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“The Cuban Soberana vaccine is not due to a miracle but the consequence of political decisions”

From November 15 to 25, 35 Italian volunteers participated in a clinical trial on the Soberana vaccine in Havana, Cuba. Thanks to its public and high quality biotechnological research and health care system, the Caribbean island is the only low-income country worldwide to have made its own COVID-19 vaccines

Venezuela vaccinates 67% of its population against COVID-19

Despite the US blockade against Venezuela, the socialist government led by President Nicolás Maduro has been carrying out a successful mass vaccination drive against COVID-19

Millions head to the polls amid socio-economic crisis in South Africa and other stories

Today we look at the local elections in South Africa, renewed protests against the lese majeste laws in Thailand, and more

Cuba-Vietnam: On the road to vaccine self-reliance

Cuba and Vietnam share a rich history of anti-imperialist struggles and are living examples of the daily battle against US hegemony. During the pandemic, they are paving the way for South-South solidarity and enhancing local production, a must for a self-reliant Global South

Cuba is ready to reopen its borders

The island nation will lift the mandatory quarantine measure for all international travelers and restart several important airline routes

Eyewitness report: Cuba’s scientists, medical workers advance fight vs. COVID

Gloria La Riva was in Cuba speaking to healthcare professionals about the island’s impressive COVID-19 vaccination campaign and how they tackled the latest wave of cases from the Delta variant

Cuba reaches milestone with 60% of its population being fully vaccinated

According to the Cuban Public Health Ministry, as of October 12, 6,500,743 Cubans have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with its own vaccines. The figure represents 58.1% of the country’s entire population

Vaccine access gap widens in Latin America and the Caribbean

After Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean is the region that has the lowest vaccination coverage. Amid global vaccine inequity, the region is facing additional disparity due to various others reasons such as the US sanctions, political instability, among others

Cuba’s Soberana 02 vaccine shows 91.2% efficacy against COVID-19

With the historic achievement, two out of the five Cuban vaccine candidates, Soberana 02 with 91.2% and Abdala with 92.28% efficacy, are among the top 5 most effective anti-COVID-19 vaccines worldwide

Venezuela immunizes its population against COVID-19 with Cuban vaccine

Last week, Venezuela signed an agreement with Cuba for the purchase of 12 million doses of Abdala, just three days after the country announced and celebrated the success of its locally developed anti-COVID-19 vaccine

Killings of social leaders and ex-combatants continue in Colombia and other stories

Today we look at 2 months of Colombia’s National Strike, the release of activists Samar Badawi and Nassima al-Sadah from prison in Saudi Arabia, and more

ALBA-TCP member countries ratify their commitment to regional integration

At the XIX Summit, heads of state and ministers of the member countries of ALBA-TCP ratified their commitment to a genuine Latin American and Caribbean integration and unity in the face of growing imperialist threats to regional peace and stability

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