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Cuban Doctors to Help Patients in South Side Chicago

News from Cuba | Thursday, 18 January 2018

Cuba's infant mortality rate is significantly lower than some of the poorest parts of the United States. With no solution in sight regarding infant mortalities, residents of Chicago's South Side, home to numerous predominantly Black neighbourhoods, have resorted to mentors from the Cuban Ministry of Public Health for help. Why? The small ... read more

Habaneros wade through floodwaters near El Malecón after Hurricane Irma

Cuba embarks on a 100-year plan to protect itself from climate change

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 16 January 2018

“Cuba is an unusual country in that they actually respect their scientists, and their climate change policy is science driven”, the president of Ocean Doctor said. On its deadly run through the Caribbean last September, Hurricane Irma lashed northern Cuba, inundating coastal settlements and scouring away vegetation. The powerful storm dealt ... read more

Racist statements by U.S. President denounced

News from Cuba | Monday, 15 January 2018

In a declaration issued January 12, Cuba's Foreign Ministry condemns racist statements by U.S. President referring to Haiti, El Salvador, and other nations The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba strongly condemns the racist, denigrating, crude statements made by the President of the United States referring to Haiti, ... read more

Press Statement by Josefina Vidal, Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs Director General for U.S. Affairs.

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Havana, January 9, 2018. In the morning of January 9, a hearing of the Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere of the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations was held, which was organised by Marco Rubio, the Republican Senator for Florida and co-chaired by Robert Menendez, the Democrat Senator for New ... read more

No Evidence of 'Sonic Attacks' in Cuba: US Senator Flake

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 10 January 2018

"The Cuban Interior Ministry is saying the FBI has told them there is no evidence of a sonic attack, even though that term is being used – 'attack' – there is no evidence of it," Flake said. The United States has found no evidence that its diplomats in Havana, Cuba, were ... read more

CSC Director Rob Miller, Chair Diana Holland and National Secretary Bernard Regan drawing the winners of the 2017 Blockade Buster Raffle

CSC Blockade Buster Raffle Winners Announced

Campaign News | Monday, 8 January 2018

The CSC 2017 Blockade Buster national raffle was drawn at the CSC Executive Committee meeting on Saturday 6th January by CSC Chairperson and AGS of Unite the union Diana Holland. The raffle raised over £10,000 for CSC campaigns and we would like to thank everyone who bought and sold tickets ... read more

Cuba Announces Dates for Parliamentary Elections

News from Cuba | Sunday, 7 January 2018

Following parliamentary elections, Cuban President, Raul Castro, will step down from office in April 2018. Dates for Cuban nominations and elections of the provincial delegates and deputies vying for a seat at the National Assembly of the People's Power - also known as Parliament - have been set by the Caribbean ... read more

The Blockade Is Obsolete, Illegal: Vice-President of the European Commission in Cuba

News from Cuba | Thursday, 4 January 2018

"The blockade is not the solution. The Europeans have told our American friends many times," said European Commision Vice-President Federica Mogherini. "The blockade is not the solution. The Europeans have told our American friends many times; we have affirmed it in the United Nations," said Federica Mogherini in front Cuban students, ... read more

Ivan Beavis: A true and committed friend of Cuba

Campaign News | Wednesday, 3 January 2018

On behalf of the Executive Committee of the Cuba Solidarity Campaign and all our members and affiliates in the UK, we would like to offer our deepest sympathy to Christiane and all Ivan’s family, colleagues and many friends. We are all deeply saddened by this loss. Ivan has been a long ... read more

Cuba’s First Ecobus

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 3 January 2018

On 27 November, the first fully electric bus in Cuba started providing a service to Havana residents from the city’s Palatine terminal. The bus is manufactured by the Chinese company Yutong who have been providing urban and interprovincial transport in Cuba since 2005. Yutong Havana sales manager, Jesús Zhou, said that the ... read more

We are here, and will remain, free, sovereign and independent

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Speech presented by Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, first secretary the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee, during the closure of the National Assembly of People’s Power 8th Legislature’s 10th Period of Ordinary Sessions, in Havana’s International Conference Center, December 21, 2017, Year 59 of the Revolution (Council of State transcript ... read more

The declassified documents state that the US sought to create excuses to invade Cuba

Where Cuba Fits in the Newly Declassified JFK Files

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Recently declassified files about the assassination of US President J.F.Kennedy reveal many of the CIA’s plans against Cuba. Fidel Castro’s allegations about a biological war being waged against his country were confirmed as some of the plans made by US intelligence services were made public. The strategy to carry out bomb ... read more