Viewing from December 2015

Cuba will not renounce the principles and ideals for which generations of Cubans have fought

News from Cuba | Thursday, 31 December 2015

The economic plan and state budget for 2016 was approved by the National Assembly of People's Power on December 29. It was reported that the Cuban economy has grown by 4% THE history of our Revolution is full of glorious chapters in the face of challenges, risks and threats, the President ... read more

A Year of Achievement for Cuban Healthcare

Campaign News | Wednesday, 30 December 2015

From Aids to Ebola, Cuba has made tremendous strides forward in 2015, writes Ollie Hopkins in the Morning Star. THE 56TH year of the Cuban Revolution, 2015, has been a year of more inspirational achievements in health, education and internationalism — despite the ongoing US blockade. In June, Cuba became the first ... read more

Ecuador Graduates 1,500 Community Health Workers Thanks to Cuban Medics

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 30 December 2015

The graduates are community leaders and were picked by their own community to be part of the programme. Over 1,500 community health care assistants graduated in Ecuador on Wednesday in collaboration with the Cuban medical brigade. Following a two-year training by Cuban medical professionals, the 1518 Ecuadorean graduates will work to promote ... read more

A Year of Freedom

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 30 December 2015

A year has passed since the Miami Five / Cuban Five returned home and were reunited with their families and friends. The Granma spoke to them about what this year has meant Antonio Guerrero: Ready as always “After 16 years and, I think, three months and four days in prison, being released ... read more

Obama Urges US Lawmakers to Lift Cuba Blockade

News from Cuba | Friday, 18 December 2015

The United States will continue the process of normalizing relations with Cuba in 2016, President Barack Obama said on Thursday. President Barack Obama on Thursday said the United States and Cuba continue to have differences, but called U.S. lawmakers to pursue the normalization of relations in 2016. "We are advancing our shared ... read more

Raul Castro's Declaration on the 1st Anniversary of December 17

News from Cuba | Friday, 18 December 2015

One year has gone by since the simultaneous announcements made on December 17, 2014, by the presidents of Cuba and the United States to reestablish diplomatic relations between both countries and work to improve our relations. One year ago, on a day like yesterday, as part of the agreements reached to ... read more

Cuba Warns Obama Not to Interfere in Internal Affairs

News from Cuba | Thursday, 17 December 2015

Cuba will not “negotiate matters that are inherent to its internal system in exchange for an improvement of relations with the United States,” Josefina Vidal, director of U.S. affairs in the Cuban foreign ministry, said Wednesday. U.S. President Barack Obama was welcomed to visit Cba Wednesday evening, so long as ... read more

Trade Unions for Cuba eNewsletter Winter 2015 edition

Campaign News | Tuesday, 15 December 2015

The Winter 2015 issue of the Cuba Solidarity Campaign's Trade Unions for Cuba eNewsletter is now available for download here. The newsletter contains the latest news on Cuba and CSC with particular emphasis on our work with trade unions. This issue includes: - Victory in the courts for Miami Five visa- Cuban ... read more

One year on - the Five, Cuba and the US blockade

Campaign News | Tuesday, 15 December 2015

One year ago the final three members of the Miami Five returned home, and Cuba and the US made historic announcements that they would establish diplomatic relations. While we welcome the significant progress in relations between the two countries there is still so much to be done: the US Blockade is ... read more

Prevention better than cure in Cuban healthcare system

News from Cuba | Monday, 14 December 2015

Imagine your doctor knocking at your door to give not just you, but your whole family, an annual health check-up. As well as taking blood pressure, checking hearts and asking all sorts of questions about your job and your lifestyle, this doctor is also taking careful note of the state of ... read more

BBC World Service special programmes on Cuba's healthcare

News from Cuba | Monday, 14 December 2015

The BBC World Service visited Cuba to record two 30 minute special programmes on Cuba's exemplary healthcare. Episode 1 - Health in Cuba: Prevention better than cure - click here to listen "Cuba is not a rich country but it has free, universal healthcare and some impressive health statistics. In the ... read more

Obama 'Interested' in Visiting Cuba

News from Cuba | Monday, 14 December 2015

U.S. President Barack Obama has suggested he would consider visiting Cuba next year. U.S. President Barack Obama said Monday he is open to visiting Cuba sometime in 2016. "I am very much interested in going to Cuba, but I think the conditions have to be right," Obama said in an interview with ... read more

Cuba and the US agree to reestablish direct postal service

News from Cuba | Monday, 14 December 2015

On Thursday December 10, representatives of the governments of Cuba and the United States held a new round of talks on direct mail service between the two countries. The Cuban delegation was headed by Ambassador of Cuba in the United States, Jose Ramon Cabañas Rodriguez and the US executive director for ... read more

Briefing on compensation held between the governments of Cuba and United States

News from Cuba | Friday, 11 December 2015

HAVANA.—On Tuesday, December 8, a meeting was held in the Cuban capital between representatives of the governments of Cuba and the United States on the issue of the compensation claims of both countries. The Cuban delegation was headed by Abelardo Moreno Fernández, deputy minister of Foreign Affairs and the U.S. delegation ... read more

Miami Five record message of thanks for Britain

Campaign News | Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Members of the Miami Five met with the Cuba Solidarity Campaign and supporters in Havana in November to celebrate the court ruling on René González’s visa victory, which will hopefully allow the Five to visit Britain soon. In a recorded message René González welcomed the court decision and said that the ... read more

Message from Raúl to Maduro

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 8 December 2015

We will always be with you, Army General Raúl Castro expressed, in a message sent to the President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, following the legislative elections held this Sunday Dear Maduro: I followed, minute by minute, the extraordinary battle that you have fought and listened to your words with admiration. I am sure ... read more

6th Round of Negotiations between Cuba and the EU concludes

News from Cuba | Thursday, 3 December 2015

BELGIUM, December 2nd, 2015.- European Union and Cuba negotiating teams, led by Christian Leffler, Deputy Secretary-General in charge of Economic and Global Issues at the European External Action Service and Abelardo Moreno Fernández, Deputy Foreign Minister of the Republic of Cuba, met on December 1-2, 2015 in Brussels to hold ... read more

Nicola with the Guardian feature on her 1961 photos of Che Guevara

Nicola Seyd: A true and committed friend of Cuba

Campaign News | Tuesday, 1 December 2015

On behalf of the Cuba Solidarity Campaign in the UK we would like to offer our deepest sympathy to Nicola’s family, colleagues and friends. We are all deeply saddened by this loss. Nicola had been a long term member and supporter of the Cuba Solidarity Campaign for many, many years. Nicola first ... read more

New round of talks between Cuba and EU

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Havana.— Representatives from the EU and Cuba will meet for the sixth occasion, this time in Brussels, from December 1-2, to continue negotiations on a Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement, reported the Ministry of Foreign Relations (Minrex), November 27. According to the Minrex press release, the EU and Cuban delegations will ... read more