U.S.- Cuba-Canada Collaboration in Fighting COVID-19 Print E-mail

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COVID-19 is ravaging the United States. Day by day, hour by hour, the infected and fatalities continue to spiral ever upward, with the most vulnerable communities, especially African Americans, disproportionately affected. The entire healthcare system is strained beyond its capacity to provide adequate care and treatment, with doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers driven to exhaustion and beyond in their valiant efforts to save lives.
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Cuba’s Unique Model of Medical Internationalism Print E-mail
In recent weeks, more than a dozen countries — including two in Europe — have requested and received Cuban doctors to cope with the Coronavirus pandemic. John Kirk, a professor at the Latin America program of Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, is author of ‘Healthcare Without Borders’ and one of the foremost experts on Cuba’s medical internationalism. Ten years ago, he spent two months embedded with Cuba’s Henry Reeve medical emergency brigade in El Salvador after a hurricane, to observe them. In all he has interviewed 270 Cuban doctors and nurses during the course of his research. Cuba Standard reached him by phone in Halifax to put into context Cuba’s most recent activities and the soaring demand for the island’s emergency medical know-how.

What is the Henry Reeve Brigade?

The Henry Reeve Brigade was formed in 2005. Responding to the massive problems in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, Cuba offered 1,400 medical personnel and 32 tons of medicine to help in New Orleans, which was refused by the George W. Bush administration.
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Support Cuba's Contribution to World Fight Against COVID-19 Print E-mail
-Isaac Saney, CNC Spokesperson, March 30, 2020-

The Canadian Network on Cuba (CNC) is launching the campaign, Support Cuba's Contribution to World Fight Against COVID-19, to assist the heroic island's internationalist medical missions that are combatting the pandemic across the world. At the time of writing, Cuba has more than 800 medical personnel serving humanity in the trenches of 16 countries against the dreaded corona virus: including Italy (currently with the greatest number of fatalities), Spain, Andorra, in Europe; Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Haiti, Saint Lucia, Suriname, Grenada, Dominica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, and Belize, in the Caribbean; Venezuela and Nicaragua, in Latin America, and Angola in Africa. In the coming days more Cuban medical missions will be dispatched to other countries.

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CNC Fundraising for Cuba: A New Stage Print E-mail
March 30, 2020

There has been as yet no new hurricane, no earthquake, no tornado this year, affecting our dear Cuba. But there has been a combination of two things: a plague and an intensification of the viciousness of panicked imperialism.

This combination is compelling friends of Cuba to take some urgent action to help Cuba to alleviate the burdens being piled onto the island. Revolutionary Cuba has always been blessed with leaders who know how to think, to think with compassion about the interests of their own people and with extraordinary generosity about others. That attribute has gone a long way to keeping the country bouyant, spiritually and materially. Cuba knows how to multiply whatever help it gets. These qualities have evoked in frustrated imperialism the most flagrant manifestations of imperialist hatred.
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March 21 & 22 International Cuba Solidarity Webinar Print E-mail
Join us to hear an update on the rescheduled International Cuba Conference

The Conference is rescheduled but the movement to #unblockCuba is not postponed
Join us by webinar

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An Open Letter to P François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs Print E-mail
Re: Western Union and U.S. Economic Sanctions Against Cuba

Dear Minister Champagne,

I am writing to you on behalf of the Canadian Network On Cuba (CNC), which represents Canada-Cuba friendship and solidarity organizations across Canada, ranging from Vancouver to Halifax and with over 50,000 in membership. One of the CNC’s principal objectives is advocating that Canadian foreign policy regarding Cuba remains based on equality and respect for sovereignty and the right of self- determination.
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Elizabeth Hill
cnc@canadiannetworkoncuba.ca

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Isaac Saney
902-449-4967
isaney@hotmail.com

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Keith Ellis
zellis@yorku.ca

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Janine Solanki
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