Viewing from April 2007

Statement on Luis Posada Carriles

Campaign News | Sunday, 29 April 2007

The Cuba Solidarity Campaign demands that Luis Posada Carriles must be brought to justice. The British Government should also make a statement calling for Posada’s immediate arrest and extradition to Caracas where he must be brought to justice for the airline bombing of 1976.There can be no double standards in ... read more

Barclays Bank protest

Campaign News | Friday, 27 April 2007

CSC lobbies shareholders at bank AGMPRENSA LATINA. MPs, senior trade unionists and the Cuba Solidarity Campaign staged a colourful demonstration to protest against Barclays’ decision to boycott Cuban firms.Shareholders arriving at the bank's extraordinary AGM on Thursday 26 April were greeted by a giant George Bush puppet waiving a Barclays ... read more

US State Department representative to lobby UK government

Campaign News | Friday, 27 April 2007

Supporters urged to protest against meetingsFollowing the secretive 2005 visit to the UK by Caleb McCarry, the US appointed ‘Transition Co-ordinator for Cuba’, the Bush administration is to send another envoy to rally support for its aggressive foreign policy towards the Caribbean island.CSC has just learned that hastily arranged meetings ... read more

Austria charges bank after Cuban accounts cancelled

Campaign News | Thursday, 26 April 2007

5:41AM EDTVIENNA, April 27 (Reuters) - Austria is charging BAWAG, being taken over by U.S. investor Cerberus Capital [CBS.UL], with violating European Union rules after the bank cancelled the accounts of around 100 Cubans, foreign minister Ursula Plassnik said late on Thursday.BAWAG, Austria's fifth-largest bank, told around 100 Cuban clients ... read more

Harold Pinter signs open letter calling for trial of terrorist Luis Posada Carriles

Campaign News | Monday, 23 April 2007

Please add your name to the international open letter calling for the trial of Luis Posada Carriles at www.porlajusticia.cuNobel Prize Winner, Harold Pinter, has signed an international open letter calling for the trial of terrorist Luis Posada Carriles who was released from a US jail on bail on Friday 20 ... read more

Recovering Fidel Castro meets with top Chinese official

Campaign News | Saturday, 21 April 2007

Posted: 22 April 2007 0428 hrsHAVANA : Cuba's President Fidel Castro met with a top Chinese official, the government said, in another sign the convalescing leader unofficially is back at work on more of his customary official duties.Saturday, the Cuban Communist Party newspaper Granma ran two still photos of a ... read more

U.S. criticized as Cuban exile is freed

Campaign News | Friday, 20 April 2007

Luis Posada Carriles is wanted by Venezuela in connection with a 1976 jetliner bombing.By Carol J. Williams, Times Staff WriterMIAMI - An exiled Cuban militant wanted by Venezuela in connection with the 1976 bombing of a Cuban airliner was released from jail Thursday and allowed to return to his home ... read more

Barclays Bank asks Cuban outfits to close accounts

Campaign News | Monday, 16 April 2007

Move follows scandal over Hilton HotelsDuncan CampbellMonday April 16, 2007The GuardianBarclays Bank has told the London branches of two Cuban organisations to take their accounts elsewhere in what is seen as the latest example of pressure exerted by the United States on British companies to enforce its embargo of the ... read more

Austrian bank tells Cuban-born customer to go elsewhere

Campaign News | Saturday, 14 April 2007

Blockade is being applied to all Cuba nationals abroadVIENNA, Austria - An Austrian bank recently bought by a US-led consortium acknowledged Friday that it told a Cuban-born client to take her business elsewhere and suggested that Washington's ban on commerce with Havana was behind the decision.A resident of good standing ... read more

Cuba condemns Posada possible release

Campaign News | Friday, 13 April 2007

Main topic of conversation in the islandHavana, Apr 15 (Prensa Latina) Cubans' condemnation of Luis Posada Carriles's release and President Fidel Castro's denunciations of the US government support for the terrorist were the main topics of conversation in the Caribbean Island this week.Posada Carriles's possible release on bail in Texas ... read more

Vets draft animal protection law

Campaign News | Wednesday, 11 April 2007

New law expected to go to the National Assembly of People’s Power soonTHE Scientific Veterinary Council of Cuba has drafted a law to guarantee the right to life of all animals in the country, according to Doctor María Gloria Vidal, an expert with that institution.“Together with the Cuban Association for ... read more

US spies in the dark on Cuba

Campaign News | Tuesday, 10 April 2007

From the Miami HeraldWASHINGTON -- As Fidel Castro appears to be growing more active, and U.S. reports that he has cancer increasingly seem off the mark, Cuba watchers are questioning just how much American spies know about what's happening on the island.The U.S. intelligence community -- despite having spy satellites ... read more

Cuba slams US over release of convicted bombing mastermind

Campaign News | Saturday, 7 April 2007

Posada gets bailCuba has slammed the US over what it says is a double standard on terrorism after a US federal judge ordered the release of an anti-Castro activist convicted in the deadly downing of a Cuban jet."The court ruling is yet another confirmation of the George W Bush Administration's ... read more

The internationalization of genocide

Campaign News | Thursday, 5 April 2007

Reflections of President Fidel CastroArticle published in Granma newspaper, Havana 4th April, 2007THE Camp David meeting has just ended. We all listened with interest to the press conference by the presidents of the United States and Brazil, as well as news about the meeting and opinions stated.Confronted by the demands ... read more

Cuba and Spain reestablish communication and political dialogue

Campaign News | Thursday, 5 April 2007

Reciprocal agreement cements new relationship"COMMUNICATION and political dialogue have been fully established between the two governments, and have reinforced the possibility of greater exchange between the two peoples," affirmed Cuban Foreign Minister Felipe Pérez Roque, during a press conference that took place following the signing of agreements between Cuba and ... read more

Havana bombings:10 years on

Campaign News | Thursday, 5 April 2007

Posada is still not charged with terrorismBY JEAN-GUY ALLARD - Special for Granma International-TEN years ago, on April 12, 1997, the first bomb exploded in the campaign of terror unleashed in Havana by Luis Posada Carriles. One decade later, this string of crimes remains unpunished, although the central mastermind is ... read more

British Filmmaker to show her latest film in Cuba

Campaign News | Thursday, 5 April 2007

Martha Fiennes, sister of Ralph to visit HavanaHavana, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) British filmmaker Martha Fiennes, sister of actors Ralph and Joseph Fiennes will be in Cuba for the premiere of her film Chromophobia (2005), the British Council reported Thursday.The filmmaker who was first known in the island by her ... read more

Cuba and Dominican Republic discuss environment and energy saving

Campaign News | Tuesday, 3 April 2007

Dominican environment minister in HavanaHavana.- As part of his first visit to Cuba, Dominican environment minister Max Puig has been holding discussions on energy saving and plans to reduce the effects of climate change.During a meeting with the Cuban science, technology and environment minister, Puig expressed an interest in Cuba’s ... read more

More Cuban-Americans oppose blockade

Campaign News | Monday, 2 April 2007

New poll shows shift in opinion in MiamiWASHINGTON - A new poll released today shows that growing numbers of Cuban Americans in Miami-Dade oppose U.S. restrictions on travel to the island and favor more contacts with Havana.The survey showed 55.2 percent of those polled favor "unrestricted" travel to Cuba, though ... read more