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NOV. 5-11: Havana Film Festival New York

Walter Lippmann
 

19 Films Battle It Out on the Big Screen for the Havana Star Prize
From:Havana Film Festival New York <outreach@...>
Subject:19 Films Battle It Out on the Big Screen for the Havana Star Prize
Date:Oct 20, 2021 6:33 PM
FILMS COMPETING FOR THE 2021 HAVANA STAR PRIZE
#HFFNY2021
Havana Star Prize 2021
FICTION
EL OLVIDO QUE SEREMOS
/ MEMORIES OF MY FATHER
Fernando Trueba
(Colombia)
LAS MEJORES FAMILIAS
/ THE BEST FAMILIES
Javier Fuentes León
(Peru, Colombia)
¿ERES TÚ. PAPÁ?
/ IS THAT YOU?
Rudy Riverón Sánchez
(United Kingdom)
MAMBO MAN
Edesio Alejandro, Mo Fini
(United Kingdom, Cuba)
AGOSTO / AUGUST
Armando Capó
(Cuba, Costa Rica, France)
1991
Sergio Ramirez
(Guatemala)
LA CIUDAD DE LAS FIERAS / THE CITY OF WILD BEASTS
Henry Rincón
(Colombia, Ecuador)
90 MINUTOS / 90 MINUTES
Aeden O'Connor
(Honduras)
NUDO MIXTECO
Ángeles Cruz
(Mexico)
EL PERRO QUE NO CALLA / THE DOG WHO WOULDN’T BE QUIET
Ana Katz
(Argentina)
DOCUMENTARY
UNA CASA SIN CORTINAS
/ A HOUSE WITHOUT CURTAINS Julian Troksberg
(Argentina)
A MEDIA VOZ
/ IN A WHISPER
Heidi Hassan, Patricia Pérez
(Spain, France, Switzerland, Cuba)
RETRATO DE UN ARTISTA SIEMPRE ADOLESCENTE
Manuel Herrera
(Cuba, Spain)
BROUWER: EL ORIGEN DE LA SOMBRA
Katherine Gavilán, Lisandra López (Cuba)
ÓRGANO / ORGAN
Rosa María Rodríguez Pupo
(Cuba)
LATIN NOIR
Andreas Apostolidis
(Greece, Mexico)
CUBAN DANCER
Roberto Salinas
(Italy, Canada, Chile)
LA MAMI
Laura Herrero
(Mexico)
HAVANA, FROM ON HIGH
Pedro Ruiz
(Canada)
HFFNY Opening Night Film
Friday, November 5 @ 6:30pm
Village East Cinema
181-189 Second Avenue (@ 12th Street) - Manhattan
HFFNY Closing Night Film
Thursday, November 11 @ 6:30pm
Village East Cinema
181-189 Second Avenue (@ 12th Street) - Manhattan
In accordance with NYC law, all film festival attendees are required to demonstrate full vaccination against COVID-19 before entering any festival venue. Please bring proof of vaccination plus a photo ID to show to festival staff.
#HFFNY2021 offers discount passes to ensure you can see all the movies you want from the best seats in the house. Whether you want the “All Access” experience of parties and private dinners plus as many movies as you can see, or prefer catching your flicks before dark, we have an option for you!


ACN: Summary of news for Cuba

Walter Lippmann
 

Summary of news for Cuba
Translated by Walter Lippmann for CubaNews.

Havana, Oct 20 (ACN) With a planting plan of approximately 3,500 contracted hectares, tobacco planting began today in the municipality of Consolación del Sur, in the province of Pinar del Río, according to specialists of the Integral Tobacco Enterprise.
   
The Guerrillero newspaper of that territory reported that according to the plans for the development of the solanaceous plant this season, the company expects to reach 3,611 tons of the leaf harvested at the end of the campaign, estimating a yield of more than 1.03 tons per hectare.
   
In the province of Guantánamo, the deadline for the presentation of papers for the X International Congress of Technologies, Electronic Commerce and Digital Contents was extended today, according to the e-government portal for the citizens of that territory.
   
Likewise, the organizing committee of the event chaired by the Information Technology and Advanced Telematic Services Enterprise (CITMATEL), invites to participate in the event to be held from March 21 to 25, 2022, within the framework of the XVIII International Convention and Fair of Informatics, which will be held at the Havana Convention Palace.
   
As part of the celebrations for the Day of Culture in Ciego de Avila, the ashes of artist Rene Rodriguez, "the elf of the Avila landscape", were moved to the gallery that bears his name, where a collective exhibition was held today with the participation of those who admire his work and legacy.
   
The Invasor newspaper reported the words of Mayslett Sanchez Clemente, researcher and art historian, who said: "we cannot afford sadness on a day like today because this is a spiritual tribute to Rene Rodriguez".
   
From Mayabeque the business Piro oferta supports the food for the sick with the Covid-19, its owner, René Mesa Nurquez, from San Antonio de Río Blanco, in that province, put in function to send twice, every week, abundant food to the field hospital of the municipality.
   
Radio Jaruco reported that patients and health personnel were grateful for the gesture of Piro and his workers, who took great care in the task without charging a penny, and with the quality that the most demanding client can expect.
   
The lunches came back in the palm water that preserved the aroma and warmth of the food, so they arrived as if they had just been made to that new group of diners adopted by this good man, who is above all things, a zealous protector of quality.

Nrr/jr clg


ONLINE: Thurs Oct 21 - Dialogue on Cuba’s Heroic Response to the Covid-19 Pandemic

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- Sean O’Donoghue - Table de Concertation et de Solidarité Québec-Cuba
 

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- Dr. Agustin Lage -  Founder and longtime director of the Cuban Center of Molecular Immunology (CIM). A member of the Cuban Academy of Sciences and the US National Academy of Sciences, Dr. Lage led the CIM into becoming one of the world’s top Institutes for biotech and medical research. He completed his post-graduate work at the renowned Pasteur Institute in Paris, France. Doctor in Medicine, Ph.D. in Medical Sciences, Full Researcher, Coordinator of the Technical Council for Biotechnology Projects in Cuba.

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21 @ 8:00 pm Eastern/4:00 pm Pacific, International Savings Lives Campaign Webinar: A Dialogue on Cuba’s Heroic Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Hosted by Saving Lives Campaign

A Dialogue on Cuba’s Heroic Response to the Covid-19 Pandemic

Welcome

- Sean O’Donoghue - Table de Concertation et de Solidarité Québec-Cuba

Speakers

- Dr. Agustin Lage - Founder and longtime director of the Cuban Center of Molecular Immunology (CIM). A member of the Cuban Academy of Sciences and the US National Academy of Sciences, Dr. Lage led the CIM into becoming one of the world’s top Institutes for biotech and medical research. He completed his post-graduate work at the renowned Pasteur Institute in Paris, France. Doctor in Medicine, Ph.D. in Medical Sciences, Full Researcher, Coordinator of the Technical Council for Biotechnology Projects in Cuba.

