Viewing from July 2004

New anti-Cuban measures ruin businesses in Florida

Campaign News | Sunday, 25 July 2004

Bush sanctions decimate air charter companiesMiami, July 24 - Nearly a month after the US government tightened travel restrictions to Cuba, local air charter companies say their businesses have been decimated and thousands of people across the United States have complained to the Treasury Department about the new rules, the ... read more

Tourism workers contribute tips to health care

Campaign News | Saturday, 24 July 2004

More than $1m in the first quarter of this yearHavana, July 23 - Cubans working in the tourist industry provided record-breaking funds to the nation’s health care programs by voluntarily donating more than one million dollars during the first quarter of this year.At an activity held to recognize their contribution, ... read more

Washington and the EU block Cuba resolution against abuse in Guantanamo Bay

Campaign News | Saturday, 24 July 2004

So-called defenders of human rights exposed as hypocrites once againsUNITED NATIONS, July 22- The United States and the European Union today conspired to block a resolution aimed at protecting human rights and fundamental liberties in the context of international military operations against terrorism.The 10-paragraph resolution, presented by Cuba, establishes substantial ... read more

Cuba creates first chemically synthesized vaccine in the world

Campaign News | Friday, 23 July 2004

Breakthrough will save thousands of livesHavana, Jul 23 - Cuban scientists have produced the world?s first effective human chemically synthesized vaccine, intended to protect children from the type B Haemophilus influenza, according to the prestigious magazine "Science".According to an article by researchers from the Center for Synthetic Antigens, attached to ... read more

Hunger strike for Miami Five continues

Campaign News | Wednesday, 21 July 2004

Swedes protest US policy towards Cuba and VenezuelaFIVE HUNGER STRIKERS DEMAND: FREE THE FIVE CUBANS POLITICAL PRISONERS IN THE USA!Tomas Widén and Toni Lappalainen began their hunger strike the 4th of July. In the morning Saturday the 17th of July, Daniel Maidana joined them.Late evening the same day Toni experienced ... read more

How Bush 'sexed up' the sex tourism dossier

Campaign News | Tuesday, 20 July 2004

Quote was taken out of context, report's author saysStudent whose paper on Castro was used in a speech is 'annoyed.' He says Bush misconstrued the Cuban leader's stanceFrom the Los Angeles TimesWASHINGTON July 20 - Like many scholars, Charles Trumbull hoped that one day his work would attract attention in ... read more

Cuba and Mexico reinstall their respective ambassadors

Campaign News | Monday, 19 July 2004

Joint press conference in HavanaBY RAISA PAGES-Granma InternationalHAVANA July 18 - Felipe Pérez Roque and Luis Ernesto Derbez, the Cuban and Mexican foreign ministers respectively, announced at a joint press conference in Havana July 18 after official talks that the ambassadors of both countries will return to their embassies on ... read more

Cuba offers to aid Caribbean countries fight AIDS

Campaign News | Sunday, 18 July 2004

Enthusiastic response from CARICOM leaders meeting in HavanaHAVANA July 16 - The Cuban government has offered to train nurses and doctors throughout the Caribbean as part of the region's fight against Aids.Cuba also says it will provide anti-retroviral drugs to its neighbours at well below market prices.The offer has been ... read more

US drug company punctures blockade

Campaign News | Friday, 16 July 2004

Fidel attends signing ceremony for cancer vaccine saleHavana, July 15 - Cuban President Fidel Castro attended the signing of a technology transfer agreement between the US Cancer VaxCorporation and the island?s Molecular Immunology Center.The accord signed with the California-based biotechnology corporation, one of the world?s most prestigious firms in the ... read more

Stung US accuses Cuba of distortions

Campaign News | Thursday, 15 July 2004

We have no plans to invade says Bush regimeWASHINGTON July 14 - Stung by Cuba's accusatiuon that it is planning to invade the island, the United States on Wednesday July 14 accused Cuba of ``blatant distortions".Responding to an official Cuban statement on July 1, the State Department registered its disagreement ... read more

