Presidente Díaz-Cane: Intervención en la VI Cumbre de la Comunidad de Estados Latinoamericanos y Caribeños (CELAC)

Díaz-Canel: Urge revitalizar la Celac para avanzar hacia una recuperación inclusiva y justa que nos fortalezca como región
Intervención en la VI Cumbre de la Comunidad de Estados Latinoamericanos y Caribeños (CELAC)

Autor: MINREX | internet@granma.cu
18 de septiembre de 2021 13:09:15
Díaz-Canel en la CELAC


Foto: Alejandro Azcuy
Querido presidente Andrés Manuel López Obrador:

Estimados Jefes de Estado y de Gobierno de América Latina y el Caribe:

Distinguidos Jefes de Delegaciones e Invitados, amigos todos:

Gracias hermanos. Mis primeras palabras en esta histórica Cumbre sólo pueden ser de profundo agradecimiento al pueblo mexicano y, de manera especial, al presidente Andrés Manuel López Obrador, por su entrañable amistad y solidaridad con Cuba; igualmente a los Gobiernos y pueblos aquí representados que nos han expresado su apoyo, y comprendieron de inmediato la naturaleza de la oportunista campaña de descrédito, financiada con fondos federales estadounidenses que aún pretende amenazar la estabilidad, integridad y la soberanía de mi país.

Reafirmo aquí que el pueblo y el Gobierno cubanos defenderán el Estado Socialista de Derecho y Justicia Social, “Con todos y para el bien de todos” como quería José Martí.

Aprovecho también la ocasión para reconocer su respaldo al levantamiento del ilegal bloqueo económico, comercial y financiero impuesto por Estados Unidos contra Cuba, recrudecido de manera deliberada y oportunista en condiciones de pandemia, a pesar de ser condenado durante décadas por la abrumadora mayoría de la comunidad internacional.

Esta política criminal e inmoral es una violación masiva, evidente y sistemática de los derechos humanos del pueblo cubano, que nos impone el mismo gobierno estadounidense que amenaza, agrede y aplica medidas coercitivas unilaterales contra otros países de la región.

Su intervencionismo y las desembozadas pretensiones imperiales de relanzar la Doctrina Monroe para impedir el desarrollo soberano de nuestras naciones, es otra violación flagrante de los propósitos y principios de la Carta de las Naciones Unidas, el Derecho Internacional y los postulados de la Proclama de América Latina y el Caribe como Zona de Paz.

Ante los crecientes intentos de dividirnos, urge promover la solidaridad y la cooperación para consolidar nuestra mayor fortaleza: “la unidad en la diversidad”, concepto y propósito por el que nuestro General de Ejército Raúl Castro Ruz trabajó incansablemente en los cercanos aún pero ya históricos días en que se fundaba CELAC en esta entrañable tierra.

Soportando el peso del acoso económico y las enormes limitaciones que nos impone, Cuba ha logrado avanzar, demostrando la solidez de su sistema de salud pública y la capacidad de continuar cooperando con otros países.

Nos enorgullece haber conseguido producir 3 vacunas y 2 candidatos vacunales en los últimos meses, como resultado de la abnegación de nuestros científicos y del robusto sistema de ciencia e innovación tecnológica creado e impulsado por el Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro Ruz. Consideren estos éxitos, como lo consideramos nosotros, una conquista latinoamericana y caribeña.

Hoy queremos reiterar aquí la voluntad de trabajar en el marco de la CELAC en acuerdos de suministro y producción de vacunas para países interesados, como modesta contribución en el objetivo de alcanzar la pronta inmunización universal en la región.

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New joint venture created in Mariel to distribute biotechnology products

New joint venture created in Mariel to distribute biotechnology products
The Cuban enterprise Cimab S.A. and Neuronic Mexicana S.A. establish a new company named IncuBIO, with headquarters in the Mariel Special Development Zone

Author: National news staff | informacion@granma.cu
september 8, 2021 13:09:47


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A new joint venture for the development and commercialization of innovative biotechnology products has been established in the Mariel Special Development Zone, named IncuBIO S.A., according to an announcement made by the Cuba’s Cimab S.A. and Neuronic Mexicana S.A. de C.V.

