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Cuba Rejects Attempts to 'Destabilize' Nicaragua

News from Cuba | Monday, 30 April 2018

Cuba “denounces the attempts aimed at destabilizing the Republic of Nicaragua..." The Cuban Foreign Ministry has denounced the “interference in internal affairs” and attempts to “destabilize” Nicaragua. The ministry says it is committed “to the principles of the proclamation of Latin America and the Caribbean as a Zone of Peace,” signed in ... read more

Dave Ward, CWU General Secretary, Allan Eldred, CWU Assistant Secretary, Teresita Vicente, Cuban Ambassador and Jamie George, CWU Youth Officer

CWU in solidarity with Cuba

Campaign News | Sunday, 29 April 2018

CWU Fringe Report 2018 CWU delegates attended a packed fringe meeting where speakers included Her Excellency Terestia Vicente, Cuban Ambassador and Dave Ward, CWU General Secretary, at the union’s annual conference in Bournemouth. Dave Ward called for an end of the US blockade and highlighted the huge economic challenges Cuba has had ... read more

Dave Ward, CWU General Secretary, Allan Eldred, CWU Assistant Secretary, Teresita Vicente, Cuban Ambassador and Jamie George, CWU Youth Officer

CWU general secretary pledges increased support for Cuba from the union

Campaign News | Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Morning Star: CWU general secretary Dave Ward pledged increased union support for Cuba at the union’s annual conference today. Mr Ward told a fringe meeting in Bournemouth organised by the Cuba Solidarity Campaign that, despite reorganisation within the CWU, “things like our international work aren’t going to become less important. They ... read more

NEU (NUT Section) delegates Lesley Koranteng, Jenny Christopher, UNISON AGS Roger McKenzie, Julio Pujol, Cuban Embassy, Francisco Dominguez, VSC Secretary

TUC Black Workers in solidarity with Cuba

Campaign News | Monday, 23 April 2018

TUC Black Workers Conference 2018 Fringe Meeting Over 80 people attended a standing room-only Cuba Solidarity Campaign fringe meeting at the TUC Black Workers Conference at Congress House in central London. Julio Pujol, Cuban Embassy Political Counsellor informed delegates, "Despite the move backwards with US-Cuba from President Trump, we still want to ... read more

CSC Director Rob Miller takes part in TV debate on Cuba

Campaign News | Saturday, 21 April 2018

Cuba Solidarity Campaign Director Rob Miller was invited to speak on TRT World’s The Newsmakers programme to discuss the future of Cuba following the island’s recent general elections and election of the new President of the Republic of Cuba, Miguel Diaz-Canel. The other two speakers were from Miami based anti-Cuba organisations. ... read more

Cuba's New President Vows to Defend Socialist Revolution

News from Cuba | Thursday, 19 April 2018

President Miguel Diaz-Canel said the new period would be characterised by "modernization of the economic and social model." Cuba's new president, Miguel Diaz-Canel, began his term on Thursday with a promise to defend the socialist revolution led by the Castro brothers since 1959, giving a sober speech that also emphasised the ... read more

Cuba to Begin Session to Elect New President a Day Early

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Cuba is bringing forward the start of its national assembly session where a new president will be elected to succeed Raul Castro, Cuban state-run Radio Rebelde said Monday. The new assembly, selected in a March vote, had originally been set to meet Thursday but will now start its "constitutive session" ... read more

Kevin Courtney, NEU Joint General Secretary, speaks at the CSC fringe meeting

International solidarity takes centre stage at NEU (NUT Section) Conference

Campaign News | Tuesday, 10 April 2018

NEU (NUT Section) 2018 Conference Report International solidarity with Cuba took the centre stage at the NEU (NUT Section) Conference in Brighton over the Easter weekend. A new large panel display exhibition on education in Cuba greeted delegates arriving at Brighton Centre where CSC organised a packed fringe meeting featuring Cuban teaching ... read more

Minrex: Cuba expresses solidarity and support for Lula

News from Cuba | Monday, 9 April 2018

The Federal Republic of Brazil's Federal Supreme Court rejected the habeas corpus appeal presented by the defense team of the country's former President and leader of the Workers Party, Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva. As has just been confirmed, this decision opens the door to Lula's possible immediate detention, an act ... read more

Cuba Condemns Israel's Killings of Palestinians

News from Cuba | Thursday, 5 April 2018

Cuba has condemned Israel's killings of unarmed Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, where brutal repression by the Israeli Army left 18 dead over the weekend and over 1,400 wounded. The killing continued on Tuesday when a Palestinian from Deir Al Balah, in the center of the Gaza Strip, was shot dead ... read more

Trump approves 20 million dollars for regime change programmes against Cuba

News from Cuba | Monday, 2 April 2018

US President Donald Trump has approved $20 million in funds for subversion within Cuba as part of the US budget for the remainder of the US fiscal year which runs until October 2018. In budget proposals presented in May 2017, Trump had proposed to eliminate funding for such programmes in Cuba. ... read more