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U.S. reinforces blockade, imposes fourth fine this year

News from Cuba | Friday, 30 June 2017

The US blockade of Cuba continues So far this year the U.S. Department of the Treasury has imposed four fines on national and foreign companies for allegedly violating the economic, commercial and financial blockade of Cuba. The latest victim of this over 55 year old policy is U.S. insurance company American International ... read more

Francie Molloy MP, Lord Kilclooney, Rob Miller, Catherine West MP, Carlos Alzugaray & Baroness Hopper

Cuban Futures: Trump's Threat to Cuba meetings with Carlos Alzugaray

Campaign News | Thursday, 29 June 2017

Cuban Futures: Trump’s Threat to Cuba, Latin America and US Relations Dr Carlos Alzugaray, former Cuban diplomat, writer and academic was invited by Cuba Solidarity Campaign (CSC) for a series of high level meetings with parliamentarians and trade unionists, and public meetings, where he gave an update on Cuba-US relations following ... read more

Dulce María Iglesias Suárez addresses the local government conference

Cuban union leaders welcomed to Unison conference

Campaign News | Thursday, 29 June 2017

Santiago Badía González, SNTS General Secretary (Cuban Health Workers' Union) and Dulce María Iglesias Suárez, SNTAP General Secretary (Cuban Public Administration Workers' Union) were guests at Unison’s national conference in Brighton in June. They addressed the Local Government Conference, International Rally and the CSC fringe meeting, and met with regional ... read more

Back to the ‘Nineties with Trump

Campaign News | Thursday, 29 June 2017

CSC insisted, following President Obama’s dramatic retreat in 2014, that the embargo legislation remained untouched, that the US had merely refocussed its regime change strategy, and that Obama’s reforms, all made by presidential directive, could be easily reversed by a successor. President Trump’s National Security Presidential Memorandum on Strengthening the ... read more

Dulce Maria Iglesias Suárez, general secretary of SNTAP, the Cuban public services union

Trade unionists can ‘globalise solidarity and co-operation’

Campaign News | Tuesday, 27 June 2017

UNISON NDC 2017: Cuban public service union leader challenges delegates to help build a better world for all “The challenge for trade unions today is to contribute to real social integration for the people … and to the better world we all aspire to.” And that was the challenge to delegates from ... read more

Medicine Developed by Cuba Saves 3000 Ecuadoreans From Foot Amputation

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Cuban doctors developed Heberprot P to prevent diabetic foot amputation. At least 3,000 Ecuadoreans have received a Cuban medicine called Heberprot P to prevent foot amputation from ulcers derived from diabetes in patients since 2011, according to Cuban doctors. With the application of the Cuban medicine "the average healing time of a ... read more

Ronnie Draper,  Jorge Luis Garcia,  Rob Miller, Ian Mearns MP, Sean Hoyle,  Kevin Courtney,  Danielle Rowley MP, Ian Lavery MP & MIck Cash

Huge support for Cuba at the RMT Garden Party for Cuba 2017

Campaign News | Tuesday, 27 June 2017

More than 500 trade unionists, solidarity activists, friends of Cuba, salsa lovers and MPs enjoyed the 15th RMT Garden Party for Cuba at Maritime House in South London in June. Guests at the capacity event were treated to an Cuban-style fiesta with rallying speeches, stand up comedy, live music, dancing, food, ... read more

Statement from the FMC in response to threats by the U.S. President

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Accustomed to struggling and resisting, we Cuban women state to U.S. President Donald Trump, that we do not accept walls, intervention or threats from anybody, and much less from those who wish to disregard the legacy which has sustained and motivated us for centuries Federación de Mujeres Cubanas (Federation of ... read more

ICAP Message to the Solidarity Movement with Cuba

Campaign News | Monday, 26 June 2017

"We have been able to enjoy the privilege of your friendship, of your solidarity, of your battles against the blockade, against the aggressions on Cuba, because you are not warriors, nor launchers of atomic bombs. What is a blockade? A silent atomic weapon that kills women, men, children, adolescents; that ... read more

