Viewing from August 2006

Cuba escapes storm with little damage

Campaign News | Thursday, 31 August 2006

U.S. military planes flew over Cuba to help scientists track Tropical Storm Ernesto.Cuba seems to have gotten off easy from its first hit this hurricane season as Tropical Storm Ernesto, weakened by mountains, brought limited rains to a small area.The government had evacuated more than 80,000 people in the eastern ... read more

Fidel Castro's recovery 'satisfactory'

Campaign News | Thursday, 31 August 2006

Raul Castro meets Syrian MinisterRaul Castro, Cuba's defense minister and interim leader, said his brother Fidel was recovering satisfactorily from an operation in late July to cure gastric bleeding, the official newspaper Granma said Tuesday.Granma said Raul Castro had made the announcement on Sunday, during a meeting with Syrian Information ... read more

500 Pakistanis to go to Cuba for medical course

Campaign News | Tuesday, 29 August 2006

Eventaully 1,000 scholarships will be awardedISLAMABAD ? The first batch of 500 Pakistani students will leave for Cuba this year to start their medical education under the scholarships announced by Cuba, Cuban Ambassador to Pakistan Gustavo Machin Gomez has said.Havana announced the scholarships when its medical teams worked in the ... read more

Bolivian President signs world call for Cuba's sovereignty

Campaign News | Tuesday, 22 August 2006

Evo Morales joins Harold Pinter and eight other Nobel winnersHavana, Aug 21.- Bolivian President Evo Morales has signed a call to respect Cuba's sovereignty, adding his name to nearly 13,000 personalities from around the world demanding that the United States put an end to its subversive plans against the island.The ... read more

US names spy operations 'manager' for Cuba, Venezuela

Campaign News | Sunday, 20 August 2006

Two nations are put on a par with Iran and North KoreaWASHINGTON: The United States has named a special "manager" for its intelligence operations against Cuba and Venezuela, in effect putting the two Latin American nations on a par with "axis of evil" states confronted on multiple levels by the ... read more

Cuban actor wins award for role in Benny More movie

Campaign News | Friday, 18 August 2006

Film about legendary singer's life is packing cinemas throughout the islandHavana, Aug 17 (ACN) Cuban actor Renny Arozarena, who played the title role in the recently produced film "El Benny," has been awarded the Boccalino Prize for best male actor at the Locarno International Film Festival, held in Switzerland.Arozarena was ... read more

Interview with Raul Castro: No enemy can defeat us

Campaign News | Friday, 18 August 2006

Published in Cuba's Granma daily newspaperNo enemy can defeat us: Affirms Raúl in a statement to Granma. He affirmed that Fidel continues to improve and thanked people for the thousands of messages of solidarity and support from our country and abroad. Measures have been taken to prevent any attempt at ... read more

Interview with Armando Hart: Fidel is the son of our history

Campaign News | Thursday, 17 August 2006

Fidel is the best disciple of Marti, says long-time friendInterview by Jorge Smith of Prensa LatinaHavana, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) Armando Hart, an outstanding personality in the Cuban Revolution and a renowned lawyer and intellectual, said on Tuesday that Fidel Castro, who turned 80 recently, is the best disciple of ... read more

Posada to remain in jail?for now

Campaign News | Wednesday, 16 August 2006

Six countries refused to take terroristGranma Daily newspaper: A US judge in El Paso, Texas took under advisement Monday a request by terrorist Luis Posada Carriles who seeks to be freed from the detention center where he has been held since May, 2005.According to AFP news agency the judge heard ... read more

Miami Herald: US tweaks Cuba policy

Campaign News | Saturday, 12 August 2006

Change in immigration rules announcedThe Bush administration unveiled its much-anticipated new immigration policy toward Cuba on Friday, quickening backlogged family visas, offering Cuban doctors who defect abroad easier access to the United States and denying visas to human rights violators.The government also pledged to alert exile families if relatives have ... read more

Prayers for Fidel

Campaign News | Wednesday, 9 August 2006

BY JOEL MAYOR LORAN-Granma daily staff writer-EVERYONE had their shared reasons. They come from the most distinct churches. But what they have in common are wishes for the president’s recovery. “We are not asking God that Fidel should live for ever, but that he will be where he is most ... read more

Gabriel Garcia Marquez: The Fidel I know

Campaign News | Tuesday, 8 August 2006

Published in Granma International ReviewTHE FIDEL CASTRO WHOM I KNOWBY GABRIEL GARCIA MARQUEZHIS devotion to the word. His power of seduction. He goes to seek out problems where they are. The impetus of inspiration is very much part of his style. Books reflect the breadth of his tastes very well. ... read more

CSC Statement on Fidel Castro

Campaign News | Monday, 7 August 2006

Condition described as 'stable'Cuba Update: CSC Statement on Fidel CastroOn August 1, a message was read out on Cuban TV confirming that President Fidel Castro had suffered from “an acute intestinal crisis,” which has lead to him being unable to continue in his governmental positions while he recuperates from the ... read more

CNN: Cuba's VP expects return of Fidel Castro within weeks

Campaign News | Monday, 7 August 2006

Carlos Lage and Hugo Chavez both say Fidel is bouncing backHAVANA, Cuba 7 Aug - Cuba's vice president and Venezuela's leader provided optimistic assessments of Fidel Castro's health, saying the Cuban president was recovering quickly from intestinal surgery and could be back at work within weeks.Castro himself has been out ... read more

The Miami Five: Heroes of their time

Campaign News | Saturday, 5 August 2006

Cuba's "Miami Five" claim that America has jailed them for fighting terror, writes the Guardian's Duncan CampbellIt would be almost impossible to travel in Cuba and be unaware of the "Five Heroes" or the "Miami Five". Their photos stare out from roadside billboards, stickers calling for their release adorn the ... read more

BBC News: Rice broadcast dismissed by Cuba

Campaign News | Saturday, 5 August 2006

US policy has 'no value', says culture ministerCuba has dismissed a broadcast message from US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to its people urging them to push for democracy.In a message that went out on US-funded Radio and TV Marti, Ms Rice said all Cubans who "desire peaceful democratic change" ... read more

Fidel ill: Announcement from the President to the Cuban people

Campaign News | Wednesday, 2 August 2006

Fidel undergoes major operationAnnouncement from the President to the Cuban peopleDUE to the enormous effort made to visit the Argentine city of Córdoba, participate in the MERCOSUR meeting, in the closing session of the Summit of the Peoples in the historical University of Córdoba and the visit to Altagracia, the ... read more

Boston Globe: Transition to nowhere

Campaign News | Wednesday, 2 August 2006

By Democrat Congressman Jim McGovernBy Jim McGovern, August 3, 2006NEWS REPORTS this week confirming the ill health of 79-year-old President Fidel Castro of Cuba follow on the heels of another development concerning the island nation -- the Bush administration's release last month of its latest report outlining US goals and ... read more

Fidel?s 26 July speech in full

Campaign News | Tuesday, 1 August 2006