Information on the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Investment (Mincex) website indicates that IncuBIO is designed to attract venture capital, and its shares may be acquired by future investors, looking to increase the value of products by financing clinical trials in markets of underdeveloped countries.

Among the innovative products for which development and commercialization rights are granted by the exclusive license from the new entity is NeuroEPO, one of the most promising assets in the portfolio of the Center for Molecular Immunology, since it is being tested as a treatment for several neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Ataxia.

The Mincex publication details that, with the incorporation of IncuBIO, Cimab – dedicated to the development and management of businesses through its direct participation in international alliances – is a shareholder in five joint ventures located in China, Thailand, Singapore and Cuba.

Neuronic Mexicana S.A. de C.V. will be responsible for the commercialization of biopharmaceutical products and medical equipment.

False information reported on CNN, regarding Cuban vaccines

Cuba initiates WHO prequalification of its vaccines
False information reported on CNN, regarding Cuban vaccines and the World Health Organization, debunked by Dr. Eduardo Martínez Díaz, and WHO representative Dr. José Moya

Author: Laura Mercedes Giráldez | informacion@granmai.cu
september 8, 2021 13:09:50


Photo: Ricardo López Hevia
Cuba is the first country in Latin America and the Caribbean to develop its own vaccines to combat COVID-19, with five candidates, three already approved for emergency use by the national regulatory authority, and has now begun the process of prequalification of its immunogens before the World Health Organization (WHO).

The information was announced in a meeting held September 2 between BioCubaFarma’s president, Dr. Eduardo Martínez Díaz, and the PAHO/WHO representative in Cuba, Dr. José Moya, who described the meeting as cordial, welcoming the interest expressed by our country to begin the prequalification of its vaccines, and noted that international media reports citing an alleged WHO disqualification of Cuban drugs are based on the manipulation of statements made by one of the organization’s officials.

A recent CNN report alleged that the Cuban government did not receive an emergency use license for its vaccine against COVID-19 from the WHO and, therefore, it cannot be purchased through the PAHO Revolving Fund.

BioCubaFarma, responded on its Twitter account, stating, “Once again information is manipulated to affect Cuba and its image.

“This is false information, our vaccine has already been authorized for emergency use by Cecmed, a regulatory authority of reference in the region and recognized by the WHO itself,” the post continued.

“The process for its recognition by the WHO has not yet begun, so it is impossible that an evaluation has been issued. Considering the respect which WHO/PAHO deserves, its history of cooperation with Cuba and the many lives that Abdala can save, let the truth be told,” BioCubaFarma insisted.

Biden extends law sustaining the blockade

Despite worldwide opposition, Biden extends law sustaining the blockade
Yesterday, September 7, President Joseph Biden signed another extension of the Trading with the Enemy Act, one of the statutes that sustain the U.S. blockade of Cuba

Author: Nuria Barbosa León | internet@granma.cu
september 8, 2021 09:09:55



Photo: Andrés Ruene
Yesterday, September 7, U.S. President Joseph Biden signed another one-year extension of the Trading with the Enemy Act, one of the statutes that sustain the economic, commercial and financial blockade of Cuba.

According to Russia Today, the memorandum signed by Biden states, “The continuation of the exercise of these authorities with respect to Cuba for one year is in the national interest of the United States,” and sets September 14, 2022, as the date for a new review.

The repeated prolongation of the blockade reflects the U.S. government’s total disregard for the world community’s opposition, expressed annually at the UN, to this genocidal policy which has been opportunistically intensified during the COVID-19 epidemic, in an attempt to subjugate the Cuban people via hunger, disease and misery.

Cuba’s most recent report to the United Nations indicates that the accumulated damages caused by the blockade have reached 147,853,300,000 dollars; while between April and December 2020 alone, losses came to 3,586,900,000 USD.