"The Cuban Government is at the forefront of decision-making to combat the infection. The drug repurposing to combat COVID 19 has allowed several projects and clinical trials to be ongoing including vaccine and therapies for prevention and treatment in mild, severe and critical ill patients. Despite the serious limitations imposed by the North American blockade, which has prevented us from moving faster, not only to benefit our people, but also to be able to contribute to other countries, as our doctors are already doing. The blockade makes extremely difficult and expensive the access to reagents and equipment."
(Stenographic Version – Council of State)
Heads of State and Government;
I would like to convey my sincere condolences to the Commonwealth of the Bahamas for the loss of lives and the terrible destruction caused by hurricane Dorian. I call upon the international community to mobilize resources in order to provide assistance to that country.
Law Helms-Burton has no impact whatsoever, practical impact in Cuba. It’s a US Law with no jurisdiction whatsoever in Cuba and cannot be applied in any sovereign country that respects its sovereignty. Its jurisdiction is limited to the United States. In addition to that, Cuba passed a law in 1996 that defined that Helms-Burton was null and void of any meaning or impact in our country so in practical terms it has no effect whatsoever in Cuba.
Declaration of the Revolutionary Government
The Revolutionary Government of the Republic of Cuba energetically condemns the attack made against the President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Nicolás Maduro Moros on Saturday, 4 August, during a military parade in Caracas on the occasion of the 81st anniversary of the founding of the Bolivarian National Guard.