Viewing from November 2006

Two million tourists third year in a row

Campaign News | Thursday, 30 November 2006

UK is second biggest market after CanadaHavana, Nov 29 (Prensa Latina) Cuba receives over two million tourists for third year in a row, informed Wednesday an official report from the Ministry of Tourism.The report highlights that the figure is evidence of the positioning achieved by the Cuban tourism product in ... read more

Cuba's economy grows 12.5 percent

Campaign News | Tuesday, 28 November 2006

Recovery in all areas, says economy ministerHavana, Nov 27.- The Cuban economy has grown 12.5 percent so far this year, with promising prospects for 2007, said Cuban Economy Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez in the eastern Cuban city of Bayamo on Sunday.Rodriguez made his statement during a ceremony marking Cuban Economists ... read more

Miami Five lawyer explains the case

Campaign News | Monday, 27 November 2006

Interview with Leonard Weinglass lawyer for Antonio GueerroNov. 20, 2006New briefs have just been filed in the appeals of the convictions of the Cuban Five. What follows is an interview conducted by Gloria La Riva, Coordinator of the National Committee to Free the Cuban Five, with Leonard Weinglass, the attorney ... read more

Cuba donates four ophthalmological centers to Honduras

Campaign News | Sunday, 26 November 2006

Cuba has 150 doctors working in remote areasTEGUCIGALPA, Nov. 23 (NOTIMEX). - The Cuban government has announced its donation to Honduras of four centers for ophthalmological attention, with the goal of providing specialized care to population groups that lack access to this service.An agreement on this donation was signed on ... read more

The Times newspaper: Cuba the 51st state? Close, but no cigar

Campaign News | Tuesday, 21 November 2006

With Fidel Castro apparently on his deathbed, is Cuba heading for another revolution? Our correspondent argues that Cubans are too proud of their achievements to allow other countries to dictate their futureThe Times, UKBy Ross AndersonIt is midnight in Havana. Even at this hour the steaming heat and humidity are ... read more

Press Release from the Central Bank of Cuba

Campaign News | Saturday, 18 November 2006

Cuban Bank blasts Swiss for obeying US blockade lawsAs is widely known, in late 2004, Cuba had to take measures to substitute the Cuban Convertible Peso for the dollar in monetary circulation, with the goal of frustrating the perfidious attempt by the United States government to prevent dollars in cash ... read more

Preparations for tribute to Fidel, full speed ahead

Campaign News | Saturday, 18 November 2006

Guayasamín Foundation confirms celebration wil go aheadBY MARÍA JULIA MAYORAL - Granma daily staff writer -MORE than 1,000 prominent individuals representing 64 countries and every continent plan to be in Cuba from November 28 to early December to celebrate Fidel Castro’s 80th birthday, in what will be “a gift from ... read more

Bush appoints Cuban-American as Republican leader

Campaign News | Friday, 17 November 2006

Mel “Bacardí” Martínez is chief benefactor of the USAID slush fund scandalBY JEAN-GUY ALLARD - Special for Granma InternationalAT the same time that the USAID scandal about the mis-spending of millions of “anti-Castro” dollars is circulating around Miami, George W. Bush has chosen Senator Mel Martínez - one of the ... read more

US funds for democracy in Cuba spent on cashmere

Campaign News | Thursday, 16 November 2006

Congressional audit finds most money goes to enrich Miami emigresWASHINGTON, Nov 15 - U.S. funds intended to promote democracy in Cuba have been used to buy crab meat, cashmere sweaters, computer games and chocolates, according to a U.S. congressional audit published on Wednesday.The survey by the Government Accountability Office found ... read more

The Los Angeles Times: Bring the Cuban terrorist to justice

Campaign News | Wednesday, 15 November 2006

EDITORIAL: The U.S. must not release a man accused of blowing up a Cuban jetlinerIT IS TIME TO BRING Cuban terrorist Luis Posada Carriles to justice. Dithering on the part of the U.S. is leaving the nation open to charges of hypocrisy in the war on terror - specifically, to ... read more

