Viewing from June 2018

Fernando speaking at CSC's Solidarity Rally in London on 16 June

Fernando Gonzalez: ‘To strengthen the links of friendship around the world, that is our role’

Campaign News | Monday, 18 June 2018

The Miami Five hero talks to the Morning Star Along with the rest of the Five, Gonzalez was working in Florida monitoring Cuban exile groups planning terrorist attacks on his homeland when he was arrested in 1998. Like them, he spent 17 months “in the hole,” solitary confinement, before being convicted ... read more

Fernando Gonzalez with RMT president Sean Hoyle

Miami Five hero Fernando Gonzalez thanks British solidarity at RMT's Cuba Garden Party

Campaign News | Friday, 15 June 2018

MIAMI Five hero Fernando Gonzalez thanked the people of Britain last night in a moving tribute to international solidarity. Mr Gonzalez, who spent over 15 years behind bars in the US for his work against Florida-based groups planning terrorist attacks on Cuba, told the audience at the annual RMT-Cuba Solidarity Campaign ... read more

Cuban Doctors Assist Victims of Fuego Volcano in Guatemala

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 12 June 2018

The Cuban Medical Brigade has been working day and night to help Guatemalan medical teams struggling to handle the tragic event. Since the first moments of the eruption of the Fuego Volcano, the Cuban Medical Brigade (BMC) in Guatemala has been working day and night to help people who are ... read more

Why African-American doctors are choosing to study medicine in Cuba

News from Cuba | Monday, 11 June 2018

In the countryside of western Havana, during the fall, rickety yellow buses carry first-year medical students from the Latin American School of Medicine. Wearing short-sleeved white smocks and stethoscopes, they go door to door, doing rounds, often speaking to their patients in broken Spanish. “Even people whose houses I wasn’t ... read more

Maintaining active solidarity with the peoples of Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua remains as vital as ever

Campaign News | Friday, 8 June 2018

On December 17 2014, president Barack Obama broadcast a historic announcement that the United States would reopen diplomatic relations with Cuba. This hinted at the possibility of greater changes to come in the long and difficult Cuba-US relationship. Obama went on to visit Cuba in March 2016 and all the signs indicated ... read more

Miami Five hero Fernando González, second from left, is visiting Britain in June 2018

Fernando Gonzalez Llort finally receives visa for entry clearance to Britain

Campaign News | Thursday, 7 June 2018

Miami Five hero will be visiting Britain this month After a long delay and a brilliant response by Members of Parliament, Fernando Gonzalez Llort has finally received his visa for entry clearance to Britain. He is now arriving on 13th June to speak to MPs, the Cuba Solidarity Campaign AGM, the ... read more

In sign of tougher policy shift, Trump appoints Cuba 'hardliner' to lead Radio and TV Marti

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 6 June 2018

President Donald Trump appointed Miami’s former mayor and self-described Cuba “hardliner” Tomás Regalado to run Radio and TV Martí, a sign that tougher U.S. policies could be in store for the island regime and its Latin American allies. Regalado’s appointment to lead the U.S.-funded broadcast network, which counters Cuba’s state-run media, ... read more

Cuba ‘sonic attack’ conspiracy theories and flawed science

News from Cuba | Monday, 4 June 2018

Science works best when qualified people can evaluate evidence without political pressure to draw poorly founded conclusions, say 15 neuroscientists and physicists in a letter published in The Guardian on Firday 1 June 2018. As neuroscientists and physicists we have no reason to dispute that US diplomats living in Cuba heard ... read more

Cubans concerned about damages left by heavy rains, floods

News from Cuba | Thursday, 31 May 2018

HAVANA, May 30 (Xinhua) -- After a severe drought lasting more than three years, Cuba now faces a new climate challenge. Over the last week, intense rains from subtropical storm Alberto have saturated the soil while dams in the central zone of the country are close to overflowing. This situation has killed ... read more

Arnold August tour opens in London

Campaign News | Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Over 100 people crowded into Bolivar Hall to hear Arnold August, Canadian author of ‘Cuba-US Relations: Obama and Beyond’ talk, together with UK academic Dr Lauren Collins and Cuban ambassador Teresita Vicente Sotolongo on a hot bank holiday evening. Arnold opened with the statement that the idea that the US and ... read more