Jair Bolsonaro, president elect of Brazil, has made it impossible for Cuban Doctors to continue attending to the needy in Brazil

Declaration from the Ministry of Public Health
Jair Bolsonaro, president elect of Brazil, who has made direct, contemptuous and threatening comments against the presence of our doctors, has declared and reiterated that he will modify the terms and conditions of the More Doctors program , disregarding the Pan-American Health Organization

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Author: Ministry of Public Health | informacion@granma.cu
november 14, 2018 11:11:05

The Ministry of Public Health of the Republic of Cuba, committed to the solidarity and humanist principles that have guided Cuba’s medical cooperation for 55 years, has been participating in Brazil’s “More Doctors” program since its inception in August of 2013. This initiative launched by Dilma Rousseff, who was at that time the president of the Federal Republic of Brazil, pursued the noble purpose of guaranteeing medical assistance to the majority of the Brazilian people, following the principle of universal health coverage promoted by the World Health Organization.

The program had planned the inclusion of Brazilian and foreign doctors who would work in poor and remote areas of the country.

Cuba’s participation in this program was arranged through the Pan-American Health Organization with one distinctive feature: it was intended to fill the vacancies left by doctors from Brazil and other foreign nations.

During these five years of work, some 20 000 Cuban collaborators have assisted 113,359,000 patients in more than 3,600 municipalities. They were able to provide health coverage to a vast 60 million Brazilians, when they accounted for 80% of all the doctors who were taking part in the program. More than 700 municipalities were able to have a doctor for the first time ever.

The work of Cuban doctors in areas of extreme poverty, in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Salvador de Bahia, and the 34 Special Indigenous Districts, particularly in Amazonia, was widely recognized by federal, state, and municipal governments of that country and its population, 95% of which expressed their acceptance, according to a survey carried out by the Federal University of Minas Gerais at the request of the Ministry of Health of Brazil.

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President Miguel Diaz-Canel Meets With Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc

Diaz-Canel Describes Meetings with Vietnam Authorities as Excellent

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Hanoi, Nov 9 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel described the meetings he held with Vietnamese authorities as excellent, as part of his visit to this country.

‘Excellent meetings with the highest Vietnamese authorities. They ratify the will to raise the level of our economic relations to the same level as political relations. #WeareCuba, on a tour to strengthen historic relations with #Vietnam’, said the Cuban head of State in his @DiazCanelB on Twitter.

The Cuban leader also expressed his appreciation to the Vietnamese people in building their development model.

‘Much to learn from our Vietnamese brothers, winners of wars, blockades and also from the inheritances of underdevelopment, with exemplary work, creativity and discipline. #We areCuba,’ he stressed.

The Cuban president is visiting Vietnam as part of a tour of Asia that also took him to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and China.

Before starting this tour, he made a stopover in France, and then an official visit to Russia.

In each stopover Diaz-Canel ratified the continuity of the Cuban Revolution and the brotherhood of the Cuban people with each nation he has visited.

Diaz-Canel was received in Vietnam by his peer, Nguyen Phu Trong, and the two leaders renewed decades of political identity, friendly cooperation and friendship between Cuba and Vietnam.

He also met with the chairman of the National Assembly of Vietnam, Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, and they agreed that parliamentary ties are essential to establish close friendship between both countries.

Likewise, Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc received Diaz-Canel, and ratified the will to consolidate economic and cooperation relations to equate them with policies.

The Cuban president laid a wreath at the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, one of the most visited places in this capital and a part of Vietnam’s history, where the remains of the father of the country’s independence and reunification lie.

Cuban President paid tribute to Mao Zedong

Cuba & China: distant geographically, close in ideas (+ Photos)
During the third day of his official visit to China, President Miguel Díaz-Canel paid tribute to Mao Zedong

Author: Yaima Puig Meneses | informacion@granmai.cu
november 8, 2018 10:11:19

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BEIJING, PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA .-The Cuban and Chinese people know well the meaning of the friendship and mutual respect they have shared for years. Thus it was no surprise to hear Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez say that he felt “at home” here.

During the third day of his official visit to China, the Cuban President paid tribute to Mao Zedong, the supreme leader of the Communist Party of China and the People’s Republic of China, from 1949 through 1976.

After arriving in Shanghai on Tuesday, he traveled to Beijing where he was received at the city’s international airport by MaXiaowei, president of the country’s National Health Commission.

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The first meeting on his agenda for the day was with Wang Yang, president of the XIII Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, who recalled his 2015 visit to Cuba, and meeting with Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, which he said made a deep impression on him. For his part Díaz-Canel reiterated that China is very important to Cuba, and that the government, party, and people are committed to further developing bilateral relations.

This is the third time the Cuban President has visited China, but the first as President of the country’s Councils of State and Ministers. He described the visit as one of “continuity and consolidation.”

The day also included a tour of the Forbidden City and a meeting with Cuban youth studying in China.

