COVID-19 in Cuba: The Journey for Global Peace, Solidarity and Healthcare for All

BY:Susie Nazaryan And Aleena Starks| June 16, 2020
COVID-19 in Cuba: The Journey for Global Peace, Solidarity and Healthcare for All

From Cuban Medical Internationalism during the COVID-19 pandemic to how the U.S. embargo on Cuba poses special challenges for Cuba and the rest of the world, Tony Ryan, co-founder of The National Network on Cuba and long-time activist and CPUSA member, joins The Specter for a second time to break it all down along with special guest Arianne Aquino, a revolutionary Filipino-American activist currently studying medicine in Cuba.

Arianne and Tony discuss the ways in which Cuba is a global leader of medicine and a pioneer of providing low-income, BIPOC and LBTQ+ students from all over the world opportunities to study medicine with principles in providing affordable care for all and global solidarity. Interested in learning more about the Latin American School of Medicine and the US Elam Medical School Scholarship? Visit

To learn more on how to join and support Cuban doctors and Cuba’s Henry Reeve International Medical Brigade, which has saved over 80,000 lives since 2005 and has been fighting COVID-19 in 27 countries, in asking the Nobel Committee to award Cuba’s Henry Reeve Brigade a Nobel Peace Prize visit:

Arianne can be contacted for questions via or Instagram @ayrang. Tony can be contacted for questions via

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