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Cuba's path to same sex marriage

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Cuba’s newly proposed constitution will, if adopted, open the door for same sex marriage in the country. Here Catholic priest Father Geoff Bottoms gives his reflections on Cuba, same sex marriage and the Catholic church Twenty-five years ago Cuba broke new ground with the first overtly gay film “Strawberry and Chocolate” ... read more

Tesla's battery maker suspends cobalt supplier amid sanctions concern

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters that some of the cobalt that Panasonic uses to make Tesla’s batteries is mined in Cuba by Canadian supplier Sherritt International Corp (S.TO). Panasonic said it was unable to tell how much cobalt sourced from Cuba via its Canadian supplier ended up ... read more

Latin America against Trump

Campaign News | Tuesday, 31 July 2018

On Friday 13 July, the Cuba Solidarity Campaign joined with other Latin America solidarity organisations, communities and migrants groups to form a Latin America bloc on the Together Against Trump demonstration which saw more than 250,000 march in London. CSC staff, volunteers and supporters carried Cuban flags, banners calling for the ... read more

Cubans celebrate Moncada Day, 26 July in Santiago de Cuba last week

What does the new Cuban constitution mean for the island nation and its revolution?

News from Cuba | Monday, 30 July 2018

The commission, made up of 33 deputies of the National Assembly and headed by Raul Castro, has drawn on work that has been ongoing for many years and has taken into account previous experience within Cuba, as well as the constitutions from other Latin American, Asian, European and African states. Homero ... read more

Cuba: Raul Castro Denounces US 'Siege' on Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua

News from Cuba | Monday, 30 July 2018

Raul Castro said Cubans "will forever defend its socialist revolution” and remain unified in their defense of Venezuela and Nicaragua. Former Cuban President and leader of the Communist Party of Cuba, Raul Castro, denounced, on Thursday, that the United States is "narrowing the siege" against his country, Venezuela and Nicaragua, calling ... read more

An event that changed the course of history

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 25 July 2018

On July 26, 1953, the assault on the Moncada Garrison in Santiago opened a new stage in Cuba’s national liberation struggle, which concluded with the triumph of the Revolution January 1, 1959 Two rooms, one that served as a living-dining room and the other a bedroom, plus a tiny bathroom and ... read more

Cuba's Draft Constitution Opens Path to Gay Marriage

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 24 July 2018

LGBT rights activists in Cuba supported the proposal with posters reading "I am in favour of Cuban design " showing different family configurations including same-sex unions. The draft of Cuba's new constitution opens the path to same-sex marriage, a government official said Saturday which would make it a leader in lesbian, ... read more

Towards the literacy of 300,000 more Haitians

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 24 July 2018

Haiti - Cuba : Towards the Literacy of 300,000 more Haitians Following a working meeting of Ministers of Education Pierre Josué Agénor Cadet (Haiti) and Ms. Ena Elsa Velazquez (Cuba) at the XI Annual Congress on Higher Education held in Havana in February 2018, around monitoring among other of projects in ... read more

Cuba: National Assembly Approves New Constitutional Draft

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 24 July 2018

The new constitution would see new laws and policies seeking to maintain the socialist and revolutionary character of the Cuban state. The Cuban parliament unanimously approved the Constitution Project Sunday, which will be submitted for a popular consultation from August 13 to November 15 of this year. The announcement was made by ... read more

EU and CELAC Urge Ending US Blockade on Cuba

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 18 July 2018

"We reiterate our rejection of the application of those coercive measures of a unilateral nature with extraterritorial effect," the delegates ministers said in the statement. The Foreign Ministers of the European Union and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac) called Tuesday for the end of the blockade imposed ... read more

Shortly After Prison Release, Mandela Visited Friend Fidel

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Soon after the South African freedom fighter was liberated from prison he visited his comrade Fidel Castro in Cuba. One of the first things that the late leader and revolutionary Nelson Mandela did after being released from prison in 1991 was to visit late Cuban President Fidel Castro in Havana. Mandela was ... read more

H. E. Rocio Maniero, Venezuelan Ambassador

"We need to show Trump that he is not welcome here": Latin America against Trump rally

Campaign News | Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Latin American ambassadors, campaign groups and migrants were amongst the speakers and audience at the Latin America against Trump rally in central London, organised in the run up to Trump’s visit to Britain on 13 July and to build the Together against Trump national demonstrations. Kiri Tunks, NEU (NUT Section) President ... read more

March with Cuba Solidarity Campaign in the Latin America Against Trump bloc on the national demo in central London this Friday

Campaign News | Wednesday, 11 July 2018

March with Cuba Solidarity Campaign in the Latin America Against Trump bloc on the national demo in central London this Friday Meet 2pm this Friday 13 July outside the BBC, Portland Place, London W1A 1AA (nearest tube Oxford Circus) to join the Together Against Trump march to Trafalgar Square for the rally ... read more

Obesity affecting almost half of Cuban population, says expert.

News from Cuba | Saturday, 7 July 2018

HAVANA, July 7 (RHC) - More than 42 percent of Cubans carry a few extra pounds, with obesity becoming a serious health problem in the nation, a health expert told local radio on Friday.About 47 percent of the overweight people are women and the most worrying fact is that 13 ... read more

Luis Santamaria, translator, Arturo Rodriguez, Industrial Workers' general secretary, Rob Miller, CSC director, Jane Stewart, Unite EC, Helena Helena Menendez, Venezuela Embassy and Tony Burke, U

Ending the US blockade remains our priority: Cuban Industrial Workers' general secretary

Campaign News | Thursday, 5 July 2018

Unite Policy Conference “The US blockade has a hugely detrimental impact on Cuban workers, so ending the blockade continues to be our priority” Arturo Rodriguez, Cuban Industrial Workers’ Union general secretary, told Unite Policy conference delegates at a packed Cuba Solidarity Campaign fringe meeting in Brighton. “The majority of countries in the ... read more

The family medicine program provides healthcare for all age groups

Family medicine in Cuba, an achievement of the Revolution

News from Cuba | Thursday, 5 July 2018

Cuba’s goal to provide medical care to its entire population was the premise that sustained the basic health program established at the community level during the early years of the Revolution. As a result of the continued commitment to this policy, in 2017, a total of 83,534,085 consultations were offered ... read more

Miami Five hero Fernando Gonzalez interviewed by George Galloway

Campaign News | Tuesday, 3 July 2018

"A hero of the Republic of Cuba, to paraphrase the great John Lennon, is something to be" George Galloway said in his welcome to Fernando Gonzalez. Fernando Gonzalez Llort, Miami Five Hero, President of ICAP (Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples) and Cuban MP, was invited to Britain by Cuba ... read more