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Cuba’s 2017 UN resolution and report, entitled Necessity of Ending the Economic, Commercial and Financial Blockade Imposed by the United States of America against Cuba, summarises the negative impac

Under siege Cuba deserves our support

Campaign News | Monday, 30 October 2017

On November 1 the United Nations general assembly will vote for the 26th consecutive year on a resolution calling for an immediate and unconditional end to the United States’s blockade of Cuba. In 1991, when Cuba first presented its case to the UN, no vote was held as many countries succumbed ... read more

Press Release: Extraterritorial nature of the blockade damages Cuba's international and trade relations with the world

News from Cuba | Saturday, 28 October 2017

Cuba's permanent mission to the UN has issued a press release in advance of the annual vote against the US blockade. The note illustrates how the US policy is a blockade and not an embargo because if forces foreign countries to comply with US laws and precents them from having ... read more

Cubans Barred As OU Bows To US Pressure

Campaign News | Saturday, 28 October 2017

The UK government are allowing a British educational institution to set admissions criteria based on the policy of a foreign government. ROB MILLER reports Earlier this year a Cuban student was told that they were ineligible to study at the Open University (OU) because the organisation operated a restricted countries list ... read more

Strippers, surveillance and assassination plots: The wildest JFK Files

News from Cuba | Friday, 27 October 2017

President Trump ordered the release of more than 2,800 records related to the John F. Kennedy assassination on Thursday, but bowed to pressure from the CIA, FBI and other agencies to delay disclosing some of the most sensitive documents for another six months. Even so, the thousands of pages that ... read more

Ramón Labañino: The changes in Cuba aim at improving our Socialism, not dismantling it

News from Cuba | Friday, 27 October 2017

As part of the academic program of the I International Scientific Convention of the “Marta Abreu” Central University of Las Villas (UCLV), Ramón Labañino, Hero of the Republic of Cuba, gave a keynote address today and spoke with those present about the main challenges of updating the Cuban economic model. With ... read more

The Death of Che Guevara Declassified

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 25 October 2017

A top-secret CIA memo shows that US officials considered his execution a crucial victory—but they were mistaken in believing Che’s ideas could be buried along with his body. About 10 years ago, I traveled with the producers of the Hollywood film on Che Guevara—starring the actor Benicio del Toro and directed ... read more

Cuban doctors care for earthquake victims in Mexico

News from Cuba | Monday, 23 October 2017

In the wake of a devastating earthquake in the Mexican state of Oaxaca, a brigade of Cuban doctors is offering its services in a field hospital at the Che-Nita Sports Center in the community of Ixtepec The first days of October in the community of Ixtepec, in the Mexican state of ... read more

Evo Morales Slams 'Imperialist' US Blockade Against Cuba

News from Cuba | Friday, 20 October 2017

Fidel Castro “defeated the empire," Morales said. On the 57th anniversary of the U.S. blockade against Cuba, Bolivian President Evo Morales offered his support for the Caribbean nation, criticising the United States for its continued aggression against the revolutionary government. The blockade prevents Cuba from trading with the United States and penalises ... read more

The U.S. blockade punishes Cuban public health system harshly

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Cuba’s public health sector is one of the most affected by the economic, commercial, and financial blockade first imposed by the United States February 7, 1962, and subsequently reinforced, most recently by President Donald Trump, on June 16. The accumulated monetary damages in this area of society caused by the hostile ... read more

Cuba publishes annual report on blockade damages

News from Cuba | Monday, 16 October 2017

Cuba's 2017 report states that the US blockade has cost the Cuban economy over $822 billion in damages since its introduction in the 1960s Almost 60 years after its implementation, the United States blockade policy against the Cuban people is intensifying, in a context of heightened tensions impacting on the progress ... read more

Cuban Doctors Honoured to Carry on Che's Legacy in La Higuera, Bolivia

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 10 October 2017

"Working as doctors today in La Higuera means keeping alive Che's legacy in the last corner of the Earth where he was alive," one doctor said. A group of Cuban doctors who are working in La Higuera, Bolivia, where revolutionary leader Ernesto "Che" Guevara was killed, say they work to keep ... read more

CSC intervenes with official submission to the United Nations Periodic Review on Cuba

Campaign News | Tuesday, 10 October 2017

The Cuba Solidarity Campaign (CSC) has submitted a report titled 'Education for all - A Cuban success story' to the United Nations Universal Periodic Review on Cuba. The report was based on the findings of an NUT (National Union of Teachers – now NEU, National Education Union) Cuba delegation report to ... read more

