This 30 March 2020 video from the USA says about itself:
Inside NATURE – Cuba‘s Wild Revolution
This 22 March 2020 video says about itself:
Cuba is sending its medics to Lombardy to help Italian doctors fight the coronavirus outbreak.
Al Jazeera’s Ed Augustin reports from Havana.
By Steve Sweeney:
Thursday, March 26, 2020
US pressures countries to reject Cuban aid during coronavirus pandemic
It has also provided supplies of the interferon alfa-2b, which has proved effective when used to treat more than 1,500 coronavirus patients and is one of 30 drugs chosen by the Chinese National Health Commission to combat respiratory disease.
This 24 March 2020 video from the USA says about itself:
“The arrival of a medical brigade from Cuba to Italy is pretty historic. You have a leading European nation accepting support in the form of a medical team from a small Caribbean island,” says our guest, Peter Kornbluh, director of the Cuba Documentation Project at the National Security Archive at George Washington University. “It just goes to the history of Cuba’s deep and long-lasting commitment to humanitarian solidarity with other countries.” Kornbluh covers Cuba for The Nation magazine.
This 19 March 2020 video says about itself:
A British cruise ship with five confirmed cases on board has docked in Cuba, after it was turned away from multiple ports in the Caribbean.
The MS Braemar had been stuck at sea for more than a week.
The UK foreign minister thanked the Cuban government for letting passengers disembark – as many on board are British citizens.
Several flights have been chartered to fly them home.
Al Jazeera’s Ed Augustin reports.
Translated from Dutch NOS radio today:
Russia and Cuba come to the rescue in Italy
The Russian army will send medical aid to Italy to fight the coronavirus. That happens after a phone call between Russian President Putin and Italian Prime Minister Conte yesterday. The Russians send mobile disinfection vehicles and specialists to the hardest hit Italian regions.
Cuba sends a unit of 52 doctors and nurses to Lombardy, the worst affected region in Italy. In recent days, the country has also sent health workers to Venezuela, Nicaragua, Jamaica, Suriname and the Caribbean island of Grenada.
Cuba has a history of disaster relief abroad. Since the revolution in 1959, the ‘army of white coats’ has often been deployed in poor countries. Cuban medical personnel have also gone in recent years to Haiti for the outbreak of cholera and to West Africa when Ebola was prevalent there.
Cuban medical brigade travels to Grenada & Suriname to tackle COVID-19: here.
Russian aid to Italy subjected to pro-Nato smear campaign: here.
China will send medical experts & equipment to Serbia – and offers support to France and Germany: here.
A coronavirus is threatening human health. SARS-CoV-2 is highly infectious and can cause severe pneumonia (COVID-19). A team has now found a promising approach to understanding the virus. Using the high-intensity X-ray light from the Berlin synchrotron source BESSY II, they have decoded the 3D architecture of the main protease of SARS-CoV-2. This protein plays a central role in the reproduction of the virus: here.
This 20 March 2020 video, recorded in Cuba, says about itself:
Swarm of Crab Mothers Cross Traffic to Lay Thousands of Eggs
An army of red land crabs migrates miles as some mothers prepare to lay up to 80,000 eggs apiece.
This May 2017 video says about itself:
Cuba: Crabs invade Bay of Pigs showing US how it’s done
Millions of crabs have invaded Cuba’s Bay of Pigs (Playa Giron), as shown by footage filmed on Wednesday.
The red, yellow and black crabs are undertaking their annual spring migration from the forest to the sea, where they aim to release their eggs.
That was then. Now, Trump sharpens his economnic war on Cuba even more.
Translated from Dutch NOS TV today:
The United States government limits the number of destinations for US flights to Cuba. From December 10 on you can only fly to Havana, flights to one of the nine other international airports on the island are not allowed.
The restriction is intended to prevent US American tourism, which is still prohibited due to sanctions. In addition, the Trump government wants to punish the island for suppressing the Cuban opposition
“We will not change anything”, a Cuban spokesperson said. According to him, especially poor Cubans [in the tourism industry] are the victims of this kind of “imperialism”.
US Americans of Cuban descent are affected by the measures: they now have to travel much farther for, eg, family visits. Last year this involved 500,000 travelers …
The US imposed sanctions on the island … sixty years ago. President Obama restored some of the relationship and even visited the island, but his successor Trump approaches the country much more critically.
Washington and the right-wing Latin American governments most closely aligned with US imperialist policy in the Western Hemisphere have announced a new series of sanctions against Cuba and Venezuela: here.