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Women's achievements praised at UN

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 31 July 2013

'A world reference point'The achievements of Cuban women over the last five decades were highlighted in Geneva in July during the sessions of the United Nations Committee for the Elimination of Discrimination against Women.Algerian lawyer Meriem Belmihoub-Zerdani, member of that Committee, told the Prensa Latina news agency that Cuba is ... read more

Cooperative ownership spreads

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 31 July 2013

More to be set up in 2014In July, 124 new non-agricultural cooperatives representing various sectors of the economy including construction, produce markets, transportation, and recycling began operating. Of these, 112 are non-state sector cooperatives, while 12 operate within the state sector.As in agriculture, the new cooperatives will be able to ... read more

Public internet access expands

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Over 100 new outletsOn 14 June, 118 new public internet outlets were opened across the island. Accounts were offered via ETECSA, the state telecommunications company, at a reduced price to tourist hotels which have previously been the main source of internet access for Cubans.The new outlets will charge 4.50 CUC ... read more

Coastal erosion threatens tourism

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Caribbean at high risk from climate changeA study conducted by Cuban scientists has found that rising sea levels may cause severe damage to 122 Cuban towns, or wipe them out completely by 2100.According to Jorge Álvarez, who directs Cuba's Centre for Environmental Control and Inspection, "The government ... realised that ... read more

Cycle Cuba Challenge 2014

Campaign News | Tuesday, 30 July 2013

24 April - 06 May 2014The Cycle Cuba Challenge is a fantastic way to experience Cuba, to raise money for essential educational equipment for young visually impaired Cuban school children and supporting the vital campaign work of the Cuba Solidarity Campaign at the same time.The experience of a lifetime. Break ... read more

20 reasons to support Cuba on Moncada Day

Campaign News | Friday, 26 July 2013

The 26th of July is celebrated in Cuba as the Day of National Rebellion, in honour of the attack on the Moncada army garrison in Santiago de Cuba on 26 July 1953. This attack, led by Fidel Castro, was the beginning of the revolutionary armed struggle against the Batista regime.To ... read more

Fact-finding on Cuba - young trade unionists report back

Campaign News | Thursday, 25 July 2013

The Morning Star interviewed delegates on the May Day Young trade unionists brigade to Cuba - by Peter LazenbyOver the past five years Cuba Solidarity Campaign has sent more than 200 young activists on May Day Brigades.Alex Halligan, 23, was one of 30 trade unionists who formed the British contingent ... read more

Battling against the odds - May Day Study tour report back

Campaign News | Thursday, 25 July 2013

Journalist Peter Lazenby was on a recent CSC May Day study tour to Cuba. He reports back for the Morning StarDr Ruben Garcia Lopez works at Vedado medical clinic in Havana in Cuba.When I met him recently during a visit organised by the Cuba Solidarity Campaign, he spoke with enthusiasm ... read more

Sixtieth anniversary of Moncada attack to be commemorated

News from Cuba | Thursday, 25 July 2013

from the Cuban News AgencyPolitical and cultural activities will take place to mark the 60th anniversary of the attack on the Moncada barracks in Santiago de Cuba at 7am tomorrow morning (26 July 2013), at the scene of th historical event six decades ago.Ten thousand citizens of Santiago, (Cuba's second ... read more

Cuba announces new anticancer drug

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Cuban scientists have developed a new anticancer drug which, unlike other cytostatics, does not damage healthy cells, local daily Juventud Rebelde reported Sunday.The drug penetrates the nucleus membrane of the malign cell and necrotizes it, this effect is different from any other cytostatics, which not only intoxicates the cell and ... read more

Great Day out on the Walk for Cuba

Campaign News | Wednesday, 17 July 2013

More than 80 people took part in our first sponsored walk for Cuba on Sunday 14 July on a glorious summer’s day in the idyllic Chess Valley in Buckinghamshire.A big thank you to everyone who took part in this fabulous event. Sponsorship money is still coming in and we have ... read more