Viewing from January 2022

Havana Syndrome, the US’s Monumental Hoax

News from Cuba | Monday, 31 January 2022

“The new study confirms Cuba’s position, strongly held since the first alleged cases came to light,” Johana Tablada, deputy director-general for the United States at the Cuban Foreign Affairs Ministry, told local journalists. According to the CIA security report, the symptoms – nausea, drowsiness, fatigue, headaches, and hearing and vision problems ... read more

Breakthrough News interviews Johana Tablada, General Deputy Director of US affairs at the Cuban Foreign Ministry.

News from Cuba | Monday, 31 January 2022

Breakthrough News was on the ground in Havana, Cuba where Rania Khalek spoke with Johana Tablada, General Deputy Director of US affairs at the Cuban Foreign Ministry. They discussed the US blockade hampering the country’s development, how socialism makes Cuba’s survival possible, why Cuba has such a strong anti-imperialist foreign policy, ... read more

Cuba pledges “lifesaving package” of Covid-19 vaccine support to Global South at Progressive International briefing

News from Cuba | Friday, 28 January 2022

The Cuban government has announced advanced plans to deliver tens of millions of doses of homegrown Covid-19 vaccines to the Global South, described as “lifesaving” by the head of the Progressive International’s delegation to the Caribbean nation. Rolando Pérez Rodríguez, Director of Science and Innovation, BioCubaFarma; Olga Lidia Jacobo-Casanueva, Director, Center ... read more

Cuba has one of the highest vaccination rates in the world

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 26 January 2022

By 26 January 2022, more than 87 per cent of Cuba’s 11.3 million population had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with three doses, and 94 per cent had received at least one. In addition, almost 5 million Cubans (more than 43 per cent) had received a booster.The Cuban health authorities ... read more

President John F. Kennedy signing ‘Proclamation 3447 – Embargo on All Trade with Cuba’ on 3 February 1962

60 years too long - End the US blockade

Campaign News | Wednesday, 26 January 2022

“The human damage of the blockade is incalculable. No Cuban family is spared from the effects of this inhuman policy. Nobody could honestly state that it has no actual impact on the population…The blockade is a massive, flagrant and systematic violation of the human rights of all Cuba’s people. According ... read more

Mambisa nasal vaccine could prevent COVID-19 transmission

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 25 January 2022

Mambisa is Cuba's first nasally administered COVID-19 vaccine to start clinical trials with humans and may also prevent transmission of the virus say scientists. On 23 January, Cuba’s Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (CIGB) – tweeted a message that its Mambisa vaccine candidate was being used with people convalescing from ... read more

Cuba: 60 Years of a Brutal, Vindictive, and Pointless Embargo

News from Cuba | Saturday, 22 January 2022

Where Obama was willing to try “engagement,” Biden administration policy remains mired in Cold War clichés. The Nation has always believed there is a better way. In mid-December, some 114 members of Congress sent a forceful letter to President Joe Biden calling for “immediate humanitarian actions” to lift the economic sanctions ... read more

Pro-government supporters on 11 July. This image was used by multiple news agencies who captioned it as representing anti-government supporters

What's going on in Cuba - alternative media archive

Campaign News | Thursday, 20 January 2022

What the main stream media won’t tell you about recent US intervention in Cuba. We've compliled an archive of videos, podcasts and writing on what's happening in Cuba: the reasons behind the protests on 11 July and planned protests in November, US government funding and involvement, press and social media ... read more

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

Completed ventilators ready to be distributed to hospitals and isolation centres in Cuba

Medical Appeal reaches £124,000 - Donations still saving lives

Campaign News | Tuesday, 11 January 2022

Thank you to everyone who has supported CSC’s COVID-19 medical appeals over the last two years. Your support has without doubt saved lives in Cuba The latest consignment of life-saving aid from CSC’s COVID-19 Medical Appeal was delivered to Cuba in late 2021. Just over £29,000 of the £124,000 raised ... read more

Supporting education, resisting the blockade - online appeal launch

Campaign News | Tuesday, 11 January 2022

Tuesday 1 February, 6-7pm ‘Viva La Educación’ – is a joint appeal by the National Education Union(NEU) and the Cuba Solidarity Campaign(CSC) to raise money for essential classroom and teaching equipment to be shipped to Cuban schools in 2022/23. Cuba has some of the best education indicators in Latin America. Its achievements ... 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