Viewing from January 2023

José Martí - Cuba’s hero

News from Cuba | Friday, 27 January 2023

2023 is the 170th anniversary of the Cuban independence hero José Martí’s birth. Stephen Wilkinson of the International Institute for the Study of Cuba explains why Martí is so important. “I come from all places and to all places go” José Martí Every visitor to Cuba who lands in Havana arrives ... read more

Lawyers Ask Biden To Remove Cuba From The State Sponsors Of Terrorism List

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 25 January 2023

ACERE, the Alliance for Cuba Engagement and Respect, has announced the release of a letter to President Biden signed by prominent lawyers nationwide expressing concern over the continued placement of Cuba on the State Sponsors of Terrorism (SSOT) list. The letter, which was sent to the President today January 20th ... read more

US sanctions on Cuba see Irish woman’s holiday bank transfer vanish

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 18 January 2023

An Irish woman who tried to transfer money from her Irish bank account to her Irish credit union while on holidays in Cuba last summer was left mystified when her cash was frozen by an overseas bank over fears the transaction breached US-imposed sanctions on the Caribbean island. Alby Sheehan was ... read more

Cuba blames sanctions for the delay in WHO authorisation of its COVID-19 vaccine

News from Cuba | Monday, 16 January 2023

Cuba has blamed US sanctions for the delay in the authorisation of the World Health Organization (WHO) for its COVID-19 vaccine, Abdala, due to the "refusal of several banks" to make a transfer to a company in charge of part of production. This was explained in an interview published by Granma ... read more

The Committees for the Defence of the Revolution up close

Campaign News | Friday, 13 January 2023

SCHOOLS, universities, trade unions: these all exist in both Cuba and Britain, and that is why it is useful to study the Cuban versions. But a highlight of our visit was seeing something that has never existed in Britain: Committees for the Defence of the Revolution (CDRs) A CDR is a local ... read more

Welsh Parliament extends its solidarity to Cuba

Campaign News | Friday, 13 January 2023

A Statement of Opinion tabled in the Welsh Parliament (Senedd) in November, expressing solidarity with the people of Cuba, now has the support of 19 Members of the Senedd (MS), just under a third of all representatives. The Statement of Opinion, which was tabled following the most recent United Nations General ... read more

Event: Dr José Ramón Cabañas on US-Cuba relations

Campaign News | Tuesday, 10 January 2023

On 31 January, Dr José Ramón Cabañas, director of the Research Centre for International Policy (CIPI, Centro de Investigaciones de la Política Internacional) will be speaking to the UCL Institute of Americas about his new book Anuncios del 17 De Diciembre de 2014 en La Habana y Washington D. C.. ... read more

Ana Belén Montes released from US prison

News from Cuba | Monday, 9 January 2023

Ana Belén Montes, a Puerto Rican woman who passed information onto Cuban intelligence agencies while working for the United States Defence Inelligence Agency (DIA), has been released from a prison in the Fort Worth, Texas where she spent 20 years. Ana, who worked as a senior analyst at the DIA and ... read more

Trade Unions in Cuba

Campaign News | Tuesday, 3 January 2023

The International Centre for Trade Union Rights (ICTUR) has published a new article on trade unions and trade union rights in Cuba in the latest edition of their journal, 'International Union Rights'. ICTUR is an NGO, with accredited status with the UN Economic and Social Council and the International Labour ... read more