U.S.-Cuba News Brief: 04/24/2020

April 24, 2020

Dear Friends,

Cubans continue to test positive for the coronavirus, with the island reaching 818 active cases, 49 deaths, 416 recuperated patients, and 1, 285 overall positive diagnoses as of press time. This week, Cuba sent medical brigades to four countries in need–Honduras, Argentina, Cape Verde, and Qatar–while economic woes, due in part to U.S. sanctions and the COVID-19 pandemic, deepened.

This week, in Cuba news…

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U.S.-Cuba News Brief: 04/17/2020

April 17, 2020

Dear Friends,

This week, Cuba’s funk sensation Cimafunk released a cover of American singer-songwriter Bill Withers’ 1970’s hit “Lean On Me” as a tribute following Withers’ death earlier this month. During these difficult times, the song is a great reminder to come together as a community and lean on one another for support.

This week, in Cuba news…

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U.S.-Cuba News Brief: 04/10/2020

April 10, 2020

Dear Friends,

CDA’s Director of Programs María José Espinosa Carrillo and Ailynn Torres, Post Doctoral Fellow Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung at FLACSO explore Cuba’s response so far to the novel coronavirus in a new piece entitled “Cuba’s Policies to Confront the COVIDー19 Pandemic,” published by Women of Color Advancing Peace, Security and Conflict Transformation. The paper notes the steps that Cuba’s government has taken to stop the spread of the virus across the island and to respond to calls for assistance from abroad; identifies how U.S. sanctions hurt the island, particularly during a health crisis; and includes a section on the specific effects that the crisis is having (and will have) on women and girls.

This week, in Cuba news…

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U.S.-Cuba News Brief: 04/03/2020

April 3, 2020

Dear Friends,

During these tough times, CDA sends love and well-wishes to you and your family. We hope you are staying safe, staying home, and taking care of yourselves and those around you. To lift your spirits, CDA staff has compiled a list of the music that makes us smile; we hope it brings you joy!

Music and Playlists

This week, in Cuba news…

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