Luis Chirino

Luis Chirino

Luis Chirino is the CGTN Correspondent in Havana.

STORIES BY LUIS CHIRINO

September 18, 2021

Child COVID-19 vaccination campaign in Cuba

  Cuba has launched an island-wide COVID-19 vaccination campaign for kids between the ages of 2-18 in the hopes of getting children back into classrooms.  The effort is a move by the government to vaccinate 90 percent of its population.  Read More...
August 4, 2021

Cuba records surge of COVID-19 cases and deaths

The number of daily COVID-19 cases in Cuba has tripled over the past few weeks and deaths are spiking to new record highs. On top of that, Cubans are facing serious shortages on basic goods and medicine. Several nations have responded with donations. The question […] Read More...
July 4, 2021

Cuba COVID-19 community transmission

Cuba has declared an outbreak of community transmission and is activating new measures to contain the spread of COVID-19.   CGTN’s Luis Chirino reports on the latest from #Havana.  Read More...
May 1, 2021

Cubans mark May Day under COVID restrictions

  Over the past 60 years, the Cuban people have staged massive May Day marches on local plazas like Havana’s Revolution Square in support of the International Day of the Worker and labor rights — demonstrations presided over by top Cuban leaders and foreign guest […] Read More...
April 20, 2021

Cuba formally appoints new leader

  In Havana, Raul Castro resigned as Communist Party First Secretary.  And, Miguel Diaz-Canel, who succeeded Castro as President in 2018, now succeeds him as Party chief. It took place at the 8th Congress of the Cuban Communist Party. Read More...
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