Viewing from April 2015

Cuban Ambassador addresses STUC on first visit to Scotland

Campaign News | Thursday, 30 April 2015

The Miami Five are Free - Now End the Blockade! Recently appointed, Cuban Ambassador, Her Excellency, Teresita Vincente, along with her husband, Antonio Rodriguez made her first visit to Scotland recently. On Monday 20th April, they attended the STUC Congress in Ayr. After speaking to a packed Scottish Cuba Solidarity Campaign Fringe, ... read more

What Are the Consequences of Taking Cuba Off the State Sponsors of Terrorism List?

News from Cuba | Monday, 27 April 2015

The April 14th decision to remove Cuba off the State Department's State Sponsors of Terrorism list is the most important, concrete step towards normalization of diplomatic relations with Havana taken by the U.S. government since the Carter Administration. It has both tangible and intangible implications of historical importance to Cuba's ... read more

Cuba to Export Cancer Vaccine to US, New York Governor Confirms

News from Cuba | Friday, 24 April 2015

The New York government and business delegation to Cuba also hope to pressure the U.S. Congress to end its blockade on Cuba The New York government and business delegation to Cuba also hope to pressure the U.S. Congress to end its blockade on Cuba. The Cuban Immunology Center and the Roswell Park ... read more

Buy your tickets for the Garden Party for Cuba here today!

News from Cuba | Friday, 24 April 2015

7pm Wednesday 17 June 2015 - Organised by RMT & Cuba Solidarity Campaign CSC invites you to come and celebrate freedom for the Miami Five and show solidarity with Cuba with friends from across the Labour and Trade Union movement - at the event of the summer With live music, buffet, FREE ... read more

Republicans Look to Maintain Blockade After Failing to Prevent Cuba's Removal From US Terror List

News from Cuba | Friday, 24 April 2015

With Republicans unable to stop Cuba's removal from U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism, they plan to focus on maintaining the economic blockadeThe path to clear Cuba from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism appeared to overcome another hurdle when Republican lawmakers announced that they would not ... read more

Why Cuba Won’t Extradite Assata Shakur

News from Cuba | Thursday, 23 April 2015

By Matt Peppe, CounterpunchAs negotiations continue between the governments of the United States and Cuba over the normalization of relations, the U.S. State Department has claimed Cuba is willing to discuss the extradition of political refugee Assata Shakur.While it may seem that Cuba would gladly make such a seemingly minor ... read more

Watch: A special interview with Gerardo Hernandez recorded for the Cuba Solidarity Campaign

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 22 April 2015

“To everyone reading this, I say one word. THANKYOU” Gerardo Hernández, a member of the Miami Five who was unjustly imprisoned in a US jail for 16 years, gave a special interview to CubaSí magazine in March when he spoke to CSC Director Rob Miller in Havana. Click on the link at ... read more

TUC Black Workers Fringe Meeting Report

Campaign News | Monday, 20 April 2015

Standing room only for packed meeting at TUC Black Workers ConferenceJorge Luis Garcia, Cuban Embassy Political Counsellor, spoke at a standing room only fringe meeting at the TUC Black Workers Conference, at Congress House, London.Jorge said how there are “still many hurdles in the way of normalising relations with the ... read more

Top GOP, Democratic Consultants to Push Congress to End Cuba Embargo

News from Cuba | Thursday, 16 April 2015

WASHINGTON—A group of heavy-hitting political operatives are setting up a new campaign to press Congress to repeal the long-standing trade and travel embargo with Cuba. Engage Cuba, a new nonprofit advocacy group launching next month, will lobby Congress to repeal the ban against doing business in or traveling to the island ... read more

Cuba will continue to defend the ideas for which our people have assumed the greatest sacrifices and risks

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 15 April 2015

President Raul Castro's historic speech at the 7th Summit of the Americas in PanamaPresident Raúl Castro Ruz thanked the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean for their solidarity, which enabled Cuba to participate on an equal footing in this hemispheric forum, as well as the President of the Republic ... read more

Cuba Recognises US Exclusion From Terrorist Sponsor List

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Josefina Vidal said Cuba should have never been included in the list in the first placeThrough a statement, the island's Foreign Ministry greeted President Obama's decision but reminded the numerous terrorist acts that Cuba has faced.The Cuban Foreign Ministry greeted Tuesday the decision taken by United States President Barack Obama ... read more

CSC National Secretary receives Steve Sinnott International Solidarity Award

Campaign News | Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Bernard Regan receives inaugural AwardBernard Regan, Cuba Solidarity Campaign National Secretary, received a new award at the 2015 NUT Conference.The new award was established to recognise National Union of Teachers (NUT) members who have made outstanding contributions to international solidarity. It seeks to foster and celebrate work done on the ... read more

Obama officially asks Congress to remove Cuba off terror list

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 14 April 2015

The United States no longer wants to list Cuba a state sponsor of terrorism, the White House announced. Its removal is a key step in President Barack Obama’s plan to normalize relations between the US and Cuba.Obama submitted the legally required report and certification documents required to Congress to officially ... read more

Raul Castro's speech at the Summit of the Americas - english transcript

News from Cuba | Saturday, 11 April 2015

His Excellency Juan Carlos Varela, President of the Republic of Panama;Presidents and Prime Ministers;Distinguished guests;I appreciate the solidarity of all Latin American and Caribbean countries that made possible Cuba's participation in this hemispheric forum on equal footing, andI thank the President of the Republic of Panama for the kind invitation ... read more

