Viewing from July 2006

Cuban athletes best at CAm Games

Campaign News | Sunday, 30 July 2006

45 medals including 21 goldsCartagena,Colombia, Jul 30 (Prensa Latina) Cuban track and field finished one of its best performances in Central American and Caribbean Games ever, with 45 medals, including 21 gold medals, in the 20th edition of the Central American Games in this Colombian city.Cuban athletes practically won all ... read more

CSC Press Release: Silvio Rodríguez to perform in London

Campaign News | Friday, 28 July 2006

Concert in aid of Music Fund for Cuba: Special guests: John Williams, Madness and Ska Cubano(La version en espanol esta abajo)London 28 July: For one night only the godfather of the Cuban Nueva Trova movement, Silvio Rodríguez, will be performing in the UK for the first time in over 15 ... read more

Toronto Globe and Mail: Should the US break its Cuba trade embargo?

Campaign News | Thursday, 27 July 2006

Oil in the Gulf of Mexico is prompting a rethink of the blockadeMIAMI - Some facts about America's trade embargo with Cuba:- It's been U.S. policy since 1961.- It has yet to loosen Fidel Castro's grip on power.- It has cost America little strategically or economically.Until now, that is.From here ... read more

July 26 reports: US transition plan useless in Cuba, says Fidel

Campaign News | Wednesday, 26 July 2006

Crowds hear Cuban leader in upbeat moodBayamo, Cuba, Jul 26 (Prensa Latina) President Fidel Castro compared Cuba"s social and humane exploits to a Plan devised by President (G.W.) Bush for "a democratic transition" on the Island."Granma province does not need a Yankee transition plan to educate, vaccinate and provide health ... read more

Granma newspaper: Two Hundred British MPs Sign Motion for Cuba

Campaign News | Monday, 24 July 2006

Published in the Cuban daily Granma on July 20LONDON, July 20.- During the same week that the White House revealed its latest plans against Cuba, 200 British members of parliament from different political parties signed a motion asking the Blair government and the European Union to promote improved relations with ... read more

Cuba pays 25 per cent blockade premium for internet

Campaign News | Monday, 24 July 2006

Access via underwater cable is restricted by US lawsHavana - Cuba had to pay 4 million dollars for satellite internet access in 2005, 25 per cent more than an underwater cable access would have cost, Cuban officials claimed on Monday.The embargo that Washington imposed on Cuba in 1962 precludes use ... read more

Hero's welcome for Castro as Venezuela joins US challenge

Campaign News | Sunday, 23 July 2006

From the Scotland on Sunday NewspaperBy DEBORA REY in Cordoba, ArgentinaTHE charisma is still shining through and the revolutionary fervour seems undiminished. Approaching his 80th birthday he may be, but Cuban leader Fidel Castro still has the power to both draw a crowd and needle his oldest enemy.The communist firebrand ... read more

Scots surgeon barred from Cuba by US

Campaign News | Sunday, 23 July 2006

From the Herald newspaper, ScotlandBy ALAN MacDERMID July 24 2006A SCOTS surgeon has been banned from visiting Cuba after falling foul of the US government's tightening sanctions against the island.Stephen MacLeod, a graduate of Aberdeen and Dundee University and an examiner at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, was ... read more

Virgin Airlines happy in Cuba

Campaign News | Thursday, 20 July 2006

35,000 passengers in one yearHavana, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) British airline Virgin Atlantic described its first year of operations in Cuba as satisfactory, during which it carried 35,000 passengers to the island, Virgin Representative Michelle Southgate said in Havana.In statements to Caribbean News Digital, the executive noted the beneficial ties ... read more

Cuba-US 17th Caravan gets to Havana

Campaign News | Wednesday, 19 July 2006

US authorities allowed the caravan throughHavana, Jul 9 (Prensa Latina) The 17th Cuba-US Friendship Caravan arrived in Havana coming from Tampico, Mexico, defying the US blockade against Cuba.Headed by Reverend Lucius Walker, the 97 members of the 17th Caravan were received by Sergio Corrieri, president of the Cuban Institute for ... read more

