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US National Security Advisor John Bolton speaking to veterans of the failed Bay of Pigs invasion

US takes its blockade of Cuba to unprecedented levels

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 23 April 2019

The Trump administration has announced the most severe economic sanctions against Cuba since the blockade was first introduced in 1962. Speaking in Miami on 17 April, the 58th anniversary of the failed Bay of Pigs invasion, National Security Advisor John Bolton announced the end of virtually all non-family travel to the ... read more

Play for Cuba appeal send-off at the NEU Conference 2019 in Liverpool

NEU helps break the blockade with thousands of instruments sent to Cuba

Campaign News | Thursday, 18 April 2019

The first ever National Education Union conference took place in Liverpool in April, and delegates particpated in three fantastic actions to show solidarity with the Cuban people against the US blockade. While the US government was announcing measures to intensify the blockade, the UK's largest teaching union hosted Maida Bisset Despaign, ... read more

Cuba denounces new US measures

News from Cuba | Sunday, 14 April 2019

On 11 April, the US Vice President Mike Pence told the United Nations Security Council that the United States would soon “announce additional action to hold Cuba accountable for its malign influence in Venezuela.” The threat came a week after the Trump administration introduced sanctions against two shipping companies that transport ... read more

Cuba working hard for the return of its doctors kidnapped in Kenya

News from Cuba | Sunday, 14 April 2019

Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel said the government was working tirelessly for the return of two doctors kidnapped in Kenya. 'Cuba is working tirelessly for the safe return of Assel and Landy, our doctors kidnapped in Kenya,' the president wrote on his Twitter account. 'With them and their loved ones we ... read more

President: Helms-Burton Act Reinforces Economic Siege of Cuba

News from Cuba | Sunday, 14 April 2019

Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel said on Saturday at the People''s Power National Assembly (Parliament) that the Helms-Burton Act reinforces the economic siege of the Caribbean island. Washington is trying to activate that law aimed at taking us back to the beginning of history when we were a slave nation of ... read more

Diaz-Canel Denounces US Escalation of Aggressiveness

News from Cuba | Sunday, 14 April 2019

Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel on Saturday denounced at the People''s Power National Assembly (Parliament) the escalation of the United States'' aggressiveness against Latin American countries in its effort to build an alternative to savage capitalism. When speaking at Havana's Convention Center at the closing of the third extraordinary session of the ... read more

Cuban Parliament Approves Declaration Condemning Helms-Burton Act

News from Cuba | Sunday, 14 April 2019

The People''s Power National Assembly (Parliament) on Saturday condemned the hostile policy by the Government of the United States against the Caribbean island and the Helms-Burton Act, a genocidal extraterritorial project against the Cuban people. The president of the International Relations Commission, Yolanda Ferrer, read the document that ratifies total commitment ... read more

Play for Cuba – the final send off

Campaign News | Thursday, 11 April 2019

More than 600 instruments have been collected for the Play for Cuba appeal. They include 180 guitars, three double basses, around 80 violins, violas and cellos, drums and brass and wind instruments. An amazing baby grand piano - worth thousands of pounds - has been donated and is destined for ... read more

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

Pompeo extends ban on U.S. lawsuits against foreign firms in Cuba

News from Cuba | Thursday, 4 April 2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday extended by two weeks to May 1 a ban on U.S. lawsuits against foreign firms doing business in Cuba. He did not give a reason for the extension. The administration of President Donald Trump announced on March 4 it would allow ... read more

Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell

Spain rejects possible U.S. lawsuits against foreign firms in Cuba

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 3 April 2019

MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell has told the U.S. administration that Spain is concerned about Washington’s potential decision to allow U.S. citizens to sue foreign firms doing business in Cuba, the foreign ministry said on Wednesday. The U.S. decision relates the use of property confiscated by the Cuban ... read more

Some 40 members have the brigade have departed for areas affected by Hurricane Idai

The honour of helping Mozambique

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 2 April 2019

A medical brigade from the Henry Reeve Contingent, specialised in disaster situations and serious epidemics, is saving lives in this sister African country Damage caused by Hurricane Idai in Mozambique has once again mobilised Cuban solidarity, with a medical brigade from the Henry Reeve Contingent, specialised in disaster situations and serious ... read more