Viewing from April 2012

Actors and artists flock to the opening of Miami Five Art exhibition

Campaign News | Tuesday, 24 April 2012

"I can not express the honour I have to see my son's humble work, painted from his prison cell, exhibited here, alongside the work of such great Cuban and international artists." Mirta Rodriguez, mother of Miami Five prisoner Antonio Guerrero, was speaking to the hundreds of guests who packed the ... read more

The Cuba-Venezuela Health Agreement: Over 50,000 Patients Treated

News from Cuba | Friday, 20 April 2012

From the Cuban News AgencyMore than 50,000 Venezuelans have received medical treatment in Cuba, said Mary Cedeño and Joel Perez, members of the social movement of patients benefited from the Comprehensive Health Agreement existing between the two countries.The www.cubaminrex. cu Web site refers that during an interview granted to Venezolana ... read more

Guardian runs story on Miami Five Art exhibition - 'Cuban art: banged up abroad'

Campaign News | Thursday, 19 April 2012

Two of the artists featured in a new exhibition will definitely not be present on the opening night. Instead of mingling with fellow artists in London's West End, they will each be spending the time in a high-security cell in a penitentiary in the US.The pair, Antonio Guerrero and Gerardo ... read more

Miami Five family members arrive in Britain for Beyond the Frame

Campaign News | Thursday, 19 April 2012

photo: Mirta and Maruchi on their arrival in Britain with the Guardian article published on the same day and a copy of the exhibition catalogueMaría Eugenia (Maruchi) Guerrero and Mirta Rodriguez, sister and mother of Antonio Guerrero arrived in Britain this morning (19 April) to take part in a major ... read more

Miramar: a dream comes true

Campaign News | Sunday, 15 April 2012

On 30 and 31 March 2012, after seven long years of fundraising, planning, building and work by thousands of people in Cuba and Britain, the newly renovated Miramar Theatre in Havana opened it’s doors for the first time.A spectacular gala performance featured students from all of Havana’s arts schools, and ... read more

Future America summits face boycott

News from Cuba | Sunday, 15 April 2012

Latin American countries have declared that they will boycott future hemispheric summits if Cuba not invited to attend.
Calls to end the isolation of Cuba became a focus for the sixth Summit of the Americas organised by the 34-nation Organisation of American States (OAS) in April. 
Cuba was banned from the ... read more

Good Friday becomes public holiday

News from Cuba | Sunday, 15 April 2012

Cuba declared Good Friday a public holiday in March following Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to the island. 
The Pope made this request during a meeting with President Raúl Castro. All religious holidays had been ended after the revolution, although the Christmas Day was reinstated as a national holiday following a ... read more

Workers celebrate May Day

Campaign News | Sunday, 15 April 2012

Workers from nearly 30 countries will travel to Cuba to celebrate International Workers' Day on 1 May 2012. 
In a press conference in Havana on 12 April, the general secretary of the Cuban Workers' Confederation (CTC), Salvador Valdes Mesa, announced that more than 1,500 solidarity activists from all continents will ... read more

First National Meeting of Harley Davidson

News from Cuba | Sunday, 15 April 2012

Cuba hosted its first National Meeting of Harley-Davidson in April. The event took place at beach resort of Varadero, where so called Harlistas from across the country came together to show their motorcycles.In interview with Prensa Latina, the event coordinator, Max Cucchi said the idea was to bring together lovers ... read more

Beyond The Frame

Campaign News | Friday, 13 April 2012

by Carole ReganBeyond The Frame, a major exhibition and sale of Cuban contemporary art, opens in London on April 23.The event, hosted by the Cuba Solidarity Campaign, will be one of the most prestigious exhibitions of contemporary Cuban art ever held in Britain.Alongside the Cuban work by 26 painters, 20 ... read more

Rene Gonzalez spends two weeks in Cuba

News from Cuba | Friday, 13 April 2012

Rene Gonzalez, one of the Miami Five antiterrorists unjustly serving harsh sentences in the United States, is back in Florida after spending two weeks visiting his seriously ill brother. 
Having completed his 13-year sentence, René is currently on parole and required to remain in the US for a further three ... read more

Correa Confirms He will not Attend Summit of the Americas

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 3 April 2012

by Heidy Morin Rueda for Prensa LatinaEcuadorian President Rafael Correa said that as long as he is the head of State, Ecuador will not attend any "Summit of the Americas" until the decisions required by the Americas are made.In a letter, released by official media, to Colombian President Juan Manuel ... read more