Viewing from June 2011

Cuba denounces US accusations of child trafficking

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Statement by the Head of the North America Department at the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs Josefina Vidal, from Juventud RebeldeThe inclusion of Cuba in the worst of the categories included in the US State Departments report on countries that “do not fully comply with the minimum standards for the ... read more

US Congressman Diaz-Balart Seeks to Punish Cuban-Americans

News from Cuba | Friday, 24 June 2011

By Dawn Gable for Havana TimesFlorida Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart claims his fellow Cuban-Americans are enjoying their freedom to visit family on the island way too much and are sending too much money to their relatives.To combat the loosened family travel under President Obama, Diaz-Balart tacked on an amendment to the ... read more

50 years of solidarity celebrated

Campaign News | Friday, 17 June 2011

by Bob OramIn a moving and hugely enjoyable event on Saturday 11 June campaigners and activists from across the UK gathered to celebrate half a century of collective history and experience, and what a wonderful story they told.From the earliest days of the revolution when an intrepid group of eight ... read more

AGM plans year ahead and bids farewell to Luis Marron

Campaign News | Friday, 17 June 2011

The Annual General Meeting of the Cuba Solidarity Campaign took place on 11th June 2011 at the headquarters of the National Union of Teachers in London. Around 100 delegates from across the country and from affiliated organisations including the Trade Unions discussed the report of work of CSC over the ... read more

Cuba Rejects Groundless Criticisms at UN Human Rights Council

News from Cuba | Thursday, 16 June 2011

The Cuban representative to the United Nations Human Rights Council, Juan Antonio Quintanilla, rejected on Thursday groundless criticisms made on behalf of the United States by Sweden and the Czech Republic, "as they intentionally ignore the serious human rights violations in their territories. ""Instead of criticizing, what the White House ... read more

USAID requests proposals for Cuba programs

News from Cuba | Thursday, 16 June 2011

The U.S. Agency for International Development is pushing ahead with Cuba programs worth $21 million, although another $20 million remains blocked after oddly mixed signals by aides to Democratic Sen. John Kerry.Staffers on the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, chaired by Kerry, lifted his "hold" on the money Friday but ... read more

Realism and need shape Cuba policy in Cuba

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 15 June 2011

By Saul Landau and Nelson Valdés"Revolution is grasping the historic moment, changing all that should be changed."- Fidel Castro (May 1, 2000)After more than half a century some myths need dispelling about U.S.-Cuba relations and Washington's demand for "changes." On the Cuban Revolution Ernest Hemingway said: "I think the people ... read more

Cuba celebrates Che Guevara ‘s 83rd birthday with his diary

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Ernesto Che Guevara’s 83th birthday anniversary has been celebrated in the central Cuban province of Sancti Spiritus, where he operated. The diary of Che Guevara is published.Cuba has published the diary of Che Guevara ‘Diary of a Combatant’ more than 50 years after Ernesto Che Guevara kept the it during ... read more

José Pertierra talks on film about the Miami 5 and Posada Carriles

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 15 June 2011

They are known as the "Cuban 5" and are serving the life sentences in the US because they were accused of committing espionage conspiracy. According to those five though, their mission was to stop terrorism against Cuba, monitoring actions against Miami-based terrorism groups. In the meantime, Luis Posada Carriles has ... read more

Cuban ambassador speaks at GMB fringe

Campaign News | Friday, 10 June 2011

In a packed fringe meeting at GMB National Conference in Brighton, over fifty delegates heard about Cuba’s social achievements and learnt about the island’s struggle to defend socialism in the face of worldwide economic crisis and within the context of continuing economic blockade.Cuban Ambassador Esther Armenteros heralded the triumph of ... read more

UK government signs formal cooperation agreement with Cuba

Campaign News | Tuesday, 7 June 2011

On Tuesday 5 July 2011, the UK and Cuba signed a formal declaration to strengthen bilateral cooperation between the two countries.CSC Director, Rob Miller welcomed the declaration saying:“CSC has been campaigning vigorously on this issue for many of years through lobbying campaigns of MPs and ministers, Early Day Motions in ... read more