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President Miguel Díaz-Canel’s official visit to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

Díaz-Canel: relations between Cuba and the DPRK are historic, and based on mutual respect
On the second day of his official visit to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, among other activities, the Cuban President paid tribute to Korean leaders Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il, and visited educational institutions
Author: Granma | internet@granma.cu
november 6, 2018 10:11:50

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The second day of President Miguel Díaz-Canel’s official visit to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) began with a warm greeting he conveyed to the North Korean people from the Cuban people and Army General Raúl Castro.
First on the day’s agenda was a meeting with the President of the Supreme People’s Assembly Presidium, Kim Yong Nam, where Díaz-Canel commented, “Relations between Cuba and the DPRK are historic, and based on mutual respect.”
Next he visited Kim Il-sung University, established in 1946.
Díaz-Canel reported that during his discussion with the country’s President on Sunday, cooperation between Cuba and the DPRK in the areas of tourism, education, and public health was discussed.
The Cuban delegation was bid farewell with a spectacular gymnastics performance, which included the projection of images of Fidel with Kim Il-sung, and Raúl with Kim Jong-il, as well as DÍaz-Canel and Jim Jong-un, that drew extended applause.f0023541

 

 

 

 

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Putin receives Cuban President Diaz-Canel

Putin receives Cuban President Diaz-Canel
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Putin receives Cuban President Diaz-CanelHAVANA, Cuba, Nov 2 (ACN) The President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, received this Friday morning the Cuban president Miguel Diaz-Canel, who is in Russia on a three-day official visit.

According to press reports from Moscow, Diaz-Canel has invited his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to Havana next year with an official visit.

The Cuban leader stressed that Putin’s visit to the country four years ago “was an important milestone and a new step in the development of bilateral relations.Bearing in mind the great importance of his visit, we would like to invite him back to Cuba in 2019, five years from that moment,” he said.

Diaz-Canel gave a “fraternal greeting” to Putin from the First Secretary of the Cuban Communist Party Raul Castro and stressed the great importance of his visit to Moscow, because it reflects the continuity of relations between Cuba and Russia.

Putin, for his part, has proposed to his Cuban counterpart to address economic cooperation, in addition to other issues. The Russian president has stressed that trade between the two countries went up 17% last year.

Putin added that relations between Russia and Cuba “were originally marked by a special strategic nature”, stressing that Moscow and Havana “are united by friendship, mutual support and aid”. He has also asked Diaz-Canel “to express his best wishes and cordial greetings to comrade Raul Castro.

The Cuban president arrived in the Russian capital this Thursday and his visit is expected to last until November 3. This Friday, the president has met with Putin to discuss bilateral cooperation in different spheres and exchange views on regional and global problems.

A warm embrace from the people of Pyongyang

A warm embrace from the people of Pyongyang
Yesterday, around 1:00 pm local time, Cuba’s President arrived in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea to begin his official visit

Author: Yaima Puig Meneses | informacion@granmai.cu
november 5, 2018 08:11:11

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Cuba’s President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez and the delegation accompanying him departed the Russian Federation Saturday night, after a busy visit, to arrive in Pyongyang, where a great multitude waited to greet them, cheering and waving the flags of the two countries.
It was around 1:00 pm local time when they reached the city’s international airport where he was welcomed with full military honors by Kim Jong-un, President of the Workers’ Party of Korea, and of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s State Committee, and Commander in Chief of the Korean People’s Army.

The world says “No!”

The world says “No!” to the blockade and Trump’s amendments

At 12:20pm, in the United Nations General Assembly, the international community once again almost unanimously condemned the U.S. blockade of Cuba, voting 189 in favor of the Cuban resolution, two against (U.S. and Israel), with no abstentions.

Author: Granma International news | informacion@granma.cu

november 1, 2018 12:11:58

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At 12:20pm, in the United Nations General Assembly, the international community once again almost unanimously condemned the U.S. blockade of Cuba, voting 189 in favor of the Cuban resolution, two against (U.S. and Israel), with no abstentions.

Cuba is not alone at the United Nations

Cuba is not alone: Nations of the world highlight the absurdity of the U.S. blockade against Cuba in the UN
The UN General Assembly today addressed for the twenty-seventh consecutive year the draft resolution presented by Cuba calling for an end to the criminal U.S. blockade
Author: GI news staff | informacion@granmai.cu
october 31, 2018 19:10:46

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Once again, the UN General Assembly debated the draft resolution presented by Cuba calling for an end to the U.S. blockade. Despite U.S. attempts to sabotage the annual debate and pressure other nations to vote against Cuba – through the submission of eight ridiculous amendments to the text – this October 31 saw a wealth of nations express their support for Cuba and condemn this criminal, genocidal policy.
The 27th annual vote on the Resolution will take place tomorrow, November 1st.
Granma International offers a summary of some of the main speeches:
EL SALVADOR

