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31 July, 2020 Cuba mourns the passing of Eusebio Leal Spengler

Cubans have learned with sadness of the passing Friday morning, of Eusebio Leal Spengler, the Historian of Havana City. News outlets like Granma newspaper, Rebelde Radio, and Cubadebate broke the news. He was 77.

23 July, 2020 Cuba: Wholesale markets to cater to the non-state sector starting in September

Havana, Cuba.- The president of CIMEX Corporation, Hector Oroza Busutil, announced on Wednesday that beginning in September, wholesale markets will operate island-wide as part of the newly announced strategy to boost the economy and face the world crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Speaking at the Mesa Redonda national televised TV program, Oroza said that […]

14 July, 2020 Cuba contains the pandemic, but can’t be overconfident

As the world dawned Monday with 222,967 new people infected with COVID-19, two new cases were reported in Cuba, one of them with a source of infection abroad. These figures, although they do not constitute a reason for confidence in the current scenario, speak of how much work is still being done on the island to contain the spread of the disease, which has its current epicenter in the region of the Americas.

9 July, 2020 Havana still aiming for second phase of post-COVID-19 recovery

At the meeting of the temporary working group for the prevention and control of COVID-19 — led daily by Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel and Prime Minister Manuel Marrero Cruz — Deputy Governor Yanet Hernández Pérez said that two events of local transmission of the disease remain open in Havana: one in Centro Habana and another in Cerro. In the latter, a new case was confirmed on Wednesday, bringing the total to 20.

8 July, 2020 Cuban president participates in virtual ILO Summit

he President of the Republic of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel, is participating this Wednesday in the virtual World Leaders’ Day of the International Labor Organization (ILO) Summit on COVID-19 and the World of Work, together with heads of state and government and prominent global employer and trade union leaders.