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Dozens of Cuban protesters to face trial this week, relatives say (Al Jazeera)

At least 57 protesters arrested in Cuba during last year’s wave of unprecedented demonstrations are scheduled to go on trial this week, their relatives have said.

The relatives said on Tuesday said that some of the protesters are facing up to 30 years in prison.

Dozens of Cuban protesters to face trial this week, relatives say | Protests News | Al Jazeera

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Cuba Iran

VP stresses reinforcing Iran-Cuba ties against US sanctions (IRNA)

Iran’s Vice President for Economic Affairs Mohsen Rezaie in a meeting with top Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel stressed strengthening bilateral relations against US sanctions.

Rezaie has attended the Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega inauguration ceremony on behalf of the Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi.

According to Cuban Foreign Ministry website, President Díaz-Canel conveyed his greeting to Iranian president and the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution.

Both sides hailed bilateral political relations and took advantage of the opportunity for developing economic and trade relations and joint cooperation in health and pharmaceutical industry.

They underlined friendly relations between Tehran and Havana against US sanctions.

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Cuba USA

Biden administration slaps US travel bans on 8 Cuban officials (Al Jazeera)

The United States has barred eight Cuban government officials from entering the country, accusing them of being implicated in the repression of peaceful protesters last July.

In a statement on Thursday, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken accused the targeted Cuban officials of being involved “in attempts to silence the voices of the Cuban people through repression, unjust detentions and harsh prison sentences”.

Biden administration slaps US travel bans on 8 Cuban officials | Human Rights News | Al Jazeera

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Cuba Russia

Trade turnover with Cuba totaled $97.9 mln in 10m 2021 – Russian trade representative (TASS)

The trade turnover between Russia and Cuba totaled $97.9 mln in ten months of 2021, Russian trade representative in Cuba Alexander Bogatyr told TASS.

Trade turnover with Cuba totaled $97.9 mln in 10m 2021 – Russian trade representative – Business & Economy – TASS

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Cuba

Monetary reform in Cuba facilitates economic status assessment task – trade representative (TASS)

The monetary reform in Cuba eliminating circulation of the convertible peso settled a series of complications in the objective assessment of the country’s economic status, Russian trade representative in Cuba Alexander Bogatyr told TASS.

Monetary reform in Cuba facilitates economic status assessment task – trade representative – Business & Economy – TASS

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China Cuba

China, Cuba sign cooperation plan to promote BRI construction (Global Times)

China and Cuba have signed a cooperation plan to promote construction of the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), injecting momentum for further collaboration by leveraging the complementary advantages of both parties and for cooperation between China and Latin America.

China, Cuba sign cooperation plan to promote BRI construction – Global Times

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Cuba

Yunior Garcia: Cuban activist who fled promises to return home (Al Jazeera)

A leading Cuban pro-democracy activist has pledged to return to his home country after arriving in Spain with his wife.

Yunior Garcia, a 39-year-old playwright, told reporters in Spain on Thursday he and his wife, Dayana Prieto, had fled his homeland a day earlier following pressure from authorities and government supporters.

Yunior Garcia: Cuban activist who fled promises to return home | News | Al Jazeera

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Cuba

Cuba cracks down on dissent ahead of protest march (BBC News)

A Cuban man who had organised pro-democracy rallies to take place on Monday has been blocked from leaving his home by state security agents.

Cuba cracks down on dissent ahead of protest march – BBC News

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Cuba USA

Blinken calls on Cuba to respect rights ahead of planned protests (Monique Beals, The Hill)

Secretary of State Antony Blinken urged Cuba to “reject violence, and instead, embrace this historic opportunity to listen to the voices of their people” ahead of planned protests against the Communist regime on Monday.

Blinken calls on Cuba to respect rights ahead of planned protests | TheHill

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