Viewing from September 2005

Statement of Venezuelan Ambassador to US on Posada Carriles' case

Campaign News | Wednesday, 28 September 2005

Posada looks likely to get off the hookEMBASSY OF THE BOLIVARIANREPUBLIC OF VENEZUELA, Washington DCSeptember 28, 2005STATEMENT OF AMBASSADOR BERNARDO ALVAREZ1. Luis Posada Carriles is the Osama Bin Laden of Latin America. A terrorist. A man who is responsible for the blowing up of a civilian airplane with 73 passengers aboard. ... read more

The US spends more money harassing Cuba than on combating terrorism

Campaign News | Wednesday, 28 September 2005

Cuban deputy minister in Havana presents Cuba’s Report on Resolution 59/11 of the United Nations General Assembly ? This year’s vote on the Resolution set for November 8BY NAVIL GARCÍA ALFONSO -Granma International staff writerTo read Cuba's report to the UN on the genocidal effects of the blockade go to: ... read more

UK Judge hears copyright case in Havana

Campaign News | Monday, 26 September 2005

US company is claiming rights to famous Cuban songsHAVANA Sep 26 - A British High Court judge heard testimony on Monday from the heirs of the Cuban composers of 14 songs dating back to the 1930s in a copyright case brought against Cuba by an American company.Justice John Lindsay shed ... read more

More than 2,000 Guyanese receive eye care in Cuba

Campaign News | Sunday, 25 September 2005

Treatment financed with help from Venezuela saves millions of dollars for poorest in regionSeptember 24, GEORGETOWN, Guyana:More than 2,000 Guyanese citizens have received free eye care in Cuba in the past two months, the health minister said yesterday.About 1,400 patients have returned from the communist-run country since mid-July, while 600 ... read more

US bans scientists travel to Cuba

Campaign News | Saturday, 24 September 2005

Deep regret and anger at decisionHavana, Sep 23 (Prensa Latina) A group of six US intensive care specialists were impeded to attend the international event Ventilation 2005 in Cuba.The scientists, belonging to universities in Washington, Texas, Pittsburgh and Loyola, were to attend this forum on mechanic ventilation and blood gases ... read more

Hurricane Rita soaks Havana - situation report

Campaign News | Friday, 23 September 2005

Official UN report on hurricane details flooding in Havana but no serious consequencesHurricane Rita - Cuba/Gulf of Mexico: OCHA Situation Report No. 1Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2005/0142 Situation Report No. 1Hurricane Rita - Cuba/Gulf of Mexico22 September 2005This report is based on information provided by the Office of the United Nations ... read more

Cuba picks seasoned diplomat as new ambassador to Britain

Campaign News | Friday, 23 September 2005

Former envoy to Brussels takes up postHavana Sept. 2: Cuba has picked a seasoned diplomat to represent Havana as its new ambassador to Britain, according to the official Granma newspaper.Rene Mujica Cantelar, 56, is a history graduate of the University of Havana and served as Cuba's ambassador to Belgium from ... read more

Cuba Addresses UN on Millennium Declaration

Campaign News | Wednesday, 21 September 2005


Cuba creates a permanent 1,500-strong disaster brigade

Campaign News | Monday, 19 September 2005

Still no US reply to offer of 1,600 doctorsHavana, Sept 19: Cuba has officially created a 1,586-strong international medical contingent against disasters and serious epidemics that will be prepared to cooperate in any nation of the world.Under the name of Henry Reeve, a US citizen who died while fighting for ... read more

Cuba wins baseball world cup

Campaign News | Sunday, 18 September 2005

Eighth succesive victoryROTTERDAM, Netherlands 17 Sept: Dany Betancourt gave up four hits in 8 1-3 innings and Cuba won its eighth straight Baseball World Cup with a 3-0 shutout of South Korea on Saturday.It was the 24th title for Cuba since the competition began in 1938. South Korea was the ... read more

Hugo Chavez says he has proof of US plans to invade Venezuela

Campaign News | Sunday, 18 September 2005

Cuba's ally tells US media of secret preparations for warWashington, Sep 17 (Prensa Latina): Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has denounced here Saturday the existence of a US governmental plan, codenamed Plan Balboa, to invade Venezuela.In statements to the ABC TV network, Chavez said he has evidence of the plan, and ... read more

Although it is unlikely they will be going anywhere, Havana doctors Luis Sauchay and Delvis Marta Fernandez prepare their knapsacks of emergency medical supplies for Katrina victims.

