Havana, February 24, 2021.- The Deputy Minister of Foreign Relations of Cuba, Anayansi Rodríguez Camejo, participated this Wednesday in the panel “The Health Industry at the Service of the Populations”, which was held virtually as part of the event "Strategic Triangle: Latin America-Europe-Africa", sponsored by the Institute for the Promotion of Latin America and the Caribbean and the Ibero-American General Secretariat.
Athens, February 25, 2021. Velissarios Kossybakis, coordinator of the Greek initiative for the Nobel Prize for the Henry Reeve brigade, thanks Cuba for its internationalist and humanist work and reports that 231,000 signatures of support were achieved in Greece as of 01/31/ 2021.
The emergence of the initiative in Greece was officially on March 28, 2020 on a personal page of Velissarios Kossybakis and 30 other pages on Facebook, which belong to him and the film distribution company that he manages, New Star Art Cinema
(taken from the Facebook of Oriol Marrero, counselor / consul Embacuba Grecia)
Athens. February 24, 2021. The day that marks the 126th anniversary of the restart of the wars for the independence of Cuba, of the necessary and “inevitable” war, as Martí called it, is a patriotic, libertarian and propitious date to express that -As soon as the weather conditions allow it-, a commemorative plaque will be unveiled on Mount Olympus, the highest point in Greece with almost three kilometers of altitude, in honor of the Cuban National Hero José Martí, soul and organizer of the War for the Independence of Cuba of 1895, who also as a great intellectual, writer and artist who was repeatedly mentioned Olympus in his brilliant and imperishable journalistic, literary and poetic work, his own work, highly recognized, universal, humanist, great and tangible.
February 24, 2021 marks the 126th anniversary of the beginning of the armed action organized by the National Hero of Cuba José Julián Martí Pérez to achieve the independence of Cuba, which has been called the War of 95, Necessary War or War of Independence of Cuba. Since the emigration and as the highest representative of the Cuban Revolutionary Party, which he created, Martí had organized the insurrection in the East, as in the rest of the country. To achieve his independence goals, Martí relied on the highest figures of the previous wart (first war of 1868-1878), and managed to structure a movement that responded to his orders without hesitation. The independence outbreak occurred on February 24, 1895.
Madame Chair, The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the grave problems and colossal challenges human kind was already faced with and exposed new threats, including the frailty of health care systems. The promotion, protection and respect of the right to health are particularly relevant in the current context. In Cuba, the existence of a free-of-charge, high-quality and universal-coverage health care system guarantees the right to health of all Cubans and has allowed us to tackle the pandemic with positive results. Nowadays we have four vaccine candidates against COVID-19, each at a different phase of clinical trials, which are the result of the development of Cuban science and the hard work of our scientists. We expect to be able to immunize the entire Cuban population this year.