Viewing from May 2018

Cubans concerned about damages left by heavy rains, floods

News from Cuba | Thursday, 31 May 2018

HAVANA, May 30 (Xinhua) -- After a severe drought lasting more than three years, Cuba now faces a new climate challenge. Over the last week, intense rains from subtropical storm Alberto have saturated the soil while dams in the central zone of the country are close to overflowing. This situation has killed ... read more

Arnold August tour opens in London

Campaign News | Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Over 100 people crowded into Bolivar Hall to hear Arnold August, Canadian author of ‘Cuba-US Relations: Obama and Beyond’ talk, together with UK academic Dr Lauren Collins and Cuban ambassador Teresita Vicente Sotolongo on a hot bank holiday evening. Arnold opened with the statement that the idea that the US and ... read more

Terrorist Posada Carrilles dies without paying his debts to justice

News from Cuba | Thursday, 24 May 2018

The most infamous terrorist in the Western Hemisphere, Luis Posada Carriles, died on May 23 in Miami, without paying his debts to justice or reparations to a single one of his victims. The United States protected Posada Carriles until his final days, training him to plant bombs and carry out terrorist ... read more

World leaders congratulate Nicolás Maduro for his reelection

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez noted the continuity of the Bolivarian Revolution initiated by Comandante Hugo Chávez, and reiterated Cuba’s solidarity with Venezuela. CARACAS.– As soon as the final results of this Sunday’s elections in Venezuela were announced, with President Nicolás Maduro’s winning more than six million votes, leaders around the world applauded ... read more

Cuba united in grief

News from Cuba | Monday, 21 May 2018

The Cuban people and authorities have mobilised to provide victims’ loved ones with all the support at this difficult time - Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, President of the Councils of State and Ministers, participated in the last day of the Response to Disasters Popular Exercise, Meteoro 2018. - The Cuban President recognized the ... read more

Mike Jackson of 'Pride' with CENESEX director, Mariela Castro

British activist guest of honour at LGBT events in Havana

News from Cuba | Monday, 21 May 2018

The Cuba Solidarity Campaign arranged for British activist, Mike Jackson, portrayed in the film 'Pride', to particpate in events to mark Cuba's 11th annual celebration of the International Day against Homophobia (IDAHO) this May. Mike was a founder member of Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners, established to support striking mining ... read more

Messages of condolence after Cuban air tragedy

News from Cuba | Monday, 21 May 2018

The Cuba Solidarity Campaign sends its condolences, love and solidarity to the Cuban people and all those who have lost loved ones in the tragic plane crash of Cubana flight DMJ 0972 which occurred on Friday 18 May. Members of the 2018 May Day brigade have also sent a message of ... read more

Talks between Cuba and EU offer hope for closer relationship

News from Cuba | Thursday, 17 May 2018

Talks in Brussels between Cuba and the European Union will help to develop a closer relationship, both sides agreed on Tuesday.The first Cuba-European Union joint council between Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez and EU Foreign Affairs head Federica Mogherini discussed potential co-operation in the agricultural and tourism sectors.They signed an ... read more

Cuba condemns new attacks by Israel on the Palestinian people

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 16 May 2018

The Revolutionary Government of the Republic of Cuba vehemently condemns the criminal attack on the defenseless Palestinian population in the Gaza Strip, by the Israeli Army which has killed at least 52 people and left over 2,400 injured. This act constitutes another serious and flagrant violation of the UN Charter and ... read more

Rob Miller, CSC Director, speaking at the International Solidarity with Cuba Conference

CSC Director speaks at Havana’s International Solidarity with Cuba Conference

Campaign News | Thursday, 10 May 2018

Rob Miller, Cuba Solidarity Campaign (CSC) Director, was invited as a keynote speaker at the annual International Solidarity with Cuba Conference at the Convention Centre in Havana on May 2nd. The annual conference was attended by over 1,400 international guests and also featured contributions from Ulises Guilarte, CTC General Secretary and ... read more

Díaz-Canel receives UN Secretary General

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, President of Cuba’s Councils of State and Ministers, yesterday afternoon, May 7, received his Excellency António Guterres, United Nations Secretary General, who is on an official visit to our country, on the occasion of the 37th Session of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean ... read more

Cuba's internationalism: There are currently 65,000 Cuban doctors and teachers working in 89 countries

Cuba a model of South-South cooperation, says UN agency

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 8 May 2018

HAVANA, May 7 (Xinhua) -- Cuba is a model of South-South cooperation to promote equality and development, the head of the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) said on Monday. "Cuba is a relevant example of how much can be done in favour of South-South cooperation," ... read more

Carlos Fernández de Cossío

Cuba rejects attacks by Mike Pence in the OAS

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 8 May 2018

On Monday, May 7, the Cuban Foreign Ministry rejected the “aggressive and untrue” remarks made by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, in Washington. Director General for the United States at the Cuban Foreign Ministry, Carlos Fernández de Cossío, warned that such actions only serve to remind Latin Americans that the Monroe ... read more

Special guest speakers for RMT Garden Party for Cuba revealed

Campaign News | Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell and Miami Five hero Fernando Gonzalez Llort are amongst the special guest speakers. The RMT Garden Party for Cuba is a highlight in the calendar year for many in the trade union and labour movement. Special guest speakers for this year's Garden Party, the 16th annual ... read more

Unity, Commitment and Victory: CTC General Secretary May Day speech

News from Cuba | Thursday, 3 May 2018

Speech by Ulises Guilarte de Nacimiento CTC General Secretary (Cuba's TUC) commemorating International Worker’s Day, May 1, 2018, in the Plaza de la Revolución Compañero Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, first secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee, Compañero Miguel Díaz Canel-Bermúdez, president of the Councils of State and Ministers, Distinguished ... read more

Images of May Day celebrations in Havana

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 2 May 2018

"Thousands of Cubans came together in Havana, under the banner of Unity, Commitment and victory, to celebrate International Workers’ Day this May 1 in an event marked by expressions of joy and support for the Revolution", wrote Granma following the 2018 International Workers' Day. Cuba Solidarity Campaign had two groups attend ... read more