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Alpidio Alonso Grau, Cuban Minister of Culture at the Latin America Conference

Cuban Minister of Culture speech at Latin America Conference

Campaign News | Saturday, 30 November 2019

Speech by Alpidio Alonso Grau, Cuban Minister of Culture at the Latin America Conference November 23 2019 I want to start by saying that what is going on today in our Americas is an expression of the failure of the policies of inequality, exclusion, exploitation, plunder, injustice, discrimination and underdevelopment. It ... read more

Cuba found to be the most sustainably developed country in the world, new research finds

News from Cuba | Friday, 29 November 2019

CUBA is the most sustainably developed country in the world, according to a new report launched today. The socialist island outperforms advanced capitalist countries including Britain and the United States, which has subjected Cuba to a punitive six-decades-long economic blockade. The Sustainable Development Index (SDI), designed by anthropologist and author Dr Jason ... read more

Keith Bolender, Journalist, Ben Chacko, Morning Star editor, Bob Oram, CSC EC & Lauren Collins, CSC EC

Over 60 speakers in 24 different seminars bring a wealth of discussion to Latin America Conference

Campaign News | Friday, 29 November 2019

The Latin America Conference featured 24 seminars focusing on a wide range of countries, issues and movements from across the region. In a seminar entitled ‘Misinformation and the media war against Cuba’, Dr Lauren Collins from Cuba Solidarity Campaign’s Executive Committee, analysed the press attacks on Cuban doctors working overseas on ... read more

Keith Bolender in Bimingham, with Tim Hollins, Birmingham CSC Secretary. Photo Credt: Kevin Hayes

Keith Bolender tour counteracts the media war against the Cuban Revolution

Campaign News | Friday, 29 November 2019

The Media War against Cuba Public meetings with Keith Bolender - November 2019 Canadian author and journalist Keith Bolender has spent the past three weeks travelling the length and breadth of the country speaking to CSC groups and community organisations. Keith has focussed his talk on understanding and counteracting the unrelenting ... read more

Steve Turner, Unite AGS, Teresita Vicente, Cuban Ambassador, Diana Holland, Unite AGS and Enrique Santiago, Spanish MP

Over 500 attend crucial Latin America Conference

Campaign News | Thursday, 28 November 2019

Latin America Conference 2019 Over 500 activists attended this year’s crucial Latin America Conference at Friends House in London. The weeks leading up to the conference saw huge turbulence in the region, including the military coup in Bolivia which ousted President Evo Morales; a million Chileans were on the streets to ... read more

Cuba Solidarity Campaign Director Rob Miller with the CTC medal and Cuban trade union delegation at the Unions for Cuba Conference

CSC Director awarded medal from Cuban trade unions

Campaign News | Friday, 22 November 2019

The Cuba Solidarity Campaign Director Rob Miller was awarded a medal at the Unions for Cuba Conference from the Cuban trade union movement in recognition of the work of solidarity from CSC in Britain. Carmen Lopez Rodriguez, Deputy General Secretary of the CTC (Cuban Trade Union Federation) awarded Rob Miller with ... read more

Around 700 Cuban doctors have now returned from Bolivia

Last Group of 228 Cuban Doctors Arrive Home From Bolivia

News from Cuba | Thursday, 21 November 2019

In more than a decade, health professionals carried out more than 1.5 million interventions and more than 72 million medical consultations. Cuba's Minister of Foreign Affairs Bruno Rodriguez received Wednesday the last group of 228 Cuban doctors who were offering their services in Bolivia but had to leave due to harassment ... read more

British trade unions display solidarity with Cuban unions at historic conference

Campaign News | Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Unions for Cuba Conference On Saturday 2 November, more than 200 trade unionists and activists attended CSC’s Unions for Cuba conference at the NEU headquarters in London. The vibrant conference, the largest trade union conference of solidarity with Cuba to take place in the UK for 15 years, demonstrated the strength ... read more