Energy revolution includes recycling

Campaign News | Wednesday, 19 July 2006

Household appliances are being replaced to save fuelLas Tunas, July 19 (P-26): As part of the energy revolution taking place throughout the island, to date more than 384,000 low-consumption household electrical appliances have already been distributed in this eastern Cuban province.The Revolution also includes recycling of the components of the ... read more

Bush’s Mein Kampf

Campaign News | Monday, 17 July 2006

By RICARDO ALARCON DE QUESADA, President of the Cuban ParliamentHavana, July 14: "For whatever is hidden is meant to be disclosed, and whatever is concealed is meant to be brought out into the open." (Mark 4.22)Speaking about Cuba, Tom Crumpacker* is not exaggerating when he compares Bush’s annexationist plan to ... read more

Embargoes, Blacklists and Assassination Plots: Bush's New Cuba Plan

Campaign News | Thursday, 13 July 2006

By former US diplomat Wayne S. SmithIn May of 2004, the Bush Administration's Commission for Assistance to a Free Cuba issued an almost 500-page report that seemed to conclude the Castro government was virtually at the point of collapse. Just a few more nudges--a few more Radio Marti broadcasts, denials ... read more

CSC Press Release: Blair urged to distance himself from Bush aggression

Campaign News | Sunday, 9 July 2006

Bush adopts new Cuba regime change plan London 09 July: Tony Blair is being urged to state publicly that the UK disagrees with the Bush administration’s new stance on Cuba accepted today by President Bush. “The UK’s interests are best served by peace and stability in the Caribbean, not war and confrontation. ... read more

Cuba-US 17th Caravan gets to Havana

Campaign News | Saturday, 8 July 2006

US authorities allowed the caravan throughHavana, Jul 8 (Prensa Latina) The 17th Cuba-US Friendship Caravan arrived in Havana coming from Tampico, Mexico, defying the US blockade against Cuba.Headed by Reverend Lucius Walker, the 97 members of the 17th Caravan were received by Sergio Corrieri, president of the Cuban Institute for ... read more

Chronicle of a War Foretold: Bush’s Plan for Cuba

Campaign News | Thursday, 6 July 2006

By Cuban Parliament president Ricardo Alarcon de QuesadaHavana 05 July: On May 20, 2004, US President George W Bush disclosed with great fanfare his plan to annex Cuba. The massive 450-page creation elicited a wave of criticism from around the world.Above all, it is the Cuban people who are threatened ... read more

Big Cuba Fiesta comes to North London

Campaign News | Wednesday, 5 July 2006

Rise FestivalBig Cuba Fiesta at Rise festival on Saturday 8th July 2006 at Finsbury ParkLondon’s biggest free music festival, Rise, returns to North London this year and the Cuba Solidarity Campaign will again be running the hugely successful Big Cuba Fiesta.This year we will be working alongside other campaigns to ... read more

Fidel Castro calls to strengthen Communist Party

Campaign News | Tuesday, 4 July 2006

Functioning of party discussed at plenumHavana, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) President Fidel Castro called to strengthen Cuba?s Communist Party (PCC) more than ever, and highlighted its decisive role amid the complex world situation and the internal battle for the eradication of deficiencies.Fidel Castro made the statement when presiding over deliberations ... read more

Fidel's niece fighting for a sexual revolution

Campaign News | Monday, 3 July 2006

Mariela Castro is promoting new measures on gay and transsexual rightsMariela Castro is leading a Cuban revolution less well known than her Uncle Fidel's: one in favour of sexual tolerance within the island's macho society.Castro, 43, is leading the charge from her government-funded National Centre for Sex Education, based in ... read more

Boston Globe: Transition to nowhere

Campaign News | Monday, 3 July 2006

By Democrat Congressman Jim McGovernBy Jim McGovern, August 3, 2006NEWS REPORTS this week confirming the ill health of 79-year-old President Fidel Castro of Cuba follow on the heels of another development concerning the island nation -- the Bush administration's release last month of its latest report outlining US goals and ... read more