Katrina aid from Cuba? No thanks, says U.S.

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 14 September 2005

HAVANA — Dr. Luis Sauchay is the kind of hands-on physician you want in an emergency. Though relatively young at 34, Sauchay has chalked up more than a decade of practicing hardship medicine. Right out of medical school, he spent two years on the high seas, the only doctor for hundreds of ... read more

A tale of two hurricanes - Cuba and the United States

Campaign News | Tuesday, 13 September 2005

From An Phoblact- Irish Republican NewsIf any recent event can sum up the contrast between two diametrically opposed and different societies that are the respective social systems of Cuba and of the United States, it would have to be their respective responses to the two powerful hurricanes that have struck ... read more

Cuba converting cane-growing areas for food and reforestation

Campaign News | Saturday, 10 September 2005

Second stage of restructuring beginsHavana, Sep 9 (Prensa Latina) Over 300,000 hectares of cane will be replaced with other cultivation in the second stage of the restructuring process undertaken by the Cuban Ministry of Sugar (MINAZ), called task Alvaro Reynoso.The lands will be sown with food, vegetables, seasonings, fruits and ... read more

Miami Five Family members to visit Britain

Campaign News | Thursday, 8 September 2005

Add your signature to the Five petition:, 8 Sept: Olga Salanueva, the wife of Rene Gonzalez, and his 7-year-old daughter Ivette will be visiting the UK between November 29th and 6th December 2005.The tour, hosted by the Cuba Solidarity Campaign, will include meetings at the House of Commons with ... read more

US changes position on Cuba's weapons

Campaign News | Thursday, 8 September 2005

Split between US intelligence and policy communities leads to reassessment of Cuba's 'biological weapons.'Christian Science Monitor 8 Sept:In 2002, John Bolton, then US undersecretary for arms control and international security (and current US ambassador to the United Nations) said that Cuba had "biological weapons capabilities" and was sharing them with ... read more

United Nations: Cuba ranks among top 57 countries in human development

Campaign News | Thursday, 8 September 2005

Cuba officialy recognised as having acheived human developmentUnited Nations, Sep 7: Cuba is among the 57 member countries of the UN Development Programme with high human development scores, according to a report published Wednesday at the UN.The document compares high, medium and low human development states for life expectancies, education ... read more

US violating contract obligations as UN headquarters

Campaign News | Wednesday, 7 September 2005

Ricardo Alarcón accuses US government of denying visas to delegation from National Assembly of People’s Power to attend World Conference of Parliamentary Presidents at UNHavana Sept 5. ONCE more, the Washington government is violating contract obligations as headquarters of the United Nations and is insulting the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IUP) and ... read more

Fidel in Jamaica for Petrocaribe Summit

Campaign News | Wednesday, 7 September 2005

17 leaders meet to discuss energy cooperation in the regionMONTEGO BAY Sept 6: Cuban President Fidel Castro arrived Monday in Montego Bay, Jamaica to participate in the Petrocaribe Summit, to be attended by presidents and ministers of government from the 17 countries who signed the Constituent Agreement for that Energy ... read more

New York Daily News: Terrorist's refuge in the US

Campaign News | Monday, 5 September 2005

Posada case reveals hypocrisy of so-called 'war on terror'New York, 4 Sept: He is a well-known international terrorist but he can be sure that he will never be extradited to Venezuela, which wants to judge him for his crimes.The official reason is bound to be, as Luis Posada Carriles' lawyers ... read more

Cuba undertaking huge construction programme

Campaign News | Thursday, 1 September 2005

150,000 new homes to be builtHavana, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is carrying out a far-reaching housing construction project to recover from the damage caused by hurricanes and to resolve the domestic housing shortage, according to Cuban Vice President Carlos Lage Davila.In his briefing to a special session of the ... read more