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Alicia Alonso

Alicia Alonso - Cuba Solidarity Campaign statement on her passing

Campaign News | Friday, 18 October 2019

We mourn the sad passing on 17 October of the phenonemon that was Alicia Alonso, the godmother of Cuban ballet. Overcoming near blindness and numerous other obstacles that would have ended the careers of lesser people, Alicia Alonso (born 1921) became one of the greatest ballerinas and starred in the most ... read more

UNIONS FOR CUBA CONFERENCE – Celebrating 60 years of the Cuban Revolution and building trade union solidarity in Britain

Campaign News | Monday, 14 October 2019

Saturday 2 November 2019, 10am-5pm NEU Hamilton House, Mabledon Place, London, WC1H 9BD Join Cuban leaders from across the island, representing workers in health, education, transport, communications, energy, mining and public administration at the Unions for Cuba Conference in November. Book your tickets today Heading the delegation is Carmen Rosa López Rodríguez, Cuban MP ... read more

US denies Cuba health minister visa to attend health meeting in Washington

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 2 October 2019

HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba said on Monday the Trump administration denied its health minister a visa to attend a Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) meeting in Washington and accused the United States of repeatedly violating its obligations as the host of an international organization. The Cuban Embassy in Washington wrote an ... read more

The Media War against Cuba Public meetings with Keith Bolender - November 2019

Campaign News | Friday, 27 September 2019

"It’s a journalist axiom that if it’s anti-Cuba, it has to be true.” Warren Hinckle The unrelenting stream of misinformation, myths, and outright lies against the Cuban Revolution has been one of the US government's most effective forms of aggression: aided and abetted by a non-stop propaganda programme by the corporate ... read more

The panel with Young Labour activists following the fringe meeting

“We are resilient, we will prevail!”

Campaign News | Friday, 27 September 2019

Labour Party Conference 2019 Report, Brighton “The blockade is a cruel policy intended to provoke unrest... the US think that they are the masters of the world – they are not – the people are!” declared Cuban Ambassador HE Teresita Vicente in a rallying speech to the CSC Labour Party fringe ... read more

Jose Marti International airport in Havana

Cuban-American sues American Airlines, Latam Airlines for 'trafficking' in Havana airport

News from Cuba | Friday, 27 September 2019

A Miami-based law firm filed a lawsuit on Wednesday on behalf of a Cuban-American who claims to be the rightful owner of Havana’s international airport against American Airlines and the Latam Airlines Group for “trafficking” in the property he says the Cuban government stole. The case is one of a ... read more

Charcoal made in Cuba from Marabu

Amazon sued for marketing charcoal produced on land seized by Cuba in 1960s

News from Cuba | Friday, 27 September 2019

HAVANA (Reuters) - A Florida resident is suing Amazon (AMZN.O) for marketing charcoal produced on land he says Cuba confiscated from his grandfather after the 1959 revolution, the latest in a recent slew of lawsuits regarding the island piling up in U.S. courts. The lawsuit was filed in Florida on Thursday, ... read more

Latin America 2019 - an important date for your diaries

Campaign News | Thursday, 26 September 2019

The 15th annual Adelante! Latin America Conference will take place on Saturday 23 November at Friends House, opposite Euston Station in London. More than 50 speakers from across the globe will address around 30 seminars and plenaries, discussing the current political and social realities in Latin America and the Caribbean, and ... read more

US renews application of Trading with the Enemy Act against Cuba

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Havana, September 16 (RHC)-- As the grand finale of a week in which relations between the United States and Cuba further deteriorated, the White House announced Saturday that President Donald Trump extended for another year the validity of the law that establishes the basis of the blockade against the Caribbean ... read more

Beverage giant Diageo to market Cuban rum

News from Cuba | Friday, 13 September 2019

HAVANA (Reuters) - A European subsidiary of British beverage giant Diageo Plc (DGE.L) signed a joint venture deal with state-run Cuba Ron SA on Monday (12 August) to market Santiago de Cuba Rum, in defiance of U.S. efforts to dissuade investment in the Communist-run country. The new 50-50 venture, Ron Santiago ... read more