Viewing from October 2013

International figures call for freedom for Miami Five on new Voices for the Five website

Campaign News | Wednesday, 30 October 2013

John Le Carré, Emma Thompson, Lord Rowan Williams, Noam Chomsky, Günter Grass and Dame Vivienne Westwood have joined other international personalities in support of Voices for the Five, an international coalition calling for justice and freedom for five Cubans imprisoned in the United States.Voices for the Five, launched today, brings ... read more

Blockade is "deeply immoral" says Venezuela's representative to UN

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 29 October 2013

The maintenance of the U.S. blockade on Cuba despite the almost unanimous rejection of the international community, shows the need for reforms at the UN, says Venezuela's Permanent Representative to the organisation, Samuel Moncada.Interviewed by Prensa Latina, the diplomat recalled that Washington has ignored the global claim issued for 21st ... read more

IDAHO Delegation May 2014

Campaign News | Monday, 28 October 2013

New tour for 2014CSC plans to organise a delegation to participate in Havana’s 7th International Day Against Homophobia (IDAHO) in May 2014. The 8 day delegation will build on links established between Cuba’s LGBT community, the Centre for Sexual Education (CENESEX), led by Mariela Castro, and LGBT activists in Britain.The ... read more

Over 70 attend final meeting of Keith Bolender tour in London

Campaign News | Monday, 21 October 2013

And growing interest in Miami 5 International CommissionCanadian author Keith Bolender’s speaking tour of Britain, hosted by the Cuba Solidarity Campaign, ended on a high note at the headquarters of the Unite union in London on Monday of this week.The Diskus conference suite was filled to near capacity as more ... read more

Cuba seeks UN condemnation of blockade for another successive year

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 8 October 2013

US President Barack Obama, who stated before taking office that he wanted to recast long-hostile US-Cuba relations, has been a disappointment to the Cuban government, which expected him to do more to dismantle the embargo.The embargo, fully in place since 1962, has done "astronomical" economic harm, Deputy Foreign Minister Abelardo ... read more

Victims of terrorism remembered

News from Cuba | Monday, 7 October 2013

Yesterday flags flew at half mast in Cuba in memory of the victims of state terrorism.
Following a decree-law passed by the Council of State in 2010, the 6 October has become known as the Day of the Victims of State Terrorism. Every year, on this date, the Cuban flag is ... read more

Another 250 doctors arrive in Brazil

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Another 250 Cuban health professionals arrived in Brazil on 2 October to help support the country’s public health system through the Brazilian programme Más Médicos.?They are part of the second contingent of Cuban doctors who will serve deprived and vulnerable communities in rural areas of the country.?“We're here to support ... read more

Britons rank second in tourists visiting Cuba

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Cuba's office of statistics has released figures on the total number of visitors to the Caribbean island in August 2013.Canada tops the list with 55,838 tourists in August alone, with the British the next largest group of international visitors numbering 13,172 for the month.In total, 186,252 tourists visited Cuba in ... read more