Viewing from October 2005

Cuba forcefully denies alleged campaign contribution

Campaign News | Monday, 31 October 2005

Brazilian magazine article is unfounded says governmentBrasilia, Oct 29 (Prensa Latina): The government of Cuba has strenuously denied a Veja magazine story that Cuba allegedly contributed to Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva?s campaign.In a public statement Sunday, Cuban Ambassador to Brasilia Pedro Nuñez Mosquera fully blamed "aggressive US ... read more

First visually impaired Ecuadorians in Cuba for surgery

Campaign News | Sunday, 30 October 2005

Operation Miracle extends its reachQuito, Oct 31 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is extending solidarity to 160 visually impaired Ecuadorians of low income, the first to arrive, who are in Havana to receive operations without cost, Cuban Dr. Rody Cervantes said Monday.Of 1,826 patients, the first 160 patients arrived in Havana on ... read more

Maradona interviews Fidel Castro for Argentine TV

Campaign News | Friday, 28 October 2005

Special programme was broadcast live in CubaHavana, Oct 27 (AIN) Soccer superstar Diego Armando Maradona will feature an interview with Cuban President Fidel Castro for his program aired Monday's on Buenos Aires, Argentina channel 13 television.During a special round table program being broadcast live Thursday evening in Havana, Maradona said ... read more

Sheltering terrorists

Campaign News | Thursday, 27 October 2005

By Wayne S. SmithPosted October 27 2005From the Florida Sun Sentinel newspaperThe United States is supposed to be in an all-out struggle against terrorism. As part of that, President Bush has said over and over again that anyone who shelters terrorists or gives aid to terrorists is a terrorist. But ... read more

Bush regime shows signs of being on verge of collapse say Cuban experts

Campaign News | Sunday, 23 October 2005

TV discussion programme analyses the weaknesses of a corrupt and inept administrationHavana, 23 Oct: The government of George W. Bush is showing signs of being on the verge of collapse, said analysts on The Round Table broadcast on Cuban radio and television.The frustrations in trying to impose a puppet regime ... read more

International Parliamentary Union members call for release of Five

Campaign News | Saturday, 22 October 2005

More than 50 MPs from across the world sign petitionGENEVA 22 Oct: More than 50 members of parliament from different countries meeting in this city signed a petition this week to demand freedom for the five Cuban political prisoners in US jails. The parliamentarians are in Geneva for the 113th ... read more

US blockade on Cuba returns to UN agenda

Campaign News | Friday, 21 October 2005

By Circles Robinson*Havana, (Prensa Latina) 21 Oct:The nearly half century US blockade of Cuba is a broken record that ten presidents have continued to play; last year only three countries sided with Washington and 179 condemned its Cuba policy.Yes, the wealthiest country on Earth has managed to keep a small ... read more

Cuba protests US 'propaganda' against Castro

Campaign News | Monday, 17 October 2005

Report to UN highlights effects of US policyUnited Nations, Oct 15: Cuba accused the United States of waging "radio and television aggression" by bombarding the island with thousands of hours of propaganda every week, repeating a frequent complaint.The Cuban representative to the United Nations' political and decolonisation committee said yesterday ... read more

Latin American summit backs Cuba despite US concern

Campaign News | Sunday, 16 October 2005

Calls for blockade to be lifted and Posada extraditedSALAMANCA, Spain 16 Oct: - Leaders from Spain, Portugal and Latin America, ignoring U.S. concern, backed a strong call on Saturday for an end to the U.S. embargo on Cuba and for the suspected bomber of a Cuban airliner to be tried.The ... read more

Cuba Today: A Nation Becoming a University

Campaign News | Friday, 14 October 2005

by Cliff DuRand from the Monthly Review JournalIntroductionSince the triumph of the Cuban Revolution on January 1, 1959, this beautiful island in the Caribbean has aroused passions everywhere in the Americas. Since its inception, the revolution has had a profound impact on the popular classes throughout Latin America and haunted ... read more

Nobel prize for playwright and friend of Cuba Harold Pinter

Campaign News | Thursday, 13 October 2005

'I am overwhelmed' says CSC patronBritish playwright and friend of Cuba Harold Pinter has won the Nobel Prize for literature.The 75 year-old patron of CSC and long-time campaigner against US imperialism said he was overwhelmed by the decision announced on 12 October.Harold is one of the most influential British playwrights ... read more

