Mexico, Russia, Bolivia & Nicaragua Send Aid to Cuba

as US Announces New Sanctions

By Democracy Now

HAVANA TIMES – Mexico, Russia, Bolivia and Nicaragua have sent shipments of food and medical supplies to Cuba over the past week. Cuba is in the midst of a public health and economic crisis. On Sunday, Cuba reported nearly 10,000 new COVID-19 cases — the highest since the start of the pandemic. Miguel Díaz Reynoso is Mexico’s ambassador to Cuba.

Miguel Díaz Reynoso: “This awaited arrival, together with other vessels, other forms of assistance, of cooperation, represent one simple and great thing. They are proof of friendship, of gratitude, of solidarity. That’s what President Obrador asked for. For Cuba to have what it needs now, and that’s what is being shipped.”

This comes as the Biden administration continues to reject calls to lift the U.S. embargo on Cuba. On Friday, the U.S. announced new sanctions on Cuba and President Biden warned more sanctions might be coming.

[With a time worn agricultural policy that hinders instead of stimulating farm production, the government was used to importing 60 to 80% of the country’s food needs. Now, without funds for imports, the population suffers severe shortages of the most basic products.]

Read more from Cuba here on Havana Times.


7 thoughts on “Mexico, Russia, Bolivia & Nicaragua Send Aid to Cuba

  • August 9, 2021 at 7:30 am
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    A comment was made that Cuba suffers from a lack of syringes due to the embargo. This is incorrect. The embargo EXCLUDES food, medicine and medical supplies. I don’t doubt that Cuba is facing a shortage of syringes. I just don’t ascribe the shortage to the embargo.

  • August 4, 2021 at 12:49 pm
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    Dan, of the many failed internal policies in Cuba, probably the biggest in scope, is its agricultural policies. After 62 years in power and controlling most of the economy with no accountability (to not aid the enemy) and a great propensity to manage by inertia, before the pandemic, the Cuban Communist Party government was importing 60-80% of its basic food needs. Maybe if the Cuban population just concentrates on blaming the United States and give the government another 38 years of total control, they will come up with a food security policy that actually works. Is that your suggestion? Would you agree that 100 years would be enough time to do this? In the meantime, let the people try to live off donations if another sugar daddy like the USSR or Venezuela can’t be found.

  • August 4, 2021 at 11:30 am
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    New sanctions on top of sanctions, on top of sanctions ? Everything designed to ” [B]ring about hunger, desperation and overthrow of the government”. “The only foreseeable means of alienating internal support is through disenchantment and disaffection based on economic dissatisfaction and hardship…” That has been the policy for 62 years. See the April 6, 1960 Memorandum from the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Inter American Affairs. But let’s just ignore this and our own culpability and blame everything on the Cuban Government, and like vultures, revel in the misery and human suffering that we are causing. Patria y Vida, un carajo !

  • August 4, 2021 at 11:26 am
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    Moses
    No the cuban vaccines work but due to the embargo they are unable to administer the jab as they have no syringes.

  • August 3, 2021 at 6:05 pm
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    Almost a year ago Cuba proudly announced to the world that they had developed their own vaccine. Now, they need donated vaccines? So, were they lying last year?

  • August 3, 2021 at 1:54 am
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    The ongoing pain and suffering by the Cuban people over the past 62 years has accomplished nothing but more and more pain and suffering and now with Covid-19 and no access to vaccines or medical care, more Cuban people are dying.
    Where and how will these donated supplies and medicine be disseminated???

  • August 2, 2021 at 4:36 pm
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    People were shouting in the street of whole island of Cuba. LIBERTAD. They were not asking for Goff they were asking the 62 years old dysfunctional dictatorship to end.

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