Viewing from November 2005

US blocks experts from attending Cuban biotech conference

Campaign News | Monday, 28 November 2005

Dozens of scientists denied visasHAVANA,November 28: US authorities blocked dozens of US experts from attending a major Cuban biotechnology conference that opened here this weekend, its Cuban chairman said Saturday.Carlos Borroto, chairman of the Havana Biotechnology Conference 2005 which opened on Sunday with some 550 specialists from 35 countries, said ... read more

Cuba's economy likely to reach 9 percent growth this year

Campaign News | Saturday, 26 November 2005

Economy Minister says progress energy, transport and food are having effectHavana (VNA) - Cuba is expected to obtain over 9 percent economic growth in 2005, Jose Luis Rodriguez, Minister of Economy and Planning of Cuba, told the the sixth congress of Cuban economists and accountants on Nov. 24.Cuba has seen ... read more

Miami seizes terrorist arsenal

Campaign News | Thursday, 24 November 2005

Posada's benefactor had log-range weaponsHavana, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) The seizure of a stockpile of long-range weapons in the possession of Cuban-born counterrevolutionary Santiago Alvarez Magriña, detained since last Saturday in the United States, shows terrorist groups are still alive in Miami.Federal US authorities have captured Alvarez, linked to terrorist ... read more

Cuba announces new increases in wages and Social Security

Campaign News | Thursday, 24 November 2005

More than 3 million workers to benefitHavana, 22 November: MORE than three million Cubans are to benefit from new wage increases announced by the government as a continuation of the policy of social benefits.A statement issued on November 22 by the Executive Committee of the Council of Ministers and the ... read more

UK Seeks Cuban Aid for 2012 Olympics

Campaign News | Wednesday, 23 November 2005

Lord Moynihan in Havana seeking coaching talentHavana, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) Lord Colin Moynihan, the Chairman of the British Olympic Association (BOA), said in Havana on Tuesday that his country will seek the support of Cuban sports expertise to prepare the UK team for the 2012 Olympic Games in London.After ... read more

Hip Hop festival to kick off in Havana

Campaign News | Tuesday, 22 November 2005

11th annual contest under wayHavana, Nov 22 (AIN) The 11th Havana Hip Hop Festival will be running in this capital from Wednesday November 23 until Saturday November 28.According to Granma newspaper, hip hoppers from all over Cuba are in Havana to participate in this festival which will take place in ... read more

Cuba regains world boxing title

Campaign News | Monday, 21 November 2005

Team wins four golds, on silver and three bronze medalsBeijing, Nov 20 (Prensa Latina) With an outstanding performance of its super heavy weigh Odlanier Solis, who won his third consecutive crown, Cuba recouped Sunday the World Boxing title in Miangyang, China, by winning four golds, one silver and three bronzes.Under ... read more

Electricity rate increases announced

Campaign News | Monday, 21 November 2005

No change to the subsidized rate for the first 100 kilowatt-hoursHavana 23 November: THE Cuban government has announced a set of measures affecting electricity rates, wage increases and Social Security and Social Assistance payments, in a decree signed by President Fidel Castro issued on November 22.The document informs that for ... read more

Cuba group takes out ad against Posada

Campaign News | Saturday, 19 November 2005

Cuba group takes out New York Times ad against PosadaThe campaign against Cuban emigre terrorist Luis Posada Carriles reached a pinnacle on Friday when the New York Times published a full-page advertisement from a Cuba-based group urging the US government not to harbour him.The expensive ad inside the A section, ... read more

Castro laughs off CIA claim that he has Parkinson's

Campaign News | Friday, 18 November 2005

They have killed me many times, says FidelHAVANA 17 November - Cuban President Fidel Castro on Thursday dismissed a CIA assessment he is suffering from Parkinson's disease as a fabrication by his U.S. enemies who wish to see him dead."They say Castro has this or that illness. The last thing ... read more

Cuba considers making a bird flu vaccine

Campaign News | Wednesday, 16 November 2005

There are not enough medicines in the world to treat a pandemic , say scientistsHAVANA 16 November - Cuba said on Thursday it was considering researching a vaccine against bird flu, warning that antiviral drugs available today are barely enough to protect "the rich people in rich nations" from a ... read more

Cuba calls for democracy on the Internet

Campaign News | Wednesday, 16 November 2005

Speech by Cuban Communications Minister, Ignacio Gonzalez PlanasTunis, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has called for a "new multilateral and democratic institution" that should administer Internet, while at the same time regulating and promoting international cooperation, transfering financial and technological resources and fostering equality on the information age.Following is the ... read more

