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Breaking the Blockade 3: Reactions to the 2021 UN vote online meeting

Campaign News | Wednesday, 30 June 2021

Join us live from New York to discuss the results of the latest United Nations General Assembly vote with Ana Silvia Rodríguez, Cuba's Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN On 23 June 2021 the United Nations General Assembly voted for the 29th time on Cuba’s resolution calling for an end to ... read more

United States diplomat responds to British MP on US blockade policy

Campaign News | Wednesday, 30 June 2021

Yael Lempert, US Deputy Chief of Mission and Chargé d’Affaires to the United Kingdom, has responded on behalf of the US Government to a letter calling for a change in US Cuba policy from Grahame Morris MP for Easington and Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Cuba. In May, ... read more

Hunger as a Weapon: How Biden's Inaction Is Aggravating Cuba's Food Crisis

News from Cuba | Monday, 28 June 2021

If President Biden wants to support human rights in Cuba and empower the Cuban people, he can start by alleviating the food crisis by ending Trump's prohibition on remittances and restoring the right of U.S. residents to travel. While President Joe Biden dithers about when or whether to keep his campaign ... read more

Oxfam Cuba and US organisations release joint statement on US vote at the UN

News from Cuba | Monday, 28 June 2021

On 24 June the Center for Democracy in the Americas (CDA), The Washington Office on Latin America, MEDICC, Cuban Americans for Engagement and Oxfam issued a joint statement on the US vote to maintain the blockade at the Untied Nations on 23 June: Yesterday’s statement by the U.S. delegation to the ... read more

Cuba's updated report on the impact of the US blockade to the UN

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 23 June 2021

In advance of the 2021 United Nations General Assembly vote on the US blockade, Cuba has presented an addendum to their 2019 report, which covers the period from April - December 2020. Updated addendum to the Secretary General´s Report on resolution 74/7 of the United Nations General Assembly entitled, “Necessity of ... read more

US isolated at UN blockade vote: 184 v 2

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 23 June 2021

"Like the virus the blockade suffocates and kills and it must stop.”Bruno Rodriguez, Cuban Foreign Minister The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has once again overwhelmingly voted in favour of Cuba’s resolution demanding the end of the US blockade. In a strong show of support for the island, 184 countries voted ... read more

Cuba says Abdala vaccine 92.28% effective against coronavirus

News from Cuba | Monday, 21 June 2021

Cuba announced on 21 June that its three-shot Abdala vaccine against the coronavirus had proved 92.28% effective in last-stage clinical trials. The announcement came just days after the government said another homegrown vaccine, Soberana 2, had proved 62% effective with just two of its three doses. “Hit by the pandemic, our scientists ... read more

Why this year’s UN vote on Cuba embargo is more urgent than ever

News from Cuba | Monday, 21 June 2021

Will Joe Biden finally listen to the united voice of the world? On June 23, the United Nations General Assembly will vote to condemn the six-decade-long United States embargo of Cuba. Again. The world has been doing this since 1992. In 2019, 187 countries supported the motion, with only three (the US, ... read more

CSC activists protest against the US blockdade

Campaign News | Saturday, 19 June 2021

Cuba Solidarity Campaign activists took actions in London, Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester, and Sheffield on 19-20 June as part of the World Caravan Against the US blockade of Cuba. The events were part of an international weekend of actions in advance of the United Nations General Assembly vote on the US blockade ... read more

US sanctions on Cuba and Venezuela hamper to global fight against COVID-19

News from Cuba | Friday, 18 June 2021

IN CUBA, the smallest country in the world to produce its own Covid-19 vaccines, five immunizations are currently in clinical trials. Soberana 2 and Abdala have reached Phase 3, making the island nation the only country in Latin America to reach the final stage in vaccine development. In the meantime, ... read more

Blockade against Cuba is an attack on sovereignty says French academic

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 15 June 2021

The French academic and essayist Salim Lamrani told Prensa Latina that the US economic, commercial and financial blockade against Cuba represents an attack on the sovereignty and self-determination of the Cuban people, and demanded it be lifted. In an interview with the Cuban news website, the university professor said that the ... read more

GMB Congress supports Cuba

News from Cuba | Saturday, 12 June 2021

The GMB union has passed a motion reaffirming its support of Cuba and opposition to the US blockade. The motion ‘Solidarity with Cuba: Fighting the US Blockade’ was moved during the international debate at the union’s 2021 Digital Congress. Dean Ismay, a GMB member from Wales and Southwest Region put forward ... read more

COVID-19 Medical Appeal Update on second shipment of aid

Campaign News | Thursday, 10 June 2021

In May, a further £16,500 was spent on equipment to help Cuba treat and vaccinate its people as part of the Cuba Solidarity Campaign’s COVID-19 Medical Appeal. Since launching the appeal in mid-April, over £35,000 has been raised by CSC members, affiliates and supporters to help the island’s health workers fight ... read more

 CSC director Rob Miller with special guest to draw the raffle, Peter Kavanagh, Unite London & Eastern Regional Secretary

CSC 2021 Blockade Buster Raffle winners

Campaign News | Tuesday, 8 June 2021

The grand draw took place this week at the CSC office in London, with the help of Unite London & Eastern Regional Secretary, Peter Kavanagh. The raffle raised nearly £20,000 for the Campaign and we would like to thank all our members and supporters who bought tickets this year. CSC director ... read more

Cuban parliament statement on anti-Cuba MEPs

News from Cuba | Sunday, 6 June 2021

Declaration of denunciation of the International Relations Commission of the National Assembly of People's Power of the Republic of Cuba before a new maneuver by the European Parliament. We have learned to our disgust that a small group of MEP’s servile to Washington have placed an item on the agenda of ... read more

Vaccination in Havana To Reach All Areas in Mid-June

News from Cuba | Friday, 4 June 2021

Given the complex epidemiological situation in Havana, it was decided to extend to all its municipalities; as of the second half of June, the sanitary intervention with the three doses of the Abdala vaccine candidate is currently being applied in at-risk groups and territories of the capital. The information was ... read more