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Date: 17/10/2018 23:01 (GMT+00:00)
Subject: IFCO’S CubaBuzz Issue 124
IFCO’s CubaBuzz: Issue 124
The United States orchestrates unprecedented provocation against Cuba in the United Nations
Granma 10/16/18
This afternoon, the U.S. government called a press conference to slander Cuba in the UN’s Economic and Social Council hall. As the meeting concluded, a teleSUR correspondent stated, “This is the environment. The meeting is over. The hall almost empty. Very few of those invited by the U.S.”
The United States intends to defend, by any means, its unilateral policy of economic blockade, which is the object of universal condemnation, and violates international law.
The U.S. government knows that this conduct is not supported by the U.S. population, or by Cubans residing there.
They fabricate unfounded accusations, issuing defamatory statements regarding the safety of diplomats in Cuba.
Far from dialoguing on the basis of respect, as Cuba has done to promote cooperation, as it does with other countries, the U.S. government resorts to fraudulent accusations and slander campaigns.
The U.S. government allocates millions of dollars every year to attack Cuba’s constitutional order, interfere in internal affairs, and finance individuals who act as agents of a foreign power, which is illegal in Cuba, as it is in the United States and other countries.
Cuban President Slams Uptick In ‘Hostile Rhetoric’ From US
Xinhua 10/16/18
Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel on Monday said the United States was intensifying its “hostile rhetoric” against the island.
“The government of the United States is resorting to increasing its hostile rhetoric against Cuba,” Diaz-Canel said via Twitter.
“We have the sovereign right to determine our destiny without foreign interference,” he added.
The “essential defining element” of bilateral ties between Cuba and the United States continues to be the half-century trade embargo that “aims to strangle the Cuban economy, create misery and subvert the constitutional order,” said the president.
Telesur 10/07/18
Two teams of Cuban doctors arrived in Haiti on Sunday morning after a 5.9 magnitude quake shook the country that’s still recovering from its 2010 tremor.
Two teams of Cuban doctors left for Haiti Sunday morning to attend to the victims of the country’s 5.9 magnitude quake that took place on Saturday.
General Coordinator of the Cuban Medical Brigade, Evelio Betancourt, said that two surgical teams were sent to support Haitian health personnel.
According to Reuters, the earthquake has left 14 dead so far, mainly in Port de Paix and Gros Morne in Artibonite near the quake’s epicenter that struck at a depth of 11.7 kilometers, 20 km off Haiti’s northwest coast, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
Just-Announced U.S. and Cuba Biopharma Venture Sees Fruit in Lung Cancer Study
BioSpace 09/27/18
A three-year-old cancer research alliance between U.S. and Cuban scientists is bearing fruit. A Cuban-developed lung cancer treatment combined with Bristol-Myers Squibb’s anti-PDL1 Opdivo shows promise in treating patients who would not likely benefit from immune checkpoint inhibition.
Put into motion three years ago but formally launched this week, The Innovative Immunotherapy Alliance SA, a partnership between the Roswell Park Cancer Institute of Buffalo, New York and Cuba’s Center for Molecular Immunology, is testing the Cuban-developed lung cancer drug CIMAvax-EGF, an epidermal growth factor (EGF)-depleting immunotherapy.
Cuban President Diaz-Canel visits Google headquarters in New York
Cuba News Agency 09/25/18
President of the Councils of State and Ministers of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel held a meeting on Monday afternoon with several US executives the during his visit to Google’s headquarters in New York, which was described as informative and fruitful.
Granma newspaper reports that executives of several US IT and Communications companies showed to the president particular interest in the potentialities of the Cuban market, as well as in the perspectives of development of the Caribbean nation.
Cuban Advances Against Discrimination in Education Informed at UNESCO
Prensa Latina 10/08/18
Cuba reported advances on struggle against discrimination in education at the preparatory meetings of the 205th session of the Unesco Executive Council, informed today diplomatic sources.
In its condition of member state of the Council, the Caribbean nation spoke at the Committee of Conventions and Recommendation (CR), where Cuban ambassador Oscar Leon referred to the application of Unesco’s normative instruments, especially the Convention on Struggle against discrimination in education.
Leon, representative of Cuba to the Executive Council and president of the Cuban National Commission of Unesco, highlights the different actions aimed at guaranteeing quality education for all, of universal and free coverage in all educational levels.
Cuba Advocates at UN for Changing Unequal International Order
Prensa Latina 10/08/18
Cuba’s permanent representative to the UN, Anayansi Rodriguez, highlighted on Monday the need to change the current international order, unjust and profoundly unequal, and to respect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of States.
Speaking at the General Assembly in the plenary session of the Secretary General of the United Nations about the work of the multilateral body, the ambassador called for the cessation of unilateral coercive measures against developing countries, and an end to colonialism and foreign occupation.
In that sense, she denounced the unjust economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States against Cuba for more than 50 years.
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