U.S.-Cuba News Brief: 11/19/2021

November 19, 2021

Dear Friends,

This Monday, November 15 (15N), activists in Cuba planned to take part in peaceful marches across the island in support of civil liberties, the release of political prisoners, and calling for a national dialogue. Despite being guaranteed the rights to assembly, demonstration, and association, activists were met with government repression, intimidation, and arrests. Read CDA’s statement on 15N here. For coverage and further analysis of November 15, read below.

CDA is seeking two remote spring interns! Interns work in three key areas: Policy and Advocacy; Communications and Social Media; and Nonprofit Development. The deadline to apply is November 30. Visit our website to learn more about the internship and to read reflections from past interns.

Save the date for Giving Tuesday this Tuesday, November 30! We are grateful for the many ways in which you support CDA’s work, and for those who have already supported CDA throughout 2021. During these weeks leading up to this year’s global day of giving, we invite you to consider CDA’s value to you. Your tax-deductible contribution this Giving Tuesday will help ensure the continuity of our work into 2022, including our U.S.-Cuba News Brief, public webinars, interviews with experts on matters pertaining to U.S.-Cuba relations and domestic changes in Cuba, congressional advocacy, comprehensive policy memos, and efforts to connect civil society actors from the region with policymakers in Washington.

Yesterday, Cuba reported 316 COVID-19 cases. There are currently 1,385 total active cases of COVID-19 on the island. The total number of cases since March of 2020 is 960,185 and the total number of deaths since March of 2020 is 8,290. Approximately 89 percent of the Cuban population has received at least one dose of a vaccine and 80 percent of the population is fully vaccinated. Cuba is hoping to reach full vaccination by the end of the year. Due to high immunization rates and slowing infection rates, Cuba welcomed back international travelers on November 15. For a graph of case numbers since March 2020, see here. For a detailed breakdown of all COVID-19 data, visit this website.

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U.S.-Cuba News Brief: 11/12/2021

November 12, 2021

Dear Friends,

CDA is seeking two remote spring interns! Interns work in three key areas: Policy and Advocacy; Communications and Social Media; and Nonprofit Development. The deadline to apply is November 30. Visit our website to learn more about the internship and to read reflections from past interns.

Save the date for Giving Tuesday this Tuesday, November 30! We are grateful for the many ways in which you support CDA’s work, and for those who have already supported CDA throughout 2021. During these weeks leading up to this year’s global day of giving, we invite you to consider CDA’s value to you. Your tax-deductible contribution this Giving Tuesday will help ensure the continuity of our work into 2022, including our U.S.-Cuba News Brief, public webinars, interviews with experts on matters pertaining to U.S.-Cuba relations and domestic changes in Cuba, congressional advocacy, comprehensive policy memos, and efforts to connect civil society actors from the region with policymakers in Washington.

Yesterday, Cuba reported 362 COVID-19 cases. There are currently 2,045 total active cases of COVID-19 on the island. The total number of cases since March of 2020 is 958,097 and the total number of deaths since March of 2020 is 8,279. Approximately 89 percent of the Cuban population has received at least one dose of a vaccine and 70.5 percent of the population is fully vaccinated. Cuba is hoping to reach full vaccination by the end of the year. Due to high immunization rates and slowing infection rates, Cuba is preparing to welcome international travelers on November 15. For a graph of case numbers since March 2020, see here. For a detailed breakdown of all COVID-19 data, visit this website.

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U.S.-Cuba News Brief: 11/05/2021

November 5, 2021

Dear Friends,

Next Monday, November 8, CDA and partners will host a webinar discussing the effects of U.S. sanctions on Cuba’s emerging private sector. “Impact of U.S. Sanctions on Cuban Entrepreneurs” will feature experts on Cuba and Cuba’s social economy in conversation with various Cuban business owners to discuss their first-hand accounts of obstacles that their businesses face as a result of the current limitations under U.S.-Cuba policy, and the further negative repercussions on their employees and families. The event will be live-streamed in English via Zoom on Monday, November 8 from 1:00PM to 2:30 PM EST. To join, pre-register for the event here.

CDA is seeking two remote spring interns! Interns work in three key areas: Policy and Advocacy; Communications and Social Media; and Nonprofit Development. The deadline to apply is November 30. Visit our website to learn more about the internship and to read reflections from past interns.

Yesterday, Cuba reported 606 COVID-19 cases. There are currently 3,057 total active cases of COVID-19 on the island. The total number of cases since March of 2020 is 954,948 and the total number of deaths since March of 2020 is 8,257. It was announced that approximately 88 percent of the Cuban population has received at least one dose of a vaccine and 65.9 percent of the population is fully vaccinated. Cuba is hoping to reach full vaccination by the end of the year. For a graph of case numbers since March 2020, see here. For a detailed breakdown of all COVID-19 data, visit this website.

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