Viewing from May 2005

Venezuela rallies over Posada

Campaign News | Sunday, 29 May 2005

Thousands march in CaracasCaracas, 28 May: Tens of thousands of Venezuelans have rallied in the capital Caracas to demand the US extradites a Cuban exile accused of bombing an airliner in 1976.The march came a day after the US rejected Venezuela's request for it to arrest Cuban-born Luis Posada Carriles, ... read more

Cuba develops new cholera vaccine

Campaign News | Sunday, 29 May 2005

Field trials beginHAVANA, May 28: Cuban scientists have developed a new cholera vaccine and are ready to do "field testing" in Africa before it is marketed worldwide, officials said.The vaccine is derived from a live strain of a genetically modified bacillus that transmits cholera. It was successfully tested on 100 ... read more

Scottish MSP to seek meeting with Fidel during anti-terrorism conference

Campaign News | Sunday, 29 May 2005

Rosie Kane expresses Cuban solidarityEdinburgh, May 29:Scottish Socialist Party MSP Rosie Kane is to seek a meeting with Cuba's leader Fidel Castro to express support for his stance against the US Government.She has been invited to speak at a conference in Havana on Thursday.The conference will urge the US to ... read more

Hitting Rock Bottom - The Bush administration's shameful rejection of Venezuela's extradition request

Campaign News | Saturday, 28 May 2005

They say the evidence against him is 'not sufficient'From the Counicl on Hemispheric Affairs, Washington D.C.The State Department’s summary and insulting rejection of the extradition request issued by the government of Venezuela for Cuban exile Luis Posada Carriles was as shocking as it was predictable.The decision not to hand over ... read more

Cuba says US must try Posada if he's not extradited

Campaign News | Thursday, 26 May 2005

Full text of Fidel's speech reproduced belowCARACAS, Venezuela May 26 - The United States would be obliged under international law to try Cuban exile Luis Posada Carriles on terrorism charges if it fails to extradite him to Venezuela to face trial for a bomb attack 30 years ago, a senior ... read more

Posada Carriles: The declassified files

Campaign News | Saturday, 21 May 2005

CIA and FBI documents detail career in international terrorism and connection to US D.C. May 18, 2005 - The National Security Archive today posted additional documents that show that the CIA had concrete advance intelligence, as early as June 1976, on plans by Cuban exile terrorist groups to bomb a ... read more

Send a letter to Bush calling for Posada's extradition

Campaign News | Friday, 20 May 2005

Washington conference demands Posada be extraditedThe National Committee to Free the Cuban Five is participating in the campaign organized by the anti-war coalition A.N.S.W.E.R. to demandno asylum to anti-Cuba terrorist Luis Posada Carriles. Below is a report on the press conference that the A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition organized announcing that more than ... read more

So-called dissident rally reveals weakness of the US policy

Campaign News | Friday, 20 May 2005

Some refuse to take part, saying it was sponsored by Miami emigresHAVANA, May 20 - In what the international media called an unprecedented event, about 100 so-called dissidents from disparate groups opposed to the Cuban revolution gathered publicly on Friday and chanted "Down with Fidel" before an aufdience of international ... read more

Cuba to dump Windows for Linux

Campaign News | Thursday, 19 May 2005

Gradual shift will save moneyHavana May 18: Cuba will gradually switch to the open-source Linux operating system for its state computers, eliminating its exclusive use of Microsoft Windows, the government daily Juventud Rebelde reported on Tuesday.Roberto del Puerto, director of the state office of information technology, told the daily that ... read more

Reporters without Borders unmasked

Campaign News | Thursday, 19 May 2005

Its Secret Deal with Otto Reich to Wreck Cuba's EconomyBy DIANA BARAHONAWhen Robert Menard founded Reporters Without Borders twenty years ago, he gave his group a name which evokes another French organization respected worldwide for its humanitarian work and which maintains a strict neutrality in political conflicts ? Doctors Without ... read more

Charges put Castro foe in legal limbo

Campaign News | Thursday, 19 May 2005

Status of Cuban exile is quandary for U.S.WASHINGTON May 20 -- A potentially lengthy process to determine the ultimate destination of accused terrorist Luis Posada Carriles began in earnest Thursday, a day after the government lodged an immigration violation charge against the anti-Castro militant turned post-Sept. 11 U.S. diplomatic quandary.The ... read more

Fidel's speech to the march against terrorism

Campaign News | Wednesday, 18 May 2005

Cuban leader calls for the arrest of Posada CarrilesHavana, May 17 -President Fidel Castro headed a march of over a million Cubans on Tuesday morning to protest against terrorism and demand the arrest of the terrorist Luis Posada Carriles, who is seeking asylum in the United States.Wearing his traditional green ... read more

