Viewing from February 2015

Cuba Prepares for Municipal Elections

News from Cuba | Friday, 27 February 2015

167,263 Cubans have already stepped forward as potential candidatesCubans are set to go to the polls in April, with typically high voter turnout expected.Cubans continued Thursday the process of nominating candidates for the upcoming municipal elections.The selection process for candidates began nationwide on Tuesday, and will continue until March 25.According ... read more

As Cuba-U.S. Relations Thaw, Medical Researchers Still Struggle to Connect

News from Cuba | Thursday, 19 February 2015

When Sergio Jorge Pastrana has big files to download he waits until he leaves his island nation. As foreign secretary of the Cuban Academy of Sciences he has a front-row seat to cutting edge research, but the country’s limited bandwidth capability is a constant reminder of the U.S. economic embargo ... read more

Cuban doctors working in Chattar Plaim, in northern Pakistan, after 2006 earthquake

A work of love - Cuban medical brigades nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 17 February 2015

For saving lives and helping millions of suffering people around the world, Norwegian unionists convened in Trondheim, unanimously decided to nominate the Henry Reeve International Contingent of Doctors Specialising in Disastersand Large-Scale Epidemics for the Nobel Peace Prize, 2015. The proposal is based on the achievements on various continents of more ... read more

The Guantanamo Base, a US colonial relic impeding peace with Cuba

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Timothy Keen and Paul Gioia, Research Associates at the Council on Hemispheric AffairsThe Issue is not on the table, but who says so?“The issue of Guantanamo is not on the table”, testified the U.S. State Department official leading negotiations with Cuba, Roberta Jacobson, in an upfront, and obstinate message meant ... read more

Message from the Miami Five to CSC supporters

Campaign News | Sunday, 15 February 2015

A message from Cuba to Britain from Gerardo, Ramón, Antonio, Fernando and RenéDear sisters and brothers,We send you greetings for your event today and I am happy to say that it comes to you not from a prison in the United States but rather from our freedom in Cuba. We ... read more

Hundreds celebrate release of the Miami Five

Campaign News | Sunday, 15 February 2015

Celebration evening at Bolivar Hall for the freedom of the Five and 56 years of RevolutionOver 200 special guests including trade unionists, MPs, campaigners, actors and artists celebrated the 56th year of the Cuban Revolution and the freedom of the Miami Five at a packed Bolivar Hall in London on ... read more

The blockade has not ended - An interview with Josefina Vidal

Campaign News | Friday, 13 February 2015

by Cristina Escobar for GranmaCuba and the United States are entering a new stage of diplomatic relations. How can these relations be constructed after so many years of confrontation, and what do the recent talks between the two countries mean? These were the questions posed to Josefina Vidal, Ministry of ... read more

Cuba shows the most solidarity of any country in the world

News from Cuba | Monday, 2 February 2015

Bolivian President Evo Morales considers that even with the US blockade , Cuba shows more soldiarity than any other country in the world, because "it shares what it has, not what 's left over and when it’s most needed."Morales, who was attending the Third Summit of the Community of Latin ... read more

Blockade Buster raffle drawn

Campaign News | Monday, 2 February 2015

Now for the other big news you have been waiting for all year- the winning numbers for the CSC Blockade Buster raffle!First prize of two return flight tickets to Cuba was won by Ian Webster, a long standing member of CSC from Nottingham who was overjoyed at the news and ... read more