Raul Castro Delivers Historic Speech to Summit of the Americas | News

News from Cuba | Saturday, 11 April 2015

Cuban president Raul Castro addressed the Summit of the Americas for the first time on Saturday, and called for an end to the U.S. blockade against his country.Castro said the decades-old blockade has harmed the Cuban people, and is a “violation of international law.”He said today the United States owes ... read more

Cuba reveals US-backed plot in Summit of the Americas

News from Cuba | Saturday, 11 April 2015

The Cuban delegation to the Summit of the Peoples underway in Panama City revealed details of a meeting held by US-paid mercenaries and officials from that government to discuss how to act during the Civil Society Forum.The Cuban representatives gave the media a document stating that such a meeting was ... read more

Raul Castro and Barack Obama Meeting Could Impact Hemisphere

News from Cuba | Saturday, 11 April 2015

In their first ever official meeting, U.S. President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro met in Panama Saturday.In his remarks, Obama said that there will obviously still be deep and signifnicant differences between U.S. and Cuban governments, but he appreciated Raul Castro’s spirit of respect and civility and he ... read more

Che?s Daughter Rejects Presence in Panama of Man that Murdered her Father

News from Cuba | Friday, 10 April 2015

Aleida Guevara, daughter of Cuban-Argentinean revolutionary Ernesto Che Guevara, described as shameful the presence in the activities of the Summit of the Americas of Felix Rodriguez Mendigutia, who was directly involved in the assassination of her father, in Bolivia."In was a nonsense decision by whoever admitted him, said Guevara and ... read more

Cuba's Civil Society Delegation Not Present in Meeting with Presidents

News from Cuba | Friday, 10 April 2015

The entire Cuban delegation to the Civil Society Forum has decided NOT to participate in the dialogue that the representatives of this meeting were going to have on Friday with a group of leaders present in Panama for the 7th Summit of the Americas.Rosa Maria Perez, president of the Cuban ... read more

US State Department recommends removing Cuba from terrorism list

Campaign News | Thursday, 9 April 2015

The State Department has sent a recommendation to the White House that Cuba be removed from the State Sponsors of Terrorism List, paving the way for the White House to announce its intent to de-list Cuba as early as Thursday, two administration officials tell CNN.In making the recommendation, the State ... read more

Che Guevara Murderer Attending Summit of the Americas

News from Cuba | Thursday, 9 April 2015

According to Yoanislandia, quoting “friends in solidarity with Cuba,” the man who murdered Ernesto “Che” Guevara, Felix Rodriguez, arrived in Panama on Tuesday to attend the Summit of the Americas forums.Rodriguez is a Cuban and an ex-CIA agent. He is also known for having participated in the Bay of Pigs ... read more

US Blockade Must End Before Full Relations Restored says Cuban Vice President

News from Cuba | Thursday, 9 April 2015

On the eve of the seventh Summit of the Americas, Cuba showed signs Wednesday of accepting that the five-decade U.S. economic blockade on the island would be lifted in a second stage of the process of restoring diplomatic relations with Washington.However, the island's government insists that while the blockade remains ... read more

US closing in on recommendation to remove Cuba from state terrorism list

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Reuters ReportThe U.S. State Department is closing in on a decision to recommend removal of Cuba from its list of countries accused of sponsoring terrorism, days before President Barack Obama attends a regional summit with his Cuban counterpart Raul Castro.Obama ordered the review after announcing a diplomatic breakthrough with Havana ... read more

Given the presence of mercenaries, Cuban delegation abandons Civil Society Forum

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 8 April 2015

On Wednesday 8 April, the representatives of the Cuban delegation temporarily abandoned the Civil Society forum of the 7th Summit of the Americas, given the unacceptable presence of a group of mercenaries, previously denounced by the delegation.The Cuban contingent returned to the workshops this afternoon demanding that the accreditation issued ... read more

Summit of the Americas Civil Socity Forum Kicks Off Amid Controversy

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Hundreds of civil society leaders from across the region are gathering in Panama City, April 8-10, for the Hemispheric Civil Society and Social Actors forum, to address themes such as democratic governance, security and citizen participation.However, the meeting, which takes place just before the start of the Summit of the ... read more

NUT welcome Cuban teacher to annual conference

Campaign News | Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Over eighty delegates attended the Cuba Solidarity Campaign and Venezuela Solidarity Campaign fringe meeting, chaired by NUT International Officer Dave Harvey, at the 2015 National Union of Teachers (NUT) Conference in Harrogate.Gertrudis Simon Pineda, from the SNTECD (National Union of Education, Science and Sport workers in Cuba), spoke of the ... read more

Volunteer at Festivals for CSC

Campaign News | Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Help Cuba Solidarity Campaign raise funds by volunteering on Workers Beer festival bars this summerDo you want to help Cuba Solidarity Campaign raise funds?Are you over 18 and willing to work on bars at music festivals; Glastonbury, Latitude, Leeds, Reading and others?If so, please register your interest by completing and ... read more

Cuba Denounces Presence of 'Mercenaries' in Americas Summits

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 7 April 2015

The official Cuban delegation to the parallel forums for the Summit of the Americas denounced the presence of people who have “betrayed” the country in those forums, saying that their participation was not acceptable.The delegates were referring to Cubans paid by the United States to “distort Cuba’s reality.”“We recogize the ... read more