Viewing from January 2012

Extract from Raul Castro's closing speech to the Communist Party Conference

News from Cuba | Monday, 30 January 2012

"In referring to these issues, we must state the importance of ensuring that the moral authority of the Party, its members and, in particular, of its leaders at all levels, is based on personal example, starting with proven ethical, political and ideological qualities and constant contact with the masses.The Revolution ... read more

Luis Posada Carriles Could Be Extradited to Panama for Allegedly Plotting to Kill Fidel

News from Cuba | Friday, 20 January 2012

From the Miami HeraldFormer CIA agent Luis Posada Carriles may have beaten charges in Texas last year, but the aging anti-communist operative ain't in the clear just yet.A Panamanian lawyer requested his extradition today on charges that he plotted to kill then-Cuban president Fidel Castro while in Panama back in ... read more

Cuba takes lead role in Haiti’s Cholera fight

News from Cuba | Thursday, 19 January 2012

Two year’s after the earthquake which devastated Haiti in January 2010, Cuban doctors remain at the forefront of meeting the health challenges facing their caribbean neighbour.
For the last year, they have been leading the fight against cholera. Since its reappearance in the country, 15 months ago, the disease has killed ... read more

The Cases of Alan Gross and the Miami Five

News from Cuba | Thursday, 19 January 2012

By Salim Lamrani, with contributions from Wayne S Smith Center for International PolicyThe way may be opening for increased U.S.-Cuban ties. The United States has removed all restrictions on Cuban-American travel from the U.S. to Cuba and all limitations on Cuban-American remittances to families on the island. Coming at a ... read more

Celebrate May Day in Havana!

Campaign News | Thursday, 19 January 2012

Three opportunities for you to enjoy May Day in Cuba in 2012Each of CSC's fantastic May Day trips offer the opportunity join more than one million Cuban workers as they march through Havana’s Plaza de la Revolución on 1 May 2012. They provide a wonderful opportunity to see the real ... read more

New address for Miami Five prisoner Antonio Guerrero

Campaign News | Friday, 13 January 2012

On 12 January 2012, Antonio Guerrero was transfered from Florence Colorado to the Federal Correctional Institution in Marianna Florida. This is the same federal correctional institution where Rene Gonzalez was held until he was released in October 2011.Antonio wanted everyone to know that he is settling in to his new ... read more

50 years of revolutionary baseball

News from Cuba | Friday, 13 January 2012

By Aliet Arzola Lima for Granma International"?This is the triumph of free baseball over slave baseball ?", - Fidel CastroBaseball is more than balls and strikes for Cubans; it represents something more: feeling, emotion, passion?That's why January 14, 1962 is so warmly recalled, being the date the National Series was launched.On ... read more

Cuba: Regulations on Plan of Subsidies Published by Official Gazette

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 4 January 2012

From the Cuban News AgencyCuba's Official Gazette published on Wednesday the regulations that will soon come into force regarding a plan to subsidize the construction and repair of private homes.According to Granma newspaper, as of January 15, citizens needing the assistance -whether they are protected by social security or not- ... read more

Castro 'laughs' off Twitter rumors of death

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 4 January 2012

HAVANA - Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro is "laughing" off rumors about his death that went viral on Twitter, an official Cuban blogger said Tuesday."Fidel Castro studied, analyzed and is laughing at the rumors on Twitter," wrote Yohandry Bloquera on his blog (www.yohandry. com). "The CIA tried to kill him ... read more

Amnesty labels Miami Five trial as unfair

Campaign News | Wednesday, 4 January 2012

In its 2011 Annual Report Amnesty International singled out the trial of the Miami Five under the heading of 'Unfair Trials' in the United States county report.This was the only trial in the US to be singled out by by Amnesty International as unfair in this report.The exact entry reads:Unfair ... read more

Pope Benedict XVI to visit Cuba March 26-28

News from Cuba | Sunday, 1 January 2012

Story from ReutersPope Benedict XVI will visit Cuba on March 26-28 and perform two open-air masses on the communist island as part of his upcoming trip to Mexico and Cuba, Roman Catholic Church officials said on Sunday.The 84-year-old pontiff was to fly from Mexico and arrive in the eastern city ... read more

2012, Another Year of Work and Challenges for Cuba

News from Cuba | Sunday, 1 January 2012

Form Prensa LatinaA year of work and challenges in line with the agreements of Cuba's Communist Party's Congress, forecasts Minister of Culture Abel Prieto for a young 2012.The government brass stressed on the need to bear in mind the rich popular debates that preceded the congress and led to core ... read more