Viewing from August 2020

Cubans bid farewell to Eusebio Leal Spengler, the saviour of Havana

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 12 August 2020

Fidel Castro embraces Spengler as Mexico’s President Vicente Fox applauds. Photograph: Reuters ... read more

Motion to congratulate Cuban women's organisation tabled in the Scottish parliament

Campaign News | Wednesday, 12 August 2020

Member of the Scottish parliament and Convenor of the Cross Party Group on Cuba, Elaine Smith MSP, has laid down a motion in the Scottish parliament congratulating the Federation of Cuban Women on its 60th anniversary and the acheivements that women have made in Cuba since the Cuban Revolution in ... read more

Fighting for women’s rights - 60 years of the FMC

Campaign News | Tuesday, 11 August 2020

As the Federation of Cuban Women (FMC) approaches 60, Natasha Hickman looks back on its achievements and the struggles still to be won. The history of Cuba’s independence struggle and the 1959 Revolution is peppered with courageous women who receive little recognition outside of Cuba. Mariana Grajales, known as the “mother ... read more

Online Meeting: THE REVOLUTION WITHIN THE REVOLUTION - Celebrating 60 years of the Federation of Cuban Women

Campaign News | Saturday, 8 August 2020

As the Federation of Cuban Women (FMC) celebrates its 60th anniversary, join us live to look back on its major achievements & future challenges on Tuesday 11 August at 6.30pm. Join the Zoom Meeting at: Meeting ID: 974 1999 0728 Passcode: VivaCuba Or watch live on YouTube at: Guest speakers: Teresa Amarelle ... read more

USAID: $3 million to expose “exploited” sex workers and other laborers in Cuba

News from Cuba | Thursday, 6 August 2020

U.S. officials on Wednesday announced plans to spend up to $3 million for a “development program” aimed at “exposing exploitation” of Cuban laborers, including hotel employees, sex workers and others who are ostensibly part of the country’s hospitality and tourism industry. The U.S. Agency for International Development will award as many ... read more


News from Cuba | Monday, 3 August 2020

LAST WEEK, several House Democrats quietly killed an attempt to roll back aspects of the Trump administration’s sanctions on Cuba, which have exacerbated the economic fallout of the pandemic and hit the country with severe food and medicine shortages — to protect a front-line Democrat. Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill., had proposed ... read more

Cuba and the U.K. Start a Joint Venture to Develop Medicines

News from Cuba | Monday, 3 August 2020

Cuba's BioCubaFarma and the British. company SG Innovations Monday announced the creation of the company BioFarma Innovations for the production and sale of innovative medicines in Europe.The initiative seeks to provide access to a portfolio of biopharmaceutical products that are protected by BioCubaFarma patents.BioFarma Innovations will expand its distribution networks ... read more

Annual UN vote on the blockade postponed to May 2021

News from Cuba | Thursday, 30 July 2020

Cuba has announced that it will postpone the annual resolution it presents to the United Nations General Assembly condemning the US blockade of the island until May 2021. Anayansi Rodriguez, the island's Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs told a press conference on 29 July that the decision to postpone the resolution ... read more

Cuba at home: keeping supporters informed during lockdown 

Campaign News | Wednesday, 29 July 2020

This year CSC had planned national speaking tours by the Federation of Cuban Women (FMC) and the Cuban Friendship Institute (ICAP) to mark the 60th anniversaries of both organisations. Although the tours are now on hold, it’s not stopped us speaking to hundreds of people during lockdown. So far we've hosted ... read more

CSC and NEU joined by Niurka Gonzalez for online event -

Campaign News | Friday, 24 July 2020

As part of our ongoing series of online discussions, on Monday CSC and the NEU jointly hosted the event “Another Education is Possible”. The meeting was chaired by Gawain Little, the Chair of the NEU International Committee, and was broadcast live on Zoom and streamed live on YouTube, with hundreds of ... read more