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Groups file US data request on four 'terrorists' arrested in Cuba

News from Cuba | Thursday, 29 May 2014

Two U.S. groups critical of the government's counter-terrorism policies have asked the Obama administration to release information about four Miami exiles arrested last month in Cuba and accused of planning armed attacks against the island.The groups filed joint Freedom of Information Act requests this week asking the FBI, CIA and ... read more

Benefits of Operation Miracle

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 28 May 2014

More than 2.5 million people have now benefitedMore than 2.5 million people have now benefited from Operation Miracle, a joint Cuban - Venezuelan program, that has performed cataract and eye operations to improve or restore the sight.A news report in Cuba’s national paper Granma has just announced these latest figures ... read more

May Day in Havana joined by over 60 UK Trade Unionists

News from Cuba | Monday, 5 May 2014

600,000 march through Havana and millions more across Cuba‘Extraordinary and impressive’ was the headline from the national newspaper Granma reporting on the impressive show of national unity which snaked its way through the Havana Plaza de la Revolution.The march was grouped into 17 Trade Union sections, each one representing sectors ... read more

US calls Cuba a 'State sponsor of terrorism' again

News from Cuba | Monday, 5 May 2014

Cuba calls decision absurdCuba calls terrorism designation by U.S. absurd, manipulativeBy Daniel TrottaHAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba labeled as absurd and manipulative an annual U.S. State Department report that once again designated Cuba as a state sponsor of terrorism, a setback for advocates hoping for a change in Washington's Cuba policy ... read more