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Natalia Kanem, Deputy Secretary General of the UN visits Cuba


Natalia Kanem, Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations and Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), will visit Cuba starting today, responding to an invitation from the Cuban Government. According to the Fund’s representation on the island, during his visit, which will last until next Wednesday, he will exchange with national authorities, tour the projects developed by UNFPA in Cuba and participate in the 2022 Cuba-Health International Convention, inaugurated this Monday.

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General Assembly session to vote on U.S. blockade of Cuba begins

ONU votación

First to speak was the representative of African nations who reaffirmed their support to the Cuban resolution calling for an end to the hostile U.S. policy. He was followed by a speaker from Thailand, representing the Group of 77 +China, who expressed concern given the accumulated damage to the Cuban people caused by the blockade over many years, adding that President Obama could do more.

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Cuba reiterates commitment to cooperate with others in struggle against AIDS

AIDS pruebas

Yesterday June 9 in the UN General Assembly, Cuba reiterated its willingness to cooperate with other countries to combat the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and promote prevention, while advocating for the universal human right to health care and its non-commercial development, as necessary to reach the goal of eradication of the disease by 2030.

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Strong LatAm Presence at UN

UN General Assembly

The presidents of Chile, Dominican Republic, Peru, Suriname and Costa Rica are expected to deliver speeches on Thursday, the second day of debate of the 66th regular session of the UN General Assembly. Chilean President Sebastian Piñera will speak in the morning, while the Dominican Republic’s Leonel Fernandez, Peru’s Ollanta Humala and Suriname’s Desire Bouterse will do so in the afternoon.

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US Blockade Hurts Cuban Telecommunications

U.S. blocks Cuba unjustly

The U.S. blockade of Cuba has cost the Cuban telecommunications industry more than seven billion USD in losses in the last year alone, created obstacles to the purchase of hardware and software, and hindered Cubans’ ability to surf the Internet. The seven billion USD in losses were reported for May 2010 to April 2011, according to a Cuban government report sent to the UN General Assembly (UNGA).