Viewing from May 2006

Florida law bans academic travel to Cuba

Campaign News | Wednesday, 31 May 2006

A new state law will crack down on educational trips to Cuba and the use of state money to travel to any of the other four states designated as 'terrorist.'TALLAHASSEE, Florida 31 May - Colleges and universities in Florida now are banned from using state money to travel to such ... read more

US trying to block Cuba from UN Human Rights council

Campaign News | Tuesday, 30 May 2006

Campaign aimed at stopping Cuba from becoming member of new bodyMEXICO CITY, April 15 - The United States government is carrying out a campaign to prevent Cuba from entering the UN Human Rights Council, the Mexican daily La Jornada revealed Saturday.In a dispatch by its correspondent in Geneva, Switzerland, the ... read more

Cuba denounces huge toll of terrorism through the last 45 years

Campaign News | Tuesday, 30 May 2006

United Nations Security Council hears evidence against USNew York, 30 May (Prensa Latina: At Tuesday?s UN Security Council meeting on Threats Caused by Terrorism, Cuban Ambassador Ileana Nunez denounced the high cost of terrorist actions, mostly organized from US territory, throughout the last 45 years.Nunez recalled the 3,478 deaths and ... read more

US producer risks jail for film shot in Cuba

Campaign News | Tuesday, 30 May 2006

Cuban-American filmmaker Luis Moro shot a film in Havana without permission to protest against blockadeNew York 30 May: Cuban-American filmmaker Luis Moro made a protest against the long-standing US trade and travel blockade against Cuba by making a film there.Moro's "Love and Suicide" was showing last week in East New ... read more

Cuban emigre pleads not guilty to weapons cache charge

Campaign News | Monday, 29 May 2006

Robert Ferro stashed nearly 1,400 machine guns, grenades and rifles in his Los Angeles home to help a paramilitary group overthrow President Fidel CastroLos Angeles 26 May - A man accused of illegally storing 1,400 guns in his home pleaded not guilty to federal weapons charges on Wednesday.Robert Ferro, who ... read more

Pakistan medical mission arrives in Havana to heroes' welcome

Campaign News | Saturday, 27 May 2006

President Musharraf says the example will always be in the hearts of his peopleHavana 27 May: YESTERDAY afternoon, President Fidel Castro Ruz received the final group of medical personnel that provided assistance in the most remote regions of Pakistan, following the earthquake that occurred last October 8.At the ceremony to ... read more

Fidel calls Forbes Magazine and US "slanderers and liars"

Campaign News | Thursday, 25 May 2006

They must apologise for what they have said, says Cuban leaderHavana 24 May: Cuban President Fidel Castro has branded the US government and Forbes magazine as "liars and slanderers," and demanded an apology for saying he had amassed a personal wealth of $900 million."They have to ask for an apology ... read more

New book on Fidel intended for the new generations, says author

Campaign News | Tuesday, 23 May 2006

100 Hours with Fidel is already a huge hit in SpainBY JEAN-GUY ALLARD of Granma International newspaper"MY book is intended for the new generations that have not had access to the thoughts, to the work of Fidel Castro and that have difficulty learning about his work due to the wall ... read more

Outstanding revolutionary psychiatrist dies

Campaign News | Monday, 22 May 2006

Prize winning Dr Bernabe Ordaz was devout Catholic who fought in the revolution and later went on to revolutionise psychiatric careHavana, 22 May: Dr. Eduardo Bernabe Ordaz, a doctor who fought in the Cuban revolution before being head of Havana's Psychiatric Hospital for more than four decades, has died at ... read more

US poor on their way to Venezuela for treatment in Operation Miracle

Campaign News | Saturday, 20 May 2006

Cuban/ Venezuelan project to restore sight to the needy reaches the USCaracas, May 19 (Prensa Latina) The first group of US citizens will arrive in Venezuela on the Fourth of July, as part of Operation Miracle that provides free ophthalmology surgery for poor patients from the continent, and soon from ... read more

New Bush plan for Cuba is delayed, say officials

Campaign News | Friday, 19 May 2006

Commission Report will not be delivered on timeWASHINGTON 18 May: The long-awaited update from the Commission for Assistance to a Free Cuba, the keystone of the Bush regime's policy toward the island, will not be delivered to the White House as scheduled on Saturday May 20, but should be in ... read more

Cuba has massively cut energy consumption

Campaign News | Thursday, 18 May 2006

Island is saving $60 million dollars per year in fuel costsHavana, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Thanks to the Energy Revolution afoot, Cuba is currently consuming two million kWh less, equivalent to 600 tons of fuel daily and a savings of 60 million dollars a year.On May Day, President Fidel Castro ... read more

US cites Venezuelan links to Cuba in arms sales ban

Campaign News | Wednesday, 17 May 2006

State department spokesman says intelligence cooperation with Cuba and Iran determined actionWashington 16 May: The Bush regime is citing alleged Venezuelan intelligence links to Cuba and Iran as a reason behind its decision on Monday to ban arms sales to Caracas.The State Department said on Monday that the decision to ... read more

For US humanitarian groups Cuba 'might as well be Siberia'

Campaign News | Tuesday, 16 May 2006

Bush restrictions are shutting down nonprofit efforts in the islandWashington, 16 May: Cuba may be only 90 miles from Florida's shore, but for American nonprofit groups that want to work there, it might as well be Siberia.The longstanding US embargo against the island, designed to bring down Fidel Castro's government, ... read more

