Viewing from April 2008

Castro warned of food crisis a year ago

Campaign News | Monday, 28 April 2008

by Mark Frank for ReutersAs global fears about food security mount with riots in Africa and panic buying elsewhere, one world figure can sit back and say he warned a year ago of a coming food crisis -- Fidel Castro.Cuba's ailing revolutionary has not appeared in public since he underwent ... read more

RMT welcomes Cuba campaigners

Campaign News | Thursday, 24 April 2008

200 delegates supporting CubaRMT welcomes Cuba campaignersRob Miller, Director of the Cuba Solidarity Campaign and Luis Marron, Political Counsellor from the Cuban Embassy spoke at the RMT Engineering Grades Conference on Thursday 24 April.Rob thanked the Conference for the solidarity work that the RMT has done in the past for ... read more

US Embassy in Madrid held secret anti-Cuba meeting

Campaign News | Wednesday, 23 April 2008

Caleb McCarry, appointed by the US administration as "Cuba transition coordinator," recently held a secret meeting at the US embassy in Madrid with a group of individuals who support Washington?s hostile Cuba policy and the toppling of the CubanRevolution.Among the people attending the meeting were notorious terrorists and CIA agents ... read more

US protects terrorist Posada Carriles

Campaign News | Thursday, 17 April 2008

The Cuban Foreign Ministry (MINREX) issued a statement on Thursday denouncing that the US Government continues to protect international and self-confessed terrorist Luis Posada Carriles.In the text published by Granma news daily, MINREX recalls that May 8th will mark the first anniversary of the definite release of Posada Carriles by ... read more

US Congresswoman meets terrorists

Campaign News | Monday, 14 April 2008

US Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen participated in a meeting in Miami, Florida, that was also attended by international and self-confessed terrorist Luis Posada Carriles.According to Granma news daily, the meeting was organized by a terroristorganization in Miami with links to the CIA.The Granma article recalls that, among many other terrorist actions, ... read more

Five million vaccines donated to Africa

Campaign News | Saturday, 12 April 2008

<img src="images/AmbassadorLAsmall.jpg" align="right" alt="" />Cuba has donated 5.2 million doses of anti-meningococcal vaccine to African countries as an expression of its solidarity and disinterested assistance to people suffering from meningitis - a disease that causes a lot of deaths in Africa.Concepcion Campa, member of the Politburo of the Cuban Communist ... read more

Urgent action against McCarry visit

Campaign News | Friday, 11 April 2008

The Cuba Solidarity Campaign issued the following statement today on the visit of Caleb McCarry to the UKThe secretive visit of the Cuba Transition Coordinator, Caleb McCarry, to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in the next few days is an insult to the people of Britain.This visit must be strongly ... read more

Cuba calls for strengthening of South-South cooperation

Campaign News | Wednesday, 9 April 2008

Speaking before UNESCO, Cuban officials defendedthe need to strengthen South-South cooperation in all fields so as tocounteract forces of globalization that widen the gap between developedcountries and the Third World.Speaking at the 179th meeting of UNESCO’s Executive Council, Cubandelegate Maria de los Angeles Florez called for an end to the ... read more

Barclays under US investigation for Cuba accounts?

Campaign News | Wednesday, 9 April 2008

London-based Barclays Bank is under investigation by U.S. authorities for dealing with a state sponsor of terrorism nation, a newsletter reports.According to the April edition of the Tampa-based Cuba Trade and Investment News, Barclays revealed the probe in its 2007 annual report, without disclosing the country involved. But in April ... read more

Cuba's organic revolution

Campaign News | Friday, 4 April 2008

Ed Ewing reports for the GuardianThe collapse of the Soviet Union forced Cuba to become self-reliant in its agricultural production. The country's innovative solution was urban organic farming, the creation of 'organoponicos'. But will it survive a change of government?Below the high ceilings of the Telegraph hotel in Bayamo, south-east ... read more

Medical brigades have treated 85 million

Campaign News | Friday, 4 April 2008

More than 85 million people have been seen by Cuban medical personnel,with an estimated 615,000 lives having been saved to date. Thissolidarity reaches all continents.After 45 years of existence, the Cuban Medical Collaboration Programcontinues as a model and a cornerstone of the nation’s internationalpolicy, as well as one the highest ... read more

CSC relocates to Unite offices

Campaign News | Tuesday, 1 April 2008

After nearly 20 years based at the Red Rose Club on Seven Sisters Road in North London, the Cuba Solidarity Campaign moved offices in April.The new office is based at the London Region headquarters of Unite, Britain’s largest union, very close to Manor House tube station on the Piccadilly line."It ... read more