Luis Chirino

Luis Chirino

Luis Chirino is the CGTN Correspondent in Havana.

STORIES BY LUIS CHIRINO

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...
April 19, 2021

A look at Fidel Castro and his rise to power

  For the first time since 1959, there will be no Castro in charge of Cuba.  Raul Castro announced he is retiring as head of the Communist Party. The 89-year-old will be replaced by his protege, Miguel Diaz-Canel. CGTN’s Luis Chirino looks back at the […] Read More...
February 26, 2021

Cuba and Iran collaborate on COVID-19 vaccine

Cuban scientists say their most advanced COVID-19 vaccine is entering a critical phase next month. It's a process being carried out jointly with Iran. If all goes well, the vaccine could be ready for distribution in April. Read More...
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