Another weapon in the cultural war against Cuba

Raúl Antonio Capote

Granma | April 01, 2021

Photo: El País

Most of the CIA’s covert operations in Latin America during the 1960s were directed against the Cuban Revolution and Fidel Castro. “No more Cubas”, was the agency’s slogan at the time.

The Agency created a division in New York City, called Foreign Publications Inc. (Foreign Publications Incorporated), to subsidize various anti-Cuban publications, many coming from Miami. The United States Information Agency (USIA) was also used for this purpose.Read More »


Simply Cuba

Madeleine Sautié Rodríguez

Granma | March 11, 2021

Photo: Granma Archives

Just a little more than two months after the coronavirus pandemic became part of the planet’s history, Cuba had not yet registered a single case. Now, exactly one year following the appearance of the first patients within our national territory, we have not had a day’s rest in the battle against COVID-19.

From the first world we received terrifying images: hospitals and morgues overwhelmed; desolate testimonies, pain, covered faces, no kisses, no embraces, physical distancing.Read More »


Sovereign 2: Could Cuba’s Covid Vaccine Break Big Pharma’s Grip on Production?

Alan Macleod

MintPress News | March 02, 2021

Cuba Covid vaccine Feature photo

The worldwide Covid vaccine rollout has gone anything but smoothly, with only a handful of countries able to immunize even 10% of their populations yet with a first dose. Two primary causes of this have been rich nations hoarding precious doses and their refusal to waive the intellectual property rights to their creations, both of which have led to massive shortages across the world, particularly in the global south.

These practices have been denounced by charities and human rights groups alike. Oxfam expressed its dismay that, as a result of copyright rules, three of the largest pharmaceutical companies on the planet are doing nothing to produce vaccines as they have not secured the rights to do so, even as up to 10,000 people die daily from COVID-19. Human Rights Watch has supported a proposal led by India and South Africa that Western governments should waive any restrictions on the production of lifesaving vaccines. But there appears to be little prospect of that happening soon.Read More »


Cuba has Assisted Almost One Third of the World’s Population in Health Care

CUBANEW/ACN | February 23, 2021

HAVANA, Cuba, Feb 23 (ACN) In the six decades of Cuban medical collaboration abroad, its health personnel have assisted 1.988 billion people in the world, almost a third of mankind, said Dr. Jorge Delgado Bustillo, director of the Central Unit for Medical Cooperation (UCCM).

Delgado Bustillo also assured that Cuban doctors have performed more than 14,500,000 surgical operations, 4,470,000 deliveries and have saved 8,700,000 lives, results that increase the prestige of Cuban medicine in the international arena.

Currently, when the COVID-19 pandemic causes the death of thousands of people every day, more than 30,407 Cuban health professionals are in 66 nations, distributed in permanent medical brigades and the Henry Reeve Contingent.Read More »


Almeida’s Voice Resounds Loud and Clear

Pedro de la Hoz

Granma | February 16, 2021

The voice of Juan Almeida Bosque rang out in Alegría de Pío: “No one here is surrendering…!”, he shouted to the enemy, and rounded off the statement with a word (not noted here) that came from the bottom of his heart, the morning of December 5, 1956.

The voice of Comandante de la Revolución Juan Almeida Bosque continued to resound as the voice of millions who have made it part of the nation’s soul, traveling a long road through the birth of the Rebel Army, the guerrilla fronts, the heroic underground, the January triumph, the victory in Giron, the moral strength tested during the October crisis, the struggle against counterrevolutionary bandits, the people’s harvest, the urgent tasks, the development of science, the universalization of education, confronting the blockade, overcoming the crisis of the 90s, resisting Trump’s attacks…Read More »


How is Self-employment Being Improved?

Leydis María Labrador Herrera, Mailenys Oliva Ferrales and Ronald Suárez Rivas

Granma | February 16, 2021

Photo: Ariel Cecilio Lemus

“The economy is one, there is not a private economy and a state one, there is no them and us, we are working to include all actors in the plan,” stated Alejandro Gil Fernández, Prime Minister and Minister of Economy and Planning (MEP), during a February 8 appearance on the Mesa Redonda television program, focused on efforts underway to improve self-employment in the country.Read More »


Revolution is Dialogue

Enrique Ubieta Gómez

Granma | February 09, 2021

Revolution is dialogue

They should know this. The manuals prescribing devious “soft” coups are not recommended in Cuba; the people quickly intuit false gestures and detest traitors. The Trump administration took aggression to such an extreme in 2019 that President Miguel Díaz-Canel, when bidding farewell to the year, said: “They threw us to our death, and we are alive.” But in 2020 the pandemic was added to the blockade, further tightened. While the Revolution invested its scarce resources in prevention, medical care for citizens and the research-production of medicines, with highly satisfactory results, guaranteed the vitality of the country, and sent medical brigades to more than 40 nations, some rich and some poor, as an expression of an essential, unrenounceable solidarity, the blockade was intensified in a criminal manner. Young Cubans were the protagonists on all fronts. There were no miracles and yet it seemed so: Cuba resisted and showed the world its humanism. “We are the country that has insisted on resisting and overcoming the most cruel and perverse sieges and attacks. And here we are: living, resisting, creating and winning,” Díaz-Canel stated in December of 2020.Read More »


Some 15 U.S. Cities Request Cuban Healthcare Collaboration

Raúl Antonio Capote

Granma | February 05, 2021

Photo: Endrys Correa Vaillant

The absurd inclusion of Cuba in the U.S. State Department list of countries it considers to be sponsors of terrorism, a unilateral decision by former President Donald Trump, has generated condemnations from many countries, organizations and personalities around the world, including the U.S.

The Seattle City Council (Washington state) requested that President Joe Biden reverse the inclusion of Cuba on the spurious list. The resolution, signed by Seattle City Clerk Monica Martinez Simmons, also calls for initiating collaboration with the island in the area of health.Read More »


Cuba Will Vaccinate Its Entire Population against COVID-19 In 2021

Nuria Barbosa León and Juan Diego Nusa Peñalver

Granma | January 26, 2021

The BioCubaFarma enterprise group is adjusting capacity to make possible the administration of Soberana 02 to more than 150,000 persons, while a new clinical trial with children has been launched, as more steps are taken along the path to vaccinating the entire population. Photo: BioCubaFarma

Cuba’s national public health system is waging a hard battle against the new coronavirus, sparing no effort and overcoming physical and intellectual fatigue.

The Party and government’s strong political will has made this possible, along with the impressive work of our scientists who have again reiterated that Cuba will be among the first countries in the world to vaccinate its entire population in 2021, despite the tightening of the U.S. blockade of the island over the past 12 months, stated Dr. Eduardo Martínez Díaz, president of the BioCubaFarma state pharmaceutical enterprise group, on his Twitter account.Read More »


We Are Cuba Viva, The Country That Insists On Resisting and Emerging Victorious

Granma | January 22, 2021

Photo: Ismael Batista

The hostile foreign policies of outgoing U.S. President Donald Trump (2017-2021) included an unprecedented number of measures and actions against Cuba. All spheres of our society and the daily lives of citizens suffered the impact of this aggression, further aggravated by the pandemic.

During his four years in office, more than 240 measures were adopted, with special emphasis on creating obstacles to sources of hard currency income and disrupting our trade relations.Read More »