Viewing from May 2012

Cuba Takes Place in World Health Organisation

News from Cuba | Thursday, 31 May 2012

Cuba joins Executive Board alongside USAGeneva, May 28 (Prensa Latina) Cuba on Monday became member of the Executive Board of the World Health Organization (WHO), during the 131st meeting of such a body, held in this city under the chairmanship of Barbados.Cuba was elected by acclamation in the 65th WHO ... read more

CSC AGM open to all

Campaign News | Thursday, 31 May 2012

A special session on changes in the Cuban EconomyThe Cuba Solidarity Campaign Annual General Meeting is open to all and takes place on SATURDAY 16th June 2012, 10am to 4pm atHamilton House, Mabledon Place, LONDON WC1. The nearest station is Kings Cross.This year we are very honoured as the meeing ... read more

First ever stall on the Miami Five at US union convention

Campaign News | Wednesday, 30 May 2012

From 27-30 May 2012, the British Cuba Solidarity Campaign was present at the SEIU (Service Employees International Union) Convention in Denver, USA, to raise awareness of the campaign for Justice for the Miami Five and their families. 

This was the very first time that a US union had provided space ... read more

British ship in Cuba to mark battle anniversary

Campaign News | Wednesday, 30 May 2012

from the Associated PressA British fleet-support ship has docked in Havana's harbor as Cuba and the U.K. prepare to mark the 250th anniversary of the Battle of Havana.The gray RFA Fort Rosalie arrived Wednesday morning with more than 100 crewmembers aboard. It tied up at the cruise ship terminal and ... read more

“Most feminist country in Latin America”

News from Cuba | Friday, 25 May 2012

In an article in the New York Times in May, columnist Luisita Lopez Torregrosa argued that “Cuba may be the the most feminist country in Latin America”. 
According to the United Nations Survey on Women in Politics Cuba ranks No. 3 in the world when it comes to the political ... read more

US grants visa to Raul Castro’s daughter but denies visit by Cuban academics

News from Cuba | Sunday, 20 May 2012

From the Washington PostThe Obama administration granted a visa this week to the daughter of Cuban President Raul Castro but rejected visas for nearly a dozen other Cubans to attend an academic conference in California, angering both conservative Cuban American leaders and American scholars seeking to improve U.S.-Cuban academic ties.Mariela ... read more

Republican Romney Talks against Cuba

News from Cuba | Saturday, 19 May 2012

Potential U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney threatened Cuba Saturday and offered his support to internal groups which alter public order on the island nation with financial support from abroad.Romney, former governor of Massachusetts, promised he would step up the measures against Cuba taken by the Barack Obama administration, which ... read more

Daughter of Cuban president leads gay rights march

News from Cuba | Saturday, 12 May 2012

By ANNE-MARIE GARCIA, Associated PressThe daughter of Cuban President Raul Castro said during a rousing gay rights march Saturday that her father advocated eliminating sexual discrimination, and reiterated her own hope the country would soon legalize same sex marriageMariela Castro, a noted gay rights advocate and head of Cuba's National ... read more

Cuba to invest $450 mn to boost rice production

News from Cuba | Friday, 11 May 2012

From the EFE News AgencyHavana - Cuba said it plans to invest up to $450 million over the next few years in a program to increase domestic rice production, which remains insufficient to meet the demand on the island, state television reported.The investment, which for this year will amount to ... read more


Campaign News | Wednesday, 9 May 2012

BBC broadcast full debateSCOTTISH PARLIAMENT CALLS FOR JUSTICE FOR THE MIAMI FIVE IN HISTORIC DEBATEOn Wednesday 9th May the Scottish Parliament hosted a historic debate on the Miami Five. The debate - believed to be the first time a national legislature outside Cuba has dedicated a whole parliamentary session to ... read more

Cuba to be debated for first time in Scottish parliament

Campaign News | Friday, 4 May 2012

MSPs set to support campaign for justice for Miami FiveNext Wednesday 9th May, will see the first ever debate within the Scottish Parliament on Cuba.Elaine Smith, Labour MSP for Coatbridge and Chryston, and Convener of the Cross Party Group on Cuba will be moving motion S4M-02573.This motion not only welcomes ... read more

Actor Danny Glover joins the Miami Five Art exhibition in London

Campaign News | Friday, 4 May 2012

Latest newspaper review of the exhibitionPhoto shows Cuban Ambassador Esther Armenteros, Mirtha Rodriguez, Danny Glover, Maria Eugenio Guerrero, Bernard Regan, Cuba Solidarity CampaignFortifying the FiveArticle by Michal Boncza, for the Morning StarA DOVE struggles free out of a cage and flies across darkened skies to reach the base of the ... read more

Over 60 Cuba Solidarity Campaigners attend May Day celebrations in Havana

Campaign News | Friday, 4 May 2012

Young Trade Unionists from 7 UK unionsTwenty Young Trade Unionists representing 6 national UK Trade Unions joined the crowds in Revolution Square in Central Havana to celebrate International Workers day and show solidarity with the people of Cuba. Delegates came from Unite, Unison, NAPO, CWU, RMT and UCATT.They were joined ... read more