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First UK ministerial visit to Cuba in 10 years

News from Cuba | Thursday, 30 October 2014

Foreign Office Minister Hugo Swire has become the first UK Minister to visit Cuba in almost ten years.According to a FCO press release issued this week "His time in the country will include meetings with senior government figures and others to discuss bilateral relations including trade and investment, tourism and ... read more

US attends Ebola meeting in Cuba called by leftist bloc

News from Cuba | Thursday, 30 October 2014

From Reuters News AgencyUS government officials joined health experts from throughout the Americas at an Ebola conference in Cuba on Wednesday, the latest show of cooperation between the historic adversaries on fighting the disease.The meeting organised by ALBA, a bloc of leftist-governed countries, aims to coordinate a regional strategy on ... read more

The UN vote - transcripts of the Cuban and the US interventions

News from Cuba | Thursday, 30 October 2014

SPEECH BY CUBAN FOREIGN MINISTER BRUNO RODRIGUEZ PARILLA AT UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY ON OCTOBER 28THMr. President;Distinguished Permanent Representatives;Delegates all;The United Nations General Assembly will consider today, for the twenty third time, this issue which is so important for the international community, because it has to do with International Law, which ... read more

World votes against blockade for 23rd consecutive year

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 28 October 2014

On 28 October 2014, the United Nations General Assembly voted for the 23rd consecutive year on a resolution calling for an end to the illegal blockade of Cuba. Just as in 2013, 188 countries voted for an end to the blockade with just the US and Israel in support.Cuba presented ... read more

The Shifting Politics of Cuba Policy

News from Cuba | Saturday, 25 October 2014

New York Times editorialAnother New York Times editorial questions the US government's policy towards Cuba..."There was a time, not too long ago, when any mainstream politician running for statewide or national office in Florida had to rattle off fiery rhetoric against the Cuban government and declare unquestioning faith that the ... read more

Cuba calling: what this small island can teach the world about disease control

News from Cuba | Thursday, 23 October 2014

West Africa needs what Cuba has: a well-trained, coordinated healthcare system. Anything less and Ebola wins says Conner Gorry What can the governments of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia learn from Raul Castro’s health policies? Raul Castro and Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro at the summit on Ebola in Havana Guatemala, Pakistan, Indonesia, ... read more

Cuba’s Impressive Role on Ebola

News from Cuba | Monday, 20 October 2014

By the New York Times Editorial BoardCuba is an impoverished island that remains largely cut off from the world and lies about 4,500 miles from the West African nations where Ebola is spreading at an alarming rate. Yet, having pledged to deploy hundreds of medical professionals to the front lines ... read more

Fidel Castro calls on US to work with Cuba to fight Ebola

News from Cuba | Sunday, 19 October 2014

On 17 October, former President of Cuba, Fidel Castro wrote an article saying that Cuba was willing to cooperate with the US in the fight against Ebola. Read the whole article here:The Time of Duty Has Come by Fidel Castro"Our country did not take a single minute to give a ... read more

Kerry acknowledges Cuba role in Ebola fight

News from Cuba | Friday, 17 October 2014

from AFPSecretary of State John Kerry paid a rare US compliment to Cuba on Friday, acknowledging the communist island nation's role in the global fight against Ebola in West Africa."Already we are seeing nations large and small stepping up in impressive ways to make a contribution on the frontlines," Kerry ... read more

US Blockade: Keep US Medicines Out of the Reach of Cuban Children

News from Cuba | Friday, 17 October 2014

Cuban children are among the innocent victims of the over-50-year economic, commercial and financial blockade of Cuba, whose human damage is not possible to assess, said a Cuban diplomat at the United Nations.Speaking at the Third Commission of the UN General Assembly diplomat Jairo Rodriguez said that health services for ... read more

Russia Today TV interviews Cuba Solidarity Campaign

Campaign News | Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Interviews on Ebola crisis and Che GuevaraBernard Regan, CSC National Secretary featured in a major interview with George Galloway MP on his show Sputnik broadcast on 6th October on Russia Today. The programme looked in depth at the Cuban response to the Ebola crisis and Cuba’s longstanding history of international ... read more

Che's daughter to speak at Miami Five Vigil this Wednesday

Campaign News | Friday, 10 October 2014

Aleida Guevara - paediatrician, medical mission veteran and daughter of Che - will speak at CSC's annual Candlelight Vigil for the Miami Five outside the US Embassy, 24 Grosvenor Square, London, W1A 2LQ on Wednesday 3 December 2014.The vigil marks 16 years since the arrest of the Five, and Aleida ... read more

Cuban Doctors at the Forefront of Ebola Battle in Africa

News from Cuba | Monday, 6 October 2014

With risks growing that Ebola could flare on foreign shores, the U.S. is calling for nations to dispatch doctors and nurses to West Africa, where thousands of lives are on the line. Few have heeded the call, but one country has responded in strength: Cuba.In the weeks since U.S. President ... read more

Cuban medics available to staff UK Ebola facilities in Sierra Leone

News from Cuba | Thursday, 2 October 2014

Cuba and UK cooperating to fight Ebola crisisThe Cuban deputy minister of Public health Mrs Marcia Cobas Ruiz was a special guest at the international conference ‘defeating Ebola in Sierra Leone’ held in London on Thursday.In her key note address she offered the support of the Cuban medical contingent which ... read more

BBC: Henry Kissinger 'considered Cuba air strikes' in 1976

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 1 October 2014

US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger drew up plans to "smash Cuba" with air strikes nearly 40 years ago, government papers obtained by researchers show. He was angered by Cuba's 1976 military intervention in Angola and was considering retaliation if Cuban forces were deployed elsewhere in Africa. The information comes from documents ... read more