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Miami Mayor Calls to Send Troops to 'Protect' Cubans From a 'Bloodbath' as Protests Sweep The Island
Three US Representatives - Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25), Carlos A. Gimenez (FL-26), and Congresswoman Maria Elvira Salazar (FL-27) - released a joint statement in solidarity with the protests in Cuba.
Amid a resurgence of coronavirus cases associated with the arrival of the Delta variant of the virus, with health authorities reporting a record 6,923 cases and 47 deaths on Sunday, the island republic is suffering from the crippling fallout from [60 years of] US sanctions imposed by the administration of former president Donald Trump.
A spate of broadcasts on social media showed hundreds of people marching through the streets of San Antonio de los Baños, Guira de Melena and Alquízar, all in the province of Artemisa, near Havana.
Abdala and Soberana Junta
Cuba approves emergency use of home-grown Covid vaccine, Latin America's first, 9 July
"By this week, 6.8 million of Cuba's 11.2 million people have received at least one dose of either vaccine, while 1.6 million have the required three doses."
Cuba says second COVID-19 vaccine Soberana 2 boasts 91.2% efficacy, 8 July
NY Yella Cake, 22 June
Auntie Beeb, 16 Feb
by Cat on Mon Jul 12th, 2021 at 02:50:10 PM EST
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New infections rising almost 50% across US; FDA may issue warning on J&J vaccine, report says
"The U.S. averaged 19,455 new COVID-19 cases per day over the last seven days, a 47.5% increase from the previous week, according to data from Johns Hopkins University."
by Cat on Mon Jul 12th, 2021 at 07:10:10 PM EST
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To be fair, a bunch of US soldiers have just been freed up. And the defense industry would love to supply some new equipment for use in Cuba to replace all the stuff left behind in Afghanistan.
by asdf on Tue Jul 13th, 2021 at 12:03:53 AM EST
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To be fair, "The economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic are linked to one of the sharpest increases in hunger in decades" as in Baltimore, USA, where local, volunteer mutual aid compensated for the collapse of state and federal welfare programming. So some Cubans' protesting food shortages might correspond with Joe's revised unalienable "international norms", except that some US Americans posing as freedom-fighting world citizens deem this particular, ahem, lived experience "food apartheid" rather than, say, "monroeism," because Democracy®, possibly anti-racist weed.
by Cat on Tue Jul 13th, 2021 at 01:01:01 PM EST
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by Cat on Fri Jul 23rd, 2021 at 09:23:01 PM EST
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heh. Listening to RT presenter Rick Sanchez splainin, "Castroism" is a failed system. "You can't have a revolution when half the people have left and are living in the US".
by Cat on Tue Jul 13th, 2021 at 02:38:51 PM EST
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Rick Sanchez splainin US "intervention" in Cuba started 1898 is missing something.
by Cat on Tue Jul 13th, 2021 at 02:47:39 PM EST
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"Let's coup!"
by Cat on Wed Jul 14th, 2021 at 03:06:34 PM EST
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Biden administration investigating cases of 'Havana syndrome' in Austria
The State Department announced on Friday there have been a series of Havana syndrome cases among the U.S. embassy community in Vienna community that will be investigated by multiple American agencies.

Havana syndrome first appeared at the U.S. Embassy in Cuba in 2016 when American officials began to get mysteriously ill. Some needed hospital treatment for months, and others had brain injuries.

by Cat on Sun Jul 18th, 2021 at 01:34:46 PM EST
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Transcript: NPR's Full Conversation With CIA Director William Burns
When you say you're trying to figure out what's causing them and who is causing them, that suggests that this is someone taking action.
That's certainly a very strong possibility. The National Academy of Sciences, a year ago, in a very extensive report that they did, suggested that the most plausible theory for what caused this was some form of directed energy, and that sort of narrows, then, the number of potential suspects who could have used this, have used it historically and have the reach to do this in more than one part of the world, too. So, yeah, we're very focused on getting to the bottom of this.

Is it Russia?
Could be, but I honestly cannot -- I don't want to suggest until we can draw some more definitive conclusions who it might be. But there are a number of possibilities.

by Cat on Thu Jul 22nd, 2021 at 11:35:59 PM EST
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Oh my GERD!  The Commies have caught up with the Nazi's!!!!!!!!

Given the ignorant stupidity of most Americans I'm sure the government can sell it.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Fri Jul 23rd, 2021 at 12:05:14 AM EST
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Shifting from campaign promises, Biden announces Cuba sanctions after protest crackdown
"This is just the beginning - the United States will continue to sanction individuals responsible for oppression of the Cuban people," Biden said in a statement Thursday.
"The sanctions architecture [US blockade] built around Cuba makes these designations entirely redundant," [Ryan C. Berg, a senior fellow in the Americas program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies] said.
< wipes tears >
by Cat on Fri Jul 23rd, 2021 at 01:00:11 AM EST
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by Cat on Sat Jul 24th, 2021 at 06:32:13 PM EST
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"No data available" for "Vaccination doses administered"
by Cat on Wed Jul 28th, 2021 at 02:34:17 AM EST
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by Cat on Wed Jul 28th, 2021 at 07:02:20 PM EST
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by Cat on Thu Jul 29th, 2021 at 01:58:02 PM EST
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"I don't think that they should have been here, and there are a lot of women here that I think were very qualified to win one of those medals, and them not having that opportunity because that boat was here was very problematic for me as a competitor."
by Cat on Thu Jul 29th, 2021 at 01:59:32 PM EST
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US women's rower Megan Kalmoe

All American blabbermouth Megan Kalmoe

She has no sense of the Olympic Spirit ... her voice propagates the nonsense from US State Department.

Russian competitors Stepanova and Oriabinskaia

Russian athlete accidentally picks up wrong medal after NZ wins gold in rowing

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Thu Jul 29th, 2021 at 05:12:12 PM EST
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