Viewing from July 2019

Fewer Americans are visiting Havana, where dancers, musicians and others entertain tourists

Cuba trying to attract tourists and investors even as US clamps down

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 30 July 2019

HAVANA – Just after noon on a Thursday, a bomb left in an ashtray ripped through the lobby of the Hotel Copacabana. A metal fragment shot out like a ninja throwing star, as a medical examiner later described it, and struck Fabio Di Celmo, slicing through his jugular vein. Di Celmo, ... read more

Cuba is a safe country, but U.S. continues its attempts to manipulate reality

News from Cuba | Thursday, 25 July 2019

Yesterday, July 24, Cuba demanded that the U.S. government cease its manipulation of alleged health problems reported by its diplomatic staff in Havana, as a pretext to impose aggressive measures to harm our country, economy, and people. In statements to the press, Johana Tablada, the Foreign Ministry’s director for the United ... read more

Moncada: A victory of ideas

News from Cuba | Thursday, 25 July 2019

The July 26, 1953, events in Santiago de Cuba and Bayamo changed forever the direction of an entire country, and opened a new stage in the history of Our America History cannot be forgotten. At a time when U.S. imperialism and its regional allies are intent upon eliminating the idea that ... read more

ELAM graduates some 500 medical science professionals from 104 countries

News from Cuba | Thursday, 25 July 2019

HAVANA, Cuba, Jul 23 (ACN) Some 500 students from 104 countries who studied at the Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM) will be graduating this Tuesday as Doctors of Medicine at the Karl Marx Theatre in Havana. According to information provided by the Ministry of Public Health to the Cuban News ... read more

Salvador Valdes Mesa, Cuban First Vice President and Daniel Ortega, Nicaragua President

Cuban First VP: We come to pay tribute to Sandino

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 23 July 2019

HAVANA, Cuba, Jul 19 (ACN) We have come to pay tribute to Sandino, Carlos Fonseca Amador and the leaders who made Nicaragua's independence possible, said Salvador Valdés Mesa, First Vice-President of the Councils of State and Ministers, on his arrival in Managua, the capital of that Central American country. At the ... read more

Cuba boasts 9 doctors per thousand inhabitants

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 23 July 2019

HAVANA, July 22 (Xinhua) -- Cuba has one of the world's highest ratios of physicians to population, with nine doctors per thousand inhabitants, according to Cuban local media. The island country has more than 100,000 active doctors, the highest number in its history, Health Minister Jose Portal told Cuban News Agency ... read more

Cuban compassion: Training doctors for a Pacific island nation running out of time

News from Cuba | Monday, 22 July 2019

Kiribati. You may not know where it is. Pronouncing it is tricky (Ker-a-bas). It’s a small republic of 114,000 people spread out over 32 atolls in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, near the international date line and right on the equator. Palm trees line the white sandy shores. Turquoise water laps the ... read more

U.S. blockade is the main hurdle to achieve UN's Agenda 2030 in Cuba

News from Cuba | Monday, 22 July 2019

HAVANA, Cuba, Jul 18 (ACN) Rodrigo Malmierca, Minister of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment, said at the United Nations that the U.S. blockade is the biggest hurdle in Cuba for the implementation of Agenda 2030. This policy causes serious damage to the Cuban people and is the main obstacle to the ... read more

Cuba: Safest Country in Latin America to Be a Child and an Adolescent

News from Cuba | Thursday, 18 July 2019

The annual Save the Children report evaluates 176 countries using international indicators on infant mortality, access to education, nutrition, protection against harmful practices, such as child labour, child marriage, homicides and forced displacement. According to the new global report by Save the Children, today's children and adolescents are more likely to ... read more

Cuba passes electoral law, Reinstates role of Prime Minister

News from Cuba | Monday, 15 July 2019

Cuba has passed a new electoral law recreating the role of the prime minister which was abolished in the 1976 constitution. Cuba passed a new electoral law that restructures governance including creating the role of the prime minister and provincial governors while retaining the one-party system. The law which was passed Saturday ... read more

Planning for the future - AGM report

Campaign News | Tuesday, 9 July 2019

“We need to celebrate the achievements of the Cuban people, as well as campaigning to end the US blockade,” said Diana Holland, Chair of CSC and Unite the Union Assistant General Secretary, as she opened the 2019 Annual General Meeting of the Cuba Solidarity Campaign in June. Gawain Little, Chair of ... read more

Rob Miller, CSC Director, Len McCluskey, Unite General Secretary, Diana Holland, Unite AGS and Dr Enmanuel Vigil Fonseca

United for Cuba

Campaign News | Monday, 8 July 2019

Dr Enmanuel Vigil Fonseca received rapturous applause when he told a Unite fringe meeting “we have an abundance of dignity and solidarity. We will never give up our rights and we will never go down on our knees to the US.” Speaking at the CSC fringe meeting during the union’s Rules ... read more

UNISON North West delegate Tracy Delaney speaking in support of the Cuba motion

UNISON reaffirms solidarity with Cuba in 60th anniversary year

Campaign News | Monday, 8 July 2019

Unison delegates reaffirmed their support for Cuba at their annual national delegates’ conference in June. Praising the country’s achievements in health, education and internationalism, conference also voted to call on the government to ensure British companies did not succumb to US pressure to reinforce the blockade by withdrawing investment. Moving the motion, ... read more

Trump speaks to the Brigade 2506 - veterans from the Bay of Pigs Invasion - during his presidential campaign

Stand by Cuba as Trump cranks up the pressure

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 2 July 2019

The Trump administration is now ramping up aggression against Cuba, writes Ken Livingstone in the Morning Star You might not have read much about in the so-called “mainstream” media, but the increasingly hawkish Donald Trump administration has recently announced the most severe economic sanctions against Cuba since the illegal US blockade ... read more

Dr Vigil speaking in Birmingham

Fighting for the right to health

Campaign News | Monday, 1 July 2019

CSC was honoured to host Cuban medical brigade volunteer Dr Enmanuel Vigil Fonsecafor a jam-packed two-week tour in June 2019. In the last decade Dr Vigil has worked in Africa (fighting Ebola), Ecuador, Haiti, Peru and Western Sahara during humanitarian disasters as a member of Cuba’s ‘Henry Reeve International Team of ... read more