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Blockades in Time of Pandemic

 By Ángel Guerra Cabrera on April 2, 2020

Photo: Ariel Lemus Alverez

In mid-March Chinese billionaire Jack Ma and his foundation, Alibaba announced that they would donate 500,000 Covid-19 rapid-detection kits and one million (more…)

US Defiles ‘Common Humanity’ During Pandemic

By Patrick Lawrence on March 30, 2020

Cuba sends 50–odd doctors and nurses to Italy, among the nations the COVID–19 virus has hit hardest. It was Cuba alone that assisted Britain in managing passengers on a stricken (more…)

The World Rediscovers Cuban Medical Internationalism

By Helen Yaffe on March 30, 2020

Cuban doctors setting up ICU field hospital in Lombardy Italy

Just weeks ago, in late February 2020, US Democratic Senator Bernie Sanders was vilified by the US establishment for acknowledging education and healthcare achievements in revolutionary Cuba. (more…)

Eight Countries Demand Lifting of U.S. Killer Sanctions

UN General Secretary Antonio Guterres

The representatives of the governments of China, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Cuba, Iran, Nicaragua, Russia, Syria and Venezuela to the United Nations have (more…)

Geopolitics in the Time of the Coronavirus

By Katu Arkonada on March 28, 2020

Twelve years after the financial crisis of 2008, history is repeating itself, we do not yet know whether as a deeper tragedy or directly as a farce. (more…)

Fidel: Doctors, Not Bombs

By Fidel Castro Ruz

Excerpts from Fidel’s 2003 speech in Buenos Aires

Since I am an optimist, I think this world can be saved, in spite of the mistakes made, in spite of the immense, hegemonic powers that have been created, because I believe ideas prevail over force.… (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…)

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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