Walter, here's your CubaBuzz - 196


IFCO's CubaBuzz: Issue 196
Latest Covid-19 update in Cuba
(as of May 11th, 2020)
1804 -- Confirmed cases
1148-- Admitted for clinical epidemiological surveillance
1277-- Recuperated
78-- Deaths

In related news:
In photos: Cuban mothers in times of COVID
Granma, May 11, 2020- This second Sunday of May, the relentless battle against COVID-19 makes for a different Mother's Day.

Across Cuba, the date is customarily celebrated with family dinners at home, outings to restaurants and parks, along with visit to the cemetery to honor mothers where their remains rest.

Telesur, May 10, 2020- Dr. Francisco Durán, national director of Epidemiology of the Cuban Ministry of Public Health, reported on  Sunday that a considerable part of the population will be given tests to detect possible positive cases of COVID-19.

Telesur, May 6, 2020- At least 25 U.S. lawmakers Tuesday signed a letter requesting President Donald Trump's administration to allow Cuba access to medical supplies to fight COVID-19.

Senator Patrick Leahy and Representative Jim McGovern are leading the initiative through a letter sent to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.

Cuba adjusts its annual economic plan in light of coronavirus situation

OnCuba, May 11, 2020- Cuba adjusted the economy plan for 2020 due to the current situation generated by the COVID-19 pandemic, at the same time as it began to carry out the economic plan for the coming year, taking into account the nation’s economic and social development.

The decision was announced at a recent meeting of the Cuban Council of Ministers, where other indications were announced for the economic strategy planned for the recovery stage from the pandemic that is affecting today the entire planet.

In related news:
Tourists in the distance
Progreso Weekly, May 6, 2020- At some other time we may have announced the millionth tourist arriving with great fanfare. Now we will have to honor the first to arrive with whatever honors are available: red carpet with government dignitaries and even a Mercedes Benz on the runway, if that’s what it takes.

And if we can get him or her to pay in advance, event better… There are pressing bank debts, companies that are owed money, and even the country’s stomachs ready to process food or certain medicines.

Cuba decries US conspiratorial silence in terrorist attack
Prensa Latina, Havana, May 12, 2020- Cuba denounced on Tuesday that the United States Government has chosen to silence the terrorist attack on April 30 against the island's embassy in Washington.

This was stated by Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez at a virtual press conference, broadcast by national television.

The State Department and the U.S. Government have decided to silence this terrorist attack, he stressed.

In related news:
Karl Marx, born May 5, 1818, has been buried so many times that his resuscitation threatens to become an everyday occurrence

Granma, May 7, 2020- Karl Marx, born May 5, 1818, has been buried so many times that his resuscitation threatens to become an everyday occurrence. There are several ways to return, one is as a memory of something that has stood the test of time, and in this sense, he is seen as the master mason who laid the first stone for a project that continues.

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