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Statement by Yaira Jiménez Roig, Director of Communications of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cuba upon Cuba’s decision to discontinue its participation in the “More Doctors for Brazil” Program.

Good morning

I would like to greet those who are connected to the YouTube channel of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cuba to receive updated information about our country’s decision to discontinue its participation in the “More Doctors” program as well as further details about the return to Cuba of the health professionals who were working in Brazil or who are still in that nation.

As in former transmissions I remind you that this program is being broadcast live in Spanish and, once it concludes, it will be aired in Portuguese and English.

The US State Department uses the granting of visas to affect diplomatic relations with Cuba

During the past few months, the US State Department has been concocting a new pretext to affect bilateral diplomatic relations, associated to the granting of the diplomatic and official visas required by the staff of the respective embassies in Washington and Havana to perform their duties.  The maneuver consists in claiming that Cuba is hindering the granting of visas for designated officials at the US embassy in Cuba, which allegedly hinders the work of that diplomatic mission.

Online exchange with the media by Yaira Jiménez Roig, Director of Communications of MINREX, and Dr. Jorge Delgado Bustillo, Director of the Central Unit of Medical Cooperation of MINSAP. November 28, 2018.

Good morning

We are here once again to answer the questions posed by journalists from all over the world with regard to recent events in which our country decided to discontinue its participation in the “More Doctors for Brazil” Program.

I remind you that we are broadcasting live, in Spanish, and that, once this transmission concludes, we will be airing it in Portuguese and English.

This time we will address some issues related to the development and evolution of Cuba’s medical cooperation.

Tribute to Fidel in Denmark

DENMARK, November 27, 2018.- The organization "Artists for Peace" in Denmark, together with the Embassy of Cuba in this country and other Danish friends paid tribute to the Commander in Chief Fidel Castro Ruz, on the occasion of commemorating the second anniversary of his death. The Cuban ambassador, Yiliam Gómez Sardiñas presented an exhibition that reflects Fidel's legacy to the internationalist and solidarity work of the Cuban Revolution

Statement by Yaira Jiménez Roig, Director of Communications of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cuba

Good morning

I would like to thank and greet all those who are watching me right now through the Youtube channel of our chancellery.  We have created this space to offer information about recent events in which our country decided to discontinue its participation in Brazil’s More Doctors Program. Upon this decision, our health professionals have started to return to our country.

I advise you that we will be broadcasting live, in Spanish, and once this transmission concludes, we will be airing it in Portuguese and English.

Declaration of the Ministry of Public Health of Cuba

The Ministry of Public Health of the Republic of Cuba, committed to the solidarity and humanistic principles that have guided Cuba’s medical cooperation for 55 years, has been participating in the Program More Doctors for Brazil since its inception in August 2013.  This initiative launched by Dilma Rousseff, who was at that moment the president of the Federal Republic of Brazil, pursued the double 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.

US hostile rhetoric escalation

The Director General in charge of the United States Carlos Fernández de Cossío alerted that in recent months the US government has escalated its hostile rhetoric against Cuba.  “It makes use of reiterated statements from high level  officials  aimed at manufacturing pretexts that steer toward a climate of greater bilateral tension”, said the official.

He clarified that “in a very specific way, the US government attempts to defend with any resource available the unilateral policy of economic blockadeuniversally repudiated because of its criminal nature and for violating International Law.”

Raúl welcomes Díaz-Canel home from New York

Shortly after noon on Sunday, the First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee, Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, received the President of the Councils of State and Ministers, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, and the official delegation that accompanied him on his trip to New York, at Havana’s José Martí International Airport.

Cuban President offers condolences to Vietnam

United States of America, september 26, 2018– On a day marked by the constant cold rain in the Big Apple, the President of the Councils of State and Ministers of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, visited the Permanent Mission of Vietnam to the United Nations to offer condolences on behalf of the Cuban people and government for the recent death of President Tran Dai Quang.

Statement by Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, during the General Debate of the 73rd Session of the UN General Assembly (unofficial version)

Mister Secretary-General:

It is impossible to be here, speak from this rostrum on behalf of Cuba, and not recall historic moments of the General Assembly which are also part of our dearest memories: Fidel Castro, Che Guevara, Raúl Castro and the "Chancellor of Dignity", Raúl Roa, just to mention the most significant, have brought here not only the voice of our people but also the voice of other Latin American and Caribbean, African, Asian, non-aligned peoples, with whom we have shared more than half a century of struggles for a fair international order, which is still far off being attained.

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