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US on verge of momentous Cuba decision: Whether to take island off controversial terror list

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 26 March 2013

A normally routine bit of Washington bureaucracy could have a big impact on U.S. relations with Cuba, either ushering in a long-stalled detente or slamming the door on rapprochement, perhaps until the scheduled end of the Castro era in 2018.U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry must decide within a few ... read more

British Foreign Secretary William Hague confirms UK Government is monitoring the case of the Miami Five

Campaign News | Friday, 22 March 2013

Foreign Secretary William Hague - in correspondence with Harriet Harman MP regarding visitation rights for the wives of the Miami Five - has admitted that “the British Embassy in Washington continues to monitor the situation closely”.The Miami Five are five Cubans unjustly tried and imprisoned by the United States government. ... read more

Comunicado de Prensa - William Hague, ministro británico de asuntos exteriores confirma que el gobierno británico está siguiendo

Campaign News | Wednesday, 20 March 2013

William Hague, ministro británico de asuntos exteriores confirma que el gobierno británico está siguiendo el caso de los Cinco HéroesEn su correspondencia con Harriet Harman, diputada del parlamento británico, William Hague, ministro de asuntos exteriores de ese país, ha reconocido que “la embajada del Reino Unido en Washington está siguiendo ... read more

Case of Miami Five raised at US union conference

Campaign News | Tuesday, 19 March 2013

From 9-12 March, the British Cuba Solidarity Campaign was present at the USW (United Steel Workers) Women of Steel conference in Pittsburgh, USA, to raise awareness and support for the campaign for Justice for the Miami Five and their families. 

Following on from the successful presence at the SEIU Convention ... read more

Cuba Slams Washington at UN Session on Human Rights

News from Cuba | Monday, 18 March 2013

Cuba reiterated its “unconditional” solidarity with Venezuela on Wednesday during a U.N. session in New York, while criticizing President Barack Obama's measures against the South American country as an attempt to deviate attention away from Washington's flagrant human rights violations in the United States and in other countries.“We reject the ... read more

Following Fidel study tour: The Cradle of the Revolution

Campaign News | Monday, 18 March 2013

Book now for a brand new, thought provoking study tour to examine Fidel Castro’s pivotal role in the success of the Cuban Revolution and explore Cuba’s current cultural and social values in the central and eastern provinces, including Santiago de Cuba and the Sierra Maestra.18 November - 03 December 2013Contact ... read more

Review of International Commission and associated events

Campaign News | Sunday, 17 March 2013

The International Commission of Inquiry was an incredibly powerful and moving series of events across four intense days of activities in London which included two days of the International Commission, a parliamentary meeting, international concert and closing dinner.The Commission itself heard from over 20 expert witnesses, attorneys and family members ... read more

Cuba Solidarity Campaign statement on the death of President Hugo Rafael Chavez Frias

Campaign News | Wednesday, 6 March 2013

The Cuba Solidarity Campaign was saddened to hear of the death of President Hugo Chavez on Tuesday 5 March, following a long fight against cancer.Our heartfelt condolences and thoughts go out to his family, friends, comrades and the Venezuelan people who have lost a great leader who gave his life ... read more

Statement by the Cuban Revolutionary Government on the Death of President Chavez

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 6 March 2013

With deep and searing sorrow, our people and the revolutionary government have known about the death of President Hugo Rafael Chavez and prepare to pay a heartfelt and patriotic tribute in his entry into history as a Hero of Our Americas, reads the statement.We express our sincere condolences to his ... read more

Evo Morales: Chavez is More Alive than Ever

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Bolivian President Evo Morales, said that the recently deceased Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, is more alive than ever and insisted that "he will always be with us." In an address to the nation from the Palacio Quemado, Morales said "on behalf of the Bolivian people our condolences over the death ... read more

New address for Miami Five prisoner Ramon Labañino

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Today Ramon Labañino's family informed that he was transferred to a new low security prison in Ashland, Kentucky.His new address:LUIS MEDINAREG. # 58734-004FCI AshlandFederal Correctional InstitutionP.O. Box 6001Ashland KY, 41105Remember to address the outside of the envelope to Luis Medina, but the letter inside to Ramon Labañino. ... read more

Death of President Hugo Chávez

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Hugo Rafael Chávez, President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, died in the hours of this Tuesday afternoon. The announcement was made by Vice President Nicolás Maduro. Maduro called on the Venezuelan people to confront the lamentable death of the President of the Republic “with much strength, courage and integrity.”“We ... read more