Viewing from January 2010

Cuba, US immigration talks set to take place in Havana in February

News from Cuba | Saturday, 30 January 2010

from the Associated pressCuba wants to negotiate an agreement with the United States to slow the trafficking of its citizens fleeing the island and hopes to tackle the issue during immigration talks rescheduled for next month, the foreign minister said Thursday.Bruno Rodriguez said negotiators will meet February 19 in Havana ... read more

Cuban doctors in Haiti - appeal for funds

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Support the Cuban medical brigades in HaitiA Cuban bank account has now been opened to receive financial contributions to help with the Cuban medical teams working in Haiti.The Cuba Solidarity Campaign has already donated £3,000 directly to the medical brigades in Cuba through donations received from individuals and organisations.If you ... read more

We send doctors, not soldiers

News from Cuba | Sunday, 24 January 2010

Reflection by Fidel CastroIn my Reflection of January 14, two days after the catastrophe in Haiti, which destroyed that neighboring sister nation, I wrote: “In the area of healthcare and others the Haitian people has received the cooperation of Cuba, even though this is a small and blockaded country.Approximately 400 ... read more

Concert for Haiti Sold Out

Campaign News | Thursday, 21 January 2010

Concert for Haiti featuring Billy Bragg, Cuban band Son Mas plus very special guestsThe past week has seen the Cuba Solidarity Campaign's offices in north London inundated with requests for tickets for the Concert for Haiti benefit on Wednesday 3 February.The concert organised with the TUC and with thesupport of ... read more

Cuba reacts to Haiti earthquake - latest news and video reports plus - fundraising Concert for Haiti details

Campaign News | Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Links to video reports and interveiws with Cuban doctors working in Haiti at the end of this articleCuban Foreign Affairs Minister Bruno Rodriguez said helping Haiti was a priority following the devastating earthquake that caused huge human loss on 12 January.Rodriguez said that there were more than 400 Cubans working ... read more

The Time has come to do something

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Fidel Castro on the urgent measure that need to be taken to address the world food crisis"I shall relate a bit of history.When the Spanish “discovered” us five hundred years ago, the estimated population on the Island was no more than 200,000 inhabitants who were living in harmony with nature. ... read more

Spirit of Cooperation is put to the test in Haiti

News from Cuba | Monday, 18 January 2010

Reflections of Fidel CastroThe news reported from Haiti describe a great chaos that was to be expected, given the exceptional situation created in the aftermath of the catastrophe.At first, a feeling of surprise, astonishment and commotion set in. A desire to offer immediate assistance came up in the farthest places ... read more

With the Cuban doctors in Haiti

News from Cuba | Sunday, 17 January 2010

from Granma International~The worst tragedy is not being able to do more~The little boy, with a drip attached to his hand - although at that stage it wasn’t helping him very much - couldn’t stop trembling. The fluid that perhaps in other circumstances would give him some strength was not ... read more

Haiti’s Lesson

News from Cuba | Thursday, 14 January 2010

Reflection of Fidel CastroTwo days ago, close to 6 in the evening Cuba time, already dark in Haiti due to its geographical location, the TV channels started carrying news that a violent earthquake, --of 7.3 intensity in the Richter scale-had severely shaken Port au Prince. The seismic phenomenon had originated ... read more

Saddle Up for CSC Cycle Cuba Challenge 2010

Campaign News | Sunday, 10 January 2010

There is still time to sign up for the trip of a lifetime - the 2010 Cycle Cuba Challenge.The Cycle Cuba Challenge is a great wway to experience the beautiful rural Cuban landscape close up, raise vital funds for the Music Fund for Cuba charity and celebrate 51 years of ... read more

Cuba's response to inclusion in US "sponsors of international terrrorism" list

News from Cuba | Sunday, 10 January 2010

Statement from the Ministry of Foreign AffairsON Monday, January 4, press reports revealed that, from that day, the United States Transport Security Administration was to implement additional security control measures in every airport in the world, to be applied to all passengers with passports from countries designated by the State ... read more

Cuba included in United States’ list of 'security-risk' countries

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 5 January 2010

In response to the alleged attempt to blow up a US bound plane on Christmas Day the United States has introduced tougher airport restrictions for passengers arriving by air into the US from 14 nations which the authorities deem to be a security risk.The inclusion of Cuba on the list ... read more

Olga Salanueva denied humanitarian parole to visit US

News from Cuba | Monday, 4 January 2010

On December 18, 2009, US Department of Homeland Security denied Olga Salanueva her humanitarian parole request to enter in the territory of the United States with the only purpose of visiting her husband, René González, who is serving a 15-year sentence in prison.Olga’s request, submitted on October 23, 2009, was ... read more

Cuba protests new U.S. air security measures

News from Cuba | Sunday, 3 January 2010

from RuetersCuba signaled its growing anger with the United States on Tuesday by calling in the top U.S. diplomat on the island to protest its inclusion on a list of countries whose U.S.-bound air passengers must get extra security screening.In a statement, the Cuban government said it had delivered a ... read more