Viewing from January 2006

Cubans 'don't want capitalism,' study concludes

Campaign News | Thursday, 26 January 2006

UK academic conducts 100 interviews with ordinary Cubans and finds no desire for capitlaism or US style electionsCuba Overheard Angilee ShahAsiaMedia Managing EditorCubans don't want capitalism and private property. At most they're looking for job security.America's got it all wrong on Cuba, says University of Southampton professor of Latin American ... read more

Amnesty International condemns US treatment of Miami Five

Campaign News | Wednesday, 25 January 2006

Press Release - Miami Five - Ingles y Español abajoPress release25th January 2006Amnesty International has raised "urgent concerns" with the US over treatment of five Cuban prisonersFive Cuban men held in the US for the past 7 years on various charges of espionage were denied a "fair and impartial" trial ... read more

Posada to remain in federal detention for now

Campaign News | Tuesday, 24 January 2006

Terrorist unlikely to walk free, says Miami HeraldTerrorist Luis Posada Carriles was still in federal custody in Texas on Tuesday as officials continued to review his case to decide whether to let him stay in the United States under supervision or find another country that will take him.Posada's attorney, Eduardo ... read more

1.4 million march in Havana: Fidel's remarks beforehand

Campaign News | Tuesday, 24 January 2006

Massive protest against terrorism and the Bush administration's provocationsHavana 24 Jan: A massive wave of 1.4 million people flooded Havana’s seaside drive Tuesday in a protest march against the latest provocations launched by the Bush administration against the island.Shortly before the march kicked off, President Fidel Castro addressed the people ... read more

Fidel offers free eye care to US poor

Campaign News | Monday, 23 January 2006

"We'll send planes to pick them up," says Cuban leaderFidel Castro, the Cuban president, has offered free eye operations to impoverished Americans and asked the US government to let them travel to his country for treatment.Castro made the offer late on Sunday as he criticised American policies toward his country ... read more

The US Interests Section office in Havana is a smuggling enterprise, says Fidel

Campaign News | Monday, 23 January 2006

Cuban president speaks to reporters near the José Martí Anti-Imperialist TribunalBY ENRIQUE MONTESINOS AND ALBERTO NUNEZ-Granma daily staff writers-“THIS country cannot be conquered or dominated, because as long as there is one patriot alive, he or she will be fighting. We are invulnerable militarily and politically, and we are marching ... read more

Kennedy conspiracy Part II: The Cuban connection is still in Miami and Dallas

Campaign News | Saturday, 21 January 2006

By Gabriel Molina, Editor of Granma InternationalA SUDDEN silence increased the severity of the large, high-ceilinged room in Capitol Hill, Washington, when the wide doors opened to admit a slow-walking man of average height in his sixties, impeccably dressed in a gray cashmere three-piece suit, white shirt, diagonally-striped tie and ... read more

Alleged Cuban agents plead not guilty in Miami

Campaign News | Friday, 20 January 2006

Case may be linked to of the Cuban Five, says AlarconMIAMI 20 Jan: Two Florida academics pleaded not guilty on Thursday to charges of working as covert Cuban agents who funneled information on government officials and Cuban exile groups to Havana for nearly three decades.Carlos Alvarez, a 61-year-old psychology professor ... read more

Bush caves in on baseball classic

Campaign News | Friday, 20 January 2006

Cuba will play and donate earnings to Hurricane Katrina victimsNEW YORK 20 Jan: Cuba will be allowed to play in the World Baseball Classic, after all.The Bush administration issued a license Friday allowing the Cubans to participate in the 16-team tournament.Baseball's first application was denied in mid-December by the Treasury ... read more

Fidel announces major overhaul for Cuba's electrical grid

Campaign News | Thursday, 19 January 2006

Solar and wind power to play part in plansHavana 19 Jan: FIDEL CASTRO announced a major renovation of Cuba's national energy system in comments published yesterday, outlining plans to decentralise the island's electrical grid.In a Tuesday night speech published in state newspapers on Wednesday, Castro said the island's five mega ... read more

Medical know-how boosts Cuba's wealth

Campaign News | Tuesday, 17 January 2006

From the BBC News websiteBy Tom Fawthrop In HavanaCuba - so long dependent on tourism, the export of cigars and nickel for its survival - has quietly built an impressive healthcare sector that could transform its troubled economy.Health ministry officials say Cuba's $1.8bn (£1bn) and growing tourism industry will soon ... read more

