Viewing from June 2006

Reporters Without Borders: Its Secret Deal with Otto Reich to Wreck Cuba's Economy

Campaign News | Wednesday, 28 June 2006

Investigative reporter Diana Barahona esposes the truth about the French organisation that routinely targets CubaWhen Robert Menard founded Reporters Without Borders twenty years ago, he gave his group a name which evokes another French organization respected worldwide for its humanitarian work and which maintains a strict neutrality in political conflicts ... read more

Cuba to create 2,800 new organic farms

Campaign News | Tuesday, 27 June 2006

Vegetable production to increaseLas Tunas, Cuba 27 June - Cuba is looking forward to creating 2,800 new organic farms for the production of vegetables, said Dr. Adolfo Rodriguez Nodals, head of the National Urban Agriculture Program.In an exclusive interview with ACN news agency during a working visit to Las Tunas ... read more

Hepatitis vaccine breakthough

Campaign News | Monday, 26 June 2006

Cuban medical firstHAVANA 26 June: In what scientists billed as a breakthrough, Cuba has developed the first monoclonal antibody from transgenic plants - dubbed a "plantibody" - used in making a human vaccine.The antibody, CB-Hep.1, is from an "ancestor" of the tobacco plant. It replaces an antibody obtained from mice ... read more

Cuban workers' health and safety praised at international conference

Campaign News | Monday, 26 June 2006

ILO expert says Cuba is the exception in Latin AmericaHavana, 26 June - Cuba's implementation of a system of health and safety regulations at the workplace was praised during an international meeting of labour unions held in Havana.Mexican Valentina Forastieri, a staff member of the International Labor Organization (ILO), said ... read more

193 MPs back parliamentary motion on UK and EU/Cuba relations

Campaign News | Friday, 23 June 2006

Call for rethink of European policy towards island is among 'top 50' most supported issuesLondon 18 June: A cross-party group of MPs' Early Day Motion calling on the UK to improve its relations with Cuba has gathered 193 signatures and is among the 50 most supported motions on the Hansard ... read more

Editorial: The alliance between the European Union and Bush is pathetic

Campaign News | Friday, 23 June 2006

From Cuba's Granma daily newspaper Friday 23 JuneAS is widely known, in his speech during the High-Level Segment of the new Human Rights Council in Geneva on June 20, our Foreign Minister, Felipe Pérez Roque expressed a resounding condemnation of the growing conspiracy between the United States and the European ... read more

Scandal among Miami terrorists

Campaign News | Friday, 23 June 2006

Cuban emigre admits anti-Cuba terror plotsMiami, 23 June: JOSE Antonio Llama, former director of the Cuban-American National Foundation (CANF), is considering bringing fraud charges against several of his colleagues whom he is accusing of having seized funds of close to $1.5 million earmarked for a terrorist plot against Cuba, according ... read more

US civil liberties group files lawsuit over Cuba book ban

Campaign News | Wednesday, 21 June 2006

Miami education board faces court over decision to ban book about Cuba from local schoolsMIAMI 21 June - The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit against Miami's public school system on Wednesday, saying its ban on a children's book about travel to Cuba was unconstitutional.The Miami-Dade County School Board ... read more

Top Communist jailed for corruption

Campaign News | Wednesday, 21 June 2006

Once high-flying government member sentenced to 12 years in prisonCuba has sentenced a once high-flying government member to 12 years in prison for corruption, the Cuban Communist Party announced on Wednesday.Juan Carlos Robinson,who had been expelled from the ruling Politburo in April, pleaded guilty, official media reported.Robinson, 49, had once ... read more

Europe steers clear of US aggression towards Cuba

Campaign News | Sunday, 18 June 2006

Victory for Cuba Solidarity organisations as EU Foreign Ministers decide to maintain dialogue with the islandLondon 14 June: The European Union decided on Monday to maintain the status quo of dialogue with Cuba. EU foreign ministers meeting in Luxembourg resisted pressure from the US and its Eastern European allies to ... read more

Cuba opens two hospitals in Ecuador

Campaign News | Sunday, 18 June 2006

Vice President Carlos Lage inaugurates Operation Miracle facilitiesQUITO, June 16: Cuban Vice President Carlos Lage inaugurated two ophtalmalogical hospitals in Ecuador, with equipment and doctors from Cuba, as a contribution to reinforcing cooperation between the two nations.The official opening of those facilities, which are part of the Operation Miracle programme, ... read more

Evo Morales honours Che Guevara with new clinic from Cuba

Campaign News | Friday, 16 June 2006

Argentine hero's birthday marked at place of his executionLa Higuera, Bolivia, 15 June: Bolivian President Evo Morales opened a health clinic to be staffed by Cuban physicians on Wednesday at La Higuera, the place where Ernesto Che Guevara, the legendary doctor-guerrilla commander, was executed in 1967.Choosing Che's 78th birth anniversary ... read more

