Photo from Internet/Medea Benjamin, co-founder of CODEPINK.
From: The Canary.
Medea, first I would like to talk to you about your recent article in Jacobin We Should Applaud the Cuban Health System — and Learn From It. Could you please explain why you wrote it.
We are in the middle of a pandemic where the United States has the worst example of how to deal with this. It’s spreading. We don’t have a public healthcare system that’s capable of dealing with this in a unified fashion. And yet 90 miles from Florida is a tiny island that has been able to deal with the pandemic, cut it way down.
The Coordination of Cubans Residing in France has repudiated the intention of three U.S. senators to affect the island’s medical cooperation with other countries, a position it called “unseemly and political.”
In a statement signed by several organizations, the coordinator denounced the objective of Republicans Rick Scott (Florida), Marco Rubio (Florida) and Ted Cruz (Texas) to impose their cruel designs on the entire American continent and the rest of the world for electoral purposes, reports Prensa Latina news agency.
Photo from facebook Interreligious Platform of Cuba.
The Interreligious Platform of Cuba has released a statement repudiating the most recent hostile actions of the United States against our country as well as Washington’s blockade of the island.
The religious movement, which includes the seven religions established across the country, expressed its indignation of the “unjust” inclusion of Cuba on the list of countries that “do not cooperate with anti-terrorist efforts” shortly after the attack on its embassy in Washington, DC.
While Cuban medical collaboration is extended around the world to help contain the COVID-19 pandemic, the insane blockade imposed by the United States on our country, has just denied our public health system access to two regular suppliers of ventilators, key to the care of the most serious cases of the disease.
In another twist of this genocidal, inhumane policy, the manufacturers IMTMedical AG and Acutronic, announced the end of commercial relations with Cuba, after the companies were acquired by the U.S. firm Vyaire Medical Inc.
Cuban health officials on Friday denied a statement made by Washington diplomats, who said the United States sold medicines to the island last year, and once again rejected sanctions in the context of the new coronavirus pandemic.
“The blockade has a great impact on the daily life of the population,” said Dr. Lázaro Silva, vice president of Medicuba, the state-owned company that imports health supplies, during an interview with The Associated Press.
The Cuban ambassador to China, Carlos Miguel Pereira, denounced Wednesday that the economic, financial and commercial blockade by the United States prevents the Alibaba company from making a donation to the island to combat the COVID-19.
According to the diplomat, the U.S. firm contracted to transport to the Caribbean nation a batch of face masks and diagnostic kits of the deadly disease, at the last minute declined to make the delivery, arguing regulations of the blockade.
The Cuba Solidarity Network in the United States demanded an end to the economic blockade against the Caribbean island in a statement published on local media.
The communiqué acknowledges Cuba’s medical work to fight the new SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus by sending thousands of health professionals to more than a dozen countries in Europe, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean.
Brigada médica cubana a su llegada a Italia. Foto: Consulado de Cuba en Milán.
From: Morning Star.
The United States has launched a stunning attack on Cuba’s medical-aid missions, with the Trump administration pressing countries to reject them during the coronavirus pandemic.
Cuba has played a leading role in the global fight against the outbreak, sending medical teams and aid to some of the worst-affected countries, including Italy.
It has also provided supplies of the interferon alfa-2b, which has proved effective when used to treat more than 1,500 coronavirus patients and is one of 30 drugs chosen by the Chinese National Health Commission to combat respiratory disease.
From: Morning Star.
Cuba’s rivers are running clean, with low levels of fertiliser pollution, thanks to decades of sustainable farming, according to a joint scientific study published in the journal Nature on Tuesday.
Teams from the University of Vermont in the United States and the Cienfuegos Centre for Environmental Studies in Cuba, led by Paul Bierman and Rita Hernandez, sampled water from more than 25 water basins in the centre of the island.
It was the first time in more than 60 years that scientists from Cuba and the US joined forces to study the socialist country’s hydrology.
Photo from Havana-club.com
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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