Census data is released

Campaign News | Tuesday, 15 November 2005

Cuba is pictured in detailCubans now number more than 11 million.Population grew by 1,454,138 inhabitants between the 1981 and 2002 CensusesMen: 50.03%; women: 49.7%Those 60 or over make up 14.7% ? 75.9% reside in urban areasThe provinces of City of Havana, Holguín and Santiago de Cuba each have more than ... read more

British priest accuses US of delaying legal process for the Five

Campaign News | Tuesday, 15 November 2005

Father Geoffrey Bottoms in HavanaBRITISH priest Father Geoffrey Bottoms affirmed yesterday (Thursday) in Havana that the United States is trying to delay the legal procedure for the five Cuban anti-terrorist fighters unjustly imprisoned in that country.By requesting a reconsideration of the previous Appeals Court decision, U.S. prosecutors are just playing ... read more

Bush ignores UN vote against blockade and toughens policy team on Cuba

Campaign News | Friday, 11 November 2005

Hardliners at the centre of Cuba policy makingBy Circles RobinsonHavana, Nov 11 (Prensa Latina): Fresh off a near unanimous 184-4 vote rebuke from the United Nations General Assembly on the 45-year US blockade of Cuba, President George W. Bush may be headed to further increase tensions with the island.Press reports ... read more

Cuban Foreign Minister?s Speech at UN General assembly

Campaign News | Friday, 11 November 2005

Mentions how UK firm Amersham was stopped from trading with Cuba in biotech after being bought by General ElectricPrior to a historic vote by the UN General Assembly, the Cuban Foreign Minister, Felipe Perez Roque, delivered a speech condemning the US blockade of his country and providing evidence of its ... read more

How the Czech Republic is a pawn for the US in its war against Cuba

Campaign News | Friday, 11 November 2005

By Larry Birns, Director of the Council on Hemispheric AffairsTuesday, November 8, 2005Citing 'bitter memories' springing from its communist past, and with its strong, if highly selective, commitment to backing democratic political systems abroad, the Czech Republic today has become one of Cuba’s most lethal enemies worldwide.It also now operates ... read more

Cuba reflects on record blockade vote at UN

Campaign News | Thursday, 10 November 2005

UN General Assembly’s 182-4 vote topic of Cuban radio and TV program “The Round Table.”Havana, Nov 10 (AIN) The overwhelming rejection of the US blockade against Cuba, recorded by the UN General Assembly’s 182-4 vote on Tuesday, was the topic of Wednesday’s edition of the Cuban radio and TV program ... read more

Free Trade Area 'dead and buried '

Campaign News | Sunday, 6 November 2005

Cuba TV highlights victory for southern nations in Mar Del PlataHavana, Nov 5 (AIN) The Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) was pronounced dead and buried by the peoples of the Americas on Friday in Mar del Plata, Argentina, asserted panelists on Friday's edition of "The Round Table."Eleven years ... read more

Cuban ambassador to Britain says Bush is carrying out an 'economic war'

Campaign News | Saturday, 5 November 2005

'US policy tougher than ever'LONDON, Nov 4 - In an interview with Reuters news agency the new Cuban ambassador to Britain has said that the United States is trying harder than ever to isolate Cuba and is leaning on countries to back its economic blockade.The blockade on Cuba has been ... read more

Cuba never accepted US aid for hurricane

Campaign News | Friday, 4 November 2005

Statement from the Ministry of Foreign AffairsHavana 04 November: ON October 25, the head of the U.S. Interests Section in Havana (USIS) asked to be received at MINREX to hand over a diplomatic note via which the U.S. government offered to send a team of three officials from the Overseas ... read more

Court reinstates Miami Five convictions

Campaign News | Wednesday, 2 November 2005

Appeals court overutrns August ruling - case could be in limbo for monthsATLANTA, 2 Nov: An appellate court has reinstated the convictions of the Miami Five, five Cubans jailed in 1998 on alleged conspiracy charges and found guilty in a 2001 Miami federal trial.The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ... read more

Trade with Venezuela and rest of Latin America is booming

Campaign News | Wednesday, 2 November 2005

American continent overtakes Europe as Cuba's main trading partnerTrade volume between Cuba and Venezuela will reach 1.4 billion US dollars this year and 2.0 billion in 2006, Venezuelan Foreign Trade Minister Gustavo Marquez said on Tuesday.On the second day of the 23rd International Fair of Havana, opened Monday, Marquez contributed ... read more

US steps up radio aggression

Campaign News | Tuesday, 1 November 2005

In September a total of 2,267 hours and 10 minutes of broadcasting per week transmitted over radio and the ill-named Television Martí? A military aircraft (EC-130J), used in military actions in Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq, employed to transmit these signals that interfere with frequencies and channels used by the islandBy ... read more