Viewing from November 2009

Spain wants EU-Cuba agreement in first half of 2010

News from Cuba | Saturday, 28 November 2009

Report from AFPSpain will seek to establish a new bilateral agreement on EU-Cuba ties, including human rights, in the first half of 2010 when it will hold the EU's rotating presidency, its foreign minister said Saturday.Spain's Miguel Angel Moratinos stressed his country's intentions after a European Union meeting with Cuba, ... read more

Guardian publishes CSC response to attack on Cuba

Campaign News | Thursday, 26 November 2009

The real abuse taking place in Cuba is the crippling and inhumane American blockade argues Rob Miller in the GuardianYour article on the Human Rights Watch (HRW) report on Cuba gives little context of the complexity of US-Cuba relations (Hopes of new dawn dashed as Fidel Castro's brother cracks down ... read more

Alarcón highlights importance of international solidarity in the case of the Five

News from Cuba | Thursday, 26 November 2009

by Aida Calviac-Mora for Granma InternationalIF Barack Obama really wanted to try and convince us that he is aspiring to a new start in relations with Cuba and Latin America, nothing else occurs to me other than to ask him to make use of his attributes and release the Five, ... read more

Cuba Defends Key Issues on Climate Change

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Two weeks before the Copenhagen Summit on Climate Change, Cuba reiterated at the UN the need to change current production and consumption patterns, and advance towards a truly sustainable economic model.Cuba urges developed nations for global actions to reduce climate change.Human survival calls for a world energy revolution, the Cuban ... read more

Statement on non recognition of Honduran elections

Campaign News | Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Following the request by President Zelaya for international non recognition of the elections scheduled for 29 November, CSC is supporting a statement by Colin Burgon MP. NO RECOGNITION OF ELECTIONS IN HONDURAS UNDER THE MILITARY COUP REGIME Latin America today faces the greatest threat to its democracy in decades. The military coup that ... read more

Unique Cuba Solidarity Greetings Cards

Campaign News | Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Place an order today and support CSC campaignsStand out from the crowd by sending one of CSC’s beautiful, full colour cards, featuring four original images from photographer Roberto Fumagalli.Cards can be left blank inside for your own seasonal / revolutionary message, or can be personalised with your own or union’s ... read more

Cuba to host online forum on the Five - 20 November

News from Cuba | Monday, 16 November 2009

The Cuban Institute of Friendship between the People (ICAP) invites you to participate in an Internet Interactive Forum to be held in Holguin, Eastern Province of Cuba, on 20 November 2009."Among the schedule of activities of the International Colloquium to be held in Holguin, Cuba, from the 19 to 23 ... read more

Money influences Congress Cuba policy

News from Cuba | Monday, 16 November 2009

By DAVID GOLDSTEIN and LESLEY CLARK, McClatchy Washington BureauGraves' position on Cuba is scrutinizedRepublican Rep. Sam Graves, a farmer from a rural northwest Missouri congressional district, was once a consistent supporter of easing trade and travel restrictions on Cuba.But a campaign watchdog group said he began accepting campaign contributions from ... read more

Record 248 MPs call for David Miliband to go to Cuba

Campaign News | Friday, 13 November 2009

As the House of Commons closed for business at the end of the 2008-2009 Parliamentary session 248 MPs had signed Early Day Motion 1171.The motion specifically calls on the Foreign Secretary David Miliband MP to visit Cuba to help develop better relations. It has been signed by MPs from all ... read more

Mother of Gerardo Hernández dies

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 3 November 2009

This Monday at noon Carmen Nordelo Tejera, mother of Gerardo Hernandez Nordelo, Hero of the Republic of Cuba, died in Havana after a long illness at the age of 75.Carmen Nordelo was born on February 15, 1934 in the Canary Islands and immigrated to Havana at the age of 16 ... read more