Paris - The leader of La France Insumise (LFI), Jean-Luc Mélenchon, supported today the request to present the Nobel Peace Prize to Cuban medical brigades Henry Reeve and recognized their contribution in the fight against the Covid-19.
Speaking to Prensa Latina, the deputy for the southern department of Bouches-du-Rhône highlighted the work carried out at the service of humanity by the island in the current circumstances, imposed by the pandemic.
More than 3,700 Cuban health professionals arrived in around 40 countries in recent months to help national and local authorities in the fight against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, as happened in Italy and Andorra.
The two-time presidential candidate has previously recognized the internationalist solidarity of the largest of the Antilles and repudiated the US blockade.
The petition to award the Henry Reeve brigades with the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize finds wide support in sectors of French society, in which dozens of political, trade union, social and solidarity organizations are part of, together with thousands of citizens, a platform to promote the application.
Mélenchon ratified to Prensa Latina his condemnation of Washington's economic, commercial and financial siege against Cuba and the demand for its lifting, which is approved each year by the UN General Assembly.
Havana - Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel congratulated the emblematic Orquesta Aragón, winner of the 2020 Latin Grammy award in the category of Traditional Tropical Album.
On Twitter, the president celebrated the charanga's musical triumph, one of the nation's cultural ambassadors and flagship groups. The album Ícono, released by the Puntilla Music label, marked the group's 80th anniversary.Read More
Quito - The book 'Fidel, cuatro visitas a Ecuador' (Fidel, four visits to Ecuador), which collects details of the visits the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, made to this South American country, will be launched this Wednesday in Quito.Read More
Havana - Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez congratulated on Tuesday the National Commission of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on its 73rd anniversary.Read More