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El Salvador’s representative to the UN, speaking on behalf of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) stressed: “The U.S. should normalize relations through bilateral dialogue according to international law. The U.S. should end the blockade and return Guantánamo to the Cuban people.”
SINGAPORE

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Singapore’s UN representative, speaking on behalf of ASEAN (The Association of Southeast Asian Nations) stated: “Ending the blockade will contribute to economic development of both Cuba and the U.S.”
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Venezuelan Ambassador to the UN, Samuel Moncada, spoke on behalf of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM): “The Movement takes the opportunity to denounce the coercive and unilateral measures implemented by the U.S. government toward Cuba.” He emphasized that the blockade damages all vital sectors of the economy, that Cuba has been denied access to international markets and technology transfer, and that the prolongation of the policy is totally absurd.
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UN representative of The Bahamas, speaking on behalf of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), expressed support for Cuba’s resolution: “The blockade is a punitive act against the Cuban people. Cuba is a peaceful and cooperative state – and a voice of reason for matters on the international agenda.”
VIETNAM

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Vietnam’s representative referred to Trump’s Cuba policy: “Since last year, the embargo has been further intensified and tightened – representing further setbacks in U.S.-Cuba relations and causing grave damages to the Cuban people.”
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Jamaica’s ambassador noted: “The U.S. embargo of Cuba is an affront to the collective expression of the international community that has consistently called for the embargo to be lifted.”
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The South African representative to the UN stressed: “As a manifestation of solidarity, Cuba shares its human resources across the global south… Cuba made a great contribution to the elimination of apartheid, and for that we are eternally grateful.” He continued: “South Africa rejects the United States’ amendments to Cuba’s resolution. They are clearly an attempt to undermine the serious issue of the collective human rights violations imposed by the U.S. against the Cuban people through the embargo.”
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The Bolivian Ambassador to the UN noted: “It is highly cynical of the U.S. to attempt to tamper with Cuba’s resolution… The U.S. is trying to attack the entire multilateral system and the principles of the UN.” He added: “We should pay tribute to Cuba who has provided selfless assistance to so much of the world in health, in education: Where illiteracy plagues countries – Cuba is there. When Ebola struck – Cuba was there. When earthquakes happen – Cuba is there. Cuba keeps hope alive.”
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Algeria’s representative explained: “Cuba is more than just a friend that stood by us in dire times… Cuba has expressed solidarity in many parts of the world, including the undeniable commitment and expertise shown by the Cuban doctors who responded to the call to help fight the Ebola crisis in 2014.
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Nicaragua’s representative to the UN emphasized: “Despite the U.S. attacks, Cuba continues to remain strong. Cuba is solidarity. Our Cuban brothers and sisters have always been the vanguard for responding to emergency situations in any part of the world.”

United States seeks to violation the human rights of the Cuban people at the United Nations

Bruno Rodríguez: “We are certain that the amendments will be rejected”
In statements offered to the press today, the Cuban Foreign Minister spoke about what will happen tomorrow, October 31, regarding the debate on the annual resolution presented in the UN by Cuba against the U.S. blockade. The vote itself will take place this Thursday, November 1
Author: Digital news staff | informacion@granma.cu
october 30, 2018 15:10:44

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Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez stated today in a press conference that the United States government, in its desire to create greater tensions and increase hostility, is posing obstacles to the forthcoming vote against the blockade in the UN.
He explained that the U.S. State Department originally presented a document consisting of eight paragraphs of amendments to the draft resolution “Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States against Cuba.” However, the text was hastily divided into eight separate amendments that will be submitted to the United Nations General Assembly for analysis tomorrow.
All this pursues the obvious aim of creating a pretext to tighten the blockade, and attempt to present the illusion that there is international support for the policy, Rodríguez stressed. The U.S. delegation to the UN seeks to disturb, consume time, create confusion and hinder the adoption of the resolution calling for the end of the blockade against Cuba.

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Cuban Foreign Minister denounces U.S. maneuver to undermine international support for an end to the blockade

Cuban Foreign Minister denounces U.S. maneuver to undermine international support for an end to the blockade
Yesterday afternoon, the United States permanent mission at the UN began circulating eight amendments to the Cuban resolution calling for an end to the blockade, reported Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez during a press conference at the ministry in Havana

Author: Daina Caballero Trujillo | informacion@granmai.cu
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Yesterday afternoon, the United States permanent mission at the UN began circulating eight amendments to the Cuban resolution calling for an end to the blockade, reported Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parilla during a press conference at the ministry in Havana.

He reported that the amendments basically address aspects related to the UN’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, and the human rights issue, a subject that the U.S. government attempts to use to discredit Cuba – unsuccessfully.

What is most interesting, Rodríguez said, is not the content of the proposed amendments, but rather the fact that the document was circulated surreptitiously by the U.S. State Department, signed by deputy assistant secretary Gonzalo Gallegos, in an effort to dissuade UN member countries from voting in favor of the Cuban resolution calling for an end to the blockade, which will be considered in the General Assembly this coming October 31.

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