Viewing from June 2012

Tightening of blockade legislation temporarily delayed

News from Cuba | Saturday, 30 June 2012

The US District Court has issued a temporary injunction preventing the Florida government from enforcing a recently-passed law that will stop companies from bidding on state and local government contracts if they do business in Cuba.The injunction follows a lawsuit brought by the Brazilian conglomerate Odebrecht which - as well ... read more

Dutch bank fined $619m for breaking blockade legislation

News from Cuba | Saturday, 30 June 2012

The Dutch bank ING has been fined $619m for violating U.S. sanctions against Cuba in what the US Treasury Department called the “largest ever settlement reached in a sanctions case.”A statement by Adam Szubin, Director of the US Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) declared that the “historic ... read more

International doctors graduate

News from Cuba | Friday, 29 June 2012

More than 15,000 foreign doctors from 100 countries have graduated in Cuba in the last seven years thanks to Havana’s Latin American Medical School (ELAM).According to Nancy Remon, director for International Relations of the ELAM, over 8,000 of these finished their studies in 2012, the eighth and the largest graduation ... read more

Dominica, Cuba and Venezuela want USAID thrown out

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 27 June 2012

from Caribbean 360Dominica, Cuba and Venezuela have joined the foreign ministers of Bolivia, Ecuador and Nicaragua inrequesting that the heads of government of the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas (ALBA) effect the immediate expulsion of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) from the countries of the ALBA bloc.The ... read more

Washington: Another 20 Million Dollars to Fuel Subversion in Cuba

News from Cuba | Monday, 25 June 2012

The United States has allocated another 20 million dollars to encourage subversion in Cuba, Granma newspaper denounced on Monday. The figure will be managed by three US Department entities, according to an article published by the Miami-based Nuevo Herald newspaper.The Herald revealed a letter sent by the US State Department ... read more

Standing ovation from Unison delegates for wives of Miami Five

Campaign News | Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Report from Unison ConferenceNot one, but two standing ovations and a commitment to lobby the British government on their behalf was given to the wives of the Miami Five after they addressed Unison National Delegates Conference this morning.Almost 3,000 delegates and guests of the British public services union conference were ... read more

Model letter to David Cameron on behalf of Miami Five

Campaign News | Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Model letter on Miami Five to David Cameron:10 Downing StreetLondonSW1A 2AADear Prime Minister, I am writing to ask you to make a humanitarian appeal to the Department of State on behalf of five Cuban men imprisoned in the United States and their families.René, Gerardo, Antonio, Fernando and Ramon are five Cuban ... read more


Campaign News | Monday, 18 June 2012

In a packed hall in NUT headquarters in London, more than a few people dabbed their eyes when Olga Salanueva addressed the Cuba Solidarity Campaign AGM. Thanking, on behalf of all the families CSC and everyone in the UK who has supported the fight for justice for the Five, she ... read more

Only London date for Cuban Choir

Campaign News | Sunday, 17 June 2012

Bolivar Hall, 54 Grafton Way, LondonTuesday 10 July 2012, 7pm The Camerata Vocal ‘Música Áurea’ (‘Golden Music’) is a choir of young singers in the city of Santiago in eastern Cuba. It was established in February 2002 and is still led by its founding Musical Director Delvis Sanchez Suarez.Música Áurea performs ... read more

CSC AGM and panel on 'Cuba's Economic Changes'

Campaign News | Saturday, 16 June 2012

The Cuba Solidarity Campaign invites you to three events:SATURDAY 16 JUNE 2012Hamilton House, Mabledon Place, LONDON WC1 (Kings Cross/Euston tube)10am-1pmCSC AGM with special guest speakers from Cuba, wives of Miami Five- all welcome2pm-4pm‘Cuba and the economic changes’discussion and questions with a panel of experts and academics led by Dr Steve ... read more

All welcome - This Saturday - CSC AGM, panel discussion, premiere of Roberto Chile film and Awards Dinner!!

