European Union-style bloc pitched for Latin America, Caribbean

Latin American and Caribbean nations should aspire to a bloc like the European Union, Mexico’s president and other leaders said at a summit on Saturday, in a bid to wrest influence away from the Washington-based Organization of American States (OAS). For years, a few of the region’s leftist standard-bearers who attended the gathering of theContinue reading “European Union-style bloc pitched for Latin America, Caribbean”

Mexico readies navy ships to bring food, supplies to Cuba

Mexico will send two navy ships loaded with food and medical supplies to Cuba, the foreign ministry said on Thursday, after President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador blamed the U.S. embargo for fomenting the biggest unrest in Cuba in decades. The ships will leave the port of Veracruz in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday, takingContinue reading “Mexico readies navy ships to bring food, supplies to Cuba”

Russia, China, Iran Warn U.S. Must Not Intervene in Cuba

Russia, China and Iran have warned the United States that it must not intervene in Cuba after the island was rocked by major protests for which U.S. President Joe Biden cast his support. As Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez railed against “the increased aggression of the U.S. government” during lengthy remarks delivered to the press Tuesday inContinue reading “Russia, China, Iran Warn U.S. Must Not Intervene in Cuba”

Republican Congressman Anthony Sabatini calls for execution of Cuban leaders

This past weekend, on Sunday, July 11, there were apparently some minor anti-government protests in Cuba by pro-U.S. elements. The disturbances were quickly outnumbered by supporters of the Cuban Revolution who went into the streets. President Miguel Diaz-Canel spoke to the nation, declaring that Cuba would “not allow any sold-out counterrevolutionary who receives money fromContinue reading “Republican Congressman Anthony Sabatini calls for execution of Cuban leaders”

Cuba encouraged by early efficacy results of homegrown COVID-19 vaccine

Cuba’s Soberana 2 vaccine candidate has shown 62% efficacy with just two of its three doses, state-run biopharmaceutical corporation BioCubaFarma said on Saturday, citing preliminary data from late phase trials. Cuba, whose biotech sector has exported vaccines for decades, has five vaccine candidates in clinical trials, of which two – Soberana 2 and Abdala – are inContinue reading “Cuba encouraged by early efficacy results of homegrown COVID-19 vaccine”

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