutionary government to present their opinions, air concerns, clarify questions, resolve problems and address issues related to literary artistic creation and its promotion. This was the first of three meetings; the last would take place in the venue itself on June 30.

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Disappearance of socialism is a premise of US policy towards Cuba


The United States’ policy against Cuba is based on the axiom that Cuba’s socialist system must disappear or be modified, Cuban academic Santiago Pérez pointed out the eve at the International Security Conference. In the event that concluded this Thursday in Moscow, the researcher considered that for the White House, the existence and the example of the island questions its hegemony in the Americas and over the world. ‘Although Cuba does not represent a military threat to the national security of the United States, it is a political and ideological challenge,’ he warned.

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Foreign Minister of Cuba arrives in Venezuela for ALBA-TCP summit


Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez arrived in Venezuela today to speak at the XIX Summit of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America-Peoples’ Trade Agreement (ALBA-TCP). The visit of the head of Cuban diplomacy to the South American nation takes place after the diplomatic triumph conquered by the island in the UN General Assembly, where the international community expressed its overwhelming rejection of the economic, commercial and financial blockade of the United States.

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The blockade asphyxiates and kills, just like the virus, and must end!


Address by the minister of Foreign Affairs of Cuba, Bruno Rodriguez to present draft resolution “Necessity of Ending the Economic, Commercial and Financial Blockade imposed by the United States of America against Cuba.” New York, June 23. 2021. In 2020, Cuba, like the rest of the world, was faced with the singular challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic. The US Administration took on the virus as an ally in its merciless non-conventional war.

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We are alive

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They threw us to our death, denying us access to a total of 32 pieces of equipment and supplies needed for the production of our COVID-19 candidate vaccines and the execution of different stages in the clinical trials process, including equipment for the purification of the candidates, attachments for production machinery, filtration tanks and capsules, potassium chloride solution, thimerosal, packaging and reagents.

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Cuba presents UN resolution demanding an end to U.S. blockade

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Cuban Minister of Foreign Affairs Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla arrived this past Saturday night in New York to participate in the United Nations General Assembly vote against the blockade, originally scheduled last year, but postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For more than 28 years, the international community has expressed its rejection of the blockade imposed by the United States on Cuba, describing it as a flagrant violation of International Law and the United Nations Charter, and as the main obstacle to the development of the Caribbean nation.