- Dr. Samira Addrey - 2020 graduate of the Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM) in Cuba. She was born and raised in Accra, Ghana before migrating to the United States at the age of nine with her family. She is currently the Coordinator of the ELAM program for IFCO/Pastors for Peace

- Professor Pedro Más Bermejo MD, PhD, DrSc - Leader of Cuba’s COVID-19 National Technical Group, Physician with more than 25 years’ experience in the disciplines of hygiene, epidemiology, microbiology and nutrition.. National Director of Epidemiology, Ministry of Public Health, Emeritus Research Scientist, Tropical Medicine Institute “Pedro Kourí”, Emeritus member of the Cuban Academy of Sciences.

Moderators

- Dr. Leni Villagomez Reeves - former United Farm Workers volunteer who attended UC Berkeley and UCSF. She worked at Valley Childrens Hospital for many years doing pediatric emergency medicine. Dr. Villagomez Reeves is active in Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, where she co-chairs its national Cuba and the Bolivarian Alliance Committee, and with the Pastors for Peace Friendshipment Caravan to Cuba and the Saving Lives Campaign.

- Alison Bodine - Social justice activist, writer and researcher in Vancouver, Canada who has been working in solidarity with Venezuela and Cuba for over 15 years. Alison has traveled to Cuba over a dozen times since 2006. She is coordinator of the Fire This Time Movement for Social Justice Venezuela Solidarity Campaign and on the editorial board of the Fire This Time Newspaper. She is author of the book "Revolution and Counter-Revolution in Venezuela" (Battle of Ideas Press, 2018).

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ACN: COVID-19 in Cuba: 1,550 new cases and 13 deaths

Walter Lippmann
 

COVID-19 in Cuba: 1,550 new cases and 13 deaths

Translated by Walter Lippmann for CubaNews.

Havana, Oct 20 (ACN) Cuba today reported 1,550 new positive cases of SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, 13 deaths from the disease and 2,234 medical discharges.

Of the 940,127 patients diagnosed with the virus in the country, 6,987 remain hospitalized, 6,787 with stable clinical evolution, 72 in critical condition and 128 in serious condition, according to the daily report of the Ministry of Public Health.

There are 8,114 deaths and 924,969 patients recovered, a figure equivalent to 98.4 percent (%) of the infections, according to the report, which the Cuban News Agency transmits below in its entirety.

Closing report for October 19 at 12:00 midnight

At the close of yesterday, October 19, 21,074 patients had been admitted, 12,292 were suspected, 1,795 were under surveillance and 6,987 were confirmed active.

For COVID-19, a total of 25,715 samples were taken for surveillance during the day, resulting in 1,550 positive. The country accumulates 10 million 247,868 samples taken and 940,127 were positive.

Of the total number of cases (1,550): 1,546 were contacts of confirmed cases; 4 with the source of infection abroad; 0 with no source of infection specified. Of the 1,550 diagnosed cases, 822 were female and 728 were male.

Of the 1,550 positive cases, 7.2% (111) were asymptomatic, making a total of 129,780, representing 13.8% of those confirmed to date.

The 1,550 diagnosed cases belong to the following age groups: under 20 years of age (322), 20 to 39 years of age (347), 40 to 59 years of age (496) and over 60 (385).
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Of the 940,127 patients diagnosed with the disease, 6,987 remain hospitalized, 6,787 of them with stable clinical evolution. Eight thousand 114 patients died (13 during the day), with a mortality rate of 0.9 % vs. 2.03 % in the world and 2.45 % in the Americas; two evacuated, 55 returned to their countries, 2 thousand 234 discharged during the day, and 924 thousand 969 patients recovered (98.4 %). There are 200 confirmed patients in intensive care, of which 72 are critical and 128 severe.

During the day, 13 patients died. We deeply regret what happened and convey our condolences to their families and friends.
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As of October 19, 190 countries and 32 territories have reported cases of COVID-19, with 242 million 178 thousand 848 confirmed cases (+ 416 thousand 788), 7 million 772 thousand 446 active cases and 4 million 925 thousand 81 deaths (+ 6 thousand 843) for a case fatality rate of 2.03% (=).

In the Americas region, 93 million 358 thousand 113 confirmed cases (+ 110 thousand 82) were reported, 38.55 % of the total number of cases reported in the world, with 10 million 905 thousand 855 active cases and 2 million 287 thousand 60 deaths (+ 2 thousand 57) for a case fatality rate of 2.45 % (=).

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COVID-19 en Cuba: mil 550 nuevos casos y 13 fallecidos

 

La Habana, 20 oct (ACN) Cuba reportó hoy mil 550 nuevos casos positivos en SARS-CoV-2, coronavirus causante de la COVID-19, 13 fallecidos por esa enfermedad y dos mil 234 altas médicas.

   De los 940 mil 127 pacientes diagnosticados con el virus en el país, se mantienen ingresados seis mil 987, de ellos seis mil 787 con evolución clínica estable, 72 en estado crítico y 128 graves, según el parte diario del Ministerio de Salud Pública.

   Se acumulan ocho mil 114 decesos y 924 mil 969 pacientes recuperados, cifra que equivale al 98,4 por ciento (%) de los contagios, precisa el reporte, que la Agencia Cubana de Noticias transmite a continuación íntegramente.

   Parte de cierre del día 19 de octubre a las 12 de la noche

   Al cierre del día de ayer, 19 de octubre, se encuentran ingresados 21 mil 074 pacientes, sospechosos 12 mil 292, en vigilancia mil 795 y confirmados activos seis mil 987.

   Para la COVID-19 se realizaron un total de 25 mil 715 muestras para la vigilancia en el día, resultando mil 550 positivas. El país acumula 10 millones 247 mil 868 muestras realizadas y 940 mil 127 positivas.

   Del total de casos (mil 550): mil 546 fueron contactos de casos confirmados; cuatro con fuente de infección en el extranjero; 0 sin fuente de infección precisada. De los mil 550 casos diagnosticados, fueron del sexo femenino 822 y del sexo masculino 728.

   El 7,2 % (111) de los mil 550 casos positivos fueron asintomáticos, acumulándose un total de 129 mil 780 que representa el 13,8 % de los confirmados hasta la fecha.

   Los mil 550 casos diagnosticados pertenecen a los grupos de edad: menores de 20 años, (322), de 20 a 39 años, (347), de 40 a 59 años (496) y más de 60 (385).

