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Oxfam Calls for Lifting US Sanctions Against Cuba

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 26 May 2021

Seventy-eight percent of women and girls living in Cuba were born under the pressure exerted by the US blockade on the island for nearly six decades. According to a new Oxfam report, these sanctions impact the daily lives of all Cubans, but especially women. The blockade affects families and their ... read more

Cuba says it is surprised and irritated by new U.S. terrorism charge

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 25 May 2021

Cuba charged on Tuesday that the Biden administration has continued the policies of former U.S. President Donald Trump against Havana with a decision to maintain a Trump-era determination that it is not fully cooperating in the fight against terrorism. “I hereby determine and certify to the Congress that the following countries ... read more

Cuba's Africa Day message to the Pan-African Parliament

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 25 May 2021

Message from the speaker of the National Assembly of People's Power of The Republic of Cuba, Mr. Esteban Lazo Hernandéz, addressed to the Pan-African Parliament on the occcasion of Africa Day. Sisters and brothers: Havana, 25 May 2021. On the occasion of Africa Day, a celebration that has a special significance for ... read more

Che Guevara with the medical brigade in Sidi Bel Abbes, Algeria

Cuba: 58 years saving lives around the world

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 25 May 2021

On Sunday 23 May, Cuba commemorated the 58th anniversary of the official start of medical cooperation with other countries. During this time, Cuban health workers have offered their services to 1,988 million people, equivalent to almost a third of the world's population. Although the island's solidarity dates back to 1960, when ... read more

No change to anti-Cuban policy and US sanctions against Cuba

Campaign News | Tuesday, 25 May 2021

On 24 May, the deputy director of Multilateral Affairs of the Cuban Foreign Ministry, María del Carmen Herrera said that the sanctions imposed by Donald Trump against Cuba remain unchanged under the mandate of Democrat Joe Biden. "Unfortunately, we cannot be optimistic, because four months after the Biden administration came to ... read more

Javier's story: a deeply humane doctor

News from Cuba | Sunday, 23 May 2021

Being in places where others cannot reach and helping everyone who needs has been their mission for 58 years and the 450,000 Cuban health professionals who have defended it, who for several generations have provided medical assistance in more than 140 countries. One of these Cubans is Dr. Javier Isbell López ... read more

Rodriguez denounces US blockade costs Cuba millions of dollars a day

News from Cuba | Saturday, 22 May 2021

Cuba's Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez on Saturday denounced the damages caused by the US blockade against his country, at a cost of around 12 and 15 million dollars a day. On his official Twitter account, the foreign minister said that the damages caused by Washington's aggression in the last five years ... read more

Will Joe Biden Continue America’s Delusional Cuba Policy?

News from Cuba | Friday, 21 May 2021

An effective Cuba policy requires a realist mindset that recognizes, once and for all, Washington’s inability to impose its will on Cuba. As President Joe Biden considers what to do about Cuba, he should resist the seductive delusion embraced by so many of his predecessors that just a little more U.S. ... read more

Klobuchar, Moran, Leahy Introduce Legislation to Lift Cuba Trade Embargo

News from Cuba | Thursday, 20 May 2021

The Freedom to Export to Cuba Act would pave the way for new economic opportunities for American businesses and farmers by boosting U.S. exports and allowing Cubans greater access to American goods U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Jerry Moran (R-KS), and Patrick Leahy (D-VT) reintroduced major bipartisan legislation to lift the ... read more

Cuba receives $23 million from UN climate fund

News from Cuba | Thursday, 20 May 2021

In March the United Nations Green Climate Fund (GCF) approved a $23.9 million grant for a project in Cuba to increase the climate resilience of people living in many of the island’s coastal communities. The project, entitled ‘Coastal Resilience to Climate Change in Cuba through Ecosystem -Based Adaptation’ or ‘MI ... read more

Cuban minister thanks CSC for COVID-19 support

Campaign News | Wednesday, 19 May 2021

The Cuba Solidarity Campaign has received a letter of thanks from Ana Teresita Gonzalez Fraga, Vice Foreign Minister of Cuba, for the recent purchase of raw materials to help treat COVID-19 patients on the island. In April CSC launched COVID-19 Medical Appeal which has already raised more than £25,000. We are ... read more

Exxon Mobil gets go ahead to continue $280 million lawsuit against nationalised properties in Cuba

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 19 May 2021

In April a Washington DC federal court authorised the U.S. Exxon Mobil oil company to continue its lawsuit against two Cuban enterprises for the nationalisation of its properties at the beginning of the Cuban Revolution. In May 2019, the American company opened the first lawsuit against Cuban enterprises under the Helms-Burton ... read more