Trump speaks to the Brigade 2506 - veterans from the Bay of Pigs Invasion - during his presidential campaign

Trump harks back to the 'good old' Cold War days

News from Cuba | Monday, 26 June 2017

US-Cuba normalisation will go on despite Trump’s rhetoric slowing it down, says CARLOS ALZUGARAY FIVE months into his administration, US President Donald Trump announced his “new” Cuba policy on June 16. With his typical tendency to do more histrionics than politics, he did it in Miami, surrounded mostly with Bay of ... read more

Trade Unions for Cuba eNewsletter Summer 2017 edition

Campaign News | Friday, 23 June 2017

The Summer 2017 issue of Cuba Solidarity Campaign's Trade Unions for Cuba eNewsletter is now out, which includes the latest news on Cuba and CSC with particular emphasis on our work with trade unions. This issue includes: - RMT Cuba Garden Party- NUT in solidarity with Cuba- UNISON host Cuban trade unionists- ... read more

Declaration of the Committees for the Defense of the Revolution

News from Cuba | Friday, 23 June 2017

Havana, Cuba, Jun 23 (ACN) The Committees for the Defense of the Revolution (CDR), organisation of civil society with over half a century of existence with over 8 million members across the island denounced the new policy of the Donald Trump administration against Cuba.The “Presidential Memorandum of National Security on ... read more

'A grotesque spectacle': Cuba decries Trump's policy toward island

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Cuba’s foreign minister has described Donald Trump’s speech outlining a new policy towards the island as a “grotesque spectacle”, saying that “we will never negotiate under pressure or under threat” and refusing to return US fugitives who have received asylum in Cuba. In a combative response to Trump’s policy, the ... read more

Declaration of the Revolutionary Government

News from Cuba | Monday, 19 June 2017

Cuba responds to President Trump's new anti-Cuba policy Havana, Cuba, Jun 16 (ACN) On June 16th, 2017, the President of the United States, Donald Trump, in a speech full of hostile rhetoric, that recalled the times of open confrontation against our country, announced in a theatre in Miami its government's policy ... read more

Trump speaks to the Brigade 2506 - veterans from the Bay of Pigs Invasion - during his presidential campaign

Cuba to President Trump: We need to continue to cooperate and coexist

News from Cuba | Saturday, 17 June 2017

Noting the hostile rhetoric of President Donald Trump in his Miami speech and saying the United States was in no position to be giving lessons on human rights, Cuba still extended an olive branch and said it wanted to continue a dialogue with its neighbor to the north. “The government of ... read more

Trump takes US policy towards Cuba one step back

News from Cuba | Saturday, 17 June 2017

HAVANA, Cuba, Jun 16 (ACN) US President Donald Trump today unveiled a new US policy toward Cuba from the southern state of Florida that reinforces the extraterritorial economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by that government on the island.The president signed a document setting out the priorities of his government, ... read more

Another foreign company fined for breaking US trade embargo of Cuba

News from Cuba | Friday, 16 June 2017

HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- The US Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has fined the American Honda Finance Corporation (AHFC) US$87,255 for violating US regulations that are part of the trade embargo against Cuba. According to a document published on the US Treasury Department website, one of Canada's AHFC ... read more

CSC responds to the Guardian claim that the US embargo of Cuba has ended

Campaign News | Friday, 16 June 2017

In the Guardian article on Donald Trump’s recent anti Cuban policy announcement (Donald Trump to announce new restrictions on Cuba trade and travel, June 16th), Julian Borger claims that one of Obama’s signature foreign policy achievements, was "ending an embargo of more than a half century". The facts are very ... read more

Tillerson Signals What’s Coming in US Policy on Cuba

News from Cuba | Thursday, 15 June 2017

As rumors grow that Donald Trump will announce on Friday a change in Barack Obama’s policy of rapprochement with Cuba, his secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, gave signs today of the possible hardening of the US position, reported dpa news. Asked about Cuba before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Tillerson said ... read more

