Author Archives: Anthony Brenner

US Keeps Bullying Venezuela and Threatens Shipping Companies

While U.S. streets are burning, the Trump administration insists on intervening in Venezuela. May 30 (teleSUR) Venezuela’s Foreign Affairs Minister Jorge Arreaza Friday denounced that the United States continues to threaten companies and ships so they do not do business with their country. … Continue reading

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Cuban medical brigade nominated for Nobel Prize in South Africa

Pretoria, May 30 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban international medical brigade specializing in disasters and serious epidemics ‘Henry Reeve’ deserves the Nobel Peace Prize, said the prominent politician Phatse Justice Piitso in South Africa. In a personal public letter, the current … Continue reading

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How Cuba is succeeding in the fight against COVID

With a government-run medical system, the island has contained the virus to a tiny fraction of the cases in the US. BY REESE ERLICH – MAY 28, 2020 48Hills-Independent San Francisco news and culture One morning along a street with cracked sidewalks … Continue reading

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Cuba ratifies support to WHO in the face of US criticism

Havana, May 30 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez ratified this Saturday the full support to the World Health Organization (WHO) and its management in the confrontation with the Covid-19, in view of the criticism from the United States. … Continue reading

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Impact of U.S. measures on Venezuelan population denounced

Caracas, May 30 (Prensa Latina) The coercive measures of the United States government against Venezuela are intended to deprive the population of basic means of subsistence, denounced this Saturday the executive secretary of the National Council of Human Rights, Larry … Continue reading

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Debunking the New York Times Story on Mexico and COVID

Powerful interests, both national and international, are attempting to use the COVID crisis as a means to step up their campaign against Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO). By Kurt Hackbarth  –  May 9, 2020 (Orinoco Tribune) MEXICO CITY … Continue reading

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US sanctions are hindering the distribution of Cuban drugs combating Covid-19

As biotechnology labs in Havana develop drugs to thwart the pandemic, the US blockade threatens further research and production. by Andy Robinson — Open Democracy 29 May 2020 “We joke in Cuba that if we discovered the remedy for the … Continue reading

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Favourable scenario vs. Covid-19 in Cuba is due to joint effort

Havana, May 29 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez today stressed that the island maintains a favorable scenario in dealing with the Covid-19, as a result of the joint work of several sectors. In his Twitter account, the Foreign … Continue reading

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Cuban foreign minister condemns death of African-American in US

Havana, May 29 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez on Thursday described as a brutal assassination the death of African-American George Floyd, who was a victim of a white police officer who pressed his neck with his knee in … Continue reading

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Reflections from the 2020 Spring Break Class Trip to Cuba: Yale University

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 – Yale University MacMillan Center Written by Alison Kibbe, Teaching Fellow for the 2020 History and Culture of Cuba course, a doctoral student in African-American Studies & American Studies, and a CLAIS graduate affiliate.  For the past five years, one of the … Continue reading