   Residencia por provincia y municipios de los casos confirmados

   -Pinar del Río: 239 casos

    Consolación del Sur: 37 (contactos de casos confirmados).
    Guane: 13 (contactos de casos confirmados)
    La Palma: 20 (contactos de casos confirmados)
    Los Palacios: 3 (contactos de casos confirmados)
    Mantua: 14 (contactos de casos confirmados)
    Minas de Matahambre: 30 (contactos de casos confirmados)
    Pinar del Río: 42 (contactos de casos confirmados)
    San Juan y Martínez: 17 (contactos de casos confirmados)
    San Luis: 13 (contactos de casos confirmados)
    Sandino: 28 (contactos de casos confirmados)
    Viñales: 22 (contactos de casos confirmados)

   -Artemisa: 64 casos

    Alquízar: 6 (contactos de casos confirmados)
    Artemisa: 11 (contactos de casos confirmados)
    Bahía Honda: 11 (contactos de casos confirmados)
    Bauta: 2 (contactos de casos confirmados)
    Caimito: 9 (contactos de casos confirmados)
    Candelaria: 1 (contacto de caso confirmado)
    Guanajay: 2 (contactos de casos confirmados)
    Güira de Melena: 3 (contactos de casos confirmados)
    Mariel: 3 (contactos de casos confirmados)
    San Antonio de los Baños: 1 (contacto de caso confirmado)
    San Cristóbal: 15 (contactos de casos confirmados)

   -La Habana: 94 casos

    Arroyo Naranjo: 8 (contactos de casos confirmados)
    Boyeros: 10 (contactos de casos confirmados)
    Centro Habana: 5 (4 contactos de casos confirmados y 1 importado)
    Cerro: 7 (contactos de casos confirmados)
    Cotorro: 2 (contactos de casos confirmados)
    Diez de Octubre: 12 (11 contactos de casos confirmados y 1 importado)
    Guanabacoa: 7 (contactos de casos confirmados)
    Habana del Este: 12 (contactos de casos confirmados)
    Habana Vieja: 2 (contactos de casos confirmados)
    Lisa: 7(contactos de casos confirmados)
    Marianao: 6 (contactos de casos confirmados)
    Playa: 8 (contactos de casos confirmados)
    Plaza de la Revolución: 3 (contactos de casos confirmados)
    Regla : 1 (contacto de caso confirmado)
    San Miguel del Padrón: 4 (contactos de casos confirmados)

   -Mayabeque: 48 casos

    Bejucal: 5 (contactos de casos confirmados)
    Güines: 2 (contactos de casos confirmados)
    Jaruco: 6 (contactos de casos confirmados)
    Madruga: 2 (contactos de casos confirmados)
    Melena del Sur: 1 (contacto de caso confirmado)
    Nueva Paz: 17 (contactos de casos confirmados)
    San José de las Lajas: 12 (contactos de casos confirmados)
    San Nicolás Bari: 1 (contacto de caso confirmado)
    Santa Cruz del Norte: 2 (1 contacto de caso confirmado y 1 importado)

   -Cienfuegos: 28 casos

    Aguada: 4 (contactos de casos confirmados)
    Cienfuegos: 10 (contactos de casos confirmados)
    Cruces: 2 (contactos de casos confirmados)
    Cumanayagua: 4 (contactos de casos confirmados)
    Lajas : 1 (contacto de caso confirmado)
    Palmira: 5 (contactos de casos confirmados)
    Rodas: 2 (contactos de casos confirmados)

   -Villa Clara: 91 casos

    Caibarién: 6 (contactos de casos confirmados)
    Camajuaní: 17 (contactos de casos confirmados)
    Cifuentes: 7 (contactos de casos confirmados)
    Corralillo: 4 (contactos de casos confirmados)
    Encrucijada: 12 (contactos de casos confirmados)
    Manicaragua: 1 (contacto de caso confirmado)
    Placetas: 4 (contactos de casos confirmados)
    Quemado de Güines: 4 (contactos de casos confirmados)
    Ranchuelo: 7 (contactos de casos confirmados)
    Remedios: 3 (contactos de casos confirmados)
    Sagua La Grande: 8 (contactos de casos confirmados)
    Santa Clara: 5 (contactos de casos confirmados)
    Santo Domingo: 13 (contactos de casos confirmados)

   -Sancti Spíritus: 146 casos

    Cabaiguán: 49 (contactos de casos confirmados)
    Fomento: 9 (contactos de casos confirmados)
    Jatibonico: 15 (contactos de casos confirmados)
    La Sierpe: 10 (contactos de casos confirmados)
    Sancti Spíritus: 21 (contactos de casos confirmados)
    Taguasco : 8 (contactos de casos confirmados)
    Trinidad: 23 (contactos de casos confirmados)
    Yaguajay: 11 (contactos de casos confirmados)

   -Ciego de Ávila: 35 casos

    Bolivia: 6 (contactos de casos confirmados)
    Chambas: 6 (contactos de casos confirmados)
    Ciego de Ávila: 3 (2 contactos de casos confirmados y 1 importado)
    Ciro Redondo: 2 (contactos de casos confirmados)
    Florencia: 10 (contactos de casos confirmados)
    Majagua: 5 (contactos de casos confirmados)
    Morón: 2 (contactos de casos confirmados)
    Primero de Enero: 1 (contacto de caso confirmado)

   -Camagüey: 288 casos

    Camagüey: 123 (contactos de casos confirmados)
    Céspedes: 2 (contactos de casos confirmados)
    Esmeralda: 2 (contactos de casos confirmados)
    Florida: 5 (contactos de casos confirmados)
    Guáimaro: 49 (contactos de casos confirmados)
    Jimaguayú: 15 (contactos de casos confirmados)
    Minas: 14 (contactos de casos confirmados)
    Najasa: 9 (contactos de casos confirmados)
    Nuevitas: 25 (contactos de casos confirmados)
    Santa Cruz del Sur: 21 (contactos de casos confirmados)
    Sibanicú: 17 (contactos de casos confirmados)
    Sierra de Cubitas: 4 (contactos de casos confirmados)
    Vertientes: 2 (contactos de casos confirmados)

   -Las Tunas: 137 casos

    Amancio: 4 (contactos de casos confirmados)
    Colombia: 12 (contactos de casos confirmados)
    Jesús Menéndez: 14 (contactos de casos confirmados)
    Jobabo: 7 (contactos de casos confirmados)
    Las Tunas: 6 (contactos de casos confirmados)
    Majibacoa: 10 (contactos de casos confirmados)
    Manatí: 11 (contactos de casos confirmados)
    Puerto Padre: 73 (contactos de casos confirmados)

   -Holguín: 240 casos

    Antilla: 8 (contactos de casos confirmados)
    Báguanos: 21 (contactos de casos confirmados)
    Banes: 74 (contactos de casos confirmados)
    Cacocum: 6 (contactos de casos confirmados)
    Calixto García: 9 (contactos de casos confirmados)
    Cueto: 1 (contacto de caso confirmado)
    Frank País: 5 (contactos de casos confirmados)
    Gibara: 55 (contactos de casos confirmados)
    Holguín: 27 (contactos de casos confirmados)
    Mayarí: 7 (contactos de casos confirmados)
    Rafael Freyre: 8 (contactos de casos confirmados)
    Sagua de Tánamo: 3 (contactos de casos confirmados)
    Urbano Noris: 16 (contactos de casos confirmados)

