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Cuban government approves measures to boost the economy

News from Cuba | Friday, 28 June 2019

HAVANA, Cuba, Jun 28 (ACN) The Council of Ministers approved a set of measures to boost the economy, including an increase in salaries in the budgeted sector and also pensions, which will benefit more than 2.75 million people. The Council of Ministers, headed by its President, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, approved several ... read more

UNISON salutes the Cuban people on the sixtieth anniversary of revolution

Campaign News | Wednesday, 19 June 2019

UNISON delegates saluted the Cuban people on the 60th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution today, writes Marcus Barnett in the Morning Star. The trade union pledged solidarity against Donald Trump’s “cruel and illegal” blockade of Cuba at its annual conference and voted to campaign for an end to the US blockade ... read more

CSC congratulates Prensa Latina on 60th anniversary of its foundation

Campaign News | Thursday, 13 June 2019

The executive committee of the Cuba Solidarity Campaign has sent a 60th anniversary message to Prensa Latina to congratulate the Cuban and Latin American news organisation on its establishment by Che Guevara in 1959. You can read about the history and founding of the Latin American news service, and an interview ... read more

Massive show of solidarity at RMT Garden Party

Campaign News | Thursday, 13 June 2019

There was a massive show of solidarity at the annual RMT Garden Party for Cuba where almost 500 people from across the labour and trade union movement celebrated international solidarity with the island. Guest of honour and one of Cuba’s renowned international medical volunteers, Dr Enmanuel Vigil Fonseca said “I have ... read more

Around the world with socialism's medical missionaries

Campaign News | Friday, 7 June 2019

As part of the Cuba60 celebrations, the Cuba Solidarity Campaign is hosting a speaking tour by DR ENMANUEL VIGIL FONSECA, a volunteer in Cuba’s Henry Reeve emergency medical brigade FROM June 8-24, Dr Vigil Fonseca will be talking about his experiences as part of Cuba’s world renowned “Henry Reeve International Team ... read more

ICAP thanks CSC in advance of AGM

Campaign News | Friday, 7 June 2019

The Cuban Institute for Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP) has sent a letter to the Cuba Solidarity Campaign in advance of our Annual General Meeting this Saturday 8 June to thank members and trade unions for all their work in solidarity with Cuba. The CSC AGM runs from 10.30am-2.30pm on Saturday, ... read more

Cuba Solidarity Campaign marches against Trump in London

Campaign News | Wednesday, 5 June 2019

Cuba Solidarity Campaign staff, Executive Committee members, friends and supporters marched in the Together against Trump demonstration in central London yesterday. CSC supporters and Cubans living in Britain marched with Cuban flags and two ‘Trump: Hands off Cuba’ banners. CSC marched against Trump’s policies of aggression, blockade and intervention in Cuba ... read more

The US has announced a new ban on travel to Cuba for cruises, group tours, private planes and yachts

US imposes new Cuba travel restrictions, tightening the blockade further

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 5 June 2019

The Trump administration on Tuesday imposed major new travel restrictions on visits to Cuba by US citizens, including a ban on educational and cultural trips known as ''people-to-people'' travel, as well as a ban on cruise trips to the island nation. The US Treasury Department said it would also deny permission ... read more

Shadow Chancellor, John McDonnell, to speak at RMT Cuba Garden Party

Campaign News | Wednesday, 5 June 2019

John McDonnell will join Cuban internationalist medic, Dr Enmanuel Vigil Fonseca, and other special guest speakers from the trade union and labour movement Celebrate and show solidarity with Cuba alongside friends and activists from the labour and trade union movement with live music, buffet, free bar, guest speakers and the ... read more

Hands Off Cuba! Protest against Trump's UK visit

Campaign News | Monday, 3 June 2019

Tomorrow, Tuesday 4 June, Cuba Solidarity Campaign will be meeting up at 11am in the South East (Charing Cross) corner of Trafalgar Square and then marching to wherever Trump is. Look for us at the the two Hands Off Cuba banners, and our Cuban flags. We need people to help ... read more