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Sarah Marsh

Between two storms: Caribbean braces for hurricanes in coronavirus era

9:47am IST

HAVANA/NEW YORK Ken Hutton is worried Great Abaco Island in the Bahamas where he lives is far from rebuilt after being devastated by Hurricane Dorian last year yet he is bracing for another hurricane season in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

Cuba credits two drugs with slashing coronavirus death toll

23 May 2020

HAVANA Communist-run Cuba said this week that use of two drugs produced by its biotech industry that reduce hyper-inflammation in seriously ill COVID-19 patients has sharply curbed its coronavirus-related death toll.

Hush descends on Havana as street performers vanish in wake of tourists

21 May 2020

HAVANA With her buoyant colonial-style dresses and witty songs about the roasted peanuts she sells, street vendor Lyssett Perez had become something of a living landmark in Havana alongside its old fortresses, squares and churches.

With Castro-era biotech, Cuba seeks to compete in coronavirus treatment race

13 May 2020

HAVANA Communist-run Cuba, laboring under a six-decade U.S. embargo, is betting a biotech sector begun by late revolutionary leader Fidel Castro can give the Caribbean island an edge in a global race to find effective treatments for the new coronavirus.

With Castro-era biotech, Cuba seeks to compete in coronavirus treatment race

13 May 2020

By Sarah Marsh HAVANA Communist-run Cuba, laboring under a six-decade U.S. embargo, is betting a biotech sector begun by late revolutionary leader Fidel Castro can give the Caribbean island an edge in a global race to find effective treatments for the new coronavirus.

Cuba busca competir en carrera por frenar el coronavirus con biotecnología de la era de Castro

13 May 2020

LA HABANA, 13 mayo Cuba, que está bajo un embargo comercial de Estados Unidos hace seis décadas, apuesta a que su sector biotecnológico impulsado por el fallecido líder revolucionario Fidel Castro puede dar a la isla caribeña ventaja en una carrera global para tratar el nuevo coronavirus.

'Gathering to kill me': Coronavirus patients in Haiti fear attacks, harassment

11 May 2020

PORT-AU-PRINCE Haitian pastor Burel Fontilus feared for his life in late March when he contracted the new coronavirus.

Cuba calls attack on Washington embassy terrorism; police say gunman heard voices

04 May 2020

HAVANA Cuba's President Miguel Diaz-Canel on Monday called a gun assault last week on its embassy in Washington a "terrorist attack", while U.S. court papers said the suspected gunman was a psychotic Cuban emigre who heard voices.

Communist-run Cuba dedicates subdued May Day to 'white coat army' of doctors

01 May 2020

HAVANA With Communist-run Cuba on lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, Havana's Revolution Square was eerily empty and gray on Friday for International Workers Day, bereft of the usual parade of thousands of flag-toting Cubans.

Cuba's ration book stages comeback due to coronavirus pandemic

24 Apr 2020

HAVANA Cuba's decades-old rationing system, once slated for elimination, is staging a comeback during the coronavirus pandemic in a bid to prevent Cubans from exposing themselves to the novel virus by going on frantic shopping hunts.

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