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State Department stuns Congress, saying Biden is not even reviewing Trump's terror designation of Cuba

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 19 December 2023

As one of his final foreign policy acts as president, in January 2021 Donald Trump added Cuba to the list of “State Sponsors of Terror,” reversing the Obama administration’s 2015 determination that the designation was no longer appropriate. The incoming Biden administration pledged to Congress it would start the process ... read more

Flying the flag: Cuba produced 50,000 tons a year at its peak in the 1950s, but the latest annual production total is just 8,000 tons

Cuban coffee comes to UK for first time as Lavazza strikes deal with Sainsbury's and Waitrose

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 13 December 2023

Before the US embargo, Cuba's home-grown coffee was world famous It will now be sold in the UK for the first time under the Tierra label It is part of a wider plan to kick-start the Cuban coffee industry Cuba conjures up images of big cigars, classic American cars, revolution, rum and Fidel ... read more

Jet ski used by one of the detainees to reach national territory. | Photo: Cubadebate

Authorities Stop Terrorist Plan Orchestrated From US

News from Cuba | Monday, 11 December 2023

Cuban authorities recently foiled a plan of destabilizing actions by terrorists based in the United States, which would presumably be carried out during the end of the year holidays. According to a statement broadcast by Cuban Television, it was revealed that the Ministry of the Interior (Minint) has arrested and investigated ... read more

Benjamin celebrating Tony Benn being presented with the Cuban Friendship Award

Condolences on the passing of Benjamin Zephaniah

Campaign News | Thursday, 7 December 2023

CSC statement on the passing of Benjamin Zephaniah, CSC patron and friend On behalf of the Executive Committee of the Cuba Solidarity Campaign and all our members and affiliates we would like to offer our deepest sympathy to Benjamin’s family, colleagues and friends.Benjamin was a long time patron of the Cuba ... read more

Cuba rejects 'terrorist state' designation in US report

News from Cuba | Monday, 4 December 2023

The US State Department has reiterated its designation of Cuba as a ‘State Sponsor of Terrorism’ (SSOT) in an annual report released on 30 November. Once again, the main justification was Cuba’s refusal to extradite ELN leaders in Havana in 2019 when they were hosting peace talks between the ELN ... read more