Liver Transplants: A Cuban Public Health Success

Campaign News | Wednesday, 12 October 2005

100 operations at Cuba's CIMEQ centreBy JOSE A. DE LA OSALiver transplants are today considered the most complex of those performed, including heart transplants. The difficulty lies in the surgery and in the organ itself due to the significant number of vital functions it performs in our bodySandra Arias graduated ... read more

Spain supports Venezuelan-Cuban humanitarian proposals

Campaign News | Wednesday, 12 October 2005

Cooperation with Venezuela does not present a problem for the EU, says foreign ministerSalamanca, Spain, Oct 12 (Prensa Latina) Spanish Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos announced support Wednesday of a proposal by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to create an International Humanitarian Fund, and highlighted Cuba's contributions to the Ibero-American community.In ... read more

Venezuela accuses Posada Carriles at Ibero-American meeting

Campaign News | Wednesday, 12 October 2005

Summit will face question of terrorist being sheltered in the USSalamanca, Spain, Oct. 12 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Relations Minister Ali Rodriguez Araque denounced that Luis Posada Carriles is the most infamous terrorist in the Ibero-American region and recalled that the Rio Group had approved a declaration of actions against ... read more

October 8: 38 years since the fall of Che

Campaign News | Saturday, 8 October 2005

Hope of the World's MillionsBy Cira Rodriguez CesarHavana, Oct 8 (Prensa Latina) October 8 marks 38 years since the fall in combat of Ernesto Guevara de la Serna, the legendary guerilla of America and unforgettable Commander Che of Cubans.The cowardice of those unreasoning beings, who confront the people with violence ... read more

Cubans mark anniversary of 1976 airliner bombing

Campaign News | Friday, 7 October 2005

Sadness and frustration over Posada caseHAVANA Oct 7 - Cubans marking the 29th anniversary of an airliner bombing that killed 73 people expressed frustration and sadness yesterday at the fact that terrorist Luis Posada Carriles, currently in the United States, has yet to be punished for his alleged involvement in ... read more

Cuba and Venezuela: cooperation projects worth more than $800 million

Campaign News | Friday, 7 October 2005

President Hugo Chávez and Carlos Lage close Joint Commission on Comprehensive Bilateral Cooperation AgreementBY VENTURA DE JESUS Granma daily staff writerCARACAS-Integration is not an illusion, and one expression of that reality are the ties of solidarity between Cuba and Venezuela, peoples that together form a single fist, just as Latin ... read more

Cuba calls for independence of Puerto Rico and return of the Malvinas

Campaign News | Thursday, 6 October 2005

Perpetuation of colonialism is an ignominy, says representative to UNUnited Nations, Oct 5 (Prensa Latina) Cuba drew attention Wednesday to the shame that, in the middle of the information technology revolution and the great 21st Century progress in communications, it has been impossible to end colonialism."Colonialism is a scourge persisting ... read more

Cuban biotech plant opens in Beijing

Campaign News | Wednesday, 5 October 2005

China and Cuba unite to fight diseaseBiejing Oct 4: The Chinese-Cuban Biotech Pharmaceutical Co. opened its Beijing factory on Sept. 28 - the 45th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two socialist countries.Cuba was the first country in the Americas to recognize People’s China, which it did shortly after its ... read more

Cuba's Foreign Minister visits Canada and speaks about life after Fidel

Campaign News | Wednesday, 5 October 2005

Article by Jim Creskey of the Canadian diplomatic magazine EmbassyOttowa, 5 Oct: "The blockade of Cuba," says Felipe Pérez Roque, Cuba's Foreign Minister, is the longest in history -- 45 years by 10 successive U.S. presidents. But, he admits, its end would pose a major challenge for Cuba and its ... read more

Miami prosecutors ask for reconsideration of Atlanta court ruling on the Cuban Five

Campaign News | Saturday, 1 October 2005

Appeal will prolong imprisonmentMIAMI (USA), September 28 - Federal prosecutors in Florida’s southern district have asked the full 11th Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider the decision overturning the arbitrary and illegal trial of the five Cuban anti-terrorist fighters in 2001 in Miami.According to an EFE dispatch, U.S. Attorney Alexander ... read more