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Gibara International Film Festival concludes in eastern Cuba

The 16th edition of the Gibara International Film Festival came to an end in this eastern Cuban city, after almost a week of audiovisual screenings, concerts, theatrical presentations, photographic exhibitions and other activities, it was announced today. At the closing…

MLC or Philosopher’s Stone?

The lucky one, He turns a blind eye. And the vilified, meat from the sling. Dignity is spent, Like a philosopher’s stone. Profit and greed, yes, Form the bosses. Letter to Violeta Parra (theme by Silvio Rodríguez). *The philosopher’s stone…

Cuba introduces new Equality Bill

Discussions about a new bill on family law are being held in Cuba. The new bill includes the legalization of same-sex marriage, measures to achieve gender equality and protection of victims of domestic violence By Johanna Pauls The introduction of…

‘We Will Prevail’: A Conversation With Cuba’s President Miguel Díaz-Canel

In 1994, Miguel Díaz-Canel began a new position in Santa Clara, not far from his birthplace of Placetas, as the provincial secretary of the Cuban Communist Party. He set aside the air-conditioned car given to him and went to work…

Cuba pledges “life-saving package” of Covid-19 vaccine support for the Global South at Progressive International press conference

The Cuban government announced advanced plans to supply 200 million doses of domestically produced Covid-19 vaccine to the Global South, which the head of the Progressive International delegation in the Caribbean country described as a “lifesaver”. by Progressive International The…

Cuba to hold International Biotechnology Congress in April

The Cuban Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Industry Group (BioCubaFarma) has called on the global scientific community to attend the BioHabana 2022 International Congress, it was announced today. According to a press release from the organisation, the event, scheduled to take place…

2021 Latin America and the Caribbean in Review: The Pink Tide Rises Again

US policy towards Latin America and the Caribbean continued in a seamless transition from Trump to Biden, but the terrain over which it operated shifted left. The balance between the US drive to dominateits “backyard” and its counterpart, the Bolivarian…

Cuban women’s history finds place in US publishing house

The US imprint The New Press today added the book In Search of a Space: A History of Women in Cuba, by Cuban writer Julio César González-Pagés, to its extensive catalogue. Recognised among the 20 most prestigious publishers in the…

Cuba reaffirms commitment to nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation

Cuba today reaffirmed its commitment to nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation as it addressed a virtual session of the United Nations (UN) in Vienna. We require the maintenance of a balanced approach between the three main programmes of the verification regime:…

The US embargo against Cuba. Interview with Cuban Ambassador to the Czech Republic

For more than 60 years, a US economic embargo has hit Cuba and several UN resolutions have not been enough to put an end to these sanctions. The issue is also very topical because thanks to the numerous solidarity missions…

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