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Victory for Five Campaign

Campaign News | Friday, 27 February 2004

US Government Forced to Release Funds for AdvertWashington, FEB 27. The US government was forced to release funds to the National Committee to Free the Cuban Five, which plans to use the money to place a full-page advertisement in The New York Times.In a telephone press conference on February 25, ... read more

'Cold warrior' at heart of US Cuba policy

Campaign News | Friday, 27 February 2004

Profile of Otto ReichU.S. policy toward Cuba is dominated by one man, a scandal-plagued Cold War relic who has no business being President Bush's chief adviser on Latin America.That's what U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, the Kansas Republican who heads the Senate Intelligence Committee, has to say about Otto Reich."He's known ... read more

Bush orders searches of Cuba bound boats

Campaign News | Friday, 27 February 2004

New measures harden blockadeFeb 27. US President George W. Bush once again tightened the blockade of Cuba by taking new measures to restrict maritime travel from the United States to the Caribbean Island, "La Opinion" newspaper reported on February 27.Experts say that this electoral move by Bush is aimed at ... read more

Korda's daughter to sue Reporters Without Borders

Campaign News | Thursday, 26 February 2004

$1 million claimed for misuse of Che imageReporters Without Borders, the French NGO supposedly dedicated to Press Freedom is being sued by the daughter of the famous Cuban photographer Korda for $1 million.Reporters Without Borders, or RSF (Reporters sans Frontieres) as it is known in France, used Korda's famus image ... read more

Cuban Foreign Minister speaks about Haiti

Campaign News | Thursday, 12 February 2004

STATEMENT BY FELIPE PÉREZ ROQUESTATEMENT BY FELIPE PÉREZ ROQUE, MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF CUBA, AT THE III SPECIAL MEETING OF THE COUNCIL OF MINISTERS OF THE ASSOCIATION OF CARIBBEAN STATESPanama City, 12 February 2004Distinguished Ministers and Heads of Delegations:I have instructions from my Government to speak at this Ministerial ... read more

U.S. set to get tougher on Cuba

Campaign News | Tuesday, 10 February 2004

10 Cuban companies targetedSANCTIONSU.S. set to get tougher on CubaThe Bush administration says it plans to go after anyone who does business with 10 companies controlled by the Cuban government.BY NANCY SAN MARTINnsanmartin@herald.comIn the latest move to obey President Bush's orders to tighten U.S. sanctions on Havana, the Treasury Department ... read more

Pastors for Peace caravan to Cuba

Campaign News | Tuesday, 10 February 2004

Full detailsDear friends, On behalf of our board, staff and the national network of IFCO/Pastors forPeace in the United States, I want to extend our warmest solidaritygreetings. I am writing to put out a special call -- to ask for yourparticipation in our 15th US/Cuba Friendshipment caravan, which will travelto Cuba ... read more

Tourism increases 8pc

Campaign News | Monday, 9 February 2004

Canadians top list of visitorsHAVANA Jan 6 - Tourism to Cuba increased eight per cent in 2004 compared to 2003, with Canadians topping the list of visitors, followed by Europeans primarily from Italy, France, Germany and Spain.The rise occurred despite new U.S. restrictions sharply cutting back on how many Americans ... read more

CUba bans smoking public places

Campaign News | Saturday, 7 February 2004

New laws aimed at saving livesCuba - the home of the fine cigar - has brought in tough new regulations on tobacco smoking in public places.It is now banned in most work places, cigarette machines are being removed and it will be illegal to sell tobacco products close to schools.Almost ... read more