Normalisation With Cuba Has Been a Smashing Success—but Trump Wants to Destroy It

News from Cuba | Thursday, 15 June 2017

Obama’s rapprochement has overwhelming support from Cuban-Americans, the US business community, and the Cuban people, writes Peter Kornbluh Imagine this utopian scenario: On Friday afternoon, President Trump walks up to the podium at the Manuel Artime Theatre in Miami, where he is scheduled to announce his new, draconian, US policy toward ... read more

Trump Expected To Restrict Trade, Travel With Cuba

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 14 June 2017

President Trump is preparing to announce changes in U.S. policy toward Cuba, possibly tightening restrictions on travel and trade that were loosened under former President Barack Obama. Trump is expected to announce the changes in Miami on Friday. The move was confirmed by a congressional source with direct knowledge of the situation. Sen. ... read more

With Trump about to set Cuba policy, poll shows voters like Obama's liberalisation of US policy toward Cuba

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 14 June 2017

As the Trump administration prepares to reveal a new U.S. policy toward Cuba, with a presidential announcement expected in Miami on Friday, a poll shows a majority of Americans support policies that expanded trade and tourism with the island nation. The poll released Monday shows 65 percent of voters support maintaining ... read more

Trump speaks to the Brigade 2506 - veterans from the Bay of Pigs Invasion - during his presidential campaign

Trump Expected to Strengthen US Imposed Cuba Blockade

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Expected changes could include tightened trade and travel restrictions. United States President Donald Trump is expected to make good on campaign promises to take a harder stance toward Cuba during a visit to Miami on Friday, possibly announcing a reversal of his predecessor Barack Obama's easing of the half-century long blockade. Aides ... read more

Donald Trump receives the Shield of Brigade 2506 at the Bay of Pigs Museum in Miami on Oct. 25 2016 as presidential candidate

Trump to reveal Cuba policy in Miami next Friday

News from Cuba | Saturday, 10 June 2017

President Donald Trump will travel to Miami next Friday to announce his administration’s changes to U.S.-Cuba policy, a source with knowledge of the president’s plans told the Miami Herald. The location for the event is still in the works. But scheduling the trip indicates the Cuba policy, which has been undergoing ... read more

Cuban Assembly Analyses, Advances Economic and Social Model

News from Cuba | Friday, 2 June 2017

A total of 1.6 million Cubans participated in some 47,000 meetings in the furtherance of the island's social economic model. Cuban President Raul Castro spoke at the National Assembly Extraordinary Session, expressing his support for updating the Economic and Social Policy Guidelines of the Party and the Revolution for the period ... read more

Conserving mountain ecosystems

News from Cuba | Friday, 2 June 2017

Cuba’s biodiversity is noteworthy given the presence of species of special interest nationally, regionally, and worldwide, with a high level of endemism in its flora and fauna, as well as a great variety of ecosystems. These natural assets are among the nation's most important riches. Currently identified are 34,767 native species ... read more

Russian Railways To Invest $2 billion in Cuban Rail Infrastructure

News from Cuba | Thursday, 1 June 2017

The communist island's rail transport systems, which have deteriorated since the Soviet Union's collapse, will recieve a major upgrade from Russia's railway company. Russian Railways are moving forward with plans to sign a US$2 billion contract on a project to upgrade railroad infrastructure in Cuba later this year, the Russian News ... read more

Dr. Roberto Morales, Minister of Public Health of Cuba, and Cuban physician Felix Báez Sarría, who contracted the Ebola virus while on a medical mission to combat the epidemic in Sierra

WHO awards Public Health Prize to Cuba’s Henry Reeve Contingent

News from Cuba | Thursday, 1 June 2017

Geneva.-On May 26, the World Health Organisation (WHO) presented the Dr. Lee Jong-wook Memorial Prize for Public Health to Cuba’s Henry Reeve medical contingent, in recognition of its work treating victims of natural disasters and serious epidemics. The award was presented to Dr. Félix Báez Sarría, a member of the contingent, ... read more