Viewing from November 2007

US Stars Call on Bush to Rethink Policy on Cuba

Campaign News | Thursday, 29 November 2007

Albur Ruiz, New York Daily NewsThe list of names reads like a "Who's Who" of artists, performers, industry executives and scholars. And it keeps growing.On Tuesday, they sent a letter to President Bush calling for an end to the ban on exchange between U.S. and Cuban artists."We are writing you ... read more

Cuban Foreign Minister Urges EU to Develop Closer Ties

Campaign News | Thursday, 29 November 2007

Prensa LatinaHavana, Nov 27 (Prensa Latina) Cuba Deputy Foreign Minister Eumelio Caballero reaffirmed his country's willingness to develop relations with the European Union under the principles of mutual respect and non interference in internal affairs."We are now witnessing the fact that a number of country members have started to be ... read more

Latin America Conference 2007, Dec 1st, London

Campaign News | Wednesday, 28 November 2007

Over 300 people pre registeredLatin America Conference 2007THERE are only a few days remaining for people to snap up tickets for the eagerly awaited Latin America Conference 2007.The event is a must for anyone interested in the continent and is being held at Congress House, Great Russell Street, London, on ... read more

Cuba Set to Play USA in World Cup Qualifier

Campaign News | Wednesday, 28 November 2007

By Mark Zeigler, Union-TribuneSports bodies go to great lengths to keep international politics from seeping onto the athletic field, but the pingpong balls of fate conspired yesterday to do just that at the qualifying draw for soccer's 2010 World Cup in South Africa.The United States has been on bad terms ... read more

US Authorities Against Icelandic Flights to Cuba

Campaign News | Wednesday, 28 November 2007

Iceland Review On-lineUS authorities have requested that American aerospace company Boeing not trade with Icelandair Group or Air Atlanta Icelandic in relation to their flights to Cuba, which is considered a violation of the Cuba embargo.According to DV, both airlines have the right to fly to Cuba, but US authorities ... read more

Cuban Economy Set to Grow by 10 Per Cent

Campaign News | Wednesday, 28 November 2007

Marc Frank Guardian UnlimitedHAVANA, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Cuba's economy is expected to grow about 10 percent in 2007, fueled by a jump in factory and farm output, in the country's third straight year of double-digit growth, the official media reported on Tuesday."This year's plan is 10 percent and we ... read more

Leonard Weinglass to speak at House of Commons

Campaign News | Thursday, 22 November 2007

Thursday, November 29, 7pm.Leonard Weinglass - World Renowned Lawyer to Speak at House of Commons about Unjust Imprisonment of the Miami 5Thursday, November 29, 7pm. House of Commons, Committee Room 10, All welcomeLAWYER and civil rights activist Leonard Weinglass is to give a series of talks about the Miami 5.The ... read more

International May Day Brigade to Cuba 2008

Campaign News | Wednesday, 21 November 2007

Tour aimed at young trade unionistsYoung Persons’ International May Day Brigade 2008The Cuba Solidarity Campaign is running it’s first Cuban tour aimed at young trade unionists, in April 2008.The Young Persons’ International May Day Brigade is a 15-day tour which will provide delegates with a unique opportunity to see the ... read more

Cuban Legislators Received at House of Commons

Campaign News | Thursday, 15 November 2007

Havana, Nov 15 (acn) A delegation of Cuban deputies led by vice-president of the island's parliament, Jaime Crombet, is in official visit to the United Kingdom at the invitation of the British chapter of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU).The group of legislators was welcomed by vice president of the House of ... read more

UN body criticizes US broadcasts to Cuba

Campaign News | Thursday, 15 November 2007

Geneva, Nov 14 (EFE).- Delegates to the World Radiocommunication Conference 2007 declared illegal the U.S. government's use of airplanes to beam the signals of Washington-funded Television Marti into Cuba over the objections of the island's communist government, Cuban diplomats said here Wednesday.The conference, which is organized by the U.N. International ... read more

Harold Pinter demands release of Cuban anti-terrorists

Campaign News | Friday, 9 November 2007

The British dramatist and political activist Harold Pinter, Nobel Prize winner for Literature in 2005, added today to the demand for the liberation of the 5 Cuban anti- terrorists imprisoned in US jails for the last 9 years.Pinter becomes the seventh distinguished and internationally recognised personality to add their name ... read more

Cuba floods 'worst in 40 years'

Campaign News | Friday, 9 November 2007

One person was killed and tens of thousands of homes damaged or destroyed in Cuba, in what the authorities say are the biggest floods in 40 years.It was the first reported death in the country since the tropical storm Noel hit the Caribbean, killing at least 142 people across the ... read more

UN Rapporteur: US Blockade Violates the Cuban People’s Right to Food

Campaign News | Friday, 2 November 2007

Havana, Nov 2 (acn) The UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food Jean Ziegler, who is visiting Cuba, said that the US economic, financial and commercial blockade of Cuba has a negative impact on the island and affects the right of the Cuban people to access food. Ziegler, who met ... read more