Otto Reich: A career in disservice

Campaign News | Tuesday, 13 July 2004

Profoundly extremist Cuban-American emigre has been the proponent of an abrasive U.S. foreign policy aimed at the heart of Latin American dignity? A master at deconstructing U.S.-Latin American relations? Greed, chicanery and raw ideology add up to the vulgarization of hemispheric issues.? Reich’s secret formula: promote skewed pseudo-democracy by utilizing ... read more

Cuba confirms arrest of Colombian drug baron

Campaign News | Sunday, 11 July 2004

Cali ringleader is held in HavanaHAVANA July 11 - Breaking its silence about the arrest of a major Colombian drug lord in Cuba a week ago, the Cuban government confirmed on Sunday July 11 that it was holding Luis Hernando Gomez Bustamante.In a three-paragraph statement distributed to international media, Cuba's ... read more

Pastors arrive in Cuba

Campaign News | Saturday, 10 July 2004

Religious group smashes US blockadeHAVANA July 9 - Members of the Pastors for Peace, an American humanitarian aid group, arrived in Cuba on Saturday in defiance of US law and wearing T-shirts calling for ``regime change" in the United States.About 120 volunteers with Pastors for Peace flew in from Tampico, ... read more

Cuba to beef up its armed forces

Campaign News | Saturday, 10 July 2004

Military recruitment plan studied in face of US threatHAVANA July 10 - Cuba has ordered a study of its military recruitment programme, hoping to enlist more young men in the armed forces during a period in which authorities say they are increasingly concerned about a US-led military attack.A special commission ... read more

Club Med sued over property claimed by Cuban emigre

Campaign News | Friday, 9 July 2004

French firm named in civil actionMIAMI July 8 - A 95-year-old Cuban emigre has sued the French resort chain Club Med for building and operating a luxury hotel on Cuban beach property she claims was seized from her family by the Cuban revolutionary government.The lawsuit, filed in US District Court ... read more

Bush regime fines biotech firm for selling infant vaccines to Cuba

Campaign News | Thursday, 8 July 2004

Lifesaving medicine is banned for sale to the islandSan Francisco July 8 - The US Biotechnology company Chiron Corp. has been fined $168,500 by the Bush regime for selling infant vaccines to Cuba.The California-based company voluntarily disclosed to the US Treasury department of Foreign Assetts Control (OFAC) that a European ... read more

Cuba strives for self-sufficiency in food

Campaign News | Wednesday, 7 July 2004

Rice plan is reaping rewardsHavana, July 7 - With help from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and agricultural experts from Viet Nam, China and Japan, since 1996, Cuba has carried out a rice cultivation programme in an effort to provide enough food for its people.The country has carried out ... read more

Congress snub for Bush over new Cuba restriction

Campaign News | Wednesday, 7 July 2004

Vote to overturn limit on gift parcelsThe US Congress has dealt an election-season setback to President George Bush by voting to overturn restrictions his administration has issued on the gift parcels that Americans can send to family members in Cuba.Yesterday’s vote would block new rules that took effect on July ... read more

CUBA-AFRICA: Decades of assistance

Campaign News | Friday, 2 July 2004

Since 1963 Cuba has helped thousands of people in AfricaBy Patricia Grogg of the Inter Press Service News AgencyHAVANA, Jul 2 (IPS) - Dozens of countries in Africa benefit from medical or other assistance programmes from Cuba, and in four decades this socialist island nation has helped train around 30,000 ... read more

67 MPs have signed motion against the new Bush sanctions

Campaign News | Thursday, 1 July 2004

EDM deplores and condemns the measuresJuly 01: The Early Day Motion in the UK parliament deploring and condemning the new sanctions imposed on Cuba by George Bush, has gathered 67 votes to date.British Member of Parliament Ian Gibson, the Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Cuba Group of MPs,who recently led ... read more


Campaign News | Thursday, 1 July 2004

‘We have an adversary powerful in technology and armaments, but a total orphan in terms of ideas’BY MARIA JULIA MAYORAL AND LOURDES PEREZ-Granma daily staff writers-“WE have the tranquility of being prepared on every terrain to confront any aggression. Enormous trenches of stone can be united with enormous trenches of ... read more