Viewing from January 2021

Trump’s final act of sabotage against the Cuban people

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 27 January 2021

On 11 January, just a few days before the inauguration of President Joe Biden, the outgoing Trump administration made the shameless decision to return Cuba to its ‘state sponsors of terrorism’ (SST) list. In one of his last acts as Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo cited Cuba’s refusal to extradite leaders ... read more

U.S.-Cuba relations: Will Joe Biden pick up where Barack Obama left off?

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 26 January 2021

Under the new Joe Biden administration in the United States, significant changes in foreign policy are already taking place. The 15 executive orders Biden signed during his first day in office make this very clear. One of his next foreign policy challenges, and opportunities, will be Cuba. The Donald Trump administration ... read more

Biden Must Reverse Pompeo’s ‘Terrorist’ Move Against Cuba

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 26 January 2021

Far from being a “state sponsor of terrorism,” as the Trump administration claimed, Cuba has been an ally in fighting it. On October 6, 1976, a Cuban airliner carrying 73 passengers was blown out of the sky off the coast of Barbados. All of the men, women, and children aboard were ... read more

Grahame Morris MP, Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Cuba

British government says it has "repeatedly made clear that it opposes the US embargo against Cuba"

Campaign News | Tuesday, 26 January 2021

Grahame Morris MP, Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Cuba, received a response from the British government on 25 January to a question he had asked about UK support for normalisation of relations between the US and Cuba following the inaugaration of new Democrat President Joe Biden. On 20 ... read more

Second phase trials of Soberana 2 are currently taking place in Havana

Cuba Will Produce 100 Million Doses of Its COVID-19 Vaccine

News from Cuba | Friday, 22 January 2021

This year, Cuba will produce 100 million doses of its new Soberana 02 coronavirus vaccine to meet its internal demand and those of other countries, a leading Cuban scientist reported on 20 January. "We are reorganizing our production capacities because we really have a lot of demand for the vaccine and ... read more

Carlos Fernandez de Cossio, Cuba’s top diplomat in charge of relations with the United States

Cuba hopes Biden will quickly resume Obama-era detente

News from Cuba | Thursday, 21 January 2021

HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba is hopeful U.S. President Joe Biden will swiftly reverse his predecessor’s hardline approach toward the Communist-run island and resume the policy of detente begun by the Obama administration, a top official in Havana told Reuters.Former President Donald Trump took more than 200 measures to reinforce the ... read more

Opening Remarks by Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba, at the Third Joint Cuba-European Union Council Meeting

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 20 January 2021

Once again we are pleased to greet His Excellency Mr. Josep Borrell, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission, whom we welcome for being this the first time that he attends the Joint Cuba-EU Council meetings. We likewise ... read more

Western Union hopeful of resuming Cuba services

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 19 January 2021

LONDON (Reuters) - Western Union is hopeful it will be able to resume offering money transfer services to Cuba as it looks forward to policy steps beneficial to the firm under the U.S. Biden administration, its chief financial officer said on Tuesday. The firm suspended operations across Cuba in November as ... read more

Cuba Solidarity Campaign statement on the United States’ listing of Cuba as a state sponsor of terrorism

Campaign News | Friday, 15 January 2021

The Cuba Solidarity Campaign adds its voice to the worldwide condemnation of the outgoing Trump administration’s listing of Cuba as a ‘state sponsor of terrorism’.Trump’s move is designed to hinder the incoming Biden administration from reprising the Obama era’s rapprochement with Havana. Obama’s decision to formally remove Cuba from the ... read more

A vigil in Havana to remember Cuban victims for terrorism

Firm and absolute condemnation of the fraudulent qualification of Cuba as a State sponsor of terrorism

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 12 January 2021

Statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba The Ministry of Foreign Relations condemns in the strongest and most absolute terms the fraudulent qualification of Cuba as a state sponsor of terrorism, announced by the United States government in a cynical and hypocritical act. For months now, there ... read more

Trump returns Cuba to U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism

News from Cuba | Monday, 11 January 2021

The Trump administration has announced that it is returning Cuba to the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism, a move that could complicate any efforts by the incoming Biden administration to revive Obama-era detente with Havana. Just nine days before Republican President Donald Trump leaves office, Secretary of State Mike ... read more

What will Cuba’s new single currency mean for the island?

News from Cuba | Friday, 1 January 2021

Cuba is devaluing its peso for the first time since the 1959 revolution with profound consequences for its people. The Cuban government formally ended its dual currency system on Friday, devaluing its peso for the first time since the 1959 revolution that swept the late Fidel Castro to power. The ... read more

Trump administration adds Cuban bank to US restricted list

News from Cuba | Friday, 1 January 2021

Cuban foreign minister rejects the move as a ‘punitive measure’ that aims to tighten the US blockade against Cuba. In a statement on Friday, the US State Department said it was adding Banco Financiero International SA (BFI) to the Cuba Restricted List, a list of entities that the US alleges have ... read more