U.S.-Cuba News Brief: 03/26/2021

March 26, 2021

Dear Friends,

CDA is hiring a Fellow! CDA seeks a uniquely qualified applicant for the 12-month Fellowship with a special interest in all things Cuba, a thirst for activism, and an interest in pursuing a professional career in the foreign policy NGO community. More information on the Fellowship is available here. 

Yesterday, Cuba reported 832 new cases of COVID-19. There are currently 3,318 total active cases of COVID-19 on the island, a slight decrease from the previous day. Havana, Santiago de Cuba, and Camagüey reported the largest numbers of new cases, with 514, 74, and 51 new cases reported respectively in each province. The total number of deaths since last March is 413. For a graph of case numbers since March, see here. For a detailed breakdown of all COVID-19 data, visit this website.

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U.S.-Cuba News Brief: 03/19/2021

March 19, 2021

Dear Friends,

The Fund for Reconciliation and Development is circulating an online petition in support of the restoration of President Obama’s Cuba Policy by the Biden-Harris administration. The petition is available for signing here.

CDA is hiring a Fellow! CDA seeks a uniquely qualified applicant for the 12-month Fellowship with a special interest in all things Cuba, a thirst for activism, and an interest in pursuing a professional career in the foreign policy NGO community. More information on the Fellowship is available here. 

Yesterday, Cuba reported 735 new cases of COVID-19. There are currently 3,575 total active cases of COVID-19 on the island, a slight decrease from the previous day. Havana, Santiago de Cuba, and Granma, reported the largest numbers of new cases, with 396, 93, and 62 new cases reported respectively in each province. The total number of deaths since last March is 387. For a graph of case numbers since March, see here. For a detailed breakdown of all COVID-19 data, visit this website.

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U.S.-Cuba News Brief: 03/12/2021

March 12, 2021

Dear Friends,

CDA is hiring a Fellow and two remote summer interns! CDA seeks a uniquely qualified applicant for the 12-month Fellowship with a special interest in all things Cuba, a thirst for activism, and an interest in pursuing a professional career in the foreign policy NGO community. CDA also seeks two summer interns. Interns work in three key areas: Policy and Advocacy; Communications and Social Media; and Nonprofit Development. More information on the Fellowship is available here and on the internship here. 

The Latin America Working Group (LAWG) is collecting signatures for a petition to President Joe Biden, asking him and his Administration to restore diplomatic ties with Cuba. The petition urges the President “to take swift and comprehensive action to lift travel restrictions to and sanctions on the island, encourage Congress to end the travel ban and trade embargo, and fully normalize diplomatic ties with Cuba.” You may sign onto the petition here.

CDA is partnering with Women of Color Advancing Peace, Security, and Conflict Transformation (WCAPS) to host a virtual panel, “Moving Forward: How the Biden-Harris administration should engage the Latinx Community” on March 16. For more information, please visit the Events section of our news brief and/or this website

Yesterday, Cuba reported 762 new cases of COVID-19. There are currently 4,696 total active cases of COVID-19 on the island, a slight decrease from the previous day. Havana, Granma, and Pinar del Río, reported the largest numbers of new cases, with 368, 105, and 65 new cases reported respectively in each province. The total number of deaths since last March is 365. For a graph of case numbers since March, see here. For a detailed breakdown of all COVID-19 data, visit this website.

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U.S.-Cuba News Brief: 03/05/2021

March 5, 2021

Dear Friends,

CDA is hiring two remote summer interns! Interns work in three key areas: Policy and Advocacy; Communications and Social Media; and Nonprofit Development. The deadline to apply is March 15. Visit our website to learn more about the internship and to read reflections from past interns. 

Yesterday, Cuba reported 777 new cases of COVID-19. There are currently 4,551 total active cases of COVID-19 on the island, a slight decrease from the previous day. Havana, Mayabeque, and Granma, reported the largest numbers of new cases, with 333, 65, and 60 new cases reported respectively in each province. The number of deaths has increased by 195 since the beginning of the year, bringing the total to 341 deaths since last March. For a graph of case numbers since March, see here. For a detailed breakdown of all COVID-19 data, visit this website.

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