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Annual UN vote on the blockade postponed to May 2021

News from Cuba | Thursday, 30 July 2020

Cuba has announced that it will postpone the annual resolution it presents to the United Nations General Assembly condemning the US blockade of the island until May 2021. Anayansi Rodriguez, the island's Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs told a press conference on 29 July that the decision to postpone the resolution ... read more

Cuba at home: keeping supporters informed during lockdown 

Campaign News | Wednesday, 29 July 2020

This year CSC had planned national speaking tours by the Federation of Cuban Women (FMC) and the Cuban Friendship Institute (ICAP) to mark the 60th anniversaries of both organisations. Although the tours are now on hold, it’s not stopped us speaking to hundreds of people during lockdown. So far we've hosted ... read more

CSC and NEU joined by Niurka Gonzalez for online event -

Campaign News | Friday, 24 July 2020

As part of our ongoing series of online discussions, on Monday CSC and the NEU jointly hosted the event “Another Education is Possible”. The meeting was chaired by Gawain Little, the Chair of the NEU International Committee, and was broadcast live on Zoom and streamed live on YouTube, with hundreds of ... read more

British government says yes to Cuba travel

News from Cuba | Friday, 24 July 2020

On 24 July, the British government made Cuba exempt from FCO advice against all non-essential international travel. This means that British tourists can now travel to Cuba based on the curent assessment of COVID-19 risks. Cuba itself has certain restrictions in place on which resorts,provinces and cities are open to visitors ... read more

Cuba’s healthcare and solidarity are an inspiration to the world

News from Cuba | Thursday, 23 July 2020

ROB MILLER invites readers to join a Cuba Solidarity Campaign meeting with Miami Five hero Fernando Gonzalez and Jeremy Corbyn to learn about the country’s co-operation and internationalism at a time of global crisis. JEREMY CORBYN MP will join Miami Five hero Fernando Gonzalez in an online meeting next week to ... read more

Online Meeting with Jeremy Corbyn and Fernando Gonzalez

Campaign News | Wednesday, 22 July 2020

Solidarity and Resistance: Cuba’s 60 years of inspiring internationalism Monday 27 July, 6.30pm Watch it live from 6.30pm here With guest speakers: Jeremy Corbyn MP (UK) Fernando González MP, one of the Miami Five and President of the Cuban Friendship Institute (Cuba) Her Excellency Bárbara Elena Montalvo Álvarez, Cuban ambassador to the United Kingdom Gail ... read more

Eight Cubans to serve as international COVID-19 advisors

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 22 July 2020

According to the Cuban Academy of Sciences, the Cuban professionals selected to participate in the group of 60 prestigious experts from around the world are Luis Velázquez Pérez; Pedro Mas Bermejo; Luis Herrera Martínez, Luis Carlos Silva Aycaguer, Tania Crombet Ramos, Guadalupe Guzmán Tirado, Rafael Bello Pérez and Jorge Núñez ... read more

Online meeting - Another Education is Possible

Campaign News | Tuesday, 21 July 2020

Wednesday, 22 July 2020, 6:00pm Joint event with the National Education Union(NEU) featuring special guest- Niurka Gonzalez, General Secretary of the Cuban teaching union Drawing on themes raised in the recent publication, ‘Beyond the Blockade’, British teachers discuss Cuba’s alternative approach to education and society and the lessons drawn through four years ... read more

Coronavirus updates: reports on Cuba’s international response to COVID-19

News from Cuba | Monday, 20 July 2020

Coronavirus update Stories on Cuba’s international response to coronavirus As of 21st July, Cuba itself had confirmed 2,446 cases of coronavirus, 2,308 of whom had recovered and 87 who had died, only 3 in the last month. By the end of May, the Cuba Solidarity Campaign's emergency appeal had raised over £27,000. The ... read more

Cuban and US Artists Pay Tribute to Doctors

News from Cuba | Saturday, 18 July 2020

Artists raised their voices against the U.S. blockade while paying tribute to Cuban doctors fighting against COVID-19 internationally. Around 60 Cuban and U.S. artists are coming together for Concert for Cuba, which is being held July 18th and 19th, to raise their voices against the decades-long U.S. blockade and to ... read more

Why the UK should have followed the example of CUBA: Communist nation prevented Covid-19 crisis with door-to-door screening while Britain neglected local health teams

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 15 July 2020

Fewer than 100 people have been killed by Covid-19 in Cuba An expert has said its success has been down to its door-to-door screening Thousands of healthcare workers carried out testing and tracing on foot Professor John Ashton says the UK's 'dramatic failure' was due to PHE Britain could have avoided thousands of coronavirus ... read more

Turin thanks Cuban medics in Italy

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 15 July 2020

On 21 July, the Italian city of Turin thanked Cuba for the medical brigades it sent to help fight COVID-19 with a giant message projected on the dome of one of the most important buildings in the city. ‘Gracias Cuba’, the island’s flag, together with two hands joined in the shape ... read more

More than 71,000 individuals receive home delivery of Family Care Services. Photo: Dunia Álvarez

No one has been left unprotected over 100 days of COVID-19

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 8 July 2020

Differentiated attention for at-risk households and temporary monetary benefits for vulnerable segments of the population were provided, including salary guarantees for workers obliged to stay home to protect their health. Older adults living alone, individuals with disabilities, the mentally ill and persons with chronic diseases, mothers of young children, pregnant women, ... read more

Cuba Solidarity Campaign condemns US threats to Cuban medical internationalism

Campaign News | Thursday, 2 July 2020

02.07.2020: Statement by the British Cuba Solidarity Campaign in response to US threats to medical cooperation programmes The Cuba Solidarity Campaign condemns the ongoing campaign by the US government to undermine Cuba’s international medical cooperation programmes. The most recent manifestation of this is the bill introduced by republican senators Rick ... read more

CSC condemns US threats to medical internationalism

Campaign News | Wednesday, 1 July 2020

The Cuba Solidarity Campaign has issued a strong statement of condemnation against the latest moves to undermine and smear Cuban medical brigades from the US. On 17 June, three republican senators – Rick Scott (FL), Marco Rubio (FL) and Ted Cruz (TX) – introduced the Cut Profits to the Cuban Regime ... read more