Viewing from October 2021

Former school teacher Pedro Castillo elected president in Peru

Latin America: The Road Ahead

Campaign News | Friday, 22 October 2021

Francisco Dominguez on why all internationalists should come to Latin America 2021 on 4 December “The peoples of the Americas are rising again, saying no to imperialism, saying no to fascism, saying no to intervention – and saying no to death.”Hugo Chávez The ‘credit crunch’ crisis of 2008 furnished the United States ... read more

Joint Ecumenical Letter to President Joe Biden - Cuba Sanctions - 15 October 2021

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 20 October 2021

In a 15 October letter to US president Joe Biden, leaders from the World Council of Churches, ACT Alliance, Council of Churches in Cuba, and other faith-based groups urged an end to nearly 60 years of embargo against the Cuban people, who are facing an appalling humanitarian situation. President Joseph R. ... read more

Nobel Peace Prize winner announced

Campaign News | Friday, 8 October 2021

Despite an ambitious and far reaching international campaign for the Henry Reeve International Medical Brigade (HRIMB) to be awarded the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize, this year’s award went to journalists Maria Ressa (Philippines) and Dmitry Muratov (Russia) for” their efforts to safeguard freedom of expression, which is a precondition for ... read more

Vaccine Developers Declared As 'Work Heroes' In Cuba

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 6 October 2021

Ten Cuban scientists developed the Abdala, Sovereign 02, Sovereign 01, Sovereign Plus COVID-19, and Mambisa vaccines. Cuba's scientists Gerardo Guillen, Eulogio Pimentel, Marta Ayala, Vicente Verez, Yury Valdes, Dagmar Garcia, Belinda Sanchez, Tammy Boggiano, Eduardo Ojito, and Lorenzo Perez were named "Work Heroes" for their merits in developing three ... read more

Nearly 50 Percent of Cubans Vaccinated Against COVID-19

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 6 October 2021

In addition, the Caribbean island leads the list of Latin American countries with the highest percentage of people vaccinated. Cuba on Tuesday reached 48.9 percent of its population (5,470,999 people) with the complete Covid-19 vaccination scheme, the Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP) reported. The scheme includes people with a third dose ... read more

Professor María Guadalupe Guzmán Tiradofor wins UNESCO award for pioneering work in environmental and life sciences

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 5 October 2021

UNESCO and the L'Oréal Foundation have unveiled the winners of this year’s International Prize for Women in Science, which honours five eminent women scientists with exceptional careers from the five regions of the world, as it has done annually since 1998. The importance of science in meeting the major challenges facing ... read more

Solidarity at Labour Party Conference

Campaign News | Monday, 4 October 2021

After eighteen months and twenty online public meetings CSC was delighted to participate in and host our first face-to-face public meetings, since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, in September. At the Labour Party Conference in Brighton we were invited to speak at ‘The World Transformed’, the Young Labour rally, as ... read more