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MEETING: What's going on in Cuba?

Campaign News | Thursday, 29 July 2021

Economic warfare, covert funding and social media manipulation - what the mainstream media failed to report. Monday 9 August, 6.30pm Her Excellency Bárbara Montalvo Álvarez, Cuban ambassador to the UK Cristina Escobar, Cuban journalist with Radio Havana Ollie Vargas, Bolivian reporter with Kawsachun News Richard Burgon MP Grahame Morris MP, Chair of All Party Parliamentary Group ... read more

A pro-government support takes to the streets of Havana in response to anti-government protests

Cuba’s mass protests are driven by the misery of COVID and economic sanctions

News from Cuba | Thursday, 29 July 2021

Cuba has recently riven by what the BBC has referred to as “the biggest protests in decades”. What appear to be largely spontaneous outpourings of anger at the hardship faced by many people are being blamed on a severe downturn in the economy, which contracted by 11% last year and ... read more

'I live in Cuba, I love my people, and I will defend our Revolution' by Aleida Guevara March

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 28 July 2021

Che's daughter gives her opinion on recent events in Cuba I live in Cuba, I love my people and I will defend our Revolution. I am an internationalist doctor and proud to be one. I see the reality of today’s Cuba and have my criticisms. I understand that there are many ... read more

Cuban Embassy in Paris attacked

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 27 July 2021

Cuba has denounced an attack on its Embassy in Paris which took place late on 26 July. Three Molotov cocktails were thrown at the building, two of which reached the outer perimeter and had to be put our by Mission officials. The police and fire brgade were called to the incident. On ... read more

Cuba’s cultural counter-revolution: US gov’t-backed rappers, artists gain fame as ‘catalyst for current unrest’

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 27 July 2021

Painting itself as a grassroots collective of artists fighting for freedom of expression, the San Isidro Movement has become a key weapon in the US government’s assault on the Cuban revolution. “My people need Europe, my people need Europe to point out the abuser,” Yotuel, a Spain-based Cuban rapper, proclaimed in ... read more

Mexican president shows solidarity to Cuba in words and actions

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 27 July 2021

Mexico has sent a shipment of aid to Cuba containing aid to Cuba containing syringes, oxygen tanks and masks along with powered milk, cans of tuna, beans, flour, cooking oil and gasoline. Two naval ships containing the shipment left the Mexican port of Veracruz on Sunday 25 July. Speaking at an ... read more

The recent unrest in Cuba: a textbook example of fake news and media warfare

News from Cuba | Friday, 23 July 2021

MARC VANDEPITTE explains how forces outside the island helped start the unrest and why the Western media then misrepresented events as they unfolded ON SUNDAY July 11, Cubans took to the streets to express their dismay. It seemed like a spontaneous action, but on closer inspection there’s a bigger picture here. ... read more

Full page advert in new York Times calls for end of the Blockade

News from Cuba | Friday, 23 July 2021

Solidarity groups across the United States have worked together to coordinate an Open letter to President Biden that has now been published in the New York Times as a full page advert.The letter makes an urgent appeal to the US administration to lift the more than 200 coorcive measures that ... read more

Unite condemns United States interference in the internal affairs of Cuba

Campaign News | Wednesday, 21 July 2021

Unite Press Release For immediate issue: Wednesday 21 July 2021 Unite, the UK’s leading union, which has long supported progressive causes in Latin America, has declared its belief that recent disturbances in Cuba have at their root cause the inhumane blockade imposed by the United States on Cuba and which adversely effects ... read more

French academic urges the US to respect Cuba's sovereignty

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 20 July 2021

The French academic and essayist Salim Lamrani today urged the United States government and its president, Joseph Biden, to respect Cuba's right to self-determination and to live without the blockade. 'President Biden must listen to the claim of the international community, of his own public opinion, accept the fact that Cuba ... read more