There is no need to burn papers: Cuba's answer to US claims of diplomatic 'harrassment'

Campaign News | Thursday, 15 June 2006

Washington is making up stories to create a crisis, says Granma daily newsaperThis editorial appeared in Cuba's Granma Daily Newspaper on 13 June.Yesterday, June 12, a rabid lapdog of the empire and the terrorist mafia in Miami, El Nuevo Herald, published an article titled, "U.S. Interests Section in Havana Under ... read more

End lawlessness of Guantanamo: Amnesty

Campaign News | Monday, 12 June 2006

Human rights group calls for full investigation into suicidesLondon, 11 June: Amnesty International on Sunday called on the United States to 'end the lawlessness' of its facility for security suspects at Guantanamo Bay after three detainees committed suicide.The London-based human rights group also called for the results of the investigation ... read more

Al-Zarqawi killing 'a barbarity,' says Fidel

Campaign News | Sunday, 11 June 2006

"The accused should not be simply eliminated," says Cuban leaderHAVANA, 10 June: President Fidel Castro has called the US airstrike that killed Abu Musab al-Zarqawi a "barbarity," saying he should have been put on trial.The United States acted as "judge and jury" against the leader of the al-Qaida in Iraq, ... read more

Crunch time on Cuba - Britain and the European Common Position

Campaign News | Friday, 9 June 2006

Rob Miller writes for the Morning Star newspaperCrunch time on CubaON June 12, the British government will have to make a choice about its foreign policy towards Cuba. The European common position, which is an agreed policy between all the European states vis-a-vis their relations with Cuba, will again be ... read more

Cuba restores sight to nearly a quarter million Latin Americans

Campaign News | Wednesday, 7 June 2006

Operation Miracle is exactly what its name saysHavana 6 June: THE number of Latin Americans who have had their vision restored since the start of the Cuban Operation Miracle program nearly two years ago is approaching a quarter million.Through this joint program with Venezuela, low-income people of the region are ... read more

Resist the US backlash on Cuba, says British MP

Campaign News | Tuesday, 6 June 2006

Cuba is in danger of being punished by Europe for Washington's loss of clout in Latin America, argues Ian Gibson MPIan GibsonTuesday June 6, 2006The Guardianhttp://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/story/0,,1791253,00.htmlFaced with a loss of influence in Latin America as a result of the shift to the left, the US government has been furiously lobbying ... read more

Venezuela to present resolution on extradition of Posada Carriles to the OAS

Campaign News | Tuesday, 6 June 2006

Organisation of American States conference becomes field of ideological battle with USSANTO DOMINGO, 6 June - Venezuela is to present a resolution on the extradition of "terrorists" - an implicit allusion to the case of Luis Posada Carriles, currently detained in the United States - to the General Assembly of ... read more

Washington Post takes up story of Miami Five

Campaign News | Sunday, 4 June 2006

Media breakthrough in struggle to free the imprisoned heroesHavana, 3 June: The Washington Post underscored the increasing support and solidarity expressed, in and out of Cuba, towards the five Cuban anti-terrorist fighters jailed in the US.Under the headline: “Cubans Jailed in U.S. as Spies Are Hailed at Home as Heroes”, ... read more

Haiti and Cuba, a stark contrast in fight against AIDS

Campaign News | Saturday, 3 June 2006

Two islands are only fifty miles apart but light years in terms of health careUNITED NATIONS, 2 June - Although some real progress has been made to reverse the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Latin America and the Caribbean, experts say huge gaps persist in the actions taken by governments in the ... read more

Che exhibition opens in London's V&A Museum

Campaign News | Saturday, 3 June 2006

Richard Gott of the Guardian reviews a major new retrospective on the famous photograph by KordaPoster boyHis face has become an iconic image, used both as a symbol of protest and a fashion accessory. Richard Gott traces the story of Korda's photo of Che GuevaraSaturday June 3, 2006The Guardianhttp://arts.guardian.co.uk/features/story/0,,1789301,00.htmlThe famous ... read more

Cuban Foreign Minister offers condolences to Indonesia for earthquake

Campaign News | Friday, 2 June 2006

Cuba is sending 135 doctors to help recoveryJAKARTA 1 June: Visiting Cuban Foreign Minister Felipe Perez Roque expressed his country's condolences Friday to the tens of thousands of victims of Indonesia's devastating earthquake.Perez Roque also invited Indonesia's president to attend a summit of the Nonaligned Movement in September in Havana."Unfortunately ... read more

Cuba working hard to finish 100,000 homes

Campaign News | Thursday, 1 June 2006

People urged to participate in building programmeHavana, 31 May (ACN): Due to a serious shortage of housing, Cuba is working hard to complete the 100,000 homes expected to be constructed by the end of this year.Victor Ramirez Ruiz, President of the National Housing Institute made this announcement on Tuesday in ... read more