   -Granma: 68 casos

    Bartolomé Masó: 3 (contactos de casos confirmados)
    Bayamo: 2 (contactos de casos confirmados)
    Buey Arriba: 3 (contactos de casos confirmados)
    Campechuela: 6 (contactos de casos confirmados)
    Cauto Cristo: 20 (contactos de casos confirmados)
    Guisa: 3 (contactos de casos confirmados)
    Jiguaní: 8 (contactos de casos confirmados)
    Manzanillo: 1 (contacto de caso confirmado)
    Media Luna: 4 (contactos de casos confirmados)
    Niquero: 6 (contactos de casos confirmados)
    Pilón: 4 (contactos de casos confirmados)
    Río Cauto: 7 (contactos de casos confirmados)
    Yara: 1 (contacto de caso confirmado)

   -Santiago de Cuba: 22 casos

    Contramaestre: 7 (contactos de casos confirmados)
    Guama: 1 (contacto de caso confirmado)
    Tercer Frente: 6 (contactos de casos confirmados)
    Palma Soriano: 4 (contactos de casos confirmados)
    Santiago de Cuba: 3 (contactos de casos confirmados)
    Songo La Maya: 1 (contacto de caso confirmado)

   -Guantánamo: 28 casos

    Baracoa: 14 (contactos de casos confirmados)
    Guantánamo: 1 (contacto de caso confirmado)
    Imías: 9 (contactos de casos confirmados)
    Manuel Tames: 1 (contacto de caso confirmado)
    Niceto Pérez: 1 (contacto de caso confirmado)
    San Antonio del Sur: 1 (contacto de caso confirmado)
    Yateras: 1 (contacto de caso confirmado)

   De los 940 mil 127 pacientes diagnosticados con la enfermedad se mantienen ingresados seis mil 987, de ellos seis mil 787 con evolución clínica estable. Se acumulan ocho mil 114 fallecidos (13 en el día), letalidad de 0,9 % vs 2,03 % en el mundo y 2,45 % en las Américas; dos evacuados, 55 retornados a sus países, en el día hubo dos mil 234 altas, se acumulan 924 mil 969 pacientes recuperados (98,4 %). Se atienden en las terapias intensivas 200 pacientes confirmados de 72 críticos y 128 graves.

   En el día se reportaron 13 pacientes fallecidos. Lamentamos profundamente lo sucedido y transmitimos nuestras condolencias a sus familiares y amigos.

   Residencia por provincia y municipio de los pacientes fallecidos

   -Pinar del Río: 4 fallecidos

    Consolación del Sur: 2
    Pinar del Río: 1
    Mantua: 1

   -Holguín: 4 fallecidos

    Banes: 2
    Gibara: 1
    Cacocum: 1

   -Sancti Spíritus: 2 fallecidos

    Trinidad: 1
    Yaguajay: 1

   -La Habana: 2 fallecidos

    Boyeros: 1
    Playa: 1

   -Granma: 1 fallecido

    Yara: 1

   Fallecidos por grupos de edades

    Menos de 50 años: 1
    Entre 50 y 59: 1
    Entre 60 a 69: 2
    Entre 70 a 79: 5
    Entre 80 a 89: 3
    90 y más: 1

   Distribución por sexo

    Masculino: 5
    Femenino: 8

   Principales comorbilidades

    Hipertensión arterial: 10
    Diabetes Mellitus: 5
    Cardiopatía Isquémica: 2
    Epilepsia: 2
    Asma Bronquial: 1
    Insuficiencia Renal Crónica: 1
    Cáncer: 1
    Demencia: 1
    Retraso Mental: 1

   Hasta el 19 octubre se reportan 190 países y 32 territorios con casos de COVID-19, ascienden a 242 millones 178 mil 848 los casos confirmados  (+ 416 mil 788) con siete millones 772 mil 446 casos activos y cuatro millones 925 mil 81 fallecidos (+ 6 mil 843) para una letalidad de 2,03 % (=).

   En la región de las Américas se reportan 93 millones 358 mil 113 casos confirmados (+ 110 mil 82), el 38,55 % del total de casos reportados en el mundo, con 10 millones 905 mil 855 casos activos y dos millones 287 mil 60 fallecidos (+ 2 mil 57) para una letalidad de 2,45 % (=).

np/ls




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CUBADEBATE: Cuba reports 1,768 new positive cases to COVID-19 and 22 deaths

Walter Lippmann
 

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Cuba reports 1,768 new positive cases to COVID-19 and 22 deaths (+ Video)

 

Translated by Walter Lippmann for CubaNews.

Cuba confirmed at the close of this Monday 1,768 positive cases to COVID-19 and 22 deaths , Dr. Francisco Durán García, national director of Epidemiology of the Ministry of Public Health (Minsap) reported at a press conference.

22,693 patients were admitted, of them 13,295 suspects, 1,714 under surveillance and 7,684 confirmed.

Yesterday, he said, 22,152 samples were processed in the country's molecular biology laboratories, and as a result 1,768 COVID-19 infections were confirmed. The country accumulates 10,222,153 samples carried out and 938,577 positive.

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Of the 938,577 patients diagnosed with the disease, 7,684 remain hospitalized, 7,461 of them with stable clinical evolution. 8,101 (22 in the day) accumulate, lethality of 0.86% vs 2.03% in the world and 2.45% in the Americas ; two evacuees, 55 returned to their countries.

On the day there were 2 323 discharges , 922 735 recovered patients accumulated (98.3%). 223 confirmed patients, 80 critically ill and 143 critically ill, are cared for in intensive care.

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On the day 22 deceased patients were reported . We deeply regret what happened and convey our condolences to his family and friends.

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COVID-19 in the world

Until October 18, 190 countries and 32 territories with COVID-19 cases are reported, the confirmed cases amount to 241 762 60 (+ 353 108) with 17 816 570 active cases and 4 918 238 deaths (+ 5 130) for a fatality 2.03% (-0.01).

In the Americas region, in turn, 93 248 31 confirmed cases are reported (+ 76 939), 38.57% of the total cases reported in the world, with 10 972 586 active cases and 2 285 3 deaths ( +1 417) for a lethality of 2.45% (=).

More than nine million Cubans with at least one dose of anti-covid-19 vaccines

 

Until October 17, 9,719,850 people received at least one dose of one of the Cuban anti-COVID-19 Soberana 02 vaccines, Soberana Plus and Abdala, the Cuban Ministry of Public Health (Minsap) reported on Tuesday.

According to the report, published on the Minsap website, of that figure, 8,405,034 people already have a second dose and 6,523,013 have received the third.

To date, the country accumulates 24,647,897 doses administered with national vaccines, and 60.7 percent (%) of the population has completed the vaccination schedule.