First group of Cuban medical brigade returns from Bolivia

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 19 November 2019

HAVANA, Cuba, Nov 17 (ACN) With the satisfaction of having contributed to the well-being of thousands of citizens of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, 224 collaborators who provided free health services there as part of a bilateral agreement between the two nations, returned to Cuba.This first group of professionals to ... read more

ELAM: 20 years true to Fidel’s humanist thought

News from Cuba | Friday, 15 November 2019

Cuba’s President, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, presided the 20th anniversary celebration of the Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM), which he described as “a visionary project founded to improve the quality of life of those who were born and died without having the opportunity to see a doctor.” Minister of Public Health ... read more

The Cuba Solidarity Campaign statement on the coup d’etat in Bolivia

Campaign News | Tuesday, 12 November 2019

The Cuba Solidarity Campaign adds its name to the long list of organisations that have condemned the coup d’etat in Bolivia. We condemn the military coup against the elected government of Bolivian President Evo Morales, who was forced to resign and leave the country in the face of the threats of ... read more

Cuba calls for world mobilisation in defence of the life and freedom of Evo Morales

News from Cuba | Monday, 11 November 2019

Havana, November 10 (RHC)— Cuba expressed a forceful condemnation of the coup d'état in Bolivia materialised Sunday with the resignation of Evo Morales after the head of the Armed Forces asked the leader to resign.On a nationally televised address, Evo Morales announced his resignation to avoid bloodshed and the attacks ... read more

Onel Hernandez made history in his Premier League debut against Liverpool

First ever Cuban in English football makes Premiership debut

Campaign News | Saturday, 9 November 2019

CSC Norwich Secretary Sean Meleady reports on history making Onel Hernandez, the first Cuban to play in the Premier League History was made on Friday August 9 when Onel Hernandez became the first Cuban born footballer to play in the Premier League as a substitute for Norwich City in their 4-1 ... read more

Truth and justice triumph: 187 countries against the U.S. blockade of Cuba

News from Cuba | Friday, 8 November 2019

A total of 187 countries yesterday cast their votes in favor of Cuba in the United Nations General Assembly, rejecting the unjust economic, commercial, and financial blockade imposed by the United States, for almost 60 years, on an unwavering, dignified people, who do not bow down before domination. An ironic ... read more

Cuban health system shows the way, British Medical Journal says

News from Cuba | Monday, 4 November 2019

CUBA has been praised for its advances in child health, which a paper published this week in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) attributes partly to the socialist island’s empowerment of women along with other socioeconomic measures.The article highlighting the success of the country’s healthcare system, titled Cuba’s success in child ... read more

Len McCluskey, Unite General Secretary

Cuban trade unions salute history of friendship with Britain's labour movement: Morning Star

Campaign News | Monday, 4 November 2019

CUBAN trade unionists paid tribute to the “historic friendship and solidarity” between their and Britain’s labour movements at a packed Unions for Cuba conference in central London at the weekend.Cuban trade union federation CTC deputy general secretary Carmen Rosa Lopez Rodriguez said British workers’ solidarity action in fighting the illegal ... read more

Len McCluskey speech at CSC Trade Unions for Cuba Conference

Campaign News | Sunday, 3 November 2019

Len McCluskey, General Secretary of Unite the Union, speech at CSC's Trade Unions for Cuba Conference 2 November 2019……………………………………………………………………………………………… Good morning comrades and friends. I feel especially proud and privileged to be invited to speak here today. Here at this conference marking: • the 60th anniversary of the Cuban Revolutionand most particularly• the 80th anniversary ... read more

Cuba’s report on the blockade

Campaign News | Friday, 1 November 2019

Cuba has presented a 50-page report on the impact of the US blockade to the United Nations in advance of the 2019 vote. CSC director ROB MILLER reports On November 7 the United Nations general assembly will vote for the 28th consecutive year on the resolution tabled by Cuba calling for ... read more