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NUT Delegation to Cuba October 2016

The arts aren't part of life in Cuba. The arts ARE life in Cuba.

Campaign News | Friday, 31 March 2017

In front of you – a band of strolling musicians with traditional guitars and hand-carved percussion singing folk songs. Beside you, in the exquisite, skilful marquetry of the wooden souvenir “magic” boxes on the pop-up stalls. Behind you, in the lithe, graceful limbs of the school children spontaneously dancing and ... read more

Cuban doctors head to Peru in the wake of severe flooding

News from Cuba | Friday, 31 March 2017

Cuban health personnel departed for Peru early this Friday, March 31, tasked with providing services in areas of the country affected by the recent heavy rains. Gathered at the Central Medical Cooperation Unit for a farewell ceremony yesterday evening, they dedicated their solidarity efforts to the historic leader of the Cuban ... read more

Fernando Gonzalez, new president of ICAP

Fernando Gonzalez becomes new president of ICAP

Campaign News | Friday, 31 March 2017

The Cuba Solidarity Campaign congratulates Fernando Gonzalez Llort on his new role as president of our sister organisation in Cuba, the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP). Fernando became vice president of ICAP in May 2014, three months after being released from a US jail after spending 14 ... read more

Evo Morales to undergo surgery in Cuba

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 29 March 2017

HAVANA, Cuba, Mar 28 (ACN) Bolivian President Evo Morales will undergo minor surgery Friday in Cuba to extract a nodule from his left vocal cord, as informed by the Presidency Minister Rene Martinez. In a press conference, Martinez said that the ministerial cabinet and the medical team decided to advance Morales´ ... read more

Cuban Permanent Representative to the U.N. Anayansi Rodriguez

Cuba calls for UN commitment to complete nuclear disarmament

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 29 March 2017

UNITED NATIONS.– Cuba called for the commitment of all states to the total elimination of nuclear weapons this Monday, March 27, as the only way to eradicate the threat they pose to human survival. Speaking on the opening day of the United Nations Conference on Legally Binding Instrument Leading towards Total ... read more

Cuba Backs Venezuela’s Fight at the OAS: 'You Are Not Alone'

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Cuba celebrated Venezuela's hard-fought battle "in defence of sovereignty, independence, self-determination, and dignity of all of our America." Cuba's Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a strong statement of support on Tuesday, backing Venezuela against a recent push by the U.S. and its hemispheric allies to expel the country from the Organization ... read more

Cuba Uses Animal Feces to Produce Clean Energy

News from Cuba | Monday, 27 March 2017

Using biodigesters, bacteria which break down organic matter to capture methane gas, Cuba is able to produce environmental-friendly fuel. Cuba’s Indio Hatuey Experimental Pasture and Forage Station in Matanzas has launched a new program that uses cow and pig feces to produce clean energy, Granma reports. Using biodigesters, bacteria which break down ... read more

Angola Honours Fidel Castro's Internationalism and Anti-Colonialism

News from Cuba | Monday, 27 March 2017

With help from the late Cuban leader, Angola was successfully able to secure and defend its independence. Late Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro’s enduring legacy is being recognised in Angola throughout this week, which marks the 40th anniversary that the Latin American icon first visited the nation. Fidel visited Angola between March ... read more

The US blockade remains in place

Campaign News | Tuesday, 21 March 2017

One year on from Obama's historic visit, and 55 years after its introduction, the US blockade remains in place. One year ago today, 21 March 2016, Barack Obama became the first sitting US President to visit Cuba in 88 years. During the historic visit, Obama met with Raul Castro, where his Cuban ... read more

Once operational, the four solar parks will represent a saving of some 21,000 tons of fossil fuel for the country

Granma expanding renewable energy

News from Cuba | Thursday, 16 March 2017

Granma’s contribution to the national electric grid is set to increase six fold by mid-2017 GRANMA.— The first fully operational solar park in this eastern province and the ongoing construction of three new ones, are set to see Granma’s contribution to the national electric grid increase six fold by mid-2017, supplying ... read more

500 Ex-FARC Rebels and 500 Colombian Victims to Get Medical Scholarships to Study in Cuba

News from Cuba | Thursday, 16 March 2017

Cuba has extended its hand to Colombia to support the country's first steps in building peace after more than 50 years of war. Five hundred former FARC rebels and 500 Colombian civil war victims are set to receive scholarship to study medicine in Cuba as part of a gesture of solidarity ... read more

Cuba was ranked 3rd in the world in 2017 for female representation in Parliament

Cuba and Bolivia leaders in female parliamentary representation

News from Cuba | Thursday, 16 March 2017

Cuba ranked third in the world for women's representation in parliament, according to UN Women and the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) UNITED NATIONS: Bolivia and Cuba occupy second and third place respectively, in regards to the percentage of women parliamentarians, according to a Global Women in Politics Map released March 15, ... read more

Republican James Comer calls for an end of the US blockade

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 15 March 2017

“Unfortunately, the Republican Party’s been on the wrong side of this issue, and I feel it’s time to move on,” he said. U.S. Rep. James Comer, R-Tompkinsville, recently visited Cuba and hopes to restore agricultural trade with the island nation and provide the United States with a valuable new market for ... read more

Trump Spokesperson: 'Cuba Hasn't Made Any Concessions'

News from Cuba | Friday, 10 March 2017

The Trump administration has made it clear it will be reviewing all agreements with Cuba. U.S. President Donald Trump believes that Cuba, “with all the things it has been given,” has not made any “concessions” within the process of normalisation of bilateral relations, according to Trump's adviser Helen Aguirre Ferre in ... read more

Cuba's Raul Castro Blasts Trump's 'Irrational' Border Wall

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 7 March 2017

The Cuban leader fiercely criticised President Donald Trump's administration and his anti-immigration policies. Cuban President Raul Castro said Sunday that the proposal by U.S. President Donald Trump to build a wall on the Mexican border is "irrational" and affects all Latin America. "The wall that is intended to be built on the ... read more

Bolivia's Evo Morales thanks Cuba for medical treatment

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 7 March 2017

HAVANA, Cuba, Mar 7 (ACN) The Bolivian President Evo Morales thanked his Cuban peer Raul Castro, the medical team that treated him and the Cuban people for the medical care he received in Havana after arriving last week with throat issues. Before returning to his country Morales said he was feeling ... read more

Nottingham meeting on Cuba's healthcare

Campaign News | Thursday, 2 March 2017

The Cuba Solidarity Campaign (CSC) in conjunction with the Morning Star and Nottingham Central Unite the Union are organising a public meeting on healthcare in Cuba. The health service in Cuba is one of the most outstanding achievements of the revolution. Not only has it created a situation in which the population ... read more