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Cuba and EU Value Cooperation in Trade

HAVANA, Jan 14 (NNN-Prensa Latina) — Cuba and the European Union (EU) on Wednesday positively assessed the results achieved in the areas of trade and investment, during the second Joint Committee between both parties, which met virtually.

According to a press release from the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the meeting also addressed the need to continue working to counteract the extraterritorial effects of the Helms-Burton Act.

Cuba Condemns Accusation of Sponsoring Terrorism

HAVANA, Jan 13 (NNN-Prensa Latina) — Cuba condemned on Tuesday the recent accusation of sponsoring terrorism during a virtual meeting of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC).

In that regard, Cuba’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Anayansi Rodriguez denounced that the decision of the US government is a cynical and hypocritical act that seeks to undermine any possibility of establishing again bilateral relations.

Covid-19: Cuba to allow fewer flights from United States and some other countries

HAVANA, Dec 29 (NNN-AGENCIES) —  Cuba announced it would allow fewer flights from the United States and several other countries beginning Jan 1, due to a surge in coronavirus cases since opening its airports in November.

Cubans living abroad and returning to visit, or returning from shopping trips, have spread the virus to family members and beyond by breaking quarantine, the government said.

Mexico, Panama, the Bahamas, Haiti and the Dominican Republic are also on the list. The government did not say how many flights per day would be allowed.

Cuba will unify its two currencies as of Jan 1: president

HAVANA, Dec 11 (NNN AGENCIES) — Cuba will unify its two currencies, the
Cuban peso and convertible peso, as of Jan 1, ending a unique system that
has existed for nearly three decades, President Miguel Diaz-Canel said.

“We consider the conditions met to announce the start of this reform
beginning January 1, 2021, with a single exchange rate of 24 Cuban pesos for one dollar,” Diaz-Canel said on television, alongside Raul Castro, the
country’s former president and Communist Party leader.

Cuban FM condemned terrorist attack on Iranian scientist akhrizadeh

Tehran, Nov 29, IRNA –Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez, condemned terrorist attack to assassinate Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, the Iranian defense industry scientist, saying on Sunday that Havana opposes all forms of terrorism.

"We strongly condemn the terrorist attack that assassinated Iranian prominent scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, said Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez, on his official Twitter account.

US-owned Western Union to shut Cuba offices from Nov 23

HAVANA, Nov 14 (NNN-AGENCIES) — Western Union will close its Cuba operation on Nov 23, following new US sanctions that prevent it from working with Havana’s military financial firm, Fincimex, the Cuban company announced Friday.

“Fincimex and Western Union have decided to suspend from 23 November the transfer of money from abroad,” as well as the US money transfer company’s 407 agencies in Cuba, Fincimex said on its Facebook page.

Cuba, Iran Vow To Strengthen Ties, Condemning U.S. Sanctions

HAVANA, Nov 7 (NNN-PRENSA LATINA) – Cuban Foreign Minister, Bruno Rodriguez, met here with his Iranian counterpart, Mohammad Javad Zarif, vowing to enhance bilateral relations and railing against U.S. sanctions.

Rodriguez said, Zarif’s visit will help continue deepening high-level political dialogue, as well as, economic, commercial, cultural, scientific and academic links between the two countries.

Venezuelan President thanks Russia for coronavirus vaccine supply

HAVANA, October 3. /TASS/: Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro thanked President Vladimir Putin and Russian citizens for the delivery of the first batch of the Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine to the republic.

"Sputnik V is already here! We are the first country in the Western Hemisphere to begin phase 3 of the clinical trials of this vaccine against Covid-19. On behalf of the Venezuelan people, I thank President Vladimir Putin and the Russian people for their solidarity," he wrote on Twitter on Friday.

Cuban president denounces U.S. blockade in UN speech

HAVANA, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) -- Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel on Tuesday condemned Washington's intensified economic blockade against the island nation. In his video address to the 75th session of the UN General Assembly, Diaz-Canel also said that the current U.S. administration tries to discredit the Caribbean island's medical assistance as part of the global response to stem the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide.

Covid-19: Havana imposes curfew over surge in cases while schools reopen elsewhere in Cuba

HAVANA, Sept 2 (NNN-AGENCIES) — Pupils returned to school throughout much of Cuba on Tuesday after more than five months, although not in Havana where restrictions including a curfew went into effect due to a surge in coronavirus infections.

Authorities deemed the coronavirus outbreak contained enough in most of the island to be able to restart classes as long as pupils wear face masks, disinfect their hands upon arrival at school and sit at physically distanced desks.

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