Viewing from December 2018

The rhythm of socialism

Campaign News | Tuesday, 11 December 2018

NEIL SLEDGE of the National Education Union reports back on the role of music in Cuban schools following a visit to the socialist Caribbean island CUBA is well known for its love of dance and music. Children and adults here at home are used to seeing and hearing salsa music on ... read more

UK Government responds to CSC on US Blockade of Cuba

Campaign News | Monday, 10 December 2018

UK government says "The extraterritorial impact of these measures on the UK, in violation of commonly accepted rules of international trade, negatively affect British economic interests" Following an urgent Cuba Solidarity Campaign action that led to over 800 CSC members and supporters writing to Sir Alan Duncan MP in less than ... read more

Ollie Hopkins, CSC Campaigns Officer, Mike Jackson, LGSM Secretary and Mariela Castro at the Gay's the Word bookshop

“Socialism, Yes, Homophobia, No!” Mariela Castro visits UK

Campaign News | Thursday, 6 December 2018

Mariela Castro met with parliamentarians, trade unionists and LGBT+ activists in the UK Dr Mariela Castro Espín, Director of Cuba’s National Centre for Sex Education (CENESEX), MP and academic, was invited by the Cuba Solidarity Campaign to take part in a full programme of activities, including meetings with parliamentarians, trade unionists ... read more

AMLO Holds Fraternal Meeting with Cuba President

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 5 December 2018

The meeting took place after the inauguration ceremony of the new Mexican President, which was attended by 20 Heads of State Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez, president of the Councils of State and Ministers, and Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, his Mexican counterpart, held a meeting after the inauguration ceremony of the latter, which ... read more

Leidys Ana González Bello

The Cuban doctor and the pain of leaving Brazil

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Brasilia. Everyone wants to hug the Cuban doctor Leidys Ana González Bello, who wants her patients to live healthy lives, and works continuously to treat the city of Santa María Sur, 35 kilometres from the capital. “I would have liked to continue treating my patients. I am truly sorry to leave ... read more

Jeremy Corbyn sent a video message to the Latin America Conference

Huge turnout for solidarity with Latin America at a crucial time

Campaign News | Tuesday, 4 December 2018

"Adelante! La lucha continua" - Leader of the Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn MP sends video message to the Latin America Conference whilst at AMLO's inauguration in Mexico LATIN AMERICA 2018 A huge turnout of around 600 people attended the 14th annual Latin America Congress at the TUC’s Congress House in central London ... read more

A window into another world of education

Campaign News | Tuesday, 4 December 2018

In the first of a series of articles from a recent NEU delegation to Cuba, MEGAN QUINN reflects on some of the sharp differences between the Cuban education system and our own In a week full of meetings and school visits, it was the few hours which we spent at a ... read more

Brazil's President-elect Jair Bolsonaro and US national security adviser John Bolton shake hands ahead of the G20 summit in Argentina

Latin America at the crossroads

Campaign News | Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Cuba Solidarity Campaign director ROB MILLER looks ahead to this year’s Latin America Conference at Congress House At the end of October, new White House national security adviser John Bolton made a keynote speech setting out the panorama of US policy thinking towards Cuba and Latin America. The speech was an extraordinary ... read more

Bolton to meet with Brazil’s far-right elected leader tomorrow. Mission? To confront Cuba

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 28 November 2018

President Donald Trump’s National Security Adviser John Bolton will meet tomorrow with Brazil’s President-elect Jair Bolsonaro to discuss a regional strategy in confronting Cuba and Venezuela. The White House said Wednesday that Bolton will travel to Brazil to meet with Bolsonaro before he takes office next year, while Trump visits nearby ... read more

The return of Cuban doctors from Brazil to begin shortly

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 20 November 2018

In the wake of President-elect Bolsonaro’s questioning of Cuban doctors competency and changing conditions of the More Doctors program, the return of Cuban health professionals working in Brazil will begin shortly and should conclude by mid-December The return of Cuban health professionals working in Brazil will begin shortly and should conclude ... read more