Viewing from July 2005

Cuba slams US naming official to promote 'transition' on the island

Campaign News | Saturday, 30 July 2005

Cuba 'transition' coordinator will oversee destabilization plansPANAMA CITY, 29 July: Cuban Foreign Minister Felipe Perez Roque harshly criticized the appointment of Caleb McCarry as the U.S. point man for democracy in Cuba, predicting on Friday that McCarry would grow old and retire without ever stepping foot in the island nation."I'm ... read more

Moncada Day: Fidel's speech in full

Campaign News | Thursday, 28 July 2005

Speech given by Dr. Fidel Castro Ruz, President of the Republic of Cuba, at the official function commemorating the 52nd anniversary of the assault on the “Moncada” and “Carlos Manuel de Cespedes” garrisons, July 26, 2005July 26, 2005Dear people of Havana who, by your selfless, tenacious efforts and in hard-fought ... read more

Cuba' economy grows by over 7 per cent

Campaign News | Wednesday, 27 July 2005

First half figures show end of year growth will be 9 per cent overallTaken from Trabajadores NewspaperHavana, July 26 (Trabajadores).- The Cuban economy grew 7.3 percent during the first semester of 2005 and is expected to end the year with close to 9 percent.The announcement was made by President Fidel ... read more

Luis Posada Carriles: The need for trial

Campaign News | Wednesday, 27 July 2005

It is morally, legally and politically wrong for the United States and United Kingdom to tread lightly with a terrorist of Posada's credentials and yet continue to fight the war on terror28th July, 2007By Dr Kevin AlcenaFrom the Bahama Journal newspaperGlobal and national sense of security has recently been threatened ... read more

Judge denies bail for Posada

Campaign News | Tuesday, 26 July 2005

Judge asks for legal briefs on his role at Bay of PigsEL PASO, Texas, July 25 - A U.S. immigration judge denied bail on Monday for an asylum-seeking former CIA operative from Cuba and asked for legal briefs on whether his role in the 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion was ... read more

Moncada Day: Fidel Castro accuses US of renewed subversion

Campaign News | Tuesday, 26 July 2005

July 26th speech attacks activities of US Interests SectionHavana, Jul 26: Cuban President Fidel Castro accused the US administration of promoting subversion and destabilization in the Island through the leading role of its Interests Section in Havana.Fidel Castro said the administration of US President George W Bush has used over ... read more

New Latin America-focused TV station starts transmitting

Campaign News | Monday, 25 July 2005

Backed by Venezuela, Telesur is being seen in Cuba and several other countriesVenezuela - A new TV station backed by Venezuela's government began transmitting Sunday in various countries across Latin America, carrying praise by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, the American actor Danny Glover and others.The Telesur network, which organizers call ... read more

Trinidad, Cuba under repair after Hurricane Dennis

Campaign News | Thursday, 21 July 2005

Intense recovery work following hurricane continuesTrinidad, July 20: The repair of thousands of homes affected by Hurricane Dennis is underway in the colonial city of Trinidad, Cuba, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.In the picturesque town in south-central Cuba over 7,900 homes were damaged including 457 totally destroyed.Trinidad was founded in ... read more

Victim of terrorism reveals more of Posada Carriles' crimes

Campaign News | Tuesday, 19 July 2005

More than 60 people killed by his groupsHavana, July 18 (AIN) One of the victims of torture by order of terrorist Posada Carriles, recently revealed a list of 60 people killed by groups led by the terrorist in Venezuela during the 1960's.Angel Bastidas, former member of the Venezuelan Communist Youth, ... read more

France makes unilateral move to mend Cuba relations

Campaign News | Tuesday, 19 July 2005

Government officials invited to national day celebrationsHavana 18 July: France last week invited members of the Cuban government to an event celebrating its national holiday (14 July), going beyond the EU's policy on the matter.The French embassy in Cuba invited the communist officials in order to "open frank and constructive ... read more

UN working group denounces imprisonment of Cuban Five

Campaign News | Saturday, 16 July 2005

Treatment "incompatible with human rights covenant"In an opinion released in late May but only made public in July, the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detentions, a group created by the UN Commission on Human Rights, has criticized the treatment of five Cuban men arrested in Miami in 1998 as "arbitrary."It ... read more

Hurricane recovery efforts underway in Cuba

Campaign News | Friday, 15 July 2005

$1.4 billion in damage to housing and infrastructureGranma International, Havana July 14: THE recovery work underway in Cuba is like a bigger, stronger hurricane that, instead of wreaking destruction like Dennis, aims to rebuild and returning the nation to normality as quickly as possible.It is a titanic task, given that ... read more

New prisoner abuse revealed at Guantanamo

Campaign News | Friday, 15 July 2005

Investigators find evidence of tortureHavana, July 14 (AIN) Military Investigators brought to light more evidence showing that detainees at the US military base in Guantanamo Bay have been subjected to outrageous mistreatment, said a member of the US Senate Armed Forces Commission.Senator Carl Levin (D) said the FBI investigation into ... read more

80-ton Friendshipment heads to Cuba

Campaign News | Friday, 15 July 2005

By W. T. Whitney Jr. for the People's Weekly World NewspaperJuly 14: Trucks, cars and buses headed to McAllen, Texas, July 2 as the 16th U.S.-Cuba Friendshipment Caravan got on its way. The caravan, which will travel along 14 routes through 130 cities, is carrying humanitarian supplies destined for the ... read more

Baseball eliminated from the Olympics

Campaign News | Thursday, 14 July 2005

Cuba blames USHavana July 13: ACCORDING to Cuba, the owners of the Major League teams are primarily responsible for the decision taken by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to eliminate baseball from the Olympic program.Baseball and softball were eliminated from the Olympic program after a secret vote by the IOC ... read more

Damage from Hurricane Dennis at $1.4 billion

Campaign News | Tuesday, 12 July 2005

Thousands of homes and hundreds of electrical posts destroyed, 1.5 million evacuated in advance of stormPresident Fidel Castro announces in TV Roundtable Number of deaths up to 16, Serious damage to 120,000 homes, Intensive work underway to restore electricity, gas and water servicesHavana, July 12: PRESIDENT Fidel Castro highlighted the ... read more

Terror in London: Fidel writes to the Queen

Campaign News | Friday, 8 July 2005

Condolence message on behalf of the Cuban peopleMessage from President Fidel Castro to the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern IrelandHer Majesty Elizabeth IIQueen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern IrelandYour Majesty:We have learned with profound consternation of the attack with explosives on ... read more

MP submits motion to parliament on Posada Carriles

Campaign News | Wednesday, 6 July 2005

John McDonnell calls for MPs to urge US to extradite the terroristEarly day Motion 488LUIS POSADAMcDonnell, JohnThat this House urges the United States Administration to extradite Luis Posada to Venezuela where he escaped from prison whilst on trial for the terrorist crime of blowing up a Cuban airline killing 73 ... read more

Cuba polishes Latin American 'miracle mission'

Campaign News | Saturday, 2 July 2005

One million people per year to be given free eye treatmentHavana, Jul 1 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is creating all the necessary conditions to put into practice the Latin American Miracle Mission, which will annually provide over one million poor people in the region with ophthalmological care.Cuban President Fidel Castro himself ... read more