Viewing from October 2004

Cuba Scores Overwhelming Victory at UN General Assembly

Campaign News | Friday, 29 October 2004

179 in Favor, 4 against and One Abstention in Lift the Blockade UN VoteCuba Scores Overwhelming Victory at UN General AssemblyUnited Nations, October 28 - Cuba scored another overwhelming victory at the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday -- with a vote of 179 nations in favor of the island's ... read more

From The Guardian newspaper : Cuba's comeback

Campaign News | Thursday, 28 October 2004

Brian Wilson MP says Europe should take the lead in breaking the blockadeThursday October 28, 2004The GuardianAt the United Nations today, a motion condemning the US blockade of Cuba will be carried with overwhelming support. The United Kingdom and all other EU countries will oppose the policy. It is an ... read more

Fidel explains the change of currency

Campaign News | Wednesday, 27 October 2004

'Nothing can intimidate us' says PresidentFidel Castro affirms on TV that the country needed to act urgently in the face of the latest imperialist action in the field of finance ? The dollar is to be replaced by the Cuban convertible peso within national territory ? The Central Bank of ... read more

Letter from Fidel to his compatriots

Campaign News | Monday, 25 October 2004

‘My profound appreciation of the demonstrations of affection and solidarity I have received’Dear compatriots, Yesterday, October 20, at the end of my speech during the event in Santa Clara, I suffered an accidental fall. Certain cable agencies and other media channels have circulated various versions of the cause of the accident. ... read more

EU should relaunch Cotonou agreement talks with Cuba: Madrid

Campaign News | Saturday, 23 October 2004

Spain wishes to unfreeze relationsBRUSSELS 22 October: Spain called on the European Union on Friday to help Cuba negotiate entry into the Cotonou Agreement, an EU trade and development aid pact with African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) developing countries."Cuba would be better as part of the Cotonou Agreement than under ... read more

'No evidence' Cuba working on bioweapons

Campaign News | Friday, 22 October 2004

Biotech experts say Bush regime claims are unfoundedWASHINGTON - Biotechnology experts who recently visited various facilities in Cuba said Thursday that while Cuba has sophisticated technology there is no evidence to support claims it is working on bioweapons."We can't give Cuba a clean bill of health, but we have no ... read more

Cuba expecting a resounding victory against the blockade at the UN

Campaign News | Thursday, 21 October 2004

General Assembly to vote on 28 OctoberCUBAN foreign Minister Felipe Pérez Roque says that Cuba is hoping for a victory on October 28 when the UN General Assembly debates the US blockade of Cuba.After participating in a digital photography presentation entitled “In spite of the blockade” and the Ministry’s first ... read more

Aleida Guevara wins the heart of the ESF: Cuba at European Social Forum. Full details.

Campaign News | Wednesday, 20 October 2004

Tremendous boost to campaignCSC at the European Social Forum, Alexandra Palace 14-17 OctoberIn what has been a tremendous success for the CSC and its sister campaigns around Europe, Aleida Guevara and a strong Cuban delegation won over thousands of hearts and minds at the European Social Forum.Aleida, the daughter of ... read more

Aznar deputy attempts to enter Cuba illegally

Campaign News | Sunday, 17 October 2004

Diplomatice controversy as Cuba sends Europeans packingON Saturday October 16, the Cuban authorities reported that Spanish deputy Jorge Moragas had been deported from Cuba after "attempting to enter our territory fraudulently and illegally under the migratory status of a tourist."A note from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs specified that the ... read more

Che Guevara's daughter voices Cuban fears that Bush has country in his sights

Campaign News | Saturday, 16 October 2004

From the Independent NewspaperBy Terri JuddAleida Guevara, the daughter of the legendary revolutionary Che Guevara, was in London yesterday to speak about the growing threat of US military aggression against Cuba.Bumper stickers across Florida proclaim "Iraq today, Cuba tomorrow". In the lead-up to the elections President George Bush cannot afford ... read more

Spain slams EU-Cuba policy

Campaign News | Wednesday, 13 October 2004

Madrid to try and mend relations with CubaHAVANA - Spain's new ambassador to Cuba has criticised the European Union's policy toward the island and said Madrid is to work to thaw relations with the Cuban government.But Ambassador Carlos Alonso Zaldivar indicated that Spain would not break with the EU's common ... read more

Time to act, not just talk: Aleida Guevara writes in The Guardian

Campaign News | Wednesday, 13 October 2004

Che's daughter in London for the European Social ForumWednesday October 13, 2004It is extremely dangerous for humanity that the president of the mightiest power on the planet publicly says that he speaks with and acts on behalf of God. What lies ahead for us? More of what is happening today ... read more

Bush regime targets Cuba over Colombia and Venezuela

Campaign News | Saturday, 9 October 2004

State department accuses Cuba of meddling in Latin AmericaWASHINGTON - The Bush regime is accusing Cuba of training Colombian rebels and says it is 'troubled' by the large presence of Cuban personnel in Venezuela, whose president, Hugo Chavez, is a close ally of Cuban President Fidel Castro.The Bush regime's view ... read more

US Government denies visas to Cuban academics

Campaign News | Friday, 8 October 2004

64 researchers are stopped from attending international conferenceWashington, Oct 8: The US State Department has decided not to grant visas to more than 64 Cuban university professors for a conference in Las Vegas because of their support to Havana?s government.State Department spokesman Richard Boucher said the US administration?s denial was ... read more

Blair would not back US war on Cuba, says survey

Campaign News | Sunday, 3 October 2004

CSC shows depth of opposition to George Bush at WestminsterAn overwhelming majority of British MPs of all parties, including Prime Minister, Tony Blair, have made written statements declaring that they would not support any military action against Cuba by the United States, illustrating the gulf between US foreign policy and ... read more

The blockade causes losses of more than $1.8 billion every year

Campaign News | Sunday, 3 October 2004

Cuban report details crime of US foreign policyPresented to the press, Cuba’s report is to be put to the vote at the UN General Assembly on October 28 under the title “The need to end the economic, trade and financial blockade imposed on Cuba by the United States of America.”BY ... read more

1.3 million benefit from Venezuela-Cuba literacy campaign

Campaign News | Saturday, 2 October 2004

Cuba helps milions to read and writeCARACAS, Venezuela - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said yesterday that 1.3 million students have graduated from a Cuba-backed literacy programme that has become a banner of his "revolution for the poor.""This is the path to freedom, it's not just about learning to read and ... read more