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Ban Ki-Moon Terms Cuba Latin American School of Medicine As Best in World

News from Cuba | Friday, 31 January 2014

The Secretary-General of United Nations, Ban Ki-Moon, visited on Tuesday (28) the Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM ) in Havana, to see the project developed by Communist government of island that has trained more than 11,000 physicians of 123 countries.Ban Ki-Moon, who is on an official visit and is ... read more

Blockade Against Cuba is Genocidal, says Evo Morales

News from Cuba | Friday, 31 January 2014

The economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed for more than half a century against Cuba by the United States is synonymous with genocide, the president of Bolivia, Evo Morales, said on 31 January.Morales criticized Washington?s policy against the Caribbean nation, "with which they want to strangle and destroy the Revolution ... read more

Rene Gonzalez and Alice Walker to join Buena Vista Social Club stars in London concert for the Miami Five

Campaign News | Thursday, 30 January 2014

Eliades Ochoa and Omara Portuondo, two of the stars of the Buena Vista Social Club are flying in for a special one-off concert at one of London’s biggest arts venues, the Barbican Centre, on Friday 7 March 2014.They will be joined by special guests and performers of music and spoken ... read more

The UN vote - transcripts of the Cuban and the US interventions

News from Cuba | Thursday, 30 January 2014

SPEECH BY CUBAN FOREIGN MINISTER BRUNO RODRIGUEZ PARILLA AT UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY ON OCTOBER 28THMr. President;Distinguished Permanent Representatives;Delegates all;The United Nations General Assembly will consider today, for the twenty third time, this issue which is so important for the international community, because it has to do with International Law, which ... read more

Full text of Raul Castro's speech to CELAC Summit

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Cuban President Raul Castro delivered a speech on January 28, 2015 during the Third Summit of the Community of Latina American and Caribbean States, in Costa Rica. The full text is reported below.Speech of Raul Castro Ruz, President of the Councils of State and Ministers of the Republic of Cuba ... read more

Competition in Cuba

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Julia Sweig from CFR says Obama is poised for a legacy moveTwo weeks ago on a trip to Cuba the buzz was about this week's CELAC summit, and more specifically about Brazil. President Dilma has now inaugurated the Port of Mariel, a $1 billion BNDS-backed Odebrecht investment. Brazilian capital is ... read more

Cuba’s Future? It’s Up To The Cubans

Campaign News | Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Bernard Regan writes in the Morning StarFOLLOWING President Barack Obama’s release of Gerardo Hernandez, Ramon Labanino and Antonio Guerrero, the remaining three of the Miami Five, to join Rene Gonzalez and Fernando Gonzalez back in Cuba there has bee much speculation about the future of Cuba-United States relations.Obama has claimed ... read more

UN's Ban Ki-moon: "Cuba is a leader on many development issues, including expanding opportunity for women and girls"

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 28 January 2014

28 January 2014 – Peace and security, sustainable development and human rights are on the agenda at the second summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), which opens in Cuba today and where United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon delivered a wide-ranging address. In his remarks, Mr. Ban ... read more

Raul Castro's welcoming speech to leaders at the Community of Latin American and Caribbean states summit in Havana

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 28 January 2014

On behalf of the people and the government of Cuba I warmly welcome you and wish you a happy stay. It is for us a great honor and a reason for sincere gratitude to be able to count on your presence in this Summit of “Our America”, which has been ... read more

René González, Alice Walker and Ramsey Clark to attend International Commission in London

Campaign News | Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Booking now open for major event in global campaign for the Miami Five*London Commission of Inquiry to hear key witnesses from Cuba and beyond in the case of the Miami Five*René González, former Miami Five prisoner to attend London event*International personalities including Pulitzer Prize winning author Alice Walker, actors Martin ... read more

A NewYear's message from the Miami Five

News from Cuba | Sunday, 5 January 2014

To the friends who share our happinessWe have lived very intense days since last December 17. There are not enough hours in the day to respond to the many messages we received by different means, and very soon, with Gema's arrival, it may be we will have even less time ... read more