Viewing from June 2004

US citizens challenge Bush?s anti-Cuban measures

Campaign News | Wednesday, 30 June 2004

Pastors for Peace and three other groups break the latest travel bansHavana, Jun 3 (Prensa Latina) US citizens in four groups of solidarity with Cuba will travel to the Island next week, openly challenging the recent measures imposed by the US government on Havana.In a courageous move, the four groups ... read more

Fidel's speech warning Bush against launching attack

Campaign News | Sunday, 20 June 2004

200,000 rally against Bush measuresSECOND EPISTLEDear fellow Cubans:Two new infamies by the US government - that of including Cuba on another of those high-handed lists drawn up by the self proclaimed masters of the world and introduced in a State Department report published on June 14 accusing our country of ... read more

Cuba under threat: CSC briefing paper on the new US sanctions

Campaign News | Friday, 18 June 2004

What the new Bush sanctions meanCuba Under ThreatThe implications of the economic and political measures against Cuba contained in the report of the Commission for Assistance to a Free Cuba appointed by President George W. Bush1. On 6 May 2004, the US Government announced new measures to further tighten its hostile ... read more

Jamaican hotel chain pulls out of Cuba

Campaign News | Friday, 18 June 2004

Bush applies illegal Helms Burton LawJamaica's SuperClubs Super-Inclusive Resorts has pulled out of two hotel contracts in Cuba after the Bush regime threatened to cancel top executives' US visas because the company is "trafficking" in property confiscated from Cuban Americans.The move marks the first time the Bush regime has applied ... read more

US implements rules limiting travel to Cuba

Campaign News | Thursday, 17 June 2004

Measures will hurt US Cubans more than Cuba, say opponentsWASHINGTON June 16 - The Bush regime on June 16 published in the Federal Register regulations that further tighten the blockade against Cuba, pleasing the powerful Florida-based Cuban-American lobby.Acting on the recommendation of the so-called Commission to Assist a 'Free' Cuba, ... read more

Cuba gripped by worst drought in a decade

Campaign News | Wednesday, 16 June 2004

Vice President visits crisis areasHAVANA, June 18 - Cuba's worst drought in a decade has dried up reservoirs and stunted crops, including sugar cane for next year's harvest, officials and industry sources say.Authorities on the island are scrambling to get water to residents in central and eastern parts of the ... read more

Anti-Cuban strategy at ILO is widely rejected

Campaign News | Wednesday, 16 June 2004

Cuba calls for a fair international orderGeneva, Jun 18 (Prensa Latina) Delegations from 11 countries supported Cuba on Friday June 18 and rejected the politicisation of a report from the Trade Union Freedom Committee on Cuba, which was debated at the plenary session of the 290th meeting of the International ... read more

Che's birthday marked by film opening in Havana

Campaign News | Tuesday, 15 June 2004

Motorcycle Diaries gets gala screeningHAVANA June 14 - "The Motorcycle Diaries," a portrait of Ernesto "Che" Guevara as a young romantic, opened in Cuba on Monday as the director and several of the film's actors marked what would have been the late revolutionary's 76th birthday."There is no other place I ... read more

Fidel calls for unity in face of globalisation

Campaign News | Monday, 14 June 2004

Messages to the group of 77 developing nations and the UNHavana June 14 - Cuban President Fidel Castro has called for unity among developing nations in the face of globalisation.Fidel spoke on the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Group of 77 developing nations, ahead of the UN Conference ... read more

EU renews its diplomatic sanctions on Cuba

Campaign News | Monday, 14 June 2004

Policy to be continued say Foreign MinistersJune 14: The EU has agreed to renew its diplomatic sanctions against the Cuba despite calls for a renewed dialogue with the island.Limitations of high level visits and reduced ties with the Cuban authorities at official engagements will continue, it emerged earlier today.Foreign Ministers ... read more

Cuba clarifies statement made on radio station on Ronald Reagan

Campaign News | Friday, 11 June 2004

Statement from the Ministry of Foreign AffairsON June 7, Cuban radio station issued judgements and commentaries on recently deceased former US president, Ronald Reagan. Immediately, the international media echoed the aforementioned comments, presenting them as an official declaration by the Cuban authorities.The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has received instructions from ... read more

Cuban province has record low 2.7 infant mortality rate

Campaign News | Wednesday, 9 June 2004

Sancti Spiritus more than four points better than US averageHavana, Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) The central Cuban province of Sancti Spiritus has reduced infant mortality to 2.7 for every 1,000 live births during the first five months of this year, the lowest in the country, official daily Granma reports.This success ... read more

US tries to block Cuba from depositing dollars in foreign banks

Campaign News | Tuesday, 8 June 2004

Cuba denounces new US attempts to block island?s incomeThe Cuban government has revealed that the Bush administration is trying to block Cuba from depositing dollars in foreign banks in order to affect its tourist industry and prevent it from purchasing foreign medicines and food.Below is the Cuban government's note published ... read more

Amnesty highlights plight of Miami Five

Campaign News | Monday, 7 June 2004

Three years on, family visits still denied to two of the "Miami Five"USA: Three years on, family visits still denied to two of the "Miami Five"Feature, form Amnesty International website 07/06/2004Three years ago, five Cuban men were convicted in Miami on charges of spying on behalf of Cuba. Amnesty International ... read more

Kerry: Bush's Cuba policy `punishes and isolates' Cubans

Campaign News | Sunday, 6 June 2004

Democrat would ease travel banMIAMI June 5: Denouncing President Bush's crackdown on Fidel Castro as election-year politicking that "punishes and isolates the Cuban people," John Kerry told The Miami Herald that he would encourage "principled travel" to the island and lift the cap on gifts to its people.In his first ... read more

CSC condemns new US sanctions and pledges to fight them

Campaign News | Sunday, 6 June 2004

AGM is one of best attended in yearsAt one of its best attended Annual General Meetings in many years, the Cuba Solidarity Campaign in the UK on June 5, roundly condemned the increased US sanctions on Cuba and pledged to fight hard to get the British government to distance itself ... read more

Cuba reaches the first one million tourists this year

Campaign News | Tuesday, 1 June 2004

On target to receive 2 milllion by the end of 2004Message from the Cuban Tourism MinistryWITH particular satisfaction, our country has received one million visitors up until May 30 this year. In 2002 this total was achieved on July 29 and in 2003 on June 29. These results make it ... read more