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Things that happen in Miami

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 31 March 2010

by Jean-Guy Allard for Granma InternacionalLuis Posada Carriles, one of the masterminds behind the mid-flight destruction of a Cuban civilian aircraft, a torturer in the Venezuelan DISIP, and a drug trafficker who was part of the Iran-Contra scandal, participated in a march on Thursday, March 25 organized by musician Gloria ... read more

ALBA- Building a New Latin America seminar

Campaign News | Monday, 29 March 2010

Thursday 22 April 2010, 2pm-5pm, Canning House, 2 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PJALBA SEMINAR - Building a New Latin AmericaWith four ambassadors from key ALBA countries including:H.E. Maria Beatriz Souviron, Ambassador of BoliviaH.E.René Mujica Cantelar, Ambassador of CubaGuisell Morales Echaverry, Charge D'Affaires of NicaraguaH.E. Samuel Moncada, Ambassador of Venezuelaplus Frances ... read more

Cuba's aid to Haiti stressed in German parliament

News from Cuba | Friday, 26 March 2010

International experts underlined during a session of the Committee on Economic Cooperation and Development of the German parliament the important role of Cuban doctors in Haiti.International experts underlined during a session of the Committee on Economic Cooperation and Development of the German parliament the important role of Cuban doctors in ... read more

Cuba eyes foreign investment to halt sugar decline

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 23 March 2010

* Talks with foreign investors advancing: sources* Joint administration of mills on the table* U.S. embargo, national pride seen as obstacles* First such projects since 1959 revolutionBy Marc FrankHAVANA, March 25 (Reuters) - Cuba may open sugar production to foreign investors for the first time since the 1959 revolution as ... read more

Ken Gill Memorial Concert

Campaign News | Monday, 15 March 2010

Music Fund for Cuba fundraising concertMusic Fund for Cuba - Ken Gill Memorial ConcertBolivar Hall, 54 Grafton Way, London, W1T 5DLTuesday 23 March 2010, 7.30pmOther Events featuring three graduates from the Superior Institute of Art, Havana, CubaAhmed Dickinson Cardenas, Cuban classical guitarEralys Fernandez Mendez, Cuban classical pianistOmar Puente, renowned band ... read more

Klobuchar offers bill to expand exports to Cuba

News from Cuba | Monday, 15 March 2010

By Brad Swenson, Bemidji PioneerIncreased sales of U.S. food and commodity exports to Cuba would be allowed under a bill introduced Thursday by U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, DFL-Minn.The Travel Restriction Reform and Export Enhancement Act, introduced by Klobuchar and Sen. Mike Enza, R-Wyo., is the companion bill to one introduced ... read more

U.S. Treasury Takes Important Step to Offer Cubans Better Access to Information

News from Cuba | Monday, 15 March 2010

Statement by Centre for Democracy in the AmericasFollowing up on questions it raised beginning in May 2009, the Center for Democracy in the Americas (CDA) issued the following statement in response to the Treasury Department's clarification that will help improve access by Cubans and others in sanctioned countries to Instant ... read more

Cuban artists' brigade arrives in Haiti

News from Cuba | Monday, 15 March 2010

Cuban artists visit Haiti to help victimsA group of 50 Cuban artists, known as La Brigada Marta Machado, which includes musicians, actors, painters, and comedians, arrived in Haiti this week.The group will put on cultural events for earthquake victims in addition to doctors and specialists helping in the recovery efforts. ... read more

Cuba’s Dayron Robles Wins Gold

News from Cuba | Sunday, 14 March 2010

HAVANA TIMES, March 14 - Cuba’s hurdles champion Dayon Robles set a new record (indoors) for the 60-meter hurdles in World Athletics Championships on Sunday to win the gold medal at Doha 2010.Robles time of 7.34 seconds edged US runner Terrence Trammel (7.36) who led the race until the final ... read more

Salvadoran Foreign Minister Describes Visit to Cuba as Historic

News from Cuba | Saturday, 13 March 2010

Salvadoran Foreign Minister Hugo Martínez Bonilla, who is in Havana on an official visit at the invitation of his counterpart Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, described this visit as an historic moment in the bilateral relationship between Cuba and El Salvador."This is the first time that a Salvadoran foreign minister visits Cuba ... read more

Declaration of the National Assembly of People’s Power on death of Orlando Zapata Tamayo

News from Cuba | Saturday, 13 March 2010

In the aftermath of a campaign orchestrated essentially by powerful European media companies, which have viciously attacked Cuba, and following a sullied debate, the European Parliament has just passed a condemnation resolution against our country manipulating sentiments, distorting facts, deceiving people and obscuring reality.The pretext has been the death of ... read more

Cuba, the corporate media and the suicide of Orlando Zapata Tamayo

News from Cuba | Saturday, 13 March 2010

By Salim LamraniOn February 23, 2010, Cuban inmate Orlando Zapata Tamayo died after 83 days on hunger strike. He was 42. This is the first such incident since inmate Pedro Luis Boitel died in 1972 under similar conditions. The corporate media put the tragic incident on the front page and ... read more

Brazil's Lula criticised for Cuba dissidents comment

News from Cuba | Thursday, 11 March 2010

from BBC News websiteLula says he believed some criticism of Cuba was hypocriticalBrazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has been criticised for comments in which he appeared to compare Cuban dissidents to common criminals.He told the AP news agency that hunger strikes, which some dissidents have staged, were not ... read more

International Women’s day

News from Cuba | Monday, 8 March 2010

Summary of statements from the Cuban Federation of Cuban WomenDear Sisters:This year sees the 100th anniversary of the proposal of Clara Zetkin to celebrate International Women's Day. March 8 is a day of struggle for most women in the world demanding their right to live without discrimination, not to be ... read more

300 people attend Cuba photo exhibition in London

Campaign News | Monday, 8 March 2010

‘Celebrating Cuba - 50 years of revolution’“Excellent. Inspiring. Thought-provoking exhibition”Nearly 300 people visited the photography exhibition ‘Celebrating Cuba - 50 years of revolution’ at Bolivar Hall, London, 2nd - 4th March.Organised by Cuba Solidarity Campaign, in conjunction with the Cuban photographer Alejandro Gortazar, the exhibition consists of 50 photographs celebrating ... read more

BBC interviews Ricardo Alarcon on Miami Five and democracy in Cuba

News from Cuba | Friday, 5 March 2010

Miami 5The BBC have broadcast an exclusive 18 minute interview with Ricardo Alarcon, President of the Cuban Parliament, the National Assembly of People's Power.The interview is another breakthrough in the news coverage of the campaign to free the Miami Five who are being held in US prisons.Last Friday the BBC ... read more