Viewing from April 2005

Cuban President Sheds More Light on Posada Carriles Affair

Campaign News | Thursday, 28 April 2005

The Mystery of Posada Carriles Whereabouts is not Such a MysteryHavana, April 27 (AIN) Cuban President Fidel Castro disclosed Tuesday new details that unveil the tricks and lies by the US government regarding the case of terrorist Luis Posada Carriles.In the continuation of his special addresses to denounce to the ... read more

Rick Wakeman plays in Cuba

Campaign News | Thursday, 28 April 2005

Fans go wild at Havana concertHavana April 26: Hundreds of Cuban rock fans went wild for the former Yes keyboardist Rick Wakeman at a concert in Havana.Dressed in a gold-sequined cape, Wakeman and the New English Rock Ensemble played a two-hour set.He devoted most of the concert to classic tunes ... read more

Amnesty International criticises US for the way it uses the UN Human Rights Commission

Campaign News | Monday, 25 April 2005

US relationship with Cuba is having a negative influence, says reportBy Joel Wendland of Political Affairs mgazineGeneva April 24: In its assessment of the 61st Session of the UN Commission Human Rights (UNCHR), international human rights organization Amnesty International criticized the undue influence of the US relationship with Cuba on ... read more

US has not invaded us again because it knows it would meet invincible resistance, says Fidel

Campaign News | Thursday, 21 April 2005

But superpower is still looking for a pretext to justify aggressionHavana, Apr 19,- Cuban President Fidel Castro said that the United States has not invaded Cuba again because they know that they would meet invincible resistance.In a special presentation Tuesday to mark the 44th anniversary of the Cuban victory at ... read more

Cuba announces new vaccine for Cholera

Campaign News | Thursday, 21 April 2005

Hope to save 120,000 lives a yearHavana, Apr 20: Cuba"s Finlay Institute announced the completion of clinic trials of a vaccine for cholera at the 12th International Fair "Health for All".Specialists from the prestigious institution - whose research and development resulted in the new vaccine - said the product will ... read more

Fidel Castro slams US government for terrorist links

Campaign News | Tuesday, 19 April 2005

He names Bolton, Reich and Negroponte as complicitHavana, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuba?s President Fidel Castro denounced obscure dealings by some US government officials and the anti-Cuban terrorist mafia based in the United States.The Cuban leader pointed his finger Sunday night at the US government for its relations with terrorists ... read more

Cuba says nearly 97 per cent voted in local elections

Campaign News | Tuesday, 19 April 2005

8.2 million affirm their support for systemHAVANA April 18: Cuban officials on Monday said that nearly 97 percent of registered voters in the country participated in municipal elections over the weekend.Justice Minister Roberto Diaz Sotolongo, who presides over the National Electoral Commission, said nearly 8.2 million Cubans, or 96.66 percent ... read more

China, Cuba vow to expand cooperation and advance ties

Campaign News | Monday, 18 April 2005

Raul Castro in BeijingBeijing 18 April: Chinese and Cuban leaders vowed Monday to expand cooperation and advance ties between the two countries.Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, while meeting visiting Cuban leader Raul Castro Ruz, said that over recent years, China and Cuba had developed a profound, friendly relationship and had also ... read more

From The Guardian newspaper: A stick to beat Cuba

Campaign News | Friday, 15 April 2005

US bullying of the UN human rights group must stopIan GibsonFriday April 15, 2005The GuardianKofi Annan last week told the UN Human Rights Commission it needed reform. Its loss of credibility, he warned, was harming the UN. Human rights groups such as Amnesty International have argued that the manipulation of ... read more

Bolton and Negroponte Nominations & the OAS Stand-off

Campaign News | Thursday, 14 April 2005

Dramatic examples of the U.S.’s failed Latin American policy and the Bush administration’s disdain for international normsFrom The Council on Hemispheric AffairsWashingtonAppalling nominations and the race for the OAS secretary-general post: Dramatic examples of the U.S.’s failed Latin American policy and the Bush administration’s disdain for international norms.Washington April 12: ... read more

Cuba Urges Europe to Speak against Terrorist Presence in the US

Campaign News | Tuesday, 12 April 2005

Carriles to seek asylum this weekHavana, Apr 11 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Fidel Castro urged Europe to speak against the presence of terrorist Luis Posada Carriles in the United States and the US government?s intention to give him shelter in this country.The Cuban president spoke in a special speech Monday ... read more

Six Nobel Prize winners supporting Cuba at the HRC in Geneva

Campaign News | Monday, 11 April 2005

Intellectuals rally in favour of island at UN Human Rights CommissionTHE circulation in Russia of the call “Let us halt another anti-Cuba maneuver” has prompted a wide movement of support among political and intellectual figures, manifested by the addition of close to 600 signatures, including ex-president Mijail Gorbachov and Serguei ... read more

British music legend Rick Wakeman to perform in Cuba

Campaign News | Saturday, 9 April 2005

Yes keyboard player to give press conference on April 18Havana, Apr 8 (Prensa Latina) British keyboard player Rick Wakeman, worldwide known as one of the top figures of progressive rock, member of the seminal British band Yes, will perform in Cuba.Wakeman will host a press conference in Havana on April ... read more

Cuba declares national mourning for Pope

Campaign News | Tuesday, 5 April 2005

Fidel sends message of condolenceHavana, Apr 3 (Prensa Latina) Following the death of Pope John Paul II, Cuba declared a three-day national mourning including the suspension of the National Baseball Series playoffs, activities for the Young Communist League and Jose Marti Organization anniversaries.According to the Cuban Council of State decree, ... read more

US on trial in Mexico for crimes against Cuba

Campaign News | Tuesday, 5 April 2005

Lawyer intends to use international court to prosecute Bush regimeBy Moisés Pérez MokMexico, Apr 4 (Prensa Latina) Eleven charges summing up 45 years of aggressions against Cuba will be filed by the Benito Juárez International Court in a trial of the US to be held in this city in April, ... read more

Cuban agent speaks out

Campaign News | Tuesday, 5 April 2005

Aleída Godínez reveals details of her work as an "independent" journalistBY LISANKA GONZALEZ SUAREZ -Granma International staff writer-MANY of those who knew her as a rabid opponent of the Revolution - and with whom they had even shared their dreams of seeing the island regress to those days when the ... read more

Terrorist Luis Posada Carriles takes refuge in the US

Campaign News | Saturday, 2 April 2005

He is negotiating terms for his surrender to US authoritiesBY JEAN-GUY ALLARD-Special for Granma International-LUIS Posada Carriles, the most dangerous terrorist on the continent, who swore openly in Panama that he would continue to commit criminal acts, has taken refuge in the United States, where he has negotiated the details ... read more

Fidel announces social security increase

Campaign News | Friday, 1 April 2005

Aged, widows and single mums to get more cashCuban President Fidel Castro announced increased payments for citizens on social security, marking the latest effort by the island's government to ease Cubans' economic pains.Single mothers, senior citizens without relatives, widows and the disabled are among the hundreds of thousands of Cubans ... read more