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Cubans vote in municipal elections

News from Cuba | Monday, 28 November 2022

Cubans went to the polls on Sunday 27 November in the first round of elections for members of the Municipal Assemblies of People’s Power, the main bodies of local government in Cuba. Preliminary results announced by the National Electoral Council (CEN) show that 68% of eligible voters (5,728,000) had taken ... read more

Delegation members at the Abel Santamaría School for the Blind and Visually Impaired

NEU delegation to Cuba

Campaign News | Tuesday, 22 November 2022

In the last week of October a delegation of 22 members of the National Education Union (NEU) went to Cuba to visit schools, talk to teachers and fellow trade unionists about the challenges education in Cuba faced because of the ongoing blockade by the United States of America and how ... read more

Pablo Milanés, Cuban Singer and Songwriter, dies at 79

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 22 November 2022

Pablo Milanés, the legendary Cuban singer-songwriter widely known as Pablito, died in Madrid on Monday. He was 79. The founder of the Cuban nueva trova (the new song movement), Milanés toured the world as a cultural ambassador for Fidel Castro’s revolution. The Latin Grammy-winning singer recorded dozens of albums and was ... read more

Solidarity from Welsh parliament

Campaign News | Wednesday, 9 November 2022

Welsh parliament member Luke Fletcher has tabled an opinion in the Senedd expressing solidarity with the people of Cuba. The Plaid Cymru MS member for South Wales West tabled the opinion on 4 November a day after the UN vote which saw 185 countries call for the blockade to end. So ... read more

Former Latin American leaders urge U.S. change on Cuba

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 9 November 2022

Eighteen former Latin American and Caribbean leaders have signed a letter to U.S. President Joe Biden asking the United States to remove its six-decade embargo on Cuba in the wake of devastation inflicted by Hurricane Ian.The letter, shared with The Associated Press ahead of its Wednesday release, also requests that ... read more

Viva La Educacion appeal talk, film and fundraiser

Campaign News | Tuesday, 8 November 2022

Monday 14 November 2022, 7pmUnited Reformed Church, Norfolk St, Sheffield S1 2JB Join Sheffeild CSC to help raise funds for the Viva La Educacion appeal. Speaker Fiaz Rashid was part of the National Education Union delegation that visited Cuba in October 2023 very soon after Hurricane Ian struck the country. During the ... read more

Cuba's case against the US blockade as put to the United Nations General Assembly vote

News from Cuba | Friday, 4 November 2022

Speech by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, at the presentation of draft Resolution A/77/L.5, entitled "Need to end the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States of America against Cuba", on November 3, 2022. "I express our heartfelt solidarity with the sister Caribbean nation of ... read more

United Nations votes to condemns US blockade by 185 to 2

News from Cuba | Thursday, 3 November 2022

The United Nations General Assembly has voted for the 30th year to condemn the US blockade and in support for Cuba’s resolution calling for an end to the US governments unilateral sanctions against the country which have been in place for over 60 years. The vote was 185:2 in favour of ... read more

Scientists ask to "reduce barriers" to the Cuban biotechnology sector

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 2 November 2022

An international delegation of scientists headed by experts from the United States published a report on Monday that calls for "reducing barriers" to increase collaboration with the Cuban biotech industry. According to the text, 11 experts visited the island last June - the first delegation led by North American scientists in ... read more