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Royal visit sends clear message of friendship’

News from Cuba | Saturday, 30 March 2019

On 24 March, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall became the first members of the British royal family to visit the island since the Cuban Revolution. The four-day trip was part of a wider Caribbean tour to which the British government had asked the royal couple to add Cuba ... read more

Yuniel Espinosa Reyes and Yelena Gomez Gomez, with CSC's Gordon Calliste and Yolanda Edo Figas

Cuba60 Young Workers Tour

Campaign News | Friday, 29 March 2019

The Cuba60 programme of events began with a fantastic Young Cuban Workers Tour of Britain, where two leading Cuban trade unionists, Yuniel Espinosa Reyes (Regional Secretary of the Energy and Mining Trade Union (SNTE), Ciego de Avila) and Yelena Gómez Gómez (official from the Provincial Tourism Trade Union (SNTHT), Matanzas), ... read more

Cuba to Inaugurate Special Education Centres

News from Cuba | Friday, 29 March 2019

Miguel Diaz-Canel, president of the Councils of State and Ministers, announced this Wednesday in Twitter that Cuba will soon inaugurate two new pedagogical centers for the care of children with special educational needs. Soon in Cuba we will inaugurate two new schools for children with severe disabilities in the center and ... read more

Cuba Sends Field Hospital to Help Mozambique amid Cyclone Idai

News from Cuba | Thursday, 28 March 2019

Cuban cooperation includes doctors and equipment to counteract the public health effects of the worst southern hemisphere tropical storm ever. Cuba's vice minister of Foreign Affairs Anayansi Rodriguez Camejo announced that Cuba is sending Wednesday a "field hospital", with full staff and equipment, to Mozambique, which is a form of international ... read more

Prince Charles becomes first British royal to visit Cuba

News from Cuba | Monday, 25 March 2019

HAVANA (Reuters) - Prince Charles and his wife Camilla landed in Havana on Sunday for the first official trip by the British royal family to Communist-run Cuba even as Britain’s top ally the United States seeks to isolate the island nation. Shortly after arriving on a Royal Air Force plane, the ... read more

Prince Charles heads to Cuba despite U.S. crackdown

News from Cuba | Saturday, 23 March 2019

HAVANA (Reuters) - Prince Charles and his wife Camilla arrive in Cuba on Sunday as part of a Caribbean tour, the first British royals to visit the Communist-run nation even as ally the United States seeks to isolate the country. The royal couple were asked by the UK government to add ... read more

Play for Cuba appeal – last 10 days to donate instruments

Campaign News | Tuesday, 19 March 2019

There are just two weeks left to donate and collect musical instruments for the Play for Cuba appeal before they will all be loaded onto the containers for shipping all the way to Cuba. Over 400 instruments have already been collected but you can still add yours. Get in touch with ... read more

Join a million Cubans at the May Day rally in Revolution Square

Go to Cuba this May Day: Last few places available for the CSC May Day Study Tour to Cuba 28 April – 9 May

Campaign News | Monday, 18 March 2019

Want to visit Cuba for the 60th anniversary of the Revolution? Now is your chance! Book today. This popular tour includes visits to Cuban trade union organisations, with associated professional visits to workplaces, schools and local health care centres. The itinerary includes a special invitation to attend the inspirational May Day Rally ... read more

A burnt electrical substation after a massive blackout in Caracas

Cuba condemns the terrorist sabotage against the power supply system in Venezuela

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 12 March 2019

DECLARATION OF THE REVOLUTIONARY GOVERNMENT CUBA CONDEMNS THE TERRORIST SABOTAGE AGAINST THE POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM IN VENEZUELA The Revolutionary Government strongly condemns the sabotage perpetrated against the power supply system in Venezuela, which is a terrorist action intended to harm the defenseless population of an entire nation and turn it into a ... read more

US tightens sanctions against Cuba - and threatens more to follow

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 5 March 2019

On Monday, the Trump administration announced measures to tighten the blockade of Cuba by allowing lawsuits against Cuban companies nationalised after the Revolution in 1959. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo issued a notice that Title III of the Helms-Burton Act would be partially imposed to allow legal action in US ... read more

Cuba strongly rejects new aggressive escalation by the United States

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 5 March 2019

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs rejects in the strongest terms the new escalation in the US aggressive behavior against Cuba. The US State Department announced today the decision to allow, as from March 19 this year, the filing of lawsuits before US courts under Title III of the Helms-Burton Act only ... read more

2019 Bloomberg Healthy Nation rankings

Cuba placed above US in international health poll

News from Cuba | Monday, 4 March 2019

Cuba ranks five places above the United States according to a report on the state of the world’s health. According to the 2019 edition of the Bloomberg Healthiest Country Index, Cuba finishes in 30th place, and the US in 35th. The annual report ranks 169 economies according to factors that ... read more

Antony Stokes, UK Ambassador and Bruno Rodriguez, Cuban Foreign Minister met in Havana

UK Ambassador meets with Cuban Foreign Minister ahead of Royal visit

News from Cuba | Friday, 1 March 2019

Havana, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) Cuba will receive with warm hospitality the Highnesses Prince of Wales and his wife the Duchess of Cornwall, Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez reiterated on the occasion of the visit that will take place from March 24 to 27. In his account of the social network Twitter, ... read more