Viewing from June 2007

Cuba Defeats US Isolation Policy

Campaign News | Thursday, 28 June 2007

Cuban Ministers Report to Parliament“In this year’s battle in the diplomatic arena the US government’s policy to isolate Cuba has failed,” said Foreign Minister Felipe Perez Roque before the International Relations Committee of the Cuban Parliament on Tuesday.Today, Cuba has diplomatic relations with 181 of the 192 nations that comprise ... read more

CARICOM draws its line in the sand on Cuba and Venezuela

Campaign News | Tuesday, 26 June 2007

By Tameka Lundy, The Bahama JournalMake not mistake about it. While CARICOM leaders were courting a mature relationship with the United States, they were determined to hold fast to their collective dignities and sovereignty, according to several Heads of Government who met with US President George Bush.For instance, despite the ... read more

Obituary - Vilma Espín Guillois

Campaign News | Monday, 25 June 2007

A central figure in the Castro revolution and the reorganising of Cuban societyRichard GottWednesday June 20, 2007The GuardianVilma Espín, who has died in Havana at the age of 77 after a long illness, was the most prominent surviving woman revolutionary in Cuba, both in her own right and as the ... read more

Cuba says no talks with EU until sanctions dropped

Campaign News | Saturday, 23 June 2007

By Todd BensonHAVANA, Cuba (Reuters): Cuba's communist government has rejected calls from the European Union for negotiations to improve relations on Friday and said talks can only happen when the EU scraps sanctions imposed on the island in 2003.Cuba also sent a stern warning to the EU for suggesting that ... read more

9/11 workers treated in Cuba fear political attack

Campaign News | Saturday, 23 June 2007

NEW YORK (AP) -- Three Ground Zero workers who accompanied filmmaker Michael Moore on a trip to Cuba for medical treatment featured in his new movie Sicko charged Friday they were targeted by the U.S. government because of their participation.Sept. 11 responders William Maher, right, Reggie Cervantes, center, and John ... read more

Human Rights Council discontinues mandate against Cuba

Campaign News | Wednesday, 20 June 2007

Statement from the Ministry of Foreign AffairsHuman Rights Council discontinues mandate against CubaFrom Granma International 20th June 2007? Statement from the Ministry of Foreign AffairsAT the end of its 5th Session in Geneva, the Human Rights Council decided to discontinue the mandate of the so-called personal representative of the High ... read more

More than 100 people attend AGM

Campaign News | Friday, 15 June 2007

Ambassador praises work of CSCMORE than 120 delegates attended the Cuba Solidarity Campaign’s AGM to hear reports on the past 12 months and debate plans for the future.The period has been dominated by the illness of Fidel Castro and the questions raised by his incapacity. Much to George Bush’s chagrin, ... read more

Cuba Boosts Wind Energy Program

Campaign News | Tuesday, 12 June 2007

Cuban News AgencyHavana, June 12 (acn) Cuba has extended its wind energy research program to eight provinces in order to evaluate local potential for possible power generation. The project, aimed at further enhancing the National Power System, includes the setting up of six 50-meter high towers in localities of the island's ... read more

Cuba ordains first woman bishop

Campaign News | Monday, 11 June 2007

By Stephen Gibbs, BBC News, HavanaThe Episcopal Church in Cuba has consecrated a woman bishop - the first in the developing world.The Reverend Nerva Cot is now the 18th female bishop in the world.As Ms Cot was consecrated, she was surrounded by senior Church leaders from within Cuba, as well ... read more


Campaign News | Thursday, 7 June 2007

From Morning Star NewspaperMorning Star NewspaperWednesday 06 June 2007Dr JUAN CARLOS DUPUY NUNEZby RICHARD BAGLEYINTERVIEW: Dr JUAN CARLOS DUPUY NUNEZ talks about his experiences as head of Cuba's international emergency medical team.DR Juan Carlos Dupuy Nunez is a happy man. It's not because it's his first time in London and ... read more

Campaign action - Ask your MP to sign new motion against the blockade

Campaign News | Wednesday, 6 June 2007

Please ask your MP to sign Early Day Motion 1408 todayPlease ask your MP to sign Early Day Motion(EDM) 1408 on US Extra-territorial Legislation by going to today.In response to pressure from the US, Barclays Bank and Hilton Hotels have taken measures to exclude Cuban customers from their services. ... read more

Miami 5 Families online at 3pm today

Campaign News | Wednesday, 6 June 2007

Send messages of support and speak to the families of the FiveFive Heroes fighting against terrorismGo to : at 3pm to speak to familiesCuban young people, together with Cuban people, condemn the split personality of the US government that in the name of the so-called war against terrorism, they ... read more

Cuban doctor speaks to trade union delgates

Campaign News | Tuesday, 5 June 2007

Cuba at Communications Workers conferenceMORE than 80 delegates attended the CWU's inaugural Latin American fringemeeting.The event, held in Bournemouth where the union is holding its annualconference, included representatives from a number of organisationsdedicated to promoting solidarity with progressive social movements in LatinAmerica.Chaired and organised by Jane Loftus, who this week ... read more

EU mulls dropping sanctions against Cuba

Campaign News | Tuesday, 5 June 2007

(BRUSSELS) - The European Union could soon formally scrap its sanctions against Cuba, currently suspended, European sources said Friday.The proposal to drop the sanctions -- adopted in 2003 but suspended two years later -- was put forward by Spain and others at a recent meeting of EU diplomats dealing with ... read more