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United States returns to failed Cuba policies

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 30 January 2018

The creation of an "Internet Task Force" to undermine Cuba is one more subversive program using new technologies, along the lines of ZunZuneo, Piramideo, and Conmotion If the Trump administration presumes to use new technologies to impose changes on Cuba's internal order, it has chosen a very timeworn route, one that ... read more

Cuba: Over 50% of Parliament Candidates are Women

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 30 January 2018

If all the nominees are ratified, this will make Cuba the second greatest country on earth for female participation in parliament, electoral authorities highlighted Of the 605 candidates to the National Assembly of the Popular Power of Cuba, 53.2 percent are women, which places the island in the second Parliament on ... read more

Equestrian statue of José Martí officially unveiled

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 30 January 2018

To commemorate the 165th anniversary of the birth of José Martí, Cuba’s national hero, officially unveiled in Havana’s 13 de Marzo Park was a replica of the equestrian statue sculpted by Anna Hyatt Huntington, that since 1965 honours him in New York City. Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, first secretary ... read more

The soul of the Revolution

Campaign News | Sunday, 28 January 2018

Jose Marti was a renaissance man — journalist, poet and leading figure in the Cuban struggle for independence. CSC's OLLIE HOPKINS explains his relevance in today’s Cuba January 28 2018 marks the 165th anniversary of the birth of Jose Marti, the writer, journalist, poet and leading figure in the struggle for ... read more

Washington creates Internet Task Force to promote subversion in Cuba

News from Cuba | Thursday, 25 January 2018

The United States government announced yesterday, January 23, the creation of a new Internet Task Force, aimed at subverting Cuba’s internal order. “The Department of State is convening a Cuba Internet Task Force composed of U.S. government and non-governmental representatives to promote the free and unregulated flow of information in Cuba. ... read more

Cuba is a safe place for U.S. citizens, according to travel expert

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 24 January 2018

In his January 21st article, journalist and tourism expert Christopher P. Baker noted that he believes Cuba to be “the safest place in the Americas outside Canada,” and recommends U.S. citizens visit the island. Baker goes on to note that on January 18, 2018, Cuba was named the “Safest Country ... read more

U.S. State Department creates Cuba Internet Task Force

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 23 January 2018

HAVANA (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department said on Tuesday that it had created a Cuba Internet Task Force to promote “the free and unregulated flow of information” on the Communist-run island, an action denounced by Cuban state media as subversive. “The task force will examine the technological challenges and opportunities ... read more

The Cuban Embassy in Venezuela

Cuban Embassy in Venezuela targeted by terrorist cell

News from Cuba | Monday, 22 January 2018

CARACAS.— “They were going to put a bomb in the Cuban Embassy,” stated Diosdado Cabello, first vice president of the PSUV, referring to plans by a terrorist cell which was neutralized this week in the Bolivarian nation. During its weekly television program “Con el Mazo Dando” broadcast by VTV, the United ... read more

Ladas return to Cuba

News from Cuba | Monday, 22 January 2018

The Ladas will be used by Taxis Cuba, the state-run taxi company HAVANA: Russian carmaker Avtovaz delivered 344 Lada cars to Cuba, completing the first shipment of Russian cars to the island nation in more than a decade. A cargo vessel, carrying 320 Lada Vesta and 24 Lada Largus Cross cars, ... read more

Cuban Doctors to Help Patients in South Side Chicago

News from Cuba | Thursday, 18 January 2018

Cuba's infant mortality rate is significantly lower than some of the poorest parts of the United States. With no solution in sight regarding infant mortalities, residents of Chicago's South Side, home to numerous predominantly Black neighbourhoods, have resorted to mentors from the Cuban Ministry of Public Health for help. Why? The small ... read more

