Viewing from December 2013

A new year's message from Rene Gonzalez

Campaign News | Tuesday, 31 December 2013

My dear friends and supporters of Voices for the FiveI am delighted to have this opportunity to write to you personally and thank you for the solidarity and support you have shown me and my four brothers Ramón, Antonio, Gerardo and Fernando during the last 15 years. I would also ... read more

Microbusiness owners can now apply for micro-loans

News from Cuba | Saturday, 28 December 2013

Self-employed entrepreneurs who need startup money can apply to banks for loans as small as 38 dollars instead of the previous minimum of 113 dollars, the Central Bank of Cuba has announced.That's 1,000 Cuban pesos (CUPs) instead of the previous 3,000 CUPs, at the current rate of exchange.The purpose of ... read more

Job opportunity for Granma International in Cuba

News from Cuba | Saturday, 28 December 2013

Translator Needed - Granma International English DepartmentThe basic work of the department consists of translating articles into English from Spanish for the weekly printed edition of the paper (16 pages), as well as daily news items for the website.Essential requirements: A strong commitment to Granma’s mission, reflected in willingness to ... read more

Mandela is dead: Why hide the truth about Apartheid? writes Fidel Castro

News from Cuba | Saturday, 21 December 2013

Revolutionary Leader Fidel Castro wrote a recent column on the death of Nelson Mandela, reproduced below:"Maybe the empire thought that we would not honor our word when, during days of uncertainty in the past century, we affirmed that even if the USSR were to disappear Cuba would continue struggling.World War ... read more

Please send a message of love and hope to the Five and their families this New Year

Campaign News | Saturday, 21 December 2013

Almost 3,000 people have added their names to Voices for the Five and sent a message of hope to Antonio, Fernando, Gerardo, Ramon and Rene that they are not forgotten and the campaign for their freedom will continue until they are home.This is a time of year that many of ... read more

An error confirms USAID

News from Cuba | Friday, 20 December 2013

Details of a six million dollar plan by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), intended to destabilize the government of Cuba, were accidentally discovered when the documents were sent unclassified and over an unsecured line to officials of the U.S. Interests Section in Havana.As was mistakenly revealed, the ... read more

Fidel Castro appears in first new photo in months

News from Cuba | Monday, 16 December 2013

Original report form CTV NewsFidel Castro was healthy and alert while speaking with a Spanish reporter about current events for 2 1/2 hours last week, the journalist told The Associated Press Monday.A photo of the discussion appeared in official media Monday after days of speculation about the former Cuban president's ... read more

Raul Castro's speech to Mandela's memorial service

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 11 December 2013

President Jacob Zuma,Relatives of Nelson Mandela,Distinguished dignitaries,Fraternal people of South Africa.We pay emotional tribute to Nelson Mandela, the ultimate symbol of dignity and unwavering dedication to the revolutionary struggle for freedom and justice; a prophet of unity, peace and reconciliation.Alongside his comrades in the struggle, he led his people in ... read more

Over 500 people pack Latin America 2013 conference in London

Campaign News | Sunday, 8 December 2013

Solidarity, progress and optimism, in the face of orchestrated reactionThe 9th Annual Latin America Adelante Conference paid moving tribute to three giants of the progressive, revolutionary movement on Saturday 7 December.The recent deaths of Nelson Mandela and Hugo Chavez and the 40th anniversary of the assassination of Salvador Allende brought ... read more

Gerardo Hernandez writes on the passing of Nelson Mandela

News from Cuba | Friday, 6 December 2013

Just after an extended period of time in lock-down Gerardo Hernandez, one of the Miami Five, was able to write a short message on hearing of the death of Nelson Mandela."Those who dedicated unlimited resources to erase and rewrite the history of Nelson Mandela, those who had him on their ... read more