Anti-Castro emigre jailed

Campaign News | Wednesday, 15 November 2006

Property developer friend of Posada gets four yearsFORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - A Cuban-American activist was sentenced Tuesday to nearly four years in prison for hiding military-style weapons in what prosecutors said was to be an attempt to overthrow the Cuban government.U.S. District Judge James Cohn imposed a 46-month term on ... read more

Cuba an inspiration to the world, says Mayor of London

Campaign News | Monday, 13 November 2006

Ken Livingstone talks to the Cuban newspaper Juventud RebeldeInterview by Luis Luque Alvarez, published 10 November, 2006That the mayor of one of the greatest and more modern large cities of the planet does without a car and takes public transport to go to his office every day, is an astonishing ... read more

ONU establece el record de votos contra el bloqueo contra Cuba

Campaign News | Thursday, 9 November 2006

Segunda Humillación para G.W. BushUrgente: Comunicado de Noticias9 Noviembre, 2006Segunda Humillación para G.W. BushONU establece el record de votos contra el bloqueo contra CubaEn seguida de la derrota política de los Republicanos en las elecciones americanas de medio mandato, el presidente G.W. Bush ayer fue humillado por segunda vez. Casi ... read more

UN casts record vote against US blockade of Cuba

Campaign News | Thursday, 9 November 2006

Second humiliation for BushURGENT: News release9th November, 2006Second humiliation for BushUN casts record vote against US blockade of CubaOn the heels of the crushing Republican defeat in the US mid-term elections, George W. Bush suffered another humiliation yesterday when nearly every country in world told the United States to lift ... read more

Cuban Foreign Minister's speech to UN

Campaign News | Thursday, 9 November 2006

The economic war unleashed by the United States against Cuba qualifies as an act of genocideSpeech by Felipe Pérez Roque, foreign minister of the Republic of Cuba, under issue 18 of the General Assembly agenda, titled “The necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United ... read more

Wayne Smith: US Cuba Policy on a Dead End

Campaign News | Wednesday, 8 November 2006

Former US diplomat lambasts Bush PlanWashington, Nov 7 (Prensa Latina) Former US diplomat to Cuba, Wayne S. Smith chastised the Bush administration for carrying their Cuba policy to a dead end.Wayne S. Smith, a Senior Fellow at the Center for International Policy in Washington, D.C. and the former Chief of ... read more

US totally humiliated by UN vote

Campaign News | Wednesday, 8 November 2006

Crushing defeat for Bush administrationUnited Nations, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Felipe Perez Roque stressed on Wednesday the double defeat of Washington at the UN General Assembly, where a resolution against the US blockade on Cuba was approved by a record vote for the 15th consecutive year.It is ... read more

Cuba Vice President welcomes Sandinista victory in Nicaragua

Campaign News | Wednesday, 8 November 2006

Carlos Lage says it confirms political shift in Latin AmericaHavana, Nov 7 (ACN) Cuban Vice President Carlos Lage said on Monday that the victory of the Sandinista National Liberation Front in the recent Nicaraguan presidential elections is also the victory of Latin America in the face of the US pressures.Carlos ... read more

Ibero-American summit stays firm on US blockade

Campaign News | Monday, 6 November 2006

Meeting ends with statement against 'inhuman' US policyIbero America Reasserts Position against US Blockade to CubaMontevideo, Nov 5 (Prensa Latina) the 16th Ibero American Summit kept a firm position against the US blockade on Cuba and adopted a categorical statement against this inhuman economic, commercial and financial blockade.Washington was seated ... read more

US blockade hinders cancer vaccine project

Campaign News | Thursday, 2 November 2006

Cumbersome procedures prevent life-saving copperationHavana, Oct 31: Cuba’s ambassador Peru, Luis Delfin Perez, said that the US blockade against Cuba stands in the way of scientific cooperation between the two countries to develop a vaccine against cancer.During a lecture on Monday, at the Ricardo Palma University in the capital Lima, ... read more

Worldwide web for all - or the good of all? Cuba's internet policy explained

Campaign News | Thursday, 2 November 2006

By Jose R. Vidal *We often hear the same voices calling for "open internet access" for all Cubans. They argue that Cuba is a country that could provide the majority of its people with internet, and, to a certain degree, they are right. Cuba does not have the educational limits ... read more