No operation waiting lists in Cuba says report

Campaign News | Tuesday, 17 May 2005

Effective primary care the key to keeping operations downLas Tunas, Cuba, May 13- Different from many other Latin American countries, no patient in Cuba ended up waiting for surgery in 2004; and so far this year, some 7,887 operations have been performed in Cuba's eastern province of Las Tunas - ... read more

China pledges long-term friendship with Cuba

Campaign News | Tuesday, 17 May 2005

Top national advisor in HavanaHAVANA May 17: China's top national advisor Jia Qinglin says China will continue to seek long-term friendship with Cuba.Jia made the pledge on Saturday when meeting with Raul Castro Ruz, first vice-president of the Cuban Council of State and of the Council of Ministers.Despite their geographical ... read more

ABC News: Cuba wants terrorist arrested

Campaign News | Monday, 16 May 2005

This report was posted on the ABC news website on May 16HAVANA May 16: Night after night, Fidel Castro has been on television demanding the United States arrest a Cuban exile sought in an airliner bombing that killed 73 people three decades ago.He takes his campaign to the streets on ... read more

The Guardian: Rum deal over cancelled Cuba bookings

Campaign News | Saturday, 14 May 2005

US Travel company stops UK subisidiairies selling Cuba as a destinationCompensation wrangle as Ebookers drops trips, writes Richard ColbeySaturday May 14, 2005The GuardianThe latest example of the travel industry's seeming belief that it can cancel holidays at will is Ebooker's decision not to honour bookings to Cuba. What is striking ... read more

US to blame for all terrorism against Cuba,says Fidel

Campaign News | Saturday, 14 May 2005

Cuban leader details sordid historyHavana, May 12: Cuban President Fidel Castro laid blame on the United States government for all acts of terrorism against Cuba, accusing Washington of initially using war criminals fleeing the island immediately after the revolution.In a special televised appearance Thursday, the Cuban leader labelled these individuals ... read more

Fidel Castro: The Media in US Recognize Posada Carriles as a Terrorist

Campaign News | Friday, 13 May 2005

New York Times: Case of Cuban emigre could test the U.S. definition of terroristHavana May 13: Cuban President Fidel Castro said the media in the United States and other countries widely recognize Luis Posada Carriles as being a terrorist who is hiding out in the US.The Cuban leader maintained his ... read more

Reporters sans Frontiers hired by Otto Reich, cashes cheques from Washington

Campaign News | Tuesday, 10 May 2005

NGO admits what it previously deniedBY JEAN-GUY ALLARD-Special for Granma InternationalTHE mask of Robert Ménard, who eight months ago still denied having any ties to the United States government, is falling off in chunks and pieces with every week that passes.The latest information - after the revelation in Paris of ... read more

Cuba, Venezuela offer medial assistance to other countries

Campaign News | Monday, 9 May 2005

Miracle mission to save the sight of thousandsHavana May 9 - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on May 8 said that his country and Cuba will carry out a programme entitled "Mision Milagro" (Miracle Mission) with the aim of bringing light to the poor people with eye diseases in the Latin ... read more

AudioSlave band performs in Cuba

Campaign News | Monday, 9 May 2005

First concert by US rock group in 40 yearsHavana 8 May - About 50,000 Cubans, mostly youngsters, flocked to the Jose Marti anti-imperialist forum in Havana to enjoy a music show performed by the American rock band AudioSlave.The first show of AudioSlave, the first American band to perform on the ... read more

Official: Bolton hyped strength of Cuba, Syria

Campaign News | Sunday, 8 May 2005

Pressure grows on Bush UN nomineeWASHINGTON May 7 - John R. Bolton, nominated to be U.N. ambassador, vastly overrated the military might of Syria and Cuba and had to be talked into toning down his assessments, a former senior intelligence official told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee staff Friday.Robert L. ... read more

Analysis: Hugo Chavez Frias and the Sense of History

Campaign News | Tuesday, 3 May 2005

Michael Keefer of ZNet Magazine reports on the recent speech by the Venezuelan leader in HavanaZNet Magazine May 3Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez Frias delivered a major summary of his government's current international initiatives today at an event which combined a moment of intense Venezuelan-Cuban diplomatic and commercial interactions with the ... read more

Fidel Castro: May Day Speech in Full

Campaign News | Tuesday, 3 May 2005

Mammoth May Day demonstration in HavanaSPEECH GIVEN BY COMMANDER IN CHIEF FIDEL CASTRO RUZ, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF CUBA AT THE INTERNATIONAL MAY DAY CELEBRATION IN REVOLUTION SQUARE ON MAY 1, 2005., hold on for just a bit longer, because today you will be lucky and I won’t be ... read more

Cuba reveals secret role in Vietnam War

Campaign News | Sunday, 1 May 2005

Engineers helped to build Ho Chi Minh trailHavana, May 03: Cuba has disclosed that its military engineers took part in the widening of the famous Ho Chi Minh trail in the midst of Vietnam's War with the United States, according to an interview with a Cuban participant in the official ... read more