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A participant in the 2016 IDAHO march with a banner which reads 'I'm heterosexual, my best friend is gay'

Supporting LGBT+ Rights and the LGBT+ community in Cuba

Campaign News | Thursday, 30 December 2021

Like many other Caribbean and Latin American countries, Cuba's LGBT+ community have faced historical discrimination and homophobia and there is still work to be done to achieve equal rights for all. Hundreds of years of Spanish colonialism, the influence of the Catholic church, and a culture of machismo helped to entrench ... read more

Gracias! Season’s Greetings and best wishes for 2022

Campaign News | Thursday, 23 December 2021

The CSC team hope you have a peaceful break and send you best wishes for 2022. We thank you for all your support throughout the last year and hope you will continue to stand in solidarity with Cuba against the US blockade in the coming months. It has been an incredibly ... read more

Parliament gives the green light to the Family Code and will go to a popular consultation

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 22 December 2021

After an emotional and in-depth discussion, the National Assembly of People's Power unanimously approved the draft of the Family Code on Tuesday, to be submitted to popular consultation between February and April 2022.The Minister of Justice summarized the main aspects of the legislative proposal, which strengthens family responsibility and updates ... read more

Cuba soars to near top of COVID vaccination charts on decades-old bet

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 22 December 2021

Cuba has vaccinated more of its citizens against COVID-19 than most of the world's largest and richest nations, a milestone that will make the poor, communist-run country a test case as the highly contagious Omicron variant begins to circle the globe. The Caribbean island has vaccinated over 90% of its population ... read more

Barbara Lee, one of the letter sponsors

US politicians call on President Biden to reverse Trump sanctions and allow aid to Cuba

News from Cuba | Thursday, 16 December 2021

On the eve of the 7th anniversary of the raprochement between Cuba and the US under President Obama, 114 US members of Congress have signed a letter to President Biden calling for a reversal of key measures taken against the island by the Trump administration. The letter, presented by Representatives James ... read more

Che Guevara's address to the United Nations, 11 December 1964

News from Cuba | Saturday, 11 December 2021

Che Guevera spoke at the United Nations General Assembly on 11 December 1964. Today his words remain as relevant as ever. Below is the full transcript from his historic speech: We also wish to convey our congratulations to the president of this Assembly [Alex Quaison-Sackey of Ghana], whose elevation to so ... read more

The Anti-Imperialist virtual Forum in Defense of the Peoples

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 8 December 2021

The Cuban Chapter of the Social and Popular Movements (CTC, ANAP, FMC, ICAP, CDR, UJC, The Martin Luther King Centre and the Network of Intellectuals and Artists in Defense of the Peoples), calls to participate in the Anti-Imperialist virtual Forum in Defense of the Peoples. The Forum will enter sessions between ... read more

Latin America Conference 2021

Campaign News | Monday, 6 December 2021

Latin America Conference 2021 Around 400 activists attended this year’s crucial Latin America Conference at Friends House in London on Saturday after unfortunately having to postpone the event in 2020 due to the on-going pandemic. The conference came at a crucial time for the region with progressive electoral victories in Nicaragua, ... read more

Cuba sends message of solidarity with Palestine at UN

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 1 December 2021

United Nations, November 29, 2021.- Cuba´s Permanent Representative to UN Pedro Luis Pedroso on Monday sent its message of solidarity with the Palestinian people. The Cuban ambassador sent UN President of the Committee on the Exercise of the inalienable Rights of the Palestinian people Cheikh Niang a letter from Cuba´s Foreign ... read more