Viewing from November 2004

Cuba and Spain renew official contact

Campaign News | Friday, 26 November 2004

Thaw in relations with a divided EU beginsHavana 25 November - Cuba and Spain renewed "official contact" on Thursday, some 17 months after the European Union imposed sanctions on the island, Cuban Foreign Minister Felipe Perez Roque said."We met at the Spanish embassy ... and we have re-established official contact ... read more

Bush regime knew of plot against Venezuela's Chavez

Campaign News | Friday, 26 November 2004

They did not warn him, documents revealby Bart Jones and Letta Tayler of the Common Dreams websiteThe U.S. government knew of an imminent plot to oust Venezuela's leftist president, Hugo Chávez, in the weeks prior to a 2002 military coup that briefly unseated him, newly released CIA documents show, despite ... read more

European-Cuban Solidarity movement declares its opposition to the Bush agenda

Campaign News | Thursday, 25 November 2004

UK CSC among 21 orgnanisations that met in LuxembourgOn November 20th the European solidarity orgnaisations met in Luxembourg for their biannual conference. The UK CSC was represented by two delegates. Below we reproduce the final declaration.Final DeclarationWe, more than a hundred and twenty representatives of solidarity and friendship organisations from ... read more

Cuba and China to expand trade and cooperation - latest

Campaign News | Wednesday, 24 November 2004

Chinese President makes state visit to HavanaChina forges stronger trade relations CubaHAVANA Novem,ber 23 - Chinese President Hu Jintao and trade leaders agreed to an array of business deals with Cuba on Tuesday as the nations worked to strengthen their economic ties.By the time Hu flew out of Havana on ... read more

Venezuela looks to Florida for source of terrorist bomb

Campaign News | Saturday, 20 November 2004

Vice president accuses US of harbouring criminalsCARACAS, Venezuela 20 November - President Hugo Chavez's spokesman on Friday accused ``terrorists" training in Florida of being behind the assassination of a top prosecutor who intended to try backers of Venezuela's 2002 coup.Danilo Anderson was killed by two explosions that tore through his ... read more

Cuba and Panama agree to restore relations

Campaign News | Saturday, 20 November 2004

New president moves to end diplomatic freezeSAN JOSE, Costa Rica 19 November - Cuba and Panama agreed to restore consular relations on Friday, taking a step toward renewal of full diplomatic ties at a meeting on the sidelines of an Ibero-American summit.The agreement came a day after the summit nations, ... read more

Cuba and Britain sign sports agreement

Campaign News | Friday, 19 November 2004

Countries agree to share knowledgeHAVANA, Nov. 18 (Xinhuanet) -- Cuba and Britain signed an agreement of cooperation in sports on Thursday.The document was signed by British Olympic Committee president Craig Reedie, who concluded Thursday his four-day visit to Cuba, and his hosting counterpart, Jose Fernandez.According to the text, both parties ... read more

Costa Ricans thwart Anti-Cuban conspiracy at Ibero-American summit

Campaign News | Thursday, 18 November 2004

Solidarity groups and trade unions organise to shout down meetingSan Jose, Costa Rica, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina)Dozens of Costa Ricans thwarted an anti-Cuban maneuver at the Legislative Assembly on Wednesday by blocking the holding of the so-called International Forum for Democracy in Cuba.The forum, pushed by US-financed organizations and politicians, ... read more

EU agrees to rethink Cuba policy

Campaign News | Wednesday, 17 November 2004

End to 'cocktail war' is signalledBRUSSELS, Belgium 16 November - The European Union agreed on Tuesday to rethink its practice of inviting Cuban dissidents to diplomatic receptions in Havana after the invitations soured relations between Cuba and the bloc.The EU policy of asking political opponents to National Day cocktails so ... read more

Miami Five are being denied visitors rights

Campaign News | Wednesday, 17 November 2004

Write a letter todayThe Miami Five - five Cubans who have been wrongfully imprisoned in the US for alleged crimes they did not commit - are being denied family visits in a flagrant breach of their constitutional rights.The US Free the Five Committee, which campaigns on their behalf, has launched ... read more

Cuba's unions are autonomous and free, says leader

Campaign News | Tuesday, 16 November 2004

Deputy General Secretary of the Cuban union confederation talks to the Morning StarFrom the MORNINGSTAR newspaper Tuesday November 16 2004Cuban trade unionist Francisco Duran Harvey talks about work, democracy and the future after Fidel Castro.FRANCISCO Duran Harvey, deputy general secretary of the Cuban TUC (CTC), was in London earlier this ... read more

Cuba's Response to AIDS A Model for the Developing World

Campaign News | Thursday, 11 November 2004

Edwin Krales a nutritionist specialising in treating HIV+ and AIDS paitients writesIn April 2003, Cuba hosted FORO 2003-"the second forum on HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases in Latin America and the Caribbean." This was a crucial conference. Except for Cuba (0.7%), the Caribbean has the 2nd highest rate of AIDS ... read more

Brazil and Cuba sign literacy agreement

Campaign News | Wednesday, 10 November 2004

Thousands will benefit in poorest areas of BrazilBrasilia, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina) Brazil and Cuba signed an agreement aimed at putting into practice the Cuban Literacy Program "Yo si puedo," successfully developed in many countries, the Cuban embassy reported Thursday.The accord, signed by Brazil?s Education Minister, Tarso Genro and Cuba?s ... read more

Propaganda War Against Cuba

Campaign News | Tuesday, 9 November 2004

by Salim LamraniFurther to the strategy declared in Colin Powell’s report « Commission for Assistance to a Free Cuba», whose aim is to lead the Cuban revolutionary process towards its complete annihilation, the campaign of misinformation against the Caribbean island,launched by the Bush administration and the Cuban extreme right in ... read more

Cuba answers Bush regime slur on human rights

Campaign News | Tuesday, 9 November 2004

Statement from the Cuban Foreign MinistryConspiring with a foreignpower constitutes a crime in any countryThe individuals tried in 2003 were not "independent" activists but "mercenaries" who received orders and money from the U.S. governmentON November 4, the U.S. State Department released a press note titled: Cuba: the Human Rights Situation, ... read more

Rabid Bush promises to rid Cuba of 'tyrant' Fidel

Campaign News | Monday, 1 November 2004

Miami crowd cheers as President raises spectre of regime change in HavanaMIAMI October 31: US President George W. Bush vowed to "keep the pressure on" and rid Cuba of Fidel Castro, an appeal to the hard-line Cuban-Americans Bush counted on to win Florida and the White House."I strongly believe the ... read more