Viewing from February 2018

How Cuba’s medical model could transform South Africa's

News from Cuba | Monday, 26 February 2018

SOUTH AFRICA: Cuba's system produces comprehensively trained doctors who can practise both in cities and deep rural areas, writes Lungile Pepeta In July, 1,000 more South African medical students who have spent five years studying medicine in Cuba will return to complete their sixth year, graduate and start practising as doctors. If ... read more

Cuba is an Example for Fighting Hunger: FAO

News from Cuba | Friday, 23 February 2018

Resende said that Cuba demonstrated early on that it is possible to fight hunger with political will. Cuba is an example to the world in fighting hunger, the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) declared Wednesday. FAO’s representative in Cuba, Marcelo Resende, said during an interview with the country’s ... read more

U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy in Cuba

US lawmakers say it's time to restore staff at Cuba embassy

News from Cuba | Thursday, 22 February 2018

U.S. lawmakers visiting Cuba urged the State Department on Wednesday to restore embassy staff pulled from the country last year in response to mysterious ailments among diplomats and their families. The visit by six Democratic members of the Senate and House of Representatives comes as the State Department decides whether to ... read more

Britain’s newborn death rate higher than in Cuba

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Babies are more likely to die in Britain than in Cuba, Montenegro or Belarus, according to data that highlights the global scale of avoidable deaths. Unicef analysis found that 2.6 million babies around the world died every year before they were a month old, but 80 per cent could have been ... read more

Last few places on our May Day Tour

Campaign News | Monday, 19 February 2018

May Day in Havana plus visit to Pinar del Rio’s rural communities and Viñales countryside If you want to join Havana's legendary May Day march in Revolution Square this year you'll need to book quickly as there's just six spaces left on our popular May Day Study Tour. This fantastic tour ... read more

Cuba Ratifies Treaty on Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

News from Cuba | Monday, 19 February 2018

Cuba is now on the list of countries that have ratified the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, thus demonstrating its commitment to the non-proliferation of such devices. Cuba's permanent representative at the United Nations, Anayansi Rodríguez, said that she deposited the instrument of ratification of that treaty in an ... read more

Cuba reaffirms solidarity with Palestine on re-election to UN Committee on Palestinian rights

News from Cuba | Friday, 16 February 2018

Cuba reaffirms solidarity with the Palestinian people on the occasion of the re-election of its Representative to the UN as Vice-Chair of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People. The Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Cuba to the United Nations, Mrs. Anayansi Rodríguez Camejo, was re-elected ... read more

Preparations underway for the 2019 Cuban trade union congress

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Preparations for the Cuban Workers’ Federation (CTC) 21st Congress will characterise union activities this 2018, which entails an assembly process of all collectives to collect opinions, demands, and guidelines to be evaluated at the national event, stated CTC Secretary General Ulises Guilarte de Nacimiento, a member of the Communist Party ... read more

Internet wars: U.S. plans to overthrow the Cuban Revolution with new technologies

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 13 February 2018

In this modern era of cell phones, the internet, and social networks, it is easy to forget that the U.S. has been using communications technologies to attack Cuba ever since the age of shortwave radios and the emergence of television. The U.S. State Department’s announcement this past January, of the creation ... read more

Exclusive: Cuba grants visa to senior U.S. diplomat to lead Havana embassy

News from Cuba | Thursday, 8 February 2018

HAVANA/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Cuba has given a visa to a senior American diplomat to lead the U.S. embassy in Havana, a U.S. official said, in a sign both nations want to keep open lines of communication despite a sharp deterioration in relations since President Donald Trump took office. The diplomat, Philip ... read more

Cuba-US cultural exchanges in steep fall

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Since November 2017, 24 US colleges have had to cancel their academic projects started with Cuban colleges, plus many other cultural exchange projects are being cancelled - due to the US blockade against Cuba. The restrictions imposed on US citizens by the Trump administration to travel to Cuba in November 2017 ... read more

Cuba rejects a return to the Monroe Doctrine

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 6 February 2018

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs warns of the seriousness of the message of arrogance and contempt with which the Secretary of State of the United States began a tour of several countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. On the eve of his trip, on Thursday, February 1, Secretary of State ... read more

Trump signs order to keep Guantanamo Bay camp open

News from Cuba | Thursday, 1 February 2018

US PRESIDENT Donald Trump signed an executive order to keep the notorious Guantanamo Bay detention camp open before his State of the Union address last night. The illegal prison, sited within a US naval base on an occupied corner of Cuba, allows US authorities to hold captives behind bars indefinitely without ... read more

African Union Demands an End to the US Blockade Against Cuba

News from Cuba | Thursday, 1 February 2018

HAVANA, Cuba, Jan 30 (ACN) The African Union demanded an end to the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States against Cuba for over 56 years and characterised it as illegal and unjustified. The condemnation of the hostile US policy "that affects the Cuban government and people", was ... read more

Doctors from Cuba and Chicago

Chicago’s doctors look to Cuba to improve infant mortality rate

News from Cuba | Thursday, 1 February 2018

“5.7 per 1,000 is the infant mortality rate in the United States. Mind boggling, frankly, for the country on top of the world’s economic heap”, begins a BBC World Service feature, on how Chicago is looking to Cuba to improve its high infant mortality rates. “In a recent study of infant ... read more

A Poor Neighbourhood In Chicago Looks To Cuba To Fight Infant Mortality

News from Cuba | Thursday, 1 February 2018

Over the past few months, medical professionals on Chicago’s South Side have been trying a new tactic to bring down the area’s infant mortality rate: find women of childbearing age and ask them about everything. Really, everything. “In the last 12 months, have you had any problems with any bug infestations, rodents ... read more

Trump’s ‘axis of evil’? Cuba, Venezuela, Iran and North Korea were singled out during his first State of the Union.

News from Cuba | Thursday, 1 February 2018

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump targeted four “communist and socialist dictatorships” in his first State of the Union address, apparently creating his own version of former President George Bush’s “axis of evil.” In his speech, Trump singled out Cuba, Venezuela, Iran and North Korea as rogue nations that the United States ... read more