Viewing from May 2007

Ideas cannot be killed

Campaign News | Wednesday, 30 May 2007

Fidel CastroI am not the first person whose death George Bush has anticipated, nor will I be the last.A few days ago, while analysing the expenses involved in the construction of three submarines of the Astute series, I said that with this money "75,000 doctors could be trained to look ... read more

Desperate US Attempts to Pressure Europe over Cuba

Campaign News | Saturday, 26 May 2007

By PATRICIO MONTESINOSThe Bush administration is desperately applying pressure against the European Union hoping to prevent the Group of 27 nations from assuming an independent policy on Cuba and thus distancing itself from Washington’s aggressive and failed policy against the Caribbean island.White House attempts to get the EU to maintain ... read more

'Illegal' trade with Cuba costs Scottish oil firm PSL £82,500 US fine

Campaign News | Thursday, 24 May 2007

from The ScotsmanPSL Energy Services, the Scottish oil company rescued from receivership four years ago but sold to US industry heavyweight Halliburton for more than £100 million last month, has been fined £82,500 for breaching a United States ban on conducting business with Cuba. According to the US treasury department, ... read more

Castro: Cuba could train 75,000 doctors for cost of British subs

Campaign News | Thursday, 24 May 2007

From PravdaConvalescing leader Fidel Castro criticized the British Royal Navy's new attack submarine on Monday, saying Cuba could train 75,000 doctors for the US$7.2 billion (euro5.3 billion) price of three subs."It illustrates for us, among other things, the sophisticated weaponry being used to maintain the unsustainable order developed by the ... read more

Cuba Asks UN to Circulate Statement on Posada

Campaign News | Thursday, 17 May 2007

United Nations, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuba asked the UN secretary general to circulate a protest against the release of international terrorist Luis Posada Carriles in the United States, as an official document of the General Assembly and the Security Council.Cuban Ambassador Rodrigo Malmierca said in a letter to UN ... read more

PCS conference hosts Cuba and Latin America fringe

Campaign News | Thursday, 17 May 2007

More than 60 PCS delegates gathered to learn more about the progressive social movements sweeping Latin America.The fringe, organised by the Cuba Solidarity Campaign (CSC) and VenezuelaInformation Centre (VIC), was held at the Brighton Information Centre onThursday.Hugh Lanning, PCS Deputy General Secretary, chaired the event and said:"The political atmosphere in ... read more

Help needed for Medical Brigade leader speaking tour

Campaign News | Tuesday, 15 May 2007

Do you want to host a meeting with a leader of one of Cuba’s emergency medical brigades? Are you able to help promote the tour in your region?CSC has just received confirmation that Dr Juan Carlos Dupuy Núñez, leader of the Cuban medical brigade which treated 1.7 million people after ... read more

US judge frees Cuban wanted over bombing

Campaign News | Thursday, 10 May 2007

Duncan Campbell, The GuardianA US judge has dismissed all charges against an anti-Castro Cuban exile wanted for the 1976 bombing of an airliner in which 73 people died. The move provoked anger yesterday in Cuba and Venezuela amid accusations of double standards in terrorism cases.Luis Posada, 79, a former CIA ... read more

Michael Moore faces U.S. probe of Cuba trip

Campaign News | Thursday, 10 May 2007

DAVID GERMAIN, Associated PressLOS ANGELES - Academy Award-winning filmmaker Michael Moore is under investigation by the U.S. Treasury Department for taking ailing Sept. 11, 2001 rescue workers to Cuba for a segment in his health-care documentary Sicko.The investigation provides another contentious lead-in for a provocative film by Moore, a fierce ... read more

Judge dismisses charges against Posada Carriles

Campaign News | Wednesday, 9 May 2007

© 2007 dpa - Deutsche Presse-AgenturWashington - A US judge on Tuesday dismissed all charges against Cuban exile Luis Posada Carriles, who is accused in Venezuela and Cuba of acts of terrorism.US District Judge Kathleen Cardone dismissed all seven counts of immigration fraud based on a motion filed by the ... read more

Army Officer Killed in Cuba Highjack Bid

Campaign News | Tuesday, 8 May 2007

By WILL WEISSERTHAVANA (AP) - A pair of heavily armed Cuban soldiers seized a city bus, killed an army officer and triggered a gun battle in a foiled bid to hijack a charter flight bound for the United States.The young army deserters were arrested before dawn Thursday on the tarmac ... read more

Fidel Castro sends word to May Day rally

Campaign News | Wednesday, 2 May 2007

Anita Snow in HavanaThe GuardianThere was no sign of the convalescing Fidel Castro as hundreds of thousands of Cubans yesterday marched through Havana's Revolution Plaza to celebrate May Day, an event the island's "maximum leader" has attended over decades.In a speech just before the huge annual parade began, Salvador Valdés, ... read more