Viewing News From Cuba from April 2018

Cuba's New President Vows to Defend Socialist Revolution

News from Cuba | Thursday, 19 April 2018

President Miguel Diaz-Canel said the new period would be characterised by "modernization of the economic and social model." Cuba's new president, Miguel Diaz-Canel, began his term on Thursday with a promise to defend the socialist revolution led by the Castro brothers since 1959, giving a sober speech that also emphasised the ... read more

Cuba to Begin Session to Elect New President a Day Early

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Cuba is bringing forward the start of its national assembly session where a new president will be elected to succeed Raul Castro, Cuban state-run Radio Rebelde said Monday. The new assembly, selected in a March vote, had originally been set to meet Thursday but will now start its "constitutive session" ... read more

Minrex: Cuba expresses solidarity and support for Lula

News from Cuba | Monday, 9 April 2018

The Federal Republic of Brazil's Federal Supreme Court rejected the habeas corpus appeal presented by the defense team of the country's former President and leader of the Workers Party, Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva. As has just been confirmed, this decision opens the door to Lula's possible immediate detention, an act ... read more

Cuba Condemns Israel's Killings of Palestinians

News from Cuba | Thursday, 5 April 2018

Cuba has condemned Israel's killings of unarmed Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, where brutal repression by the Israeli Army left 18 dead over the weekend and over 1,400 wounded. The killing continued on Tuesday when a Palestinian from Deir Al Balah, in the center of the Gaza Strip, was shot dead ... read more

Trump approves 20 million dollars for regime change programmes against Cuba

News from Cuba | Monday, 2 April 2018

US President Donald Trump has approved $20 million in funds for subversion within Cuba as part of the US budget for the remainder of the US fiscal year which runs until October 2018. In budget proposals presented in May 2017, Trump had proposed to eliminate funding for such programmes in Cuba. ... read more

Cuba Warns About Trump Administration Warmongering

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 27 March 2018

The recent appointments of US President Donald Trump to key positions clearly reflect the warmongering accent of his administration, warns Cubadebate website. According to the publication, Trump appeals to the so-called ‘hard power’ (strong power) and imperial blackmail as main tools of his foreign policy. Under the heading ‘Hawks make nest,’ the ... read more

US 'Warmonger' Bolton to Advance Hardline on Venezuela, Cuba

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Newly appointed National Security Advisor John Bolton "always emphasised how Cuba and Venezuela and Nicaragua have undermined U.S. interests." Newly appointed U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton is expected to take a hardline stance against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and his administration, it has been revealed. The former ambassador to the United ... read more

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

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