Ecuador's Correa heralds ties with Cuba

Campaign News | Monday, 16 January 2006

Country will buy uban medicines and expertise, says President-electQuito, Jan 15 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorian President-elect Rafael Correa has augured a strengthening of the bilateral relations and collaboration with Cuba after meeting with the island s Vice President Carlos Lage.Sunday, in declarations to Cuban journalists, Correa said his nation will import ... read more

Solidarity conference in London to expose anti-Cuba myths

Campaign News | Friday, 13 January 2006

Cuba Solidarity Campaign Director, Rob Miller, previews a timely conference providing the chance to combat myths on CubaFrom the UK daily newspaper The Morning Star, Friday 13th January,2006BRITAIN'S trade unions have long been strong supporters of Cuba. This February will see the latest show of solidarity when the first European ... read more

US envoy's anti-Cuba tour raises regime change fear

Campaign News | Friday, 13 January 2006

Cuba Solidarity Campaign Director explains some recent developments in the US campaign against CubaFrom the UK daily newspaper The Morning Star, Friday 13th January,2006US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said last month that the US government's Commission for Transition to a Free Cuba had been reconvened and would report by ... read more

US government threatens US solidarity groups wth fines totalling $1.5 million

Campaign News | Thursday, 12 January 2006

Venceremos Brigade and Pastors for Peace targeted for travelling to CubaWASHINGTON, January 10 - The Venceremos Brigade and the Pastors for Peace Foundation that the U.S. authorities have threatened hundreds of their members with fines totalling $1.5 million for traveling to Cuba.Thousands of U.S. citizens have visited the Caribbean island ... read more

Washington bans US author from travelling to Cuba

Campaign News | Thursday, 12 January 2006

William Blum cannot attend book fairHavana, Jan 11 (AIN): US writer William Blum will not be able to attend the presentation of his book "Killing Hope" at the 15th International Book Fair in Cuba because "the same US government that I speak of [in the book] is preventing me from ... read more

Chinese locomotives arrive in Cuba

Campaign News | Tuesday, 10 January 2006

12 trains and 80 buses as phase one of transport renovation planHAVANA, Jan. 9 (Xinhuanet) - A delivery of 12 new Chinese locomotives, which will be the most modern and fuel-efficient on Cuba's rail network, arrived at the port of Havana on Monday, Cuban daily Granma reported.It was part of ... read more

Cuba reaffirms commitment to Caribbean integration

Campaign News | Friday, 6 January 2006

ACS secretary general meets with Carlos LageHavana 05 Jan: CARLOS Lage, vice president of the Council of State, today reaffirmed Cuba’s commitment to the aspirations of integration and sustainable development with justice defended by the Association of Caribbean States (ACS).On receiving Rubén Silié Valdez, secretary general of that agency, the ... read more

Morales' victory shook the Bush administration, says Fidel

Campaign News | Thursday, 5 January 2006

Cuban leader says Washington is running out of options in Latin AmericaHavana 04 Jan: Cuban President Fidel Castro has said that the overwhelming electoral victory by Bolivia’s indigenous leader Evo Morales shook the Bush administration and was felt around the world.During a joint press conference in Havana on Friday, Fidel ... read more

2.3 Million Tourists in Cuba in 2005

Campaign News | Tuesday, 3 January 2006

New record for industryHavana, Jan 3 (Prensa Latina) Cuba welcomed 2 million 300,000 tourists last year, an official report by the Tourism Ministry informed Tuesday, taking December 30 as the closing date for gathering statistics.The note adds 2005 was marked by several events, such as hurricanes, the effects of the ... read more

Cuban film industry shows encouraging signs for 2006

Campaign News | Tuesday, 3 January 2006

Revival continuesHavana, Jan 3 (Prensa Latina) Cuban cinematography welcomes 2006 with encouraging signs, shown by the prediction of increasing productions to 100, including documentaries, Latin American co-productions, full-length and short films.Omar Gonzalez, president of the Cuban Institute of Arts and Cinematographic Industry (ICAIC), described 2005 as a time of gradual ... read more