Viewing from November 2018

Brazil's President-elect Jair Bolsonaro and US national security adviser John Bolton shake hands ahead of the G20 summit in Argentina

Latin America at the crossroads

Campaign News | Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Cuba Solidarity Campaign director ROB MILLER looks ahead to this year’s Latin America Conference at Congress House At the end of October, new White House national security adviser John Bolton made a keynote speech setting out the panorama of US policy thinking towards Cuba and Latin America. The speech was an extraordinary ... read more

Bolton to meet with Brazil’s far-right elected leader tomorrow. Mission? To confront Cuba

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 28 November 2018

President Donald Trump’s National Security Adviser John Bolton will meet tomorrow with Brazil’s President-elect Jair Bolsonaro to discuss a regional strategy in confronting Cuba and Venezuela. The White House said Wednesday that Bolton will travel to Brazil to meet with Bolsonaro before he takes office next year, while Trump visits nearby ... read more

The return of Cuban doctors from Brazil to begin shortly

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 20 November 2018

In the wake of President-elect Bolsonaro’s questioning of Cuban doctors competency and changing conditions of the More Doctors program, the return of Cuban health professionals working in Brazil will begin shortly and should conclude by mid-December The return of Cuban health professionals working in Brazil will begin shortly and should conclude ... read more

Brazil will miss Cuban doctors

News from Cuba | Friday, 16 November 2018

In the wake of Cuba’s withdrawal from the Brazilian More Doctors program, Former President Dilma Rousseff stated, “The end of the agreement was caused by the intemperate statements of President-elect Jair Bolsonaro.” The National Council of Municipal Health Secretaries and the National Front of Brazilian Mayors warned rightwing President-elect Jair Bolsonaro ... read more

Cooperation with no obstacles or interference

News from Cuba | Friday, 16 November 2018

Cuban President Díaz-Canel completes a busy agenda during a stopover in London as his international tour draws to a close LONDON.- Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermudez completed a busy agenda yesterday during a stopover in London, on his way back to Havana, as his international tour draws to a close.He held ... read more

US-Owned Hilton Hotel in Japan Refuses Room to Cuban Diplomats, Cites Sanctions

News from Cuba | Thursday, 15 November 2018

Staff at a US-owned hotel in Japan refused services to a Cuban ambassador in October, the Asahi Shimbun reported on Wednesday. The Cuban Embassy booked rooms for Cuban ambassador to Japan Carlos Pereira and another official via Tokyo-based Tonichi Travel Service Co., who informed the Hilton Fukuoka Sea Hawk of the ... read more

Cuba Withdraws from More Doctors Program in Brazil

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 14 November 2018

The Ministry of Public Health of the Republic of Cuba, committed to the solidarity and humanistic principles that have guided Cuba’s medical cooperation for 55 years, has been participating in the Program More Doctors for Brazil since its inception in August 2013. This initiative launched by Dilma Rousseff, who ... read more

Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel is greeted at the airport by Cuban Ambassador Teresita Vicente

Historic visit by Cuban President

Campaign News | Monday, 12 November 2018

Miguel Díaz-Canel, President of the Republic of Cuba, arrived in London on 12 November on a transit visit, following his first tour of European and Asian countries. During this historic visit – the first by a Cuban President to Britain since the Revolution – the president was accompanied by a delegation ... read more

US embargo stopped Indian company from sending medicine to Cuba: Antonio Guterres

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 6 November 2018

In his annual report, Guterres said that the State Bank of India (SBI) and at least four other banks have refused to carry out transactions to enable the companies to export to Cuba. UNITED NATIONS: The US embargo on Cuba is preventing Indian companies from sending medicines and development-related equipment to ... read more

Thousands Participate in Crafting Cuban Constitution as Process Enters Final Stage

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Since Aug. 13 over 111,000 recommendations have been made to Cuba's draft constitution during the public consulate phase that ends next week. Cubans will have only until next week to participate in the nation-wide popular consults to add to the country’s draft constitution. Secretary of the State Council, Homero Acosta, says that ... read more

White House considers allowing Cuban Americans to sue for island properties left behind

News from Cuba | Friday, 2 November 2018

The White House is considering taking steps to allow thousands of Cuban Americans to sue in U.S. courts foreign companies and others who now control real estate on the island that was seized from them by the Cuban government. A day before Trump’s National Security Adviser John Bolton delivers a speech ... read more

John Bolton threatens Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua

News from Cuba | Friday, 2 November 2018

The White House National Security Adviser John Bolton attacked progressive governments in Latin America in a Miami speech that welcomed new right-leaning leaders and put three leftist governments on notice. Referring to Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua as the “Troika of Tyranny,” Bolton blamed them for causing “immense” human suffering and regional ... read more

Cuba 60 - Celebrating 60 years of the Cuban Revolution 1959-2019

Campaign News | Friday, 2 November 2018

2019 is the 60th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution and the 80th anniversary of the Cuban trade union federation (CTC – Central de Trabajadores de Cuba). Send an anniversary message of solidarity to the Cuban people today! The Cuba Solidarity Campaign is organising an exciting programme of events under the banner Cuba60 ... read more

UN votes 189-2 to condemn US blockade of Cuba

News from Cuba | Thursday, 1 November 2018

The United Nations voted 189-2 to condemn the illegal United States blockade of Cuba today. Only Israel backed the US in opposing the resolution calling for an end to the 60-year-old measure aimed at isolating and suffocating the Cuban Revolution. The two countries were the only ones to oppose it last ... read more

The US blockade of Cuba is getting worse

Campaign News | Thursday, 1 November 2018

TODAY the United Nations general assembly will once again vote on Cuba’s annual resolution calling for an end to the US blockade. Cuba’s resolution, Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States of America against Cuba, has been presented annually to the UN body since ... read more