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Reciprocity: Uruguay’s Mujica asked US to release Miami Five

News from Cuba | Friday, 21 March 2014

President José Mujica of Uruguay revealed on Friday (March 21) that, in exchange for granting shelter to detainees from the U.S. Navy base at Guantánamo, Cuba, he has asked the Obama administration to release the three Cuban intelligence agents who have been in U.S. prisons since their arrest in 1998 ... read more

French FM to visit Cuba in sign of warming EU ties

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 19 March 2014

* First visit by a French foreign minister in three decades* Opportunity to explore closer EU-Cuba relations* Dozens of French firms active in CubaPARIS, March 19 (Reuters) - France's foreign minister said on Wednesday he would soon travel to Cuba, the first such visit in 30 years and a sign ... read more

Review of International Commission and associated events

Campaign News | Monday, 17 March 2014

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

Tony Benn Presente! CSC statement on death of our much loved patron and friend

Campaign News | Friday, 14 March 2014

On behalf of the Cuba Solidarity Campaign in the UK we would like to offer our deepest sympathy to Tony Benn’s family, colleagues and friends.Tony was for many years a much loved and wonderful patron of the Cuba Solidarity Campaign. He was above all a true friend to the people ... read more

Bob Crow will be sorely missed - Tributes from CSC and Cuban Embassy to RMT leader who died today

Campaign News | Tuesday, 11 March 2014

"On behalf of the Cuba Solidarity Campaign in the UK we would like to offer our deepest sympathy to Bob’s family, colleagues and friends.Bob was a wonderful friend to the working people of Cuba. As RMT General Secretary, Bob was part of the long and proud tradition of international solidarity ... read more

Cuban unions mourn the loss of Bob Crow

Campaign News | Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Bob Crow pictured below with Juan Jose Polo, leader of the Cuban Transport Workers unionCSC today received two messages from the Confederation of Cuban Workers and the National Union of Transport Workers. Both show the deep love and respect for him among the workers of Cuba and all those who ... read more

New York Times article calls for Miami Five prisoner swap

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 11 March 2014

'A Prisoner Swap With Cuba' - New York Times articleOn Sunday 3 November the New York Times printed an editorial calling for a prisoner swap with the Miami Five and for the US to normalise relations with Cuba. The editorial is printed in full below:Nearly five years ago, authorities in ... read more

Cuban medics available to staff UK Ebola facilities in Sierra Leone

News from Cuba | Monday, 10 March 2014

Cuba and UK cooperating to fight Ebola crisisThe Cuban deputy minister of Public health Mrs Marcia Cobas Ruiz was a special guest at the international conference ‘defeating Ebola in Sierra Leone’ held in London on Thursday.In her key note address she offered the support of the Cuban medical contingent which ... read more

International Commission on cuban anti-terrrorists begins

Campaign News | Saturday, 8 March 2014

Prensa Latina reports on opening day of International CommissionConvincing testimonies by experts and victims of terrorist actions against Cuba marked the beginning today here of the works of an international commission investigating the case of the Cuban antiterrorist fighters unjustly condemned in the United States.Hearings began with a criticism to ... read more

Guardian publishes letter critical of denial of visa for Rene Gonzalez

Campaign News | Saturday, 8 March 2014

MPs and trade union leaders sign letter criticising denial of visa to Rene GonzalezCuban spy caseWe strongly criticise the government's decision to refuse a visa to René González. René was to be the principal witness for the International Commission of Inquiry into the case of the Miami Five, taking place ... read more

TUC asks Home Secretary to intervene in case of denial of visa to Rene Gonzalez

Campaign News | Saturday, 8 March 2014

Frances O’Grady, General Secretary of the British TUC, asks Home Secretary Theresa May to intervene in denial of visa to Rene Gonzalez 

Full letter printed below:

6 March 2014

Dear Theresa?Rene?Gonzalez: visa application?Cuba/40799I would welcome your urgent intervention to ensure that Cuban citizen René?González?is granted a visa for entry to the UK ... read more

STOP PRESS: British Government refuses visa for René González

Campaign News | Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Late on Monday 3 March, just a few hours before he was due to fly from Havana to London, René González, was refused a visa to enter in the UK. René González is the principal witnesses for the International Commission of Inquiry into the case of the Cuban Five which takes ... read more