Grahame Morris MP asks US President Joe Biden to reverse Trump policy on Cuba

Campaign News | Tuesday, 18 May 2021

Grahame Morris, British MP for Easington and Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Cuba has sent a letter to President Joe Biden asking him to reverse sanctions imposed under the Trump administration and to permit humanitarian aid and family remitances to be allowed into the country in the ... read more

Cuban parliament condemns Israel’s “indiscriminate bombing” in Gaza

News from Cuba | Monday, 17 May 2021

Declaration of the International Relations Commission of the National Assembly of People's Power of the Republic of Cuba:The International Relations Commission strongly condemns the indiscriminate bombing of the State of Israel against the Palestinian population in Gaza, which has so far resulted in the deaths of at least 122 people, ... read more

All Rights for All People - #IDAHOBIT 2021 in Cuba

News from Cuba | Monday, 17 May 2021

17 May is International Day against Homophobia & Transphobia #IDAHOBIT2021 In Cuba, a months long programme of activities to mark the day is taking place under the banner All the Rights for All the People, which was launched at a televised press conference last week. Online and televised events replace the ... read more

The Agrarian Reform, the first law of the Revolution

News from Cuba | Monday, 17 May 2021

This law was the most transcendental of the Revolution's measures in its first stage, as it benefited more than one hundred thousand campesino families and liquidated the latifundismo and the imperialist dominion over our lands.It could not be otherwise. The first law promulgated by the Cuban Revolution, on 17 May ... read more

Pepe Mujica Publicly Praises Cuba's COVID-19 Vaccines

News from Cuba | Friday, 14 May 2021

The former Uruguayan President, Jose Mujica, praised today that the development in Cuba of vaccines against Covid-19 will allow progress with immunization for the entire Latin American region. Mujica praised the production of the vaccine candidate Soberana 02 in the third phase of testing during an interview with the Argentine ... read more

U.S. Blockade Hindering Mass Production of Cuban Vaccines

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 11 May 2021

Regular suppliers refuse to trade with Cuba, fearing retaliation from the United States Cuba's Foreign Affairs Minister Bruno Rodriguez denounced actions taken by the U.S. government to prevent Cuba from completing its vaccines against COVID-19. In his Twitter account, the Cuban Minister stated that the 60-year-old embargo against the Caribbean country seriously ... read more

Cuba Rejects the Expulsion of Its Diplomat from Colombia

News from Cuba | Monday, 10 May 2021

A new misinformation campaign accuses Cuba of sending undercover agents to fuel protests in Colombia. Cuba's Foreign Affairs Ministry (MINREX) has rejected Colombia's decision to declare the Cuban First Secretary in Bogota Omar Garcia a persona non grata in the Latin American nation. "We have summoned the Colombian ambassador in Havana to ... read more

MEETING: Breaking the Blockade 2

Campaign News | Monday, 10 May 2021

In conversation with María del Carmen Herrera from Cuba's Ministry of Foreign Affairs Register and send your questions today You can watch live here: In a few weeks the United Nations General Assembly will vote for the 29th year on Cuba’s resolution demanding an end to the six-decade old US blockade. Under the presidency ... read more

Reverend Pablo Odén Marichal - Message of Condolence

Campaign News | Thursday, 6 May 2021

On behalf of the Cuba Solidarity Campaign and Grahame Morris MP of the United Kingdom we would like to pass on our sincere condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Reverend Pablo Odén Marichal who passed away on 3rd May 2021. Cuba Solidarity Campaign: Reverend Marichal was a great ambassador for ... read more

May Day 2021 - Report

Campaign News | Wednesday, 5 May 2021

For the second consecutive year, May Day in Cuba was celebrated virtually because of the ongoing global COVID-19 crisis. The virtual celebration took place over two days with messages being shared from trade unions and solidarity organisations from across the world. Celebrations began on Friday 30 April with the opening plenary ... read more

Cuba achieves its first title in world relay championships

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 5 May 2021

Cuba won for the first time a gold medal in a World Relay Championship when this Sunday the women’s 4×400-meter relay team won the title in the world competition based in the Polish city of Silesia. The relay made up of Zurian Hechavarría, Rose Mary Almanza, Lisneidy Veitía and Roxana Gómez ... read more

Grahame Morris MP wrote this article for Labour Outlook

Campaign News | Wednesday, 5 May 2021

Cuba has managed to keep COVID infection rates and deaths relatively low throughout the pandemic and the figures compare favourably to other countries in the region. The death rate was around 40 per million, as compared to around 1,800 per million people in Britain. Cuba has also managed an excellent ... read more

The real meaning of blockade for Education in Cuba

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 4 May 2021

Havana, May 5 (Prensa Latina) On January 23, 2019, the Societe Generale Retail Banking in Paris, France, withheld a transfer to Cuba for the payment of professional education services in Equatorial Guinea. Despite being supported by collaboration agreements between the two countries, the financial institution considered the operation doubtful, a ... read more