Viewing from April 2021

What the Imperialists cannot forgive - Fidel Castro's speech in advance of the Bay of Pigs invasion

News from Cuba | Friday, 16 April 2021

Following the attack on Cuban airfields on 15 April 1961 to prepare the way for the Bay of Pigs invasion two days later, Fidel Castro’s gave a speech on 16 April to honor the seven Cubans killed during the attack. During the speech he talked publicly for the first time ... read more

Cuba's first nurseries celebrate 60th anniversary

News from Cuba | Saturday, 10 April 2021

On April 10 1961, the first three nursery schools (círculos infantiles) were opened in Cuba, an the initiative of Fidel Castro, and Vilma Espín as president of the Federation of Cuban Women. The first three circulos to open in Havana - Camilo Cienfuegos, Ciro Frías and Fulgencio Oroz - celebrate ... read more

Condolences on the passing of Gilda Chacón Bravo

Campaign News | Friday, 9 April 2021

CSC is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of our dear friend and comrade Gilda Chacón Bravo, who died on 8 April 2021. As European Officer for the Cuban Trade Union Federation (CTC – Central de Trabajadores de Cuba) Gilda looked after hundreds of British trade unionists who passed through ... read more

Cuban Parliament thanks EU mediation to US president

News from Cuba | Friday, 9 April 2021

Cuba's Parliament has thanked the European Union (EU) for confirming it will ask US President Joe Biden to exclude Cuba from the list of states sponsor to terrorism. On Twitter, Vice President of the National Assembly of People's Power (ANPP) Ana Mari Machado expressed her gratitude at the request of the ... read more

Win tickets to Cuba in our 2021 Blockade Buster Raffle!

Campaign News | Wednesday, 7 April 2021

With a fabulous first prize of two return flights to Cuba, why not try your luck in the CSC Blockade Buster Raffle? This draw is a fantastic way to support CSC and maybe win a great prize. 1st prize: TWO RETURN FLIGHT TICKETS TO CUBA (two economy class low season flight ... read more

Inside Cuba's race to vaccine sovereignty

News from Cuba | Thursday, 1 April 2021

The sign on the door was written by hand and the lights were turned off to save electricity, but inside the clinic Cuban doctors were administering what they say is a cutting-edge vaccine against the coronavirus. Despite a worsening economy and increased US sanctions, the communist-run island has pulled off a ... read more

EVENT: The ‘Year of Education’ Celebrating teachers and the 60th Anniversary of the Cuba’s National Literacy Campaign

Campaign News | Thursday, 1 April 2021

The ‘Year of Education’Celebrating teachers and the 60th Anniversary of the Cuba’s National Literacy Campaign NEU Conference fringe meetingWednesday 7 April, 3.30-4.30pm with guest speakers from CubaNiurka Gonzalez Obera, General Secretary, Cuban Education Union (SNTECD)Volunteer brigadistas of the 1961 Literacy CampaignplusKevin Courtney, Joint General Secretary, NEU Alpha Kane, Literacy brigades specialistKaren Parkin, ... read more

Against the odds, Cuba could become a coronavirus vaccine powerhouse

News from Cuba | Thursday, 1 April 2021

Cuban leader Fidel Castro vowed to build a biotech juggernaut in the Caribbean, advancing the idea in the early 1980s with six researchers in a tiny Havana lab.Forty years later, the communist island nation could be on the cusp of a singular breakthrough: Becoming the world’s smallest country to develop ... read more