The mass vaccination, which began on July 29, 2021, has included 14,312,035 doses, while in the health intervention that began in May 2021, 9,615,332 were administered.

As part of the intervention study in health workers, by BioCubaFarma and other risk groups, 454,064 doses were applied.

The clinical trials with the Cuban vaccine candidates Soberana 02, Abdala and Soberana Plus, which began in March 2021, included 266,466 doses, in the provinces of Havana, Santiago, Granma and Guantánamo.


To practice decency in politics you don’t have to be a communist

Lorenzo Canizares
 

To practice decency in politics you don’t have to be a communist.

In Miami, maybe more than any other place in the nation, people are branded as Communists for being to the left of Hitler. This incredible political distortion is having a tremendous effect in the people of South Florida and has spread around the nation as also an attack on socialism.

Republicans have been the main guilty party of these political attacks. Their thrust is to create the sentiment that any proposal or program that helps regular common folks are communist in nature.

What is also tragic is that many Corporate Democrats fall into that distortion too. But, let’s be clear, neither the Republicans or Corporate Democrats that use this vehicle of “defamation” do it because they are confused, they do it to stop any attempt of having to deal with forceful advocates of political programs that address issues that will benefit the economic conditions of the working class and middle class.

Here in Miami, where so many people come from countries that have had revolutions or social upheaval in benefit of the lower classes, and most of us are not part of those lower classes, tagging someone as communist takes a special connotation of disdain. Tool that is widely used by those that want to maintain the environment of corruption that the City of Miami is widely known for.

The Magic City where everything goes! The city has made national news again as the forces of corruption won again by firing the City of Miami Chief of Police, Art Acevedo, that came here from Houston prodded by the City of Miami Mayor, Francis Suarez, to clean up the corruption in the City.

As Chief Acevedo took the request seriously and began the cleaning process, the “Masters of Corruption” began their counterattack. And as Miami Herald’s columnist Fabiola Santiago in her excellent expose of 10/17 about these Miami “misleaders” said “those who got Acevedo fired were against him from the first speech he delivered. He talked about police reform, relational community policing and inclusion of African Americans in the top ranks as priorities.” Definitely communist issues.

As many have said the best spokespersons for communism is the Miami right-wing community. Greed-Addicts that are racists to the core. But, sadly, not many of the non-Republicans protested this vile act of corruption protection.

Sad. But, they will have a chance to redeem themselves. Chief Acevedo is a fighter and he will be back. People all over the nation are encouraged to provide support to Miami’s “Non-Republicans” to stand fast in the defense of decency in government.

They need to be reminded that someone don’t have to be a communist to practice decency in politics.

Lorenzo Canizares
L.canizares@...
Co-Chair Labor Community Alliance of South Florida (LCA)


COHA: The U.S. flies Alex Saab out from Cabo Verde without court order or extradition treaty

Walter Lippmann
 

The U.S. flies Alex Saab out from Cabo Verde without court order or extradition treaty

By Dan Kovalik
From Pittsburg, PA

 

On October 16, Colombian businessman and Venezuelan Special Envoy Alex Saab was in practical terms kidnapped for the second time, first by Cabo Verde under pressure from Washington, and now by the U.S., in flagrant violation of international law.

For nearly a year and a half, Saab had been imprisoned on the island nation of Cabo Verde, 400 miles off the northwestern coast of Africa in the Atlantic. As a Bloomberg article explains, “Saab was detained June 12 [2020] when the private plane he was traveling on from Venezuela to Iran made a fuel stop on the Cape Verdean island of Sal.”[1]  What Bloomberg does not mention is that Saab’s plane was forced to land in Cabo Verde because two other nearby nations in mainland Africa, apparently under pressure from the US, refused to let him land.[2]

There is no extradition treaty and there was no Interpol order

The capture of Saab was made without any proper legal basis. While Washington prevailed upon Cabo Verde to seize Saab based upon the pretext that the U.S. wanted to extradite him for alleged crimes, the United States has no extradition treaty with Cabo Verde.[3] Moreover, while Cabo Verde authorities claimed that Saab was detained pursuant to a valid Interpol notice, a regional court in Nigeria found that the detention took place before the Interpol notice was issued, raising huge concerns about the legal validity of Saab’s detention and imprisonment.[4]

The U.N. also demanded the extradition to be suspended

Indeed, this regional court, The Economic Community of West African States Court of Justice (ECOWAS), explicitly “ruled that Saab should be freed because he was detained before the Red Notice was issued.”[5]  As Reuters explains, “decisions by that court are final and binding under a 1991 protocol.”

And then, on June 8, 2021, the United Nations Human Rights Committee issued a decision for preliminary measures demanding that the extradition of Saab be suspended and that Saab, who is suffering from cancer, be given the necessary medical attention which he has been denied in Cabo Verde.[6]

On September 28, 2021, the African Bar Association issued a statement demanding “the immediate and unconditional release of Ambassador Alex Saab, respect for the ECOWAS Court and the Rule of Law in Africa by Cape Verde and all Governments and Institutions in Africa as the African Bar Association will continue to demand for the respect of treaty obligations and the independence of Judiciary in Africa.”[7]

In spite of the foregoing and the overwhelming opposition to Saab’s extradition amongst the citizenry of Cabo Verde, the Constitutional Court of Cabo Verde approved the extradition of Saab to the U.S. in September of this year.[8]  To put it simply, Saab was kidnapped in Cabo Verde nearly a year and a half ago, and there he was detained, until his “extradition” to the U.S. on October 16th, despite the lack of any valid extradition treaty and any valid arrest warrant at the time of capture.

While the allegations against him are hotly disputed, what is not in doubt is that Washington is behind his persecution. And it is also clear that the U.S. is interested in Saab, not because of any alleged crimes but because he may hold the key to Venezuela’s ability to circumnavigate Washington’s deadly illegal unilateral sanctions. First and foremost, the allegations against Saab involve alleged embezzlement from food and housing programs in Venezuela. Given that the U.S. is sanctioning Venezuela in an attempt, inter alia, to undermine the ability of Venezuela to maintain such programs, it is patently obvious that Washington has no real, bona fide concerns about someone allegedly taking kickbacks from such programs. And moreover, under established U.S. judicial doctrines of comity and forum non conveniens, it is Venezuela which, in the first instance, has the right to try to prosecute such crimes committed within its own domestic jurisdiction.

