Viewing from October 2012

Cuba's 2nd city still without power and water after Sandy

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 30 October 2012

by Associated PressResidents of Cuba's second-largest city of Santiago remained without power or running water Monday, four days after Hurricane Sandy made landfall as the island's deadliest storm in seven years, ripping rooftops from homes and toppling power lines.Across the Caribbean, the storm's death toll rose to 69, including 52 ... read more

Cubans start cleanup of Hurricane Sandy destruction

News from Cuba | Saturday, 27 October 2012

Original story from ReutersA day after Hurricane Sandy shattered Santiago de Cuba, retiree Rosa Maria remembered the sound of the storm as it battered her home in the city center."The noise of the winds was like the roar of lions," she said on Friday. "It was terrifying."After the storm passed, ... read more

Hurricane Sandy rampages through Cuba leaving 11 dead

Campaign News | Friday, 26 October 2012

Hurricane reports from the Cuban News AgencyLosses Worth Millions in Santiago de Cuba Due to Hurricane SandyThe initial estimate of losses caused by Hurricane Sandy in the eastern province of Santiago de Cuba is one of the highest in its history caused by a meteorological phenomenon.So far, losses are estimated ... read more

Castro dismisses rumors that he at death's door

News from Cuba | Monday, 22 October 2012

by Jeff Franks for ReutersFormer Cuban leader Fidel Castro dismissed reports that he was dead or near death in an article published on Monday in Cuba's state-run press.He accused news agencies and enemies of Cuba of spreading "stupidities" about him, particularly a report from a Spanish newspaper last week that ... read more

Cubans go to the polls in municipal elections

News from Cuba | Monday, 22 October 2012

Cubans went to the polls at the weekend to vote in municipal elections, the beginning of the electoral process which will see the newly elected national assembly legislators vote for the Council of State and presidency in February 2013.More than eight million Cubans voted in the process which began in ... read more

Cuba scraps exit visa

News from Cuba | Thursday, 18 October 2012

From 14th January, the majority of Cubans will no longer require an exit visa to travel outside the country, and will have the right to remain abroad for up to two years without losing any citizenship benefits or residency.The highly unpopular exit visa was originally introduced as a way to ... read more

Dia de la Cultura Cubana

Campaign News | Thursday, 18 October 2012

This is an important day for Cubans living in the UK and abroad to join with friends and family to celebrate our diverse living culture and take pride in being Cuban. Come and celebrate with us!" Roberto Molina, artistic directorOn Saturday 20 October in London, Cubans and many friends of ... read more

Aleida Guevara tells TUC fringe trade union support helps Cuba extend internationalism

Campaign News | Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Aleida Guevara - daughter of Che Guevara - received a standing ovation after delivering a powerful speech against the US blockade of Cuba at a CSC fringe meeting at TUC conference on Monday.Over 250 delegates attended what Unite General Secretary LenMcCluskey called “the biggest fringe meeting at the TUC” as ... read more

A unique opportunity to visit Cuba this Autumn **four remaining spaces***

Campaign News | Monday, 8 October 2012

We have just 4 remaining spaces on our 'Footsteps of Che Guevara' tour 8-23 November. This tour is led by Father Geoff Bottoms and offers a wonderful opportunity to experience unique visits to schools, workplaces and hospitals to see the Cuban revolution first hand. Many of these visits are only ... read more

Video: Watch Aleida Guevara speaking at the TUC fringe meeting

Campaign News | Tuesday, 2 October 2012

On Monday 10 September, Aleida Guevara, daughter of Che spoke to a packed CSC fringe meeting at the TUC Congress, alongside Brendan Barber, TUC General Secretary, Len McCluskey, Unite General Secretary and Bob Crow, RMT General Secretary.Watch Aleida's speech to the meeting here: ... read more

Cuba and Venezuela Labour Party Conference Fringe

Campaign News | Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Wednesday 3 October, 12.45pm, Purity Bar, Peter St, ManchesterCuba and Venezuela - Another World is Possiblewith guest speakersEsther Armenteros, Cuban AmbassadorSamuel Moncada, Venezuelan AmbassadorBaroness Angela Smith, Chair Cuba Solidarity Campaign and All Party Party Parliamentary Group on CubaColin Burgon, Labour Friends of VenezuelaGrahame Morris MPTom Jones, Thompsons Solicitors ... read more