'Be Like Che': Cuba Observes 50th Anniversary of Revolutionary's Death

News from Cuba | Monday, 9 October 2017

Ceremonies commemorating Che's death have been taking place all over the world. Hundreds of thousands of Cuban and international guests poured into in Santa Clara, Cuba to pay homage to the revolutionary leader Ernesto "Che" Guevara, one of the leaders of the Cuban Revolution. Along with President Raul Castro Ruz, over 600,000 ... read more

Che Guevara image features on new An Post stamp

News from Cuba | Monday, 9 October 2017

Stamp with Irish artist’s print commemorates 50th anniversary of revolutionary’s death ÉIRE: An Post has issued a one euro stamp featuring the face of Che Guevara, a leading figure in the Cuban Revolution of the 1950s and 1960s. The stamp, which features a famous image of Guevara by Dublin artist Jim Fitzpatrick, ... read more

Fifty years gone but Che's legacy lives on

Campaign News | Monday, 9 October 2017

OLLIE HOPKINS writes in the Morning Star on the life, times and legacy of the revolutionary hero Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara HALF a century ago, on October 9 1967, Ernesto “Che” Guevara, was assassinated by Mario Teran, a Bolivian army officer, following orders from the CIA. The Argentinian-born Cuban revolutionary hero died ... read more

CSC Statement on Trump's expulsion of Cuban diplomats

Campaign News | Wednesday, 4 October 2017

The expulsion of Cuban diplomats from Washington is a real set back in the recent efforts by Cuba and the previous Obama administration to foster a better more respectful relationship between the two countries. Unfortunately, it’s another victory for Marco Rubio and the hard line anti Cuban groups in Miami who ... read more

The Embassy of the Republic of Cuba, Washington DC

Cuba Solidarity Campaign Slams Trump Decision To Expel Diplomats

Campaign News | Wednesday, 4 October 2017

CUBA solidarity campaigners accused US President Donald Trump yesterday of pandering to hard-line Republicans by expelling Cuban diplomats from its Washington embassy. Britain’s Cuba Solidarity Campaign (CSC) spoke out after US officials leaked government plans ordering Havana to cut staff at the embassy by 60 per cent. The decision, expected to be ... read more

Cuba responds to US expulsion of diplomats

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba in response to recent measures taken by the Trump administration following incidents involving U.S. diplomatic personnel in Havana: On September 29, 2017, the US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson announced the decision to significantly downscale the diplomatic staff of ... read more

Emily Thornberry MP, Shadow Foreign Secretary and Natasha Hickman, CSC Communications Manager

Solidarity with Cuba displayed at the Labour Party Conference

Campaign News | Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Labour Party Conference 2017 CSC organised a packed, standing-room only, fringe meeting at the Labour Party conference in Brighton, with over 150 people attending. Karen Lee MP, the new chair of the APPG on Cuba, chaired the fringe, with guest speakers including Teresita Vicente, Cuba’s Ambassador to the UK, Rob Miller, ... read more

National Defence Council Report on Hurricane Irma Damage

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 3 October 2017

As is known, September 7-10, the country was impacted by the powerful Hurricane Irma, which caused severe coastal flooding, strong winds, and heavy rainfall, principally in the north of the island from Camagüey to Artemisa. The provinces most affected were Camagüey, Ciego de Ávila, Sancti Spíritus and Villa Clara. Others such ... read more

Rodney Bickerstaffe speaking at a Vigil for the Miami Five, December 2014

Rodney Bickerstaffe, a wonderful friend to the people of Cuba

Campaign News | Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Rodney Bickerstaffe, former UNISON General Secretary On behalf of the Cuba Solidarity Campaign in the UK we would like to offer our deepest sympathy to Rodney’s family, colleagues and friends. Rodney was a wonderful friend to the people of Cuba. As General Secretary of UNISON, he was one of the key protagonists ... read more

Cuba Sends Doctors to Help Mexico’s Earthquake Victims

News from Cuba | Monday, 2 October 2017

The group includes 19 doctors and 18 nurses, as well as psychologists, lab technicians, anaesthetists and physiotherapists. Cuba has sent a team of 40 doctors and specialists to the Mexican state of Oaxaca, where two earthquakes left at least 78 people dead and hundreds more without homes. The group includes 19 doctors ... read more