Viewing from February 2006

European unions call on EU to abandon policy on Cuba

Campaign News | Tuesday, 28 February 2006

Delegates from 20 countries pledge to break blockadeHavana 28 Feb: More than 270 union leaders belonging to 65 organizations from 20 countries met in London over the weekend during the First European Trade Union Solidarity Conference with Cuba and Latin America.The meeting was called by the British Trade Union Congress ... read more

More than one million Pakistanis treated by Cuban doctors

Campaign News | Sunday, 26 February 2006

10,920 operations performed, 39.9% of them majorBy Juvenal Balán Neyra, Granma daily special correspondentTHE white-coated army comprising the Henry Reeve International Contingent, whose vanguard arrived in Pakistan on October 14 last year to give humanitarian aid to the victims of the devastating earthquake six days previously, have attended to 1,043,125 ... read more

Miami Five: Weathering a "perfect storm"

Campaign News | Tuesday, 21 February 2006

Father Geoffrey Bottoms writes from Atlanta on the Miami Five appeal hearingFrom the UK daily newspaper The Morning Star among the shimmering corporate skyline of downtown Atlanta, Georgia sits the majestic stone courthouse of an earlier age named after Judge Elbert P. Tuttle where cases are heard by the twelve ... read more

Chinese buses to completely transform transport system

Campaign News | Sunday, 19 February 2006

As economic recovery continues the island will buy 8,000 vehicles from China, says FidelBY MARIA JULIA MAYORAL - Granma daily staff writer -CUBA is negotiating the purchase of approximately 8,000 vehicles from the People’s Republic of China, President Fidel Castro informed after announcing that in upcoming weeks, 30 buses from ... read more

Cuba and Iran sign anti-nuclear weapons pact

Campaign News | Sunday, 19 February 2006

Joint declaration calls for end to nukes and economic boycottsHavana, Feb 18 (Prensa Latina) A joint declaration between Cuban and Iranian parliaments, signed in Havana, pleaded for the total ban of weapons of mass destruction and demanded from the international community effective steps for that to take place.The document, inked ... read more

Blair's Cuba and Venezuela policy under fire

Campaign News | Saturday, 18 February 2006

Labour MP calls diplomacy 'ham-fisted' in Guardian articleFrom the UK daily The GuardianCommentHam-fisted diplomacyBlair shows a worrying disregard for democracy by parroting the US line on Chávez's legitimacyColin BurgonFriday, February 17, 2006The GuardianWhile it is no secret that the US has frequently interfered harmfully in the domestic politics of Latin ... read more

Education Minister highlights changes in Cuban schools

Campaign News | Wednesday, 15 February 2006

All Cubans have access to high quality educationHavana, Feb 14 (AIN) On the second day of the 5th International Congress on Higher Education "Universidad 2006," Cuba's minister in that field highlighted the most important changes in the island's education system that have been implemented over the last few years.In a ... read more

Harold Pinter and 110 MPs call for release of Miami Five

Campaign News | Wednesday, 8 February 2006

10,000 people join with Trade Union leaders to call for their freedomPress ReleasePress release8 February 2006Harold Pinter and 110 MPs call on US Attorney General to release Five Cubans held in US prisonsNobel prize winner, Harold Pinter, 110 MPs, and 15 trade union General Secretaries are among the thousands of ... read more

Cuba blocks US Interests Section with monument to victims of terror

Campaign News | Tuesday, 7 February 2006

Black flags of mourning obscure the US propaganda signHavana 07 Feb: Cuba has unveiled a large new monument outside the US mission in HavanaThe monument to 138 victims of US terrorism blocks the view of scrolling illuminated messages - some of them about human rights - displayed on the building ... read more

British signatories to open letter on Miami Five

Campaign News | Tuesday, 7 February 2006

110 Members of Parliament call for the release of the Five CubansBritish signatories to the open letter on the Miami Five to the US Attorney General110 Members of ParliamentLabour (96)Diane Abbott,David Anderson,John Austin,Gordon Banks,John Battle,Joe Benton,Roger Berry,David Borrow,Lyn Brown,Richard Burden,Colin Burgon,Ronnie Campbell,Martin Caton,David Chaytor,Michael Clapham,Katy Clark,Harry Cohen,Michael Connarty,Frank Cook,Jeremy Corbyn,Jim ... read more

The time of our peoples has come, says Chavez in Havana

Campaign News | Monday, 6 February 2006

Venezuelan president receives the UNESCO José Martí International Award in CubaBY MARIA JULIA MAYORAL -Granma daily staff writer-“THE 21st century will be that of our redemption, that of our unity and full independence as a region, as the great homeland; the century that will mark the end of U.S. imperialism; ... read more

Cuba sends medicines to Bolivia

Campaign News | Thursday, 2 February 2006

Immediate response to flood disasterHavana, Feb 1 (Prensa Latina) Cuba responded immediately on Wednesday to a call for international aid made by President of Bolivia Evo Morales by sending an aircraft loaded with medicine to help flood victims in the South American country.At least 15.7 tons of medicine, 299 backpacks ... read more

Cuba's energy revolution

Campaign News | Wednesday, 1 February 2006

The most comprehensive effort to solve the energy crisis and raise the quality of lifeBy Istvan Ojeda Bello is the relationship between the new Chinese rice cookers that are currently being sold to all Cuban families and a young social worker inside a gas truck?What is the link between replacing ... read more