Viewing from March 2021

Cuba and the world against the blockade: “The fight for a just cause unites us”

News from Cuba | Monday, 29 March 2021

“The fight for a just cause unites us,” tweeted President Miguel Diaz-Canel, thanking Cubans and friends around the world for raising their voices this weekend against the U.S. blockade. Havana’s waterfront malecon was filled with Cuban flags yesterday, as a tricolor message waved from car windows, bicycles, motorcycles and cocotaxis on ... read more

Connie Fraser - Brighton CSC

Campaign News | Friday, 26 March 2021

Constance Cecilia Fraser, known as Con or Connie to her friends: 25.10.1921 – 26.03.2021 My wonderful mother, Con Fraser, sadly died at 10.25pm on the evening of Friday 26th March 2021, at the age of 99. She left us peacefully, in no apparent pain or discomfort. I was with her at ... read more

CSC receives ICAP 60th anniversary award during All Members Forum

Campaign News | Wednesday, 24 March 2021

More than 140 members of the Cuba Solidarity Campaign joined the All Members Forum on 20 March. Participants heard from Miami Five hero and president of ICAP, Fernando Gonzalez, who recorded a special video message for the event which set out the challenges faced by Cuba at the present time. ... read more

Join the International Caravan against the US blockade

Campaign News | Tuesday, 23 March 2021

This weekend the world solidarity movement will take part in an International Caravan against the US blockade of Cuba. There are many ways to join! Decorate your car or bike with Cuban flags and messages against the US blockade and form a caravan with friends or CSC supporters in your community. Take a ... read more

US terrorism sponsor listing further complicates Cuba banking

News from Cuba | Thursday, 18 March 2021

Former President Donald Trump’s decision to put Cuba back on the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism just before he left office threw up fresh obstacles to international banking with the island, according to five Havana-based foreign businessmen and diplomats. The businessmen and diplomats, all of whom requested anonymity, said ... read more

John Moore – Coventry and Warwickshire Branch

Campaign News | Tuesday, 16 March 2021

It is with deep regret I have to tell CSC members that our friend and comrade John Moore passed away on Tuesday 16th March aged 92. John studied at Oxford University in the late forties and early fifties being a contemporary of Rupert Murdoch and Shirley Brittain (Williams). John said in ... read more

Zim-Cuba to build pharmaceutical plant

News from Cuba | Sunday, 14 March 2021

CUBA and Zimbabwe have set in motion a plan to set up a local State-of-the-art pharmaceutical plant, in a development expected to improve local drug supplies in the long term. Cuban Ambassador to Zimbabwe Carmelina Rodriguez told The Sunday Mail that the proposed plant will further consolidate bilateral relations between ... read more

Ask your MP to sign EDM 1550 - Cuba and the US blockade

Campaign News | Wednesday, 10 March 2021

Please ask your MP to sign Early Day Motion 1550 – Cuba and the US blockade. You can use our quick and easy tool to write to your MP. It takes just 30 seconds, but is a great way to support Cuba. Write to your MP today Early Day Motion (EDM) 1550 ... read more

Unpicking the blockade – a history of the US policy against Cuba and the international movement to end it

Campaign News | Wednesday, 10 March 2021

Monday 29 March 6.30pm UK time (1.30pm Cuban time) Guest speakersPedro Luis Pedroso CuestaCuban ambassador and permanent representative to the United Nations Salim LamraniAcademic and author of ‘The Economic War Against Cuba: A Historical and Legal Perspective on the US Blockade’ Register today In advance of this year’s United Nations blockade vote in June, ... read more

The Cuban Coast: 3,000 Miles of Climate Change Mitigation

News from Cuba | Monday, 8 March 2021

Most readers are familiar with the 90 miles that represent the distance between Cuba and Florida. But you might not know that Cuba has over 3,000 miles of coastline and more than 4,000 islets and keys in its archipelago. It is home to one of the largest coral reefs in ... read more

US House Democrats urge Biden to revert to Obama-era Cuba detente

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 3 March 2021

Eighty U.S. House of Representatives Democrats urged President Joe Biden on Tuesday to repeal Donald Trump’s “cruel” sanctions on Cuba and renew engagement, an early sign of support in Congress for easing the clamp-down on the Communist-run country. In a letter to Biden seen by Reuters they urged the Democratic president ... read more

Animal welfare law approved

News from Cuba | Monday, 1 March 2021

On 26 February, Cuba’s Council of State approved an animal welfare law. The legislation comes after public consultation around the draft constitution in 2018, raised the need for specific laws on animal welfare. The Cuban parliament set up a working group to draft the legislation in January 2020 which consulted ... read more