Sanctions against Iran: U.S. real reasons to harass Ambassador Saab

Bloomberg explains that Alex Saab was on his way to Iran to negotiate the exchange of Venezuelan gold for much needed gasoline supplies.[9]  Due to U.S. sanctions, the oil-rich nation of Venezuela is unable to obtain the necessary chemicals and supplies to refine its oil into gasoline which is needed to generate electricity and to transport goods throughout the country.  In addition to gasoline, Saab was also attempting to negotiate the purchase of food, medicines and other critical supplies which have also been made scarce in Venezuela due to U.S. sanctions.[10]

As explained by Alena Douhan, U.N. Special Rapporteur on the unilateral use of coercive measures on the enjoyment of human rights:

The hardening of sanctions faced by the country since 2015 undermines . . . the state’s capacity to maintain infrastructure and implement social projects. Today, Venezuela faces a lack of necessary machinery, spare parts, electricity, water, fuel, gas, food and medicine. Venezuelan assets frozen in United States, United Kingdom and Portuguese banks amount to US $6 bln. The purchase of goods and payments by public companies are reportedly blocked or frozen. . .

It has been reported that electricity lines are able to work at less than 20 per cent of their capacity today. . . .

An estimated 90% of households are connected to the national water distribution system. Numerous households, however, report frequent cuts because of electricity outages affecting water pumps and the maintenance of infrastructure, and because of the shortage of qualified maintenance staff. [11]

It appears that Alex Saab’s very adeptness in helping Venezuela to get around these sanctions – sanctions which Alena Douma notes are illegal under international law — is the real reason for Washington’s interest in having him detained and extradited.[12]

As the New York Times explains, while the U.S. has brought vague “money-laundering” charges against Saab, “hard-liners at the Justice and State Departments, including Elliot Abrams, the State Department’s special envoy for Iran and Venezuela,” want to ensure Saab’s continued detention in Cabo Verde lest they “lose an opportunity to punish Mr. [Nicolás] Maduro.”  As the Times continues, the “months long detention of Mr. Saab has stripped Mr. Maduro of an important ally and a major financial fixer at a time when fewer countries are willing or able to come to Venezuela’s aid.  If Mr. Saab cooperates with American officials, he could help untangle Mr. Maduro’s economic web of support and assist the authorities in bringing charges against other allies of the Venezuelan government.”[13]

And how did the U.S. ensure Cabo Verde’s compliance in all this?  It has used a carrot and a stick approach. The carrot is significant: U.S. economic development assistance to the island nation. In September of 2020, the U.S. embassy in Cabo Verde announced “the U.S. government would invest $1.5 million in Cabo Verde to support the country’s efforts to mitigate the economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.”[14] And in June, 2021, the embassy announced a plan to build a new U.S. embassy adjacent to the government palace:

“This year, July 4 will mark a new chapter in Cabo Verde-U.S. history as representatives of both countries dedicate 4.5-hectares of land adjacent to the Government Palace in Praia as the site for a new U.S. embassy.  This exciting, long-anticipated project represents a more than $400 million investment by the U.S. government in the bilateral relationship, with fully $100 million of that total going directly into Cabo Verde’s economy, benefitting local businesses and contractors and creating scores of construction jobs.”[15]

The stick is the deployment of old-fashioned “gun-boat diplomacy” — a term coined by President Teddy Roosevelt.  Thus, as the New York Times explains, the U.S. has anchored the Navy Cruiser San Jacinto off the coast of Cabo Verde to make sure that Saab did not escape somehow.  While U.S. officials claimed that they were doing this in response to “threats” by Venezuela to take all measures to protect Saab’s human rights, the presence of the gun ship appeared calculated as much to ensure no second thoughts by the government of  Cabo Verde as it was to prevent some rescue attempt by Venezuela or its ally Iran. [16]

Saab’s extradition case is currently before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit which is to decide whether the U.S. has proper cause to extradite Mr. Saab under U.S. and international law. Quite tellingly, the U.S. prosecution has twice postponed the initial hearing in which it was to present evidence and arguments in favor of extradition. And, it has asked for a third postponement.[17]

The U.S. extracted Saab from Cabo Verde without court sanction

And, so, U.S. authorities, on October 16th, instead of waiting for the 11th Circuit to decide the merits of the case – a case which they will surely lose — have kidnapped Saab a second time, flying him out of Cabo Verde to the U.S. without court sanction.  It is no coincidence that this kidnapping took place, moreover, the day before Presidential elections in Cabo Verde which brought to power a new leader opposed to Washington’s mistreatment of Saab.

Alex Saab is now sitting in a federal prison in Miami. This is a flagrant violation of both international and U.S. domestic law. In addition, this has already had huge international repercussions, with the government of Venezuela suspending scheduled talks with the opposition in response.

The actions of the U.S. and Cabo Verde against Alex Saab have dealt a serious blow to international law and the security of diplomats worldwide. It sets the dangerous precedent that an individual, and especially a foreign diplomat, can be captured and detained without warrant and then “extradited” to the US without a valid extradition treaty and without an U.S. court authorization. This type of action undermines the rule of law, and indeed establishes “the rule of the jungle” wherein powerful countries like the US can simply ignore rights of individuals to due process and to freedom from arbitrary detention to bully developing countries such as Venezuela.

 

Dan Kovalik teaches International Human Rights at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, and he is one of COHA’s Senior Research Fellows

COHA Senior Analyst William Camacaro provided research and editorial assistance for this article.

 


Sources

[1] “Maduro Financier Faces Extradition to U.S. After New Ruling.” Bloomberg. Mar 17, 2021. https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/maduro-financier-faces-extradition-to-u-s-after-new-ruling-1.1578420 Accessed October 17, 2021.file:///C:\Users\Owner\Documents\3953-2021-c-adocx.pdf

[2] “Deal Maker for Venezuela’s Maduro Can Be Extradited to U.S., Court Rules.” Wall Street Journal. Jan 25, 2021. https://www.wsj.com/articles/dealmaker-for-venezuelas-maduro-can-be-extradited-to-u-s-court-rules-11609861512 Accessed October 17, 2021.

[3] “U.S.-Indicted Dealmaker For Venezuela’s Maduro Detained On Way To Iran.” June 14, 2020. https://www.rferl.org/a/maduro-venezuela-money-laundering-iran-/30669592.html Accessed October 17, 2021.

[4] “Maduro Financier Faces Extradition to U.S. After New Ruling.” Bloomberg. Mar 17, 2021. https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/maduro-financier-faces-extradition-to-u-s-after-new-ruling-1.1578420 Accessed October 17, 2021.

[5] Ibid.

[6] “UN Committee Rules on Detention of Venezuelan Diplomat Saab.” June 8, 2021.

https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/UN-Committee-Ruled-on-Detention-of-Venezuelan-Diplomat-Saab-20210608-0015.html Accessed October 17, 2021

[7] “African Bar Association Statement on Venezuelan Diplomat Alex Saab.” Oct 22, 2021.

https://orinocotribune.com/african-bar-association-statement-on-venezuelan-diplomat-alex-saab/ Accessed October 17, 2021.

[8] “Cape Verde Poll Shows Alex Saab Extradition Case will Harm Government in October Elections.” AllAfrica Info Wire. Sep. 20, 2021. https://allafrica.com/stories/202109201156.html Accessed October 17, 2021.

