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Cuba and the U.S. exchange opportunities for collaboration in biomedical and biotechnological research.

Scientists, doctors, politicians and diplomats met at the Cuban Embassy in Washington D.C. to discuss the present and future of collaboration in biomedical and biotechnological research between Cuba and the United States.  

The director of the Center for Neurosciences of Cuba, Dr. Mitchel Valdés, the professor of Biophysical Physiology and Psychiatry, Mark Rasenick and the president of Discovery Therapeutics Caribe (DTC), Lee Weingart, presented the opportunities for collaboration that exist between both countries in these sectors.

Cuban Foreign Minister welcomes participation in agricultural conference.

Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez today thanked the Agricultural Coalition (Focus Cuba), businessmen and officials from various entities for their participation in the V Cuba-US Agricultural Conference in this capital.

In his official X account, the Cuban Foreign Minister stressed that they remind us of the importance of moving forward and overcoming the absurdity and cruelty of the prohibitions of the intensified blockade that punishes both peoples.

Pramyla Jayapal: Remove Cuba from terrorist list.

U.S. Congresswoman Pramyla Jayapal advocated removing Cuba from the list of sponsors of terrorism, whose designation, she said, today profoundly limits its capacity to function as a country.

Jayapal, a member of the House of Representatives from the state of Washington, who traveled in February to Havana together with her colleague Ilhan Omar (from Minnesota), gave her considerations in the Save the World Pod, dedicated weekly to the analysis of international issues and foreign policy.

Panama denounces the extraterritorial nature of the U.S. blockade of Cuba.

The Cuban ambassador to Panama, Victor Cairo, today denounced the extraterritorial nature of the blockade imposed by the United States on the island for more than six decades.

In an opinion article published in the newspaper La Estrella de Panamá, the diplomat stated that the economic, commercial and financial siege transcends the bilateral framework and quotes the special rapporteur of the United Nations Human Rights Council, Alena Dohan, on the negative impact of the unilateral coercive measures.

U.S. Congressmen ask Biden to remove Cuba from terrorist list.

Democratic congressmen from Massachusetts asked US President Joe Biden to remove Cuba from the list of sponsors of terrorism, a designation issued at the end of Donald Trump's administration, The Hill newspaper reported today.

Members of Congress criticized Trump's inclusion of Cuba in that arbitrary and unilateral list of State Sponsors of Terrorism (SSOT) and urged Biden to revoke it, published Tuesday an article in the newspaper specialized in political and legislative issues.

Cuba celebrates Human Rights Day with concrete advances.

Havana, Dec. 10, 2023 - Cuba celebrates this Sunday the International Human Rights Day (HRD) with concrete advances in the promotion and protection of human rights for all its citizens, despite the challenges of the U.S. blockade.

Seventy-five years after the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the country is strengthening its legal framework and guaranteeing the full exercise of these essential principles.

U.S. blockade makes it difficult for Cuba to sustain early warning system.

The chief of the National General Staff of the Cuban Civil Defense, Ramón Pardo, affirmed today that the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States on the Caribbean island makes it difficult to sustain the early warning system.

Washington's policy against Havana for six decades has created a complex situation for us, stressed Pardo on the opening day of the 11th International Congress on Disasters and the 7th International Conference of Firefighters, which runs until Friday in the capital's Palacio de Convenciones.

U.S. blockade worsens the lack of medicines in Cuba.

One of the main factors behind the shortage of medicines suffered by Cuba today is the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed and intensified by the U.S. government.

The president of the business group BioCubafarma, Eduardo Martínez explained that in the case of financing for raw materials, although we have the money, there are problems in the payment to suppliers, due to the refusal of the banks to work with Cuba.

This attitude is due to the blockade, a unilateral policy of the United States, said Martínez, quoted by Granma newspaper.

U.S. church network asks to remove Cuba from terrorist list.

More than 120 Presbyterian churches in the United States signed a letter to President Joe Biden calling for the removal of Cuba from the arbitrary list of sponsors of terrorism because it inflicts suffering on Cubans today.

"Mr. President, you have the power to remove Cuba from the list of State Sponsors of Terrorism. Cuba is not a terrorist country," said the signatories.

Brussels tribunal to unveil blockade of Cuba, say experts

The French association Cuba Linda today considered the international tribunal against the U.S. blockade of the island, to be held this week in Brussels, a tool to denounce and bring to public opinion the criminality of that policy.

The organization, created in 1998 to promote ties between France and Cuba, confirmed to Prensa Latina its participation in the tribunal to be held at the European Parliament on Thursday and Friday, and showed its expectations for a space to denounce the illegality of the economic, commercial and financial siege imposed more than 60 years ago.

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