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Elizabeth Navarro with her seven-year-old daughter Noemi

Cuban kids await 'do or die' cancer drug blocked by US trade ban

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 28 October 2015

The US embargo on Cuba, which the UN General Assembly formally condemned Tuesday, is not about international politics for Elizabeth Navarro. As far as she's concerned, it's just what keeps her daughter from getting the cancer drug she needs. Navarro's daughter Noemi Bernardez, seven, had a brain tumour removed in September. ... read more

Despite Resumption of Relations between United States, Cuba, General Assembly Adopts, Almost Unanimously, Resolution Calling for Blockade to Be Lifted

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 28 October 2015

In a near-unanimous recorded vote, the General Assembly today adopted, for the twenty-fourth time, a resolution on the necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States of America against Cuba, despite resumptions of relations between the two countries.WATCH: See the while debate and UN ... read more

Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez

Full text of Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez at United Nations on the neccesity of lifting the US blockade of Cuba

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 28 October 2015

On December 17 last year, the President of the United States of America, Barack Obama, recognized that the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed against Cuba had failed, is obsolete, has not met the originally envisaged goals and causes damages to the Cuban people and isolation to the US ... read more

UN Votes in Favor of Ending Cuban Blockade 191-2

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Once again, the United States and Israel voted against the motion to end economic sanctions. The United Nations General Assembly voted in favor of lifting the blockade against Cuba Tuesday, with only the U.S. and Israel voting against. The initiative has been backed by the majority of members for the last 23 ... read more

Cuban medical workers in post-earthquake Nepal

World Health Organisation describes Cuba’s health system as exemplary

News from Cuba | Friday, 23 October 2015

Margaret Chan, general director of the World Health Organisation (WHO), described Cuba’s public healthcare system as an example to be followed, emphasising its sustainability and ability to respond to emergency situations GENEVA.— Margaret Chan, general director of the World Health Organisation (WHO), described Cuba’s public healthcare system as an example to ... read more

New fines for French bank for its business with Cuba

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 21 October 2015

The total amount of the fine payable by the bank Credit Agricole $1,116 million Crédit Agricole is the second French bank to be fined by the US authorities for violating the blockade laws against Cuba. PARIS: French bank Credit Agricole agreed Tuesday to pay more than a billion dollars to the US ... read more

Cycling the Revolutionary Roads of Cuba in a Noble Cause

Campaign News | Wednesday, 21 October 2015

From November 7 to 17 a group of intrepid cyclists will be cycling the revolutionary roads of Cuba to raise money and musical equipment for the Abel Santamaria Special School for blind and visually impaired children. Lying on the outskirts of Havana, the school provides specialised care for 145 children aged ... read more

Cuba Cyclists Rob Miller, Mike Hedges and Jayne Fisher with Jeremy Corbyn MP

Jeremy Corbyn MP joins Quiz night for Cuba

Campaign News | Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Over 150 people took part in a pub quiz night for Cuba raising funds for the Abel Santamaria School for visually impaired children in Havana. The quiz night was part of the fundraising efforts of the intrepid group of cyclists who will cover hundreds of miles across the island in a ... read more

Rob Miller, Cuba Solidarity Campaign Director, Barristers Shivani Jegarajah and Mark McDonald and the legal team outside the Royal Courts of Justice

Corbyn Fights May On Miami 5 Visitor

Campaign News | Wednesday, 21 October 2015

28 MPs back effort to overturn ban on Cuban intelligence hero JEREMY CORBYN joined battle with Home Secretary Theresa May in the courtroom yesterday over her refusal to issue one of the Miami Five with a visitor’s visa. Ms May banned Rene Gonzalez from entering the country to take part in House ... read more

Rafael Hernandez, Carlos Alzugaray, Victoria Brittain and Arleen Rodriquez Photo: Rod Leon ©

Major British conference discusses the future of US-Cuba relations

Campaign News | Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Solidarity activists, trade unions, academics, politicians and diplomats met in London at the weekend for a major conference on Cuba. The Cuban Futures conference was the first major British conference to discuss the future of Cuba-US relations since the announcements of 17 December that the countries would begin to normalise ... read more

Photograph: Desmond Boylan/AP

Cubans vindicated by US policy change, says Gerry Adams

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 6 October 2015

The people of Cuba have been vindicated by the recent change in US policy towards the island, Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has said on a visit to Havana. Mr Adams met Cuban vice-president Salvador Antonio Valdés Mesa, other ministers and National Assembly leaders during his four-day visit. He also spoke ... read more

Rob Miller, Marcos Garcia, Colin Burgon, Tony Burke and Baroness Angela Smith

Labour Party Conference 2015 Fringe Meeting Report

Campaign News | Tuesday, 6 October 2015

“Anther World is Possible” were the words of Labour’s new Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell MP and Jeremy Corbyn MP, the new leader of the Labour party spoke of the need to “always put people's interest before profit” in his leadership speech at the Labour Party conference in Brighton. The theme of ... read more