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US deprives Cuba of syringes it needs now

From: Morning Star

CUBA, the first Latin American country to develop its own Covid-19 vaccines, is presently short of syringes for immunising its population against the virus. It’s not feasible for Cuba to make its own syringes, and the US blockade prevents Cuba from importing them from abroad.

Most countries are experiencing a shortage of syringes. The New York Times estimates an overall need of between “eight billion and 10 billion syringes for Covid-19 vaccinations alone.” Manufacturing capabilities are increasing, but because of the blockade, are of no use to Cuba.

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In Cuba Pediatric healthcare is a priority, say Cuban authorities

In Cuba, children’s health is a priority despite the obstacles imposed by the US blockade against the country almost 60 years ago, health authorities highlighted on Tuesday.
‘Nothing is more important for Cuba than the life of a child,’ Health Minister Jose Angel Portal assured on Tuesday on Twitter.

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Cuban president highlights Cuba’s unity and talent to fight Covid-19

Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel noted on Tuesday that the vaccination of the 70 percent of the population against Covid-19 by August, despite the US blockade, shows the people’s unity and talent.
On his Twitter account, the president called on Cubans ‘to devote ourselves in body and soul to achieve a vaccination strategy everywhere.’

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Cuba Among Most Popular Tourist Destinations in the World.







Cuba was placed in the list of the 25 most popular destinations in the world corresponding to Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards, the largest travel website worldwide, and based on the opinions and ratings of millions of its members.

As published by Granma newspaper, these annual awards reflect “the best of the best” in terms of service, quality and customer satisfaction, from hotels and accommodation to destination and attractions.

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Cuban trumpet player Yasek Manzano will offer concert in France.






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Renowned Cuban trumpeter and composer Yasek Manzano arrived in France this week to hold a concert.

The unique jazz performance will be offered in the town of Enghien-les-Bains, located 11 kilometers from Paris, with the promotion of the picturesque commune’s Arts Center. The presentation of the artist trained in Cuban conservatories and New York’s Juilliard School, where he was a student of prestigious US musician Winston Marsalis, will take place next Saturday night. Manzano’s program includes well-known pieces of his extensive repertoire, such as Conde, Mañana de Luna and Congo para mi Abuela, in addition to the popular El Manicero by Cuba’s Moisés Simons, and Bésame Mucho by Mexico’s Consuelo Velázquez. In the performance, the virtuoso trumpet player, who has been on prestigious stages with legends such as Marsalis, Chucho Valdés, Bobby Carcassés and Roy Hargrove, will be accompanied by a piano, bass and drums trio.

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Eastern Cuban region boosts heritage and nature tourism.(+Photos)





From: Radio Havana Cuba.

The Cuban News Agency reports that the modality is increasing. It adds that the Cuban travel agency ECOTUR, specialized in ecotourism, offers visitors a wide range of excursions to natural and historical sites in Holguin and in other Cuban eastern provinces.

Among the options is Baracoa’s tour in Guantanamo, the first village founded in Cuba by Spaniards in 1511. Baracoa stands out for its mountain ranges, crystalline water rivers and beaches, and chocolate production.

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Raúl Castro and Díaz-Canel attend funeral of Asela de los Santos. (+Photos)





Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, first secretary of the Cuban Communist Party (PCC), and Miguel Díaz-Canel, president of the Republic, attended the funeral of the outstanding educator and revolutionary Asela de los Santos, at Havana’s Cristobal Colón cemetery on Saturday.

Thousands of Cubans paid tribute to the revolutionary fighter who died last January 23 at the age of 90, and whose remains were cremated.

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Cuban Foreign Minister sends condolences to Kazakhstan.(photos)

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Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla sent his condolences to the people and government of Kazakhstan for the plane crash that occurred on Friday in that Asian country that left 12 people dead and dozens hurt.

«Our condolences to the people and government of Kazakhstan for the loss of human lives following the airplane crash in Almaty,» wrote the Cuban Minister of Foreign Affairs on Twitter.

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