Habaneros wade through floodwaters near El Malecón after Hurricane Irma

Cuba embarks on a 100-year plan to protect itself from climate change

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 16 January 2018

“Cuba is an unusual country in that they actually respect their scientists, and their climate change policy is science driven”, the president of Ocean Doctor said. On its deadly run through the Caribbean last September, Hurricane Irma lashed northern Cuba, inundating coastal settlements and scouring away vegetation. The powerful storm dealt ... read more

Racist statements by U.S. President denounced

News from Cuba | Monday, 15 January 2018

In a declaration issued January 12, Cuba's Foreign Ministry condemns racist statements by U.S. President referring to Haiti, El Salvador, and other nations The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba strongly condemns the racist, denigrating, crude statements made by the President of the United States referring to Haiti, ... read more

Press Statement by Josefina Vidal, Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs Director General for U.S. Affairs.

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Havana, January 9, 2018. In the morning of January 9, a hearing of the Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere of the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations was held, which was organised by Marco Rubio, the Republican Senator for Florida and co-chaired by Robert Menendez, the Democrat Senator for New ... read more

No Evidence of 'Sonic Attacks' in Cuba: US Senator Flake

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 10 January 2018

"The Cuban Interior Ministry is saying the FBI has told them there is no evidence of a sonic attack, even though that term is being used – 'attack' – there is no evidence of it," Flake said. The United States has found no evidence that its diplomats in Havana, Cuba, were ... read more

CSC Director Rob Miller, Chair Diana Holland and National Secretary Bernard Regan drawing the winners of the 2017 Blockade Buster Raffle

CSC Blockade Buster Raffle Winners Announced

Campaign News | Monday, 8 January 2018

The CSC 2017 Blockade Buster national raffle was drawn at the CSC Executive Committee meeting on Saturday 6th January by CSC Chairperson and AGS of Unite the union Diana Holland. The raffle raised over £10,000 for CSC campaigns and we would like to thank everyone who bought and sold tickets ... read more

Cuba Announces Dates for Parliamentary Elections

News from Cuba | Sunday, 7 January 2018

Following parliamentary elections, Cuban President, Raul Castro, will step down from office in April 2018. Dates for Cuban nominations and elections of the provincial delegates and deputies vying for a seat at the National Assembly of the People's Power - also known as Parliament - have been set by the Caribbean ... read more

The Blockade Is Obsolete, Illegal: Vice-President of the European Commission in Cuba

News from Cuba | Thursday, 4 January 2018

"The blockade is not the solution. The Europeans have told our American friends many times," said European Commision Vice-President Federica Mogherini. "The blockade is not the solution. The Europeans have told our American friends many times; we have affirmed it in the United Nations," said Federica Mogherini in front Cuban students, ... read more

Ivan Beavis: A true and committed friend of Cuba

Campaign News | Wednesday, 3 January 2018

On behalf of the Executive Committee of the Cuba Solidarity Campaign and all our members and affiliates in the UK, we would like to offer our deepest sympathy to Christiane and all Ivan’s family, colleagues and many friends. We are all deeply saddened by this loss. Ivan has been a long ... read more

Cuba’s First Ecobus

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 3 January 2018

On 27 November, the first fully electric bus in Cuba started providing a service to Havana residents from the city’s Palatine terminal. The bus is manufactured by the Chinese company Yutong who have been providing urban and interprovincial transport in Cuba since 2005. Yutong Havana sales manager, Jesús Zhou, said that the ... read more

We are here, and will remain, free, sovereign and independent

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Speech presented by Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, first secretary the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee, during the closure of the National Assembly of People’s Power 8th Legislature’s 10th Period of Ordinary Sessions, in Havana’s International Conference Center, December 21, 2017, Year 59 of the Revolution (Council of State transcript ... read more

The declassified documents state that the US sought to create excuses to invade Cuba

Where Cuba Fits in the Newly Declassified JFK Files

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Recently declassified files about the assassination of US President J.F.Kennedy reveal many of the CIA’s plans against Cuba. Fidel Castro’s allegations about a biological war being waged against his country were confirmed as some of the plans made by US intelligence services were made public. The strategy to carry out bomb ... read more