[9] “Maduro Financier Faces Extradition to U.S. After New Ruling.” Bloomberg. Mar 17, 2021. https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/maduro-financier-faces-extradition-to-u-s-after-new-ruling-1.1578420 Accessed October 17, 2021.

[10] Griffith, B. “Extradition of Alex Saab: US takes effort to starve Venezuelans to new lows.” People’s Dispatch. July 7, 2021. https://peoplesdispatch.org/2021/07/07/extradition-of-alex-saab-us-takes-effort-to-starve-venezuelans-to-new-lows/ Accessed October 17, 2021.

[11] Preliminary findings of the visit to the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela by the Special Rapporteur on the negative impact of unilateral coercive measures on the enjoyment of human rights. Feb. 12, 2021. https://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=26747&LangID=E Accessed October 17, 2021.

[12] Ibid.

[13] Schmitt, E., and Turkewitz, J. New York Times. “Navy Warship’s Secret Mission Off West Africa Aims to Help Punish Venezuela.” Dec 22, 2020.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/22/us/politics/navy-cape-verde-venezuela.html Accessed October 17, 2021.

[14] “The United States Provides Over $1.5 million to Help Cabo Verde Respond to COVID-19.” Press Release – September 3, 2020. US Embassy, Cabo Verde. https://cv.usembassy.gov/the-united-states-provides-over-1-5-million-to-help-cabo-verde-respond-to-covid-19/ Accessed October 17, 2021.

[15] “Article by U.S. Ambassador to Cabo Verde, Jeff Daigle – Land Dedication.” June 30, 2021. US Embassy, Cabo Verde. https://cv.usembassy.gov/article-by-u-s-ambassador-to-cabo-verde-jeff-daigle-land-dedication/ Accessed October 17, 2021.

[16] Schmitt, E. and Turkewitz, J. “Navy Warship’s Secret Mission Off West Africa Aims to Help Punish Venezuela.” New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/22/us/politics/navy-cape-verde-venezuela.html Accessed October 17, 2021.

[17] “Defense of Alex Saab Rejects Request for New Extension by US.” Oct 6, 2021.

https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Defense-of-Alex-Saab-Rejects-Request-for-New-Extension-by-US-20211006-0023.html Accessed October 17, 2021.

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FACEBOOK/Zenaida Romeu: Returning to Mexico for third visit

Walter Lippmann
 

ZENAIDA ROMEU
October 19, 2021
 
We are going for the third time to the prestigious Cervantino Festival. It is always a pleasure to return to Mexico. We have prepared a concert entitled TESOROS LATINOAMERICANOS.  It is a conjunction of masterpieces written in this part of the world with their own thought, style and sound. Virtuoso, beautiful, diverse works. We are proud to have them in our repertoire, the result of the reflection and emotion of great Latin American composers. To them all our respect and gratitude for their magnificent and authentic creations.
 
Repertoire: Javier Alvarez: Metro Chabacano. Guido López-Gavilán: Cantus. Egberto Gismonti: Sertoes Veredas 1. Roberto Valera: La Lenta Noche en tus Ojos. Arturo Márquez : Homage to Gismonti. Astor Piazzolla: Oblivión, soloist: Mara Navas, cello. Aldemaro Romero: Fuga con Pajarillo. Eduardo Gamboa: Cañambú. X Alfonso: Rumba (world premiere).

Translated by Walter Lippmann for CubaNews.
 
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ACN: Cuba to remove mandatory quarantine upon arrival in the country as of November 7

"Abel - Gonzalez Alayon"
 

Cuba to remove mandatory quarantine upon arrival in the country as of November 7


HAVANA, Cuba, Oct 20 (ACN) Starting next November 7, Cuba will eliminate the compulsory quarantine of international travelers upon arrival in the country, Juan Carlos Garcia Granda, Cuban minister of tourism, announced today in Havana.

At a press conference, the minister announced that as from November 15, the date established for the opening of borders in the Caribbean island, PCR on arrival to the national territory will also be eliminated.

All travelers must present a health passport or international anti-COVID-19 certificate of those vaccines certified by the corresponding regulatory agencies, and those who do not have either, are required to present a negative PCR no more than 72 hours prior to travel, carried out in a certified laboratory, he said.

International Health Control personnel will randomly take PCR samples at the airport, the minster added, and those arriving in the country will be required to present the Traveler's Health Declaration.

Garcia Granda explained that children under 12 years of age will be exempted from presenting a vaccination schedule or PCR test.

In the case of Cubans residing in the country, they are required to report to their family doctor's office or health area within 48 hours of their arrival.

 Cuban official pointed out that Turkish Airlines reestablished travel frequencies to Havana and there is currently air connectivity through regular airlines that have historically flown to Cuba, such as Air France, Iberia, Air Europa, and charters with Evelop.

Cubana de Aviacion will soon resume its traditional routes to the markets of Argentina and Spain.

Minister of tourism commented that Cuba has requests to come to the country from Canada and the United States, also from the United Kingdom and other European countries, as well as from Mexico, Panama and the Dominican Republic.

Russia continues operating and plans to grow for the winter season, and travel from different cities in that country to Cuba has been authorized.

Regarding domestic tourism, Varadero will open its doors as from Monday, October 25, and as from November 15, nationals can fully enjoy the country's tourist offer.
 


ACN: Cuba moves towards control of COVID 19, expert says

"Abel - Gonzalez Alayon"
 

Cuba moves towards control of COVID 19, expert says


HAVANA, Cuba, Oct 19 (ACN) In Cuba, 98.3 % of the patients positive for the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, have completely recovered, according to a press conference held today by the ministry of public health (MINSAP by its Spanish acronym).

"We are advancing towards a control of the disease", affirmed the national director of epidemiology of MINSAP, Francisco Duran, although he insisted on the need to continue complying with the sanitary measures and protocols to avoid pandemic outbreaks in the country.

According to the expert, the country also reported the lowest number of autochthonous cases in the last three months, reporting 1,745 cases in this indicator.

Duran lamented the death of 22 people on Monday and reiterated that the main comorbidities continue being high blood pressure, diabetes mellitus, ischemic heart disease, and chronic renal and cardiac insufficiency.

The incidence rate of confirmed cases in the last 15 days continues decreasing in the country, he remarked.

Of the 7,684 active cases, 97% (461) show a stable clinical evolution, while 80 patients are in critical condition and 143 in serious, the specialist concluded.

http://www.cubanews.acn.cu/science/15222-cuba-moves-towards-control-of-covid-19-expert-says


ACN: International Book Fair Cuba 2022 has Mexico as guest of honor

"Abel - Gonzalez Alayon"
 

International Book Fair Cuba 2022 has Mexico as guest of honor

HAVANA, Cuba, Oct 20 (ACN) Cuba's invitation to Mexico to be guest of honor at the International Book Fair in 2022 was accepted today by that country, Alejandra Frausto, secretary of culture of the government of Mexico, posted on Twitter.

