Your weekly summary of 4 to 9 October 2021

The call was launched by the recent initiative Together for Cuba, a YouTube channel with weekly broadcasts created to fight disinformation and oblivion, which identifies itself with the slogan ‘Patria o Muerte’ and defends Cuban citizenship and the love among those living in and outside the Caribbean nation.

Cuba optimistic for economic reopening: Cuba’s leaders assessed the country´s complex economic situation, urged a greater production and showed optimism for the upcoming tourism reopening, the presidency´s official website reported.

 According to the website, Economy and Planning Minister Alejandro Gil detailed about the Cuban reality during the last meeting of the Council of Ministers, headed by President Miguel Díaz-Canel.

In his opinion, domestic situation continues to be complex at the beginning of the fourth quarter of the year due to the global crisis, the effects of Covid-19 and the tightening of the US blockade.

However, Gil urged more production and was optimistic about the tourism reopening on November 15.

Cuba commemorates Day of Victims of State Terrorism: Cuba i commemorated this Wednesday the Day of the Victims of State Terrorism, in which it pays tribute to more than 3,400 compatriots who died as a result of US aggressions.

 The date recalls the mid-air explosion of a Cubana de Aviacion plane with 73 people on board after an explosive attack orchestrated in 1976 by notorious terrorists Luis Posada Carriles (1928-2018) and Orlando Bosch (1926-2011), at the service of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
That attack caused international repudiation, especially in Cuba, where millions of people united in multiplied grief, with an energetic and virile demand for justice.

Cubans demand resumption of US consular services in Havana: Cuban citizens stood in front of the US Embassy in Havana to demand the resumption of consular services, which the Trump administration halted in 2017.

 Gathered in front of the diplomatic headquarters, they asked Washington to resume the family reunification program, damaged by Trump’s policies, which closure continues with the current President Joe Biden.

That decision had an impact on the suspension of the family reunification program, and the granting of visas for visits and orderly and safe migration, since Cubans are forced to go to third countries for all their procedures, which increases costs and without certainty of an approval.

Cuba holds economic-productive campaign: The Cuba 2021 Economic-Productive Campaign, organized by the Chamber of Commerce, began  this Thursday until  October 28, under the slogan ‘Integrate and transform to grow.’

The event aims to contribute to boosting the economy in the current scenario of the Covid-19 pandemic and the tightening of the US blockade, to give continuity to the agreements derived from the 8th Congress of the Communist Party of Cuba.

Likewise, it will promote creativity, improvement and transformation of all sectors of economy throughout the national territory, and demonstrate that, even amid the current complex situation, progress can be made as of the knowledge of the socialist legality and in line with the legislative processes underway.

Cuban President recalls Ernesto (Che) Guevara’s legacy: Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel harked back to the legacy of the revolutionary Ernesto (Che) Guevara, on the 54th anniversary of his capture and subsequent execution in Bolivia.

 On Twitter, the Cuban president shared some of Che´s important thoughts referring to the significance of youth, science and socialism.

‘The future of the country is directly linked to the development of science and technology. We can never walk with our own feet, as long as we do not have updated technology based on our own technique and on our own science,’ the head of state posted. Another of Che´s iconic phrases recalled by Díaz-Canel was: ‘Let’s be the nightmare of those who try to take our dreams away.’

Similarly, the Cuban president tweeted: ‘The fundamental clay of our work is youth: in it we place our hope and prepare it to take the flag from our hands.’

Anti-flu immunization campaign in Cuba to begin with children: The anti-flu immunization campaign in Cuba will begin on Oct. 11 with children between six and 11 months and 29 days of life and then will reach adults, reported Lena Lopez on THursday, head of the national vaccination program from Minsap.

 According to the specialist of the Cuban Public Health Ministry (Minsap), this process is carried out annually to protect the population against the main respiratory viruses.

The objective, he added, is to first reach the at-risk groups of the entire population, i.e. pediatric, pregnant women and adults with kidney disease, for example.

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