Perspectives from Havana in a Year of Covid and Embargo – A Series of Weekly Conversations
What has Cuba been like in the past year?
What is like now?
What have been the major challenges and achievements?
Like the rest of the world, Havana and Cuba have just completed the first full year of Covid 19. It has done so with the full force of the U.S. embargo on its neck, including additional measures enacted by the Trump administration and so far not modified or removed by the Biden administration. What has Havana been like the past year? What is it like now? What have been the major challenges and achievements?
CODEPINK is joining Massachusetts Peace Action, Center for Cuban Studies, Latin American Solidarity Coalition of Western Massachusetts and other organizations to explore these and other questions with 5 leading voices from Cuba
All events at 6pm Eastern Time
April 13: From the Perspective of an Economist – Estéban Morales
April 20 From the Perspective of Science & Healthcare – Luis Montero Cabrera
Luis Alberto Montero Cabrera is a Professor of Chemistry as well as a Senior Researcher at the University of Havana. He is a Merit Member and Coordinator of Natural and Exact Sciences of the Cuban Academy of Sciences, President of the Advisory Scientific Council of the University of Havana, member of the Advisory Scientific Council of the University of Information Sciences, and member of the Cuban Society of Physics. Journal Reviewer for Revista Cubana de Química, Revista CNIC de Ciencias Químicas, Journal of Molecular Structure, among other journals. Invited lecturer and Professor of several foreign Universities from Germany, Spain, United Kingdom, Nicaragua, and the United States among others. His specialization is Computational Chemistry and Physics. He has appeared in several international programs explaining Cuba’s scientific approach and research in treatments and vaccines for SARS-CoV-2 and written extensively for Cubadebate and elsewhere on Cuba’s successful vaccine development.
April 27: From the Perspective of a Sociologist and Feminist – Marta Nuñez
May 04: From the Perspective of a Poet and Writer – Nancy Morejón
May 11: From the Perspective of the Next Generation — David Faya