This morning, Grupo de las Industrias Biotecnológica y Farmacéutica, Biocubafarma (a Group from the Biotechnological and Pharmaceutical Industry) announced the establishment of the first U.S.-Cuba biotechnological company under the name of Innovative Immunotherapy Alliance S.A., which will be based in Mariel Special Development Zone.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla met, on September 19 at noon, with Republican Senator for the State of Tennessee Robert Corker, Chairman of the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, who is visiting Cuba accompanied by two of his legislative staffers.
This is the Senator’s second trip to Cuba, as part of his interest in exchanging on the relationship between the United States and Cuba. During the meeting, they talked about issues relating to the current state of bilateral affairs and topics of common interest.
On September 13, 2018 a meeting took place in Washington D.C. between U.S. and Cuban expert scientists to exchange on the health symptoms reported by U.S. diplomats accredited in Havana. The Cuban multidisciplinary group of experts, made up of 9 scientists and physicians, all members of a panel at the Cuban Academy of Science, was led by Ambassador Johana Tablada, Deputy Director General for U.S. Affairs, at the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ambassador of Cuba in Washington D.C., José R. Cabañas. The U.S.
The Academy of Sciences of Cuba has created the Cuban Scientific Panel (CSP) to examine the evidence regarding the alleged “attacks” on US embassy staffers and their families stationed in Havana. For more than a year the CSP has requested medical information. The only data available is the article of Swanson et al. (2018), henceforth referred to as “the report”. This was published by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and describes the examinations carried out by a medical team at the University of Pennsylvania (UPENN) at the request of the US State Department.
On August 9, 2018, the Cuban government proceeded in Havana to the hand over to authorities of the US Government a US citizen wanted by that country´s justice system for crimes committed in the US, and for whom there is an Interpol warrant of seizure, with a Red Alert. This individual entered the national territory on July 31, 2018.