Scientists and doctors zap theory that microwave weapon injured Cuba diplomats

By Sarah Kaplan and Joel Achenbach

September 6 at 1:43 PM/ Washington Post

A series of attacks with a microwave weapon is the latest theory for what could have sickened or distressed roughly two dozen people associated with the U.S. Embassy in Cuba over the past two years.

This hypothesis, advanced in recent days in several news reports, dominated a House Foreign Affairs subcommittee hearing on Cuba policy Thursday afternoon. But a panel of State Department officials said there is still no explanation for the reported injuries.

How is a pretext for a cold war manufactured?.

How is a pretext for a cold war manufactured?.

A pretext is all that is needed to start a conflict, something with which the United States has experience, from the Spanish-American War, to Vietnam, Iraq… but its latest efforts to vilify Cuba are unique.
Last year, the U.S. asserted that its diplomatic personnel in Cuba had been affected by “sonic attacks,” an accusation that has been developed in the media in an attempt to justify launching a Cold War.

Back in Ghana Cuban Health Workers

After enjoying a vacation in Cuba, the members of the Cuban Medical Brigade (BMC, according to the Spanish acronym) arrived in Ghana. They were received by Ambassador Pedro Luis Despaigne González, in the new International Flight Terminal of the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) of Accra.

This current BMC is working in Ghana since October 2016, and its members serve in five out of ten regions of the country (Northern, Upper East, Volta, Eastern and Greater Accra).

Cuba's sports cooperation with Barbados to be extended.

The acting executive director of the National Sports Council (CND) Barbados, Mona Alleyne, gave a warm welcome to Cuban coaches on their arrival in Barbados, after the signing of the contract extending the cooperation for another two years, until summer 2020. The arrival took place just before the start of the new school year, for them to be fully incorporated into the physical education classes in the primary and secondary schools of the country, as well as methodological advice in the seven disciplines established, in coordination with the federations and national clubs on the island. Cuba's ambassador, Francisco Fernández, highlighted the event that takes place during the preparations for the official visit to Havana by the Minister of Sports and Culture of Barbados, John King, while attending the International Congress Cuba-Motricity 2018, next 22-25 of October .

The Mayor of Vienna ratifies his willingness to strengthen ties with Havana

The Ambassador of Cuba to Austria, His Excellency Mr. Juan Antonio Fernández Palacios and the Mayor of the city of Vienna, Dr. Michael Ludwig held a fraternal meeting. Both authorities exchanged information and proposals on the state of the bonds between the capital cities and the possibilities of expanding them.

The Cuban Ambassador informed his counterpart about the arrangements being made in Havana to celebrate the 500th anniversary of its creation next year at the time he extended an invitation to the Viennese Mayor to visit the Cuban capital.

Embassy of Cuba participates in Conference on Cuban women in Parliament


The Minister Counselor of the Embassy of Cuba in South Africa, Rebeca Hernández Toledano, participated on August 31, in a Conference on The participation of Cuban women in Parliament.

The Conference on the participation of women in Parliaments took place at the MONAS University, as part of the month of women's celebrations in the country. The event was attended by representatives of the three countries that worldwide have the highest representation of women in their legislative bodies, namely, Rwanda, Cuba and Bolivia.

Cuba reaffirms its deep concern at the threat posed to the human species by the existence of nuclear weapons.

New York, 6 September 2018. Cuba reaffirmed its deep concern at the increasingly dangerous existence of nuclear weapons and the threat these weapons pose to the survival of the human species, during UNGA High-Level Meeting to commemorate and promote the International Day against Nuclear Tests held in the United Nations Headquarters.