Chavez in London praises Cuba and proclaims a new era for Latin America

Campaign News | Monday, 15 May 2006

Cuba, Venezuela and Bolivia are a 'new left bloc' says PresidentLondon 15 May: Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez yestereday praised the Cuban revolution and proclaimed in London the beginning of a "new era”" in Latin America.A "major force bloc" of left wing governments such as Cuba, Brazil, Bolivia, Argentina is being ... read more

Battle looms as US realises that Cuba has oil reserves

Campaign News | Sunday, 14 May 2006

How the policy of hatred has backfiredWashington 13 May: Whether society is high-tech or low-tech, you still need access to natural resources. Now a big fight is heating up as an embarrassed US realizes that Cuba controls a lot of oil.Here are excerpts from an article being circulated by ... read more

May Day: Fidel's speech in full

Campaign News | Saturday, 13 May 2006

Nothing can stop us, says Cuban PresidentAddress by Commander in Chief Fidel Castro Ruz, President of the Republic of Cuba, for the International Workers' Day ceremony held in Revolution Square May Day, 2006, “Year of the Energy Revolution in Cuba”.Dear fellow Cubans,Distinguished guests,I will begin exactly where I left my ... read more

Vienna Summit a victory, says Cuban Vice President

Campaign News | Saturday, 13 May 2006

First time such a meeting has condemned blockadeVienna, May 12 (Prensa Latina): The final declaration of the IV Europe-Latin America and Caribbean Summit is a victory for the Cuban Revolution, declared Vice President of the State Council Carlos Lage at the close of the ministerial session in Vienna Thursday.The foreign ... read more

US bans Puerto Ricans from Cuba

Campaign News | Friday, 12 May 2006

Olympic hopefuls denied chance to qualifyHavana, 12 May (Prensa Latina) The Central American and Caribbean Triathlon meet will kick off at Santa Maria beach today with the participation of eleven nations except Puerto Rico, as the US anti-Cuban laws precluded its athletes from travelling to Havana.The absence of Puerto Rican ... read more

Drought-struck Cuba feeling relief

Campaign News | Friday, 12 May 2006

Heavy rains repenish reservoirsSantiago de Cuba, May 24 (ACN) The intense drought that hit the eastern part of the island has diminished in the eastern province of Santiago de Cuba, where five of its municipalities have recovered their reservoir levels; they are currently at 97 percent capacity.<its first meeting in ... read more

Visitors flocking to learn about Cuba

Campaign News | Thursday, 11 May 2006

Record tourism figures reportedHavana, 11 May: Cuba received 2,319,334 foreign visitors in 2005, the highest figure ever and a 13.2 percent increase over 2004, said Tourism Minister Manuel Marrero Cruz at the inauguration of the 26th International Tourism Fair held Tuesday at the Amadeo Roldan Theatre in the Cuban capital.Marrero ... read more

Pan-European solidarity conference backs Cuba

Campaign News | Wednesday, 10 May 2006

CSC among 18 representatives in ViennaVienna, 9 May (Prensa Latina) The Pan-European Conference of Solidarity with Cuba condemned the stance of the European Union on Wednesday for backing the aggressive US policy and ignoring the fundamental rights of the Cuban people.Representatives of 18 European nations incliuding a delagte fomr CSC ... read more

A glimpse into the mind of a terrorist

Campaign News | Friday, 5 May 2006

Orlando Bosch speaks on Miami TVBy José PertierraWashington 4 May: Last week in Miami, Luis Posada Carriles?s accomplice in the downing of the Cuban passenger plane that was blown out of the sky with 73 innocent people on board on October 6, 1976 was interviewed by Juan Manuel Cao of ... read more

Trade Union solidarity with Cuba climbing

Campaign News | Thursday, 4 May 2006

World Conference to Demand of Freedom for the Cuban Five being organizedHavana 3 May: More than one thousand delegates from 70 nations participated in the International Forum on Solidarity with Cuba, held yesterday at the Havana Convention Center.There, the representatives defended the right of the Cuban people to self-determination -without ... read more

Cuba and Venezuela support Bolivia's gas nationalization

Campaign News | Wednesday, 3 May 2006

The looting is over says Evo MoralesMEXICO CITY, 2 May (Xinhua) - Cuba and Venezuela voiced their support on Tuesday for Bolivia's decision to nationalize its energy assets, reports reaching here said.Granma, the ruling Cuban communist party's official newspaper, reported the news with a headline: "The looting is over -- ... read more

Bush is an ally of terror, Fidel tells May Day million

Campaign News | Tuesday, 2 May 2006

Cuban leader condemns US hypocrisyHavana, May 2 (Prensa Latina) Cuban head of state Fidel Castro has accused President George W. Bush of complicity with international terrorism.Addressing the huge International May Day rally in Havana?s Revolution Square, Fidel referred to Washington?s protection of the masterminds of horrendous crimes against Cuba and ... read more

From the Miami Herald: Wikipedia entry on Cuba sparks controversy

Campaign News | Tuesday, 2 May 2006

Online debate reflects worldwide struggle for the truth about CubaWASHINGTON 2 May: One editor complained that Havana sympathizers were transforming a scholarly enterprise into "their own private Fidel Castro fan page." A user was tossed out after threatening to sue another for libel.The fuss is over the Cuba entry in ... read more