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Coronavirus: A U.S. Systemic Crisis

By Pasqualina Curcio Curcio on March 23, 2020

Cuban doctors arriving in Italy to fight the Corona Virus

“The System Failed”, these were the words spoken on March 12 of this year by Anthony Fauci, head of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, the country’s (more…)

Two Handkerchiefs

By Luis Bruschtein on March 24, 2020

Photo: Bill Hackwell

White handkerchiefs are a reminder of the struggle of Madres de Plaza de Mayo, who continue demanding answers about the disappearance of their children during Argentina’s military (more…)

Favela Dwellers in Brazil: “We’re Going to Lose a lot of People Very Quickly”

March 23, 2020

Santa Marta favela, Rio de Janeiro Photo: Bill Hackwell

Brazil’s favelas, informal self-built slums, are one of the most vulnerable areas to the arrival of the new coronavirus and their inhabitants are beginning to organize themselves and demand (more…)

Nicaragua: Advancing Social Equality and Food Sovereignty

By Carissa Brands on March 20, 2020

Photo: Friends of the ATC

In February, Friends of the Association of Peasant Workers (ATC) and the Alliance for Global Justice (AFGJ) organized an agroecology and Sandinismo solidarity delegation to (more…)

Cuban Scientists Working on the Design of a COVID-19 Vaccine

March 20, 2020

The Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (CIGB) in Cuba is working on a vaccine that could be used against the new Sars-CoV-2 coronavirus that causes COVID-19. (more…)

Luis Almagro, the Other Virus

March 22, 2020

Amidst increasing concerns over coronavirus, which had led representatives of 17 Latin American and Caribbean countries to – unsuccessfully – request the deferment of the General (more…)

Cuban Medical Team Travels to Italy to Fight COVID-19

By Yaimy Ravelo on March 21, 2020

Cuban Doctors leave for Italy. Photo: Ismael Francisco Gonzalez

A new brigade of Cuban doctors departed on Saturday afternoon to Italy, one of the most affected countries by the COVID-19 pandemic. (more…)

Pandemic: White House and IMF the First to Be Infected

By Atilio Boron on March 20, 2020

Wars, economic crises, natural disasters, and pandemics are catastrophic events that bring out the worst and best in people – both leaders and ordinary people – and also in social actors (more…)

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