Frausto expressed her satisfaction for participating in the important fair of Cuban literature and thanked the minister of culture, Alpidio Alonso for the invitation.

In another tweet, Mexico's secretary of culture said that they will attend the event along with writer Francisco Ignacio Taibo Mahojo, better known as Paco Ignacio Taibo II, director of the country's Fund of economic culture.

Cuba and Mexico have 119 years of uninterrupted political-diplomatic relations, with the will to deepen bilateral and multilateral ties; as well as to expand cooperation, cultural ties and brotherhood for the common benefit.

http://www.cubanews.acn.cu/culture/15219-international-book-fair-cuba-2022-has-mexico-as-guest-of-honor


ACN: Over 86 % of Cuban population has at least one dose of anti-COVID 19 vaccine

"Abel - Gonzalez Alayon"
 

Over 86 % of Cuban population has at least one dose of anti-COVID 19 vaccine



HAVANA, Cuba, Oct 20 (ACN) Lena Lopez Ambron, head of the Immunization program of the ministry of public health ( MINSAP by its Spanish acronym) at a press conference in Havana reported that 86.9% of the Cuban population has already received the first dose of some immunogen.
The expert also explained that a total of 37,721 pregnant women have been vaccinated and 54,974 nursing mothers have completed the vaccination program.

She referred that Cuba is the first country to vaccinate the two to 18 year-old population and as of today 93% of the pediatric population has already had a first dose.

According to the specialist, November 1st will be the first day of the flu vaccination for vulnerable groups and the same month health workers will receive a reinforcement dose to increase their protection against COVID-19.

In her presentation, Lopez Ambron emphasized that among the Minsap's plans, it is expected that the anti-COVID-19 vaccine candidates Soberana 01 and Mambisa will conclude their studies and can be turned into vaccines.

http://www.cubanews.acn.cu/science/15221-over-86-of-cuban-population-has-at-least-one-dose-of-anti-covid-19-vaccine


Colin Powell: Butcher of Iraq, organized Contras in Latin America, Vietnam apologist, Pro-embargo and regime change in Cuba

Brenda Lopez
 

For an education about US imperialism, and it's henchmen we have Colin Powell...glorified today thru obituaries, by every Democrat and Republican, especially Biden.  We can only imagine Powell's illegal and subversive efforts to overthrow the Cuban Revolution that are still secret...but his support for "regime change" and the blockade are clear. 

From: Commission for Assistance to a Free Cuba  (US State Dept)
Powell in 2004 "Cuba alone among the nations of the Americas is a dictatorship. For over four decades, the regime of Fidel Castro has imposed upon the Cuban people a communist system of government that systematically violates their most fundamental human rights."
"We are adjusting U.S. economic pressure to counter the ever evolving ways the Castro regime attempts to replenish the coffers that fund the subjugation of the Cuban people. And the United States will stand with those in Cuba who courageously speak in defense of human rights and work for political and economic reform."
"We see an important part for the multilateral financial institutions to play in Cuba’s transition." (i.e. bring back capitalist banks and their control over the nation)
"We want to help the Cuban people put Castro and Castroism behind them forever. There can be no reconciliation between the United States and Cuba.

I urge you to read or listen to this revealing set of short interviews from Democracy Now that begin to get at the truth.

LET US REDOUBLE OUR EFFORTS TO END THE EMBARGO OF CUBA. BUILD THE OCTOBER 31 INTERNATIONAL CARAVANS.


ushandsoffcubacommittee.com

LA.US.Handsoffcuba@...

Cell: Mark Friedman: 310.350.7515, Brenda Lopez: 310.259.9441

(Please call Mark first since he is more readily available)

END THE US EMBARGO OF CUBA. Normalize Relations.

End the sanctions, trade & travel bans of Trump/Biden. 


FACEBOOK/Vijay Prashad on Colin Powell

Walter Lippmann
 

<don't speak ill of the dead> Colin Powell is dead. COVID took him. 'War Criminal' is chiseled on his tombstone. Iraq is the name on our lips. But don't forget the war crimes in A Shau Valley in Vietnam (near Laos); burnt Vietnamese ghosts will guide Powell to hell.


TCF/Arnold August. In Defence of Socialism: On the Cuban Authorities’ Decision to Prohibit Marches By Arnold August

ArnoldAugust
 

(Walter, see my credit to you for translation) 

In Defence of Socialism: On the Cuban Authorities’ Decision to Prohibit Marches 

By Arnold August  

 

As a follow up to the July 11-12 protests, the same opposition figures and groups that participated in them, requested permission for marches to be simultaneously held in several cities across Cuba on November 15. In response, the local municipal authorities, for example Old Havana, responded by pointing out that “Article 56 of the [Cuban] Constitution, which is mentioned as a legal basis [for the march permit], provides among its requirements for the exercise of the right to demonstrate legally and “in respect for public order and in compliance with the rules established by law.” (Note: This unofficial English version of the decision was translated by Water Lippmann and edited by the author.) 

 

Read article here in The Canada Files

⬇️

https://www.thecanadafiles.com/articles/in-defence-of-socialism-on-the-cuban-authorities-decision-to-prohibit-marches 

 


TWITTER: Soberana 02 recognized by Annual Review of Medicine

Walter Tillow
 

 
 
teleSUR English
⁦‪@telesurenglish‬⁩
#Cuba | The Cuban Soberana 02 anti-Covid-19 vaccine has been recognized today by the prestigious U.S. medical journal Annual Review of Medicine, a step forward towards its possible international homologation.
bit.ly/3BWVrNA
 
10/18/21, 9:30 PM
 
 


 


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*great news!* ONCUBA NEWS: Australian company announces discovery of high concentrations of gold and silver in Cuban mine

Walter Lippmann
 


*pix* FACEBOOK/Cuba Land and Sea: Hurricane season is waning and the next cruising season is upon us.

Walter Lippmann
 

Hurricane season is waning and the next cruising season is upon us.
 
For those sailing from the Panama North, or US/Cuba/ Bahamas South take a look at the Rio Dulce. The Rio Dulce is a great place to hold up for the holidays, either to fly home or have family meet you here for a tropical holiday. The area has many skilled trades folks to do work on your vessel for reasonable rates.
In the midst of the Rio Dulce is Monkey Bay Marina. A small cruiser oriented marina run by cruisers. Very sociable tenants which readily welcome you. Movie nights, potlucks, happy hours and other activities that can be arranged with input from the tenants.
The Marina is quite secure, with no road access. Facilities include great showers, good wifi, large lounge, laundry, communal kitchen, kayaks and large well tooled workshop. Docks have power and potable water. Large dinghy dock and launcha service for Wednesday grocery run and pick up and drop off for those catching transport to Guatemala City.
If your travels are North/South seriously take a look at the Rio Dulce, and if your coming here check out Monkey Bay Marina as place to stay.
harbormaster@...
PS, yes there are monkeys

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