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President Díaz-Canel claims Cuba keeps vitality despite US blockade

President Díaz-Canel claims Cuba keeps vitality despite US blockade

Havana, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) The First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC) Miguel Díaz-Canel on Tuesday claimed his country is managing to hold its major services despite the genocidal economic blockade imposed by the United States.
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In the World Summit of Leaders, held virtually on the occasion of the Centennial of the Communist Party of China, the Cuban president condemned the tightening of the US blockade under Donald Trump´s administration (2017-2021).

The Cuban leader said that as many as 243 coercive measures were implemented, which the Joe Biden government remains unchanged despite current international crisis, deepened by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Amid all these harsh conditions Díaz-Canel said Cuba guarantees universal access to health and education, citizen security and peace, equality of all people with no discrimination, as well as social protection, under the principle of not leaving anyone helpless.

Particularly, he talked about care and treatment to Covid-19-infected people and the development of five vaccine candidates against the coronavirus disease, with which his country not only hopes to immunize all Cubans but also aid and ship vaccine doses to other nations.

The Cuban president also recalled that more than 20 molecular biology labs were set up in record time, in addition to designing and developing domestic prototypes of lung ventilators and diagnostic kits.

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