U.S.-Cuba News Brief: 01/28/2022

January 28, 2022

Dear Friends,

CDA is seeking 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. Stay tuned on social media to learn more about what our spring interns are up to!

Yesterday, Cuba reported 2,987 COVID-19 cases. There are currently 16,416 total active cases of COVID-19 on the island. The total number of cases since March of 2020 is 1,031,170 and the total number of deaths since March of 2020 is 8,376. Approximately 87.7 percent of the population is fully vaccinated (not including the booster). Cuba is hoping to administer booster doses to all citizens by the end of the month. In response to the Omicron variant, Cuba has reintroduced some restrictions on international travelers. 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 01/21/2022

January 21, 2022

Dear Friends,

CDA is seeking 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. Stay tuned on social media to learn more about what our spring interns are up to!

Yesterday, Cuba reported 3,392 COVID-19 cases. There are currently 17,313 total active cases of COVID-19 on the island. The total number of cases since March of 2020 is 1,015,203 and the total number of deaths since March of 2020 is 8,353. Approximately 94.2 percent of the Cuban population has received at least one dose of a vaccine and 87.5 percent of the population is fully vaccinated (not including the booster). Cuba is hoping to administer booster doses to all citizens by the end of the month. In response to the Omicron variant, Cuba has reintroduced some restrictions on international travelers. 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: 01/14/2022

January 14, 2022

Dear Friends,

Yesterday, Cuba reported 3,336 COVID-19 cases. There are currently 14,037 total active cases of COVID-19 on the island. The total number of cases since March of 2020 is 992,125 and the total number of deaths since March of 2020 is 8,332. Approximately 93.5 percent of the Cuban population has received at least one dose of a vaccine and 87.2 percent of the population is fully vaccinated (not including the booster). Cuba is hoping to administer booster doses to all citizens by the end of the month. In response to the Omicron variant, Cuba has reintroduced some restrictions on international travelers. 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: 01/07/2022

January 7, 2022

Dear Friends,

Happy New Year and a huge and heartfelt “thank you!” to all who donated during CDA’s #GivingTuesday and our End of the Year campaign and for the various ways you uplifted and championed our work throughout 2021. We know that it has been a difficult year for many, which makes your contributions all the more meaningful. As we enter into 2022, with your support, we look forward to continuing to keep you informed and engaged on all things Cuba.

Yesterday, Cuba reported 1,946 COVID-19 cases. There are currently 5,128 total active cases of COVID-19 on the island. The total number of cases since March of 2020 is 972,513 and the total number of deaths since March of 2020 is 8,325. Approximately 93.5 percent of the Cuban population has received at least one dose of a vaccine and 86.7 percent of the population is fully vaccinated (not including the booster). Cuba is hoping to administer booster doses to all citizens by the end of the month. In response to the Omicron variant, Cuba has reintroduced some restrictions on international travelers. 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: 12/17/2021

December 17, 2021

Dear Friends,

This Thursday, 114 Members of Congress urged the Biden-Harris administration to take immediate action in responding to the current economic and humanitarian crisis in Cuba by removing numerous sanctions and pursuing a policy of engagement. Led by Representatives James P. McGovern (D-MA), Barbara Lee (D-CA), Gregory Meeks (D-NY), and Bobby Rush (D-IL), the letter calls for the Administration to take action and prioritize the well-being of the Cuban people. Read CDA, WOLA, and LAWG’s joint press release responding to the letter, here. For more information on the letter, read below.

A huge and heartfelt “thank you!” to all of you who donated during CDA’s #GivingTuesday campaign and for the various ways you’ve uplifted and supported our work throughout 2021. This giving season, we invite you to consider the value of CDA’s work and contribute to our mission. If you haven’t given yet and are able, there’s still time to make your tax-deductible contribution before the end of the year. We cannot do the important work we do without you. We thank you, and we wish you the happiest of holidays!

Yesterday, Cuba reported 73 COVID-19 cases. There are currently 329 total active cases of COVID-19 on the island. The total number of cases since March of 2020 is 963,958 and the total number of deaths since March of 2020 is 8,313. Approximately 91.5 percent of the Cuban population has received at least one dose of a vaccine and 84.1 percent of the population is fully vaccinated. Cuba is hoping to reach full vaccination by the end of the year. In response to the Omicron variant, Cuba has begun administering booster doses of the Abdala vaccine. 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: 12/10/2021

December 10, 2021

Dear Friends,

Join CDA and the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) on Friday, December 17 for “Revisiting Rapprochement 7 Years Later: Engagement on Pause,” a virtual panel discussion about the rapprochement of 17D and where relations between the U.S. and Cuba stand now. The virtual event will feature conversation with a diverse panel of academics, small business owners, and journalists as they discuss normalization efforts with a special focus on which measures have succeeded, which have failed, and where the U.S. and Cuba can find areas of common interest to move back towards a path of engagement. You can register for the event here.

We are incredibly grateful for your generous support this Giving Tuesday and for the various ways you’ve uplifted and supported our work throughout 2021. If you haven’t given yet and are able, there’s still time to make your tax-deductible contribution before the end of the year.

Yesterday, Cuba reported 65 COVID-19 cases. There are currently 384 total active cases of COVID-19 on the island. The total number of cases since March of 2020 is 963,493 and the total number of deaths since March of 2020 is 8,311. Approximately 91 percent of the Cuban population has received at least one dose of a vaccine and 83.4 percent of the population is fully vaccinated. Cuba is hoping to reach full vaccination by the end of the year. In response to the Omicron variant, Cuba has begun administering booster doses of the Abdala vaccine. 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: 12/03/2021

December 3, 2021

Dear Friends,

We are incredibly grateful for your generous support this Giving Tuesday and for the various ways you’ve uplifted and supported our work throughout 2021. If you haven’t given yet and are able, there’s still time to make your tax-deductible contribution before the end of the year.

Yesterday, Cuba reported 114 COVID-19 cases. There are currently 647 total active cases of COVID-19 on the island. The total number of cases since March of 2020 is 962,892 and the total number of deaths since March of 2020 is 8,306. Approximately 89 percent of the Cuban population has received at least one dose of a vaccine and 83 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: 11/19/2021

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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