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Alicia, (left) at an SEIU meeting for the Five in Los Angeles August 2011. Pictured with Tony Woodley (Unite), Cristina Vasquez (SEIU), Mike Garcia (SEIU) and Natasha Hickman (CSC)

In memory of a great campaigner and friend Alicia Jrapko

Campaign News | Thursday, 13 January 2022

On behalf of the Cuba Solidarity Campaign in Britain we express our deep sadness at the passing of our dear friend Alicia Jrapko, who died on 11 January.Alicia fought tirelessly for the Freedom of the Five and for the end of the US blockade of Cuba for many years. It ... read more

UNICEF Cuba recognizes the harmony between the Draft of the Code of Families and the Convention on the Rights of the Child

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 12 January 2022

UNICEF expresses the willingness and disposition to support the national authorities in implementing the Code that will be approved Havana, November 1st, 2021 – The United Nations Children’s Fund in Cuba (UNICEF Cuba) recognizes the process carried out by the country for the enactment of a Code of Families that will ... read more

Condolences on the passing of Larry Herman

Campaign News | Monday, 10 January 2022

Larry Herman On behalf of the Cuba Solidarity Campaign in the UK we would like to offer our deepest sympathy to Larry’s family, colleagues and friends on his passing last week. Larry had been a long term supporter of the Cuba Solidarity Campaign for many years and was the national delegate representing ... read more

Airbnb fined for violating US travel sanctions to Cuba

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 5 January 2022

Airbnb has been fined by the Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) for violating sanctions against Cuba. The note released by the US Department of the Treasury on 3 January states that “This activity included payments related to guests travelling for reasons outside of OFAC’s authorised categories as ... read more

People receive booster doses of the Cuban-developed Abdala vaccine against Covid-19 in Havana last month. Photograph: Reuters

Cuba’s vaccine success story sails past mark set by rich world’s Covid efforts

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 5 January 2022

The island nation struggles to keep the lights on but has inoculated 90% of population with home-developed vaccines General Máximo Gómez, a key figure in Cuba’s 19th-century wars of independence against Spain once said: “Cubans either don’t meet the mark – or go way past it.” A century and a half later, ... read more

Cuba’s successful COVID response started with robust health care institutions

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 4 January 2022

By putting human well-being at the core of its priorities, Cuba’s government has shown what we lose by allowing profit-seeking to dictate health policy. As the fifth wave of COVID-19 makes its dramatic landfall in the final days of 2021, it’s worth looking to the tiny Caribbean island nation of Cuba ... read more