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The 30th Anniversary Battle of Cuito Cuanavale

News from Cuba | Thursday, 22 March 2018

Nelson Mandela: "Cuito Cuanavale was a milestone in the history of the struggle for southern African liberation” In 1987-1988, a decisive series of battles occurred around the southeastern Angolan town of Cuito Cuanavale. When it occurred, these battles were the largest military engagements in Africa since the North African battles ... read more

Live the Cuban experience

Campaign News | Wednesday, 21 March 2018

The Primsa preview the 2018 Summer Solidarity Brigade The embargo imposed by the United States on Cuba is a commercial, economic and financial blockade enforced initially in 1958. While the first blockade only included restrictions on the sale of arms, two years later, it was extended to all exports with the exception ... read more

Tickets on sale for the 16th Annual RMT Garden Party for Cuba

Campaign News | Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Get your tickets today for the event of the summer! CSC and the RMT invite you to attend an evening of solidarity with Cuba with friends from across the trade union and labour movement. With live music, buffet, FREE bar and very special guests - not to be missed! Live music from: Superb Cuban ... read more

Since the Revolution, Cuba has had strong links with Africa, including supporting anti-colonial movements and the anti-apartheid struggle

Havana is home to the most African embassies in Latin America

News from Cuba | Monday, 19 March 2018

With the opening of the Kenyan Embassy in the Cuban capital, there are now 22 nations from Sub-Saharan Africa with diplomatic missions in the country Despite the geographical distance and economic limitations, regionally Cuba is home to the most African embassies, a continent with which it shares many historic and cultural ... read more

Cuba to Send 100 Doctors to Kenya

News from Cuba | Monday, 19 March 2018

"I think that for us who want to implement the universal healthcare coverage, this is the place to come to and to learn from,” said Nyong’o, Kenyan governor of Kisumu. Kenya has announced that they will bring 100 Cuban medical specialists to assist county hospitals after Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta ended ... read more

Protest in Miami against staff cuts at U.S. Embassy in Havana

News from Cuba | Thursday, 15 March 2018

A caravan featuring 25 automobiles overtook the streets of Miami, Florida, to protest against the U.S. government’s recent decision to make cuts to staff at its Embassy in Havana permanent. The initiative was organised by Cuban émigrés in Miami and members of the Alianza Martiana, whose president Damián Díaz, described the ... read more

The blockade is a senseless policy, according to former U.S. presidential advisor

News from Cuba | Thursday, 15 March 2018

WASHINGTON.— The U.S. blockade against Cuba is an outdated and senseless policy, stated political expert Robert Malley, who also served as special advisor to former U.S. President Barack Obama. “Cuba is not a threat to the national security of the United States, so none of this; the sanctions, the blockade, the ... read more

Cuba: After High Election Turnout, Council of State Vote Awaits

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 13 March 2018

The incoming National Assembly will elect a new Council of State in April. With voter turnout for Cuba's legislative election Sunday at almost 80 percent, the island completed the second stage of its general elections that will culminate in the election of a new executive in April. According to the National Electoral ... read more

National Electoral Commission releases preliminary data

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 13 March 2018

The National Electoral Commission (CNE) confirmed in a press conference held Monday March 12, that the 605 Deputies to the National Assembly of People’s Power were chosen during Sunday’s elections. The CNE noted that candidates who will now make up the National and Provincial assemblies received over 50% of votes ... read more

Democracy in Cuba: Spotlight on the 2018 elections

Campaign News | Tuesday, 6 March 2018

The North American and European mass media pay scant attention to Cuba’s general elections, which usually only warrant a few sentences seemingly written for the sole purpose of pointing out that they hardly qualify as elections at all. But with President Raúl Castro’s announcement in 2013, that he will not ... read more

U.S. makes cuts to embassy staff in Havana official

News from Cuba | Monday, 5 March 2018

A wire from Associated Press highlights that the announcement makes the U.S. decision last year to withdraw 60 percent of its diplomats from its embassy in Cuba, under the pretext of supposed “sonic attacks” against its personnel, practically permanent From March 5, the United States Embassy in Havana will operate as ... read more

Wildfire at Guantánamo Naval Base highlights continued violation of Cuban sovereignty

News from Cuba | Thursday, 1 March 2018

Cuban forces collaborated to contain the fire along the perimeter of the United States Naval Base in the illegally occupied territory of Guantánamo A wildfire along the perimeter of the U.S. Guantánamo Naval Base on illegally occupied Cuban territory last week forced the evacuation of some of its personnel. According to the ... read more