Viewing from January 2020

Teresita and Toni

Keep supporting Cuba: a farewell message of love and comradeship from the departing Cuban ambassador Teresita Vicente Sotolongo

Campaign News | Friday, 31 January 2020

Back in November 2014, Teresita was not expecting to be posted to the UK. She had recently finished a term as ambassador in Canada, and was working in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MINREX) when the call came. Illness had prevented a new ambassador from taking up the post, so ... read more

Powerful 7.7 earthquake strikes in Caribbean between Cuba and Jamaica

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 28 January 2020

The USGS initially estimated the quake's magnitude at 7.3 before upgrading it to 7.7. The ensuing aftershocks so far have topped out at a magnitude 6.1. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said any tsunami threats from the earthquake have passed and no other ones are foreseen. There have been no immediate reports ... read more

Cuba calls for urgent action on 'irreversible' climate change

News from Cuba | Friday, 24 January 2020

Cuba has warned that some of the effects of climate change are irreversible, calling for further global action to prevent an environmental catastrophe. Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla said that 2019 was the second warmest year on record according to World Meteorological Organisation data. This followed 2016 being ranked as the warmest ... read more

Flamingos fly at Rancho Luna nature reserve, Cuba

'We would need multiple Earths to sustain that kind of consumption'

News from Cuba | Friday, 24 January 2020

The Morning Star's MATT TRINDER spoke to DR JASON HICKEL about his groundbreaking Sustainable Development Index that has seen socialist Cuba recognised at last for its low-impact prosperity “THERE’S been next to no coverage in the mainstream corporate media. That doesn’t surprise me.” When the Star reported on the launch of anthropologist ... read more

The U.S. is pushing Latin American allies to send their Cuban doctors packing — and several have

News from Cuba | Friday, 24 January 2020

From the earliest days of the revolution, Cuba has been sending doctors to treat the poor people of the developing world — a key source of income and influence for the communist island long isolated by a U.S. embargo.Now the Trump administration is targeting the government’s signature medical brigades, urging ... read more

Punishing travel, a constant goal in Trump's policy against Cuba

News from Cuba | Monday, 13 January 2020

US Bans Charter Flights to Cuban Cities Outside Havana By Martha Andrés Román Washington, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) US president Donald Trump and his administration continue their attacks against travel to Cuba, by pushing restrictions on charter flights that will make it even more difficult to visit provinces outside of ... read more

Mike Pompeo

United States Further Restricts Air Travel to Cuba

News from Cuba | Friday, 10 January 2020

Today’s action will prevent the Cuban regime from benefitting from expanded charter service in the wake of the October 25, 2019, action suspending scheduled commercial air service to Cuba’s airports other than Havana. Today’s action will further restrict the Cuban regime’s ability to obtain revenue, which it uses to finance ... read more