Campaign News | Thursday, 14 June 2012

This years Cuba Solidarity Campaign Annual General Meeting is a fabulous opportunity for people to find out all the latest developments in Cuba and within the solidarity movement.The AGM is free and open to all. SATURDAY 16 JUNE 2012, Hamilton House, Mabledon Place, LONDON WC1 (Kings Cross/Euston tube), 10am-4pmA top ... read more

Teofilo Stevenson: Hero of the revolution

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 12 June 2012

from the Morning StarBOXING OBITUARY: Teofilo Stevenson, three-time Olympic heavyweight boxing champion and three-time World Amateur Heavyweight boxing champion, sadly passed away on Monday of a heart attack.Given the huge impact the Cuban heavyweight made not just in the world of amateur and Olympic boxing throughout the 1970s, it is ... read more

Muhammad Ali send message of condolence over death of Teofilo

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Muhammad Ali: "I will always remember the encounter with the great Teofilo in his native Cuba"In a statement of condolence over the death of Teofilo Stevenson, the great American boxer, Muhammad Ali said:"I was deeply saddened this morning the news of the death of one of the great boxing champions, ... read more

Another bank fined for trading with Cuba

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 12 June 2012

By Karen Freifeld for ReutersING to pay $619 million over Cuba, Iran sanctionsING Bank NV (ING.AS) agreed to pay $619 million to settle U.S. government allegations that it violated U.S. sanctions against Cuba, Iran and other countries. It was the biggest ever fine against a bank for sanctions violations, officials ... read more

How the NED spent $2.4million in Cuba Funds

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 12 June 2012

from Along the Malecon blogThe National Endowment for Democracy was an initiative of Ronald Regan set up in 1983 to "support democratic institutions" through non governmental organisations. However, the vast majority of its funding comes from the US government via USAID.Since the 1980's it has funded organisations which supported the ... read more

A rum deal for all concerned

News from Cuba | Friday, 8 June 2012

by John Haylett for the Morning StarCuban Foreign Ministry official Maria de los Angeles Sanchez fired a warning shot across Washington's bows this week following the US Supreme Court decision over the Havana Club trademark.The court confirmed the US Treasury Department decision to suspend registration of the emblematic Cuban rum ... read more

Cuba, Canada face off in World Cup qualifying in must-win match for both teams

News from Cuba | Thursday, 7 June 2012

Orignal story from the Washington PostCuba is playing its first match in the semifinals of World Cup qualifying, and players are describing the showdown with Canada as a must-win game.The match on Friday pits the two lowest-ranked teams in Group C against each other. Panama and Honduras are also in ... read more

D-Day Looms In Bitter Cuba-US Rum Trademark War

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 6 June 2012

By Andrea Rodriguez and Matthew Lee for Associated PressThere was the Cold War, the Bay of Pigs and the Cuban Missile Crisis, and there is still no end in sight to U.S.-Cuban animosity. Now a bitter dispute over a sweet-tasting spirit appears to be nearing an end game after more ... read more

Obama's Advisor Fueled Subversion in Cuba

Campaign News | Wednesday, 6 June 2012

from the Cuban News AgencyThe recently appointed US Director for Western Hemispheric Affairs, Ricardo Zuniga, encouraged subversive actions in Cuba during his work at the US Interest Section in Havana.An article by journalist Jean Guy Allard, published on Granma newspaper, reads that Zuniga headed the sector of subversion and dissidents ... read more

Over a Quarter of Cuba's Surface Covered by Forests

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 5 June 2012

from the Cuban News AgencyThe program of reforestation Cuba has carried out for the last 50 years allows it to boast that forests cover now 27.27% of the country�s surface.At a press conference in Havana city Elizabeth Russo, director of State Forestry Service in the Ministry of Agriculture, highlighted the ... read more

New address for Miami Five prisoner Fernando Gonzalez

Campaign News | Friday, 1 June 2012

Fernando Gonzalez Llort has been transferred to a new prison in Arizona.If you would like to write to him, please remember that he is known in the prison system as Ruben Campa. You can address the letter to Fernando but the envelope should be as follows:Ruben CampaReg #58733-004FCI SAFFORDP.O. BOX ... read more