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WATCH: What's going on in Cuba?

Campaign News | Thursday, 29 July 2021

Economic warfare, covert funding and social media manipulation - what the mainstream media failed to report. Her Excellency Bárbara Montalvo Álvarez, Cuban ambassador to the UK Cristina Escobar, Cuban journalist with Radio Havana Ollie Vargas, Bolivian reporter with Kawsachun News Richard Burgon MP Grahame Morris MP, Chair of All Party Parliamentary Group on Cuba Len McCluskey, ... read more

A pro-government support takes to the streets of Havana in response to anti-government protests

Cuba’s mass protests are driven by the misery of COVID and economic sanctions

News from Cuba | Thursday, 29 July 2021

Cuba has recently riven by what the BBC has referred to as “the biggest protests in decades”. What appear to be largely spontaneous outpourings of anger at the hardship faced by many people are being blamed on a severe downturn in the economy, which contracted by 11% last year and ... read more

'I live in Cuba, I love my people, and I will defend our Revolution' by Aleida Guevara March

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 28 July 2021

Che's daughter gives her opinion on recent events in Cuba I live in Cuba, I love my people and I will defend our Revolution. I am an internationalist doctor and proud to be one. I see the reality of today’s Cuba and have my criticisms. I understand that there are many ... read more

Cuban Embassy in Paris attacked

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 27 July 2021

Cuba has denounced an attack on its Embassy in Paris which took place late on 26 July. Three Molotov cocktails were thrown at the building, two of which reached the outer perimeter and had to be put our by Mission officials. The police and fire brgade were called to the incident. On ... read more

Cuba’s cultural counter-revolution: US gov’t-backed rappers, artists gain fame as ‘catalyst for current unrest’

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 27 July 2021

Painting itself as a grassroots collective of artists fighting for freedom of expression, the San Isidro Movement has become a key weapon in the US government’s assault on the Cuban revolution. “My people need Europe, my people need Europe to point out the abuser,” Yotuel, a Spain-based Cuban rapper, proclaimed in ... read more

Mexican president shows solidarity to Cuba in words and actions

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 27 July 2021

Mexico has sent a shipment of aid to Cuba containing aid to Cuba containing syringes, oxygen tanks and masks along with powered milk, cans of tuna, beans, flour, cooking oil and gasoline. Two naval ships containing the shipment left the Mexican port of Veracruz on Sunday 25 July. Speaking at an ... read more

The recent unrest in Cuba: a textbook example of fake news and media warfare

News from Cuba | Friday, 23 July 2021

MARC VANDEPITTE explains how forces outside the island helped start the unrest and why the Western media then misrepresented events as they unfolded ON SUNDAY July 11, Cubans took to the streets to express their dismay. It seemed like a spontaneous action, but on closer inspection there’s a bigger picture here. ... read more

Full page advert in new York Times calls for end of the Blockade

News from Cuba | Friday, 23 July 2021

Solidarity groups across the United States have worked together to coordinate an Open letter to President Biden that has now been published in the New York Times as a full page advert.The letter makes an urgent appeal to the US administration to lift the more than 200 coorcive measures that ... read more

Unite condemns United States interference in the internal affairs of Cuba

Campaign News | Wednesday, 21 July 2021

Unite Press Release: Unite, the UK’s leading union, which has long supported progressive causes in Latin America, has declared its belief that recent disturbances in Cuba have at their root cause the inhumane blockade imposed by the United States on Cuba and which adversely effects many countries that wish to trade ... read more

French academic urges the US to respect Cuba's sovereignty

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 20 July 2021

The French academic and essayist Salim Lamrani today urged the United States government and its president, Joseph Biden, to respect Cuba's right to self-determination and to live without the blockade. 'President Biden must listen to the claim of the international community, of his own public opinion, accept the fact that Cuba ... read more

Gerardo Hernandez, one of the Miami Five, marching against the US blockade on Sunday

What is happening in Cuba?

News from Cuba | Saturday, 17 July 2021

ROB MILLER reports on the protests against shortages on the socialist island that have been seized upon by the US as a pretext for intervention when it the US itself that starves Cuba via its illegal blockade ON SUNDAY July 11 a number of street protests took place in Cuba against ... read more

Moncada Anniversary Cultural Celebration

Campaign News | Saturday, 17 July 2021

Marking the 68th anniversary of the Moncada attack with films, music and speakers A joint cultural celebration to mark the 68th anniversary of the attack on the Moncada Barracks, the event which gave birth to the 26th July Movement and the beginning of the armed struggle against the Batista dictatorship. ... read more

The Only Way to End Economic Hardship in Cuba Is to Lift the US Blockade

News from Cuba | Saturday, 17 July 2021

For 60 years, Cuba has lived under siege from the most powerful nation on earth, denying it basics like food, medicine and building equipment – anyone who cares about economic hardship must call for it to end says FRANCISCO DOMINGUEZ In an evidently well-coordinated action, on 11 July 2021, groups of ... read more

Cyber ​​war attacks web portal of Cuban Foreign Ministry

News from Cuba | Friday, 16 July 2021

A cyber attack on 11 July compromised the servers of the web portal of the Cuban Foreign Ministry as part of the cyber and communication war against the country, according to a post on the ministry's official Twitter account. IP addresses located in the United States, United Kingdom, France and Turkey ... read more

President calls for peace and announces new measures to help ease situation

News from Cuba | Friday, 16 July 2021

In the case of medicine shortages and the vaccination programme, Prime Minister Manuel Marrero Cruz said that by the end of August 60 per cent of the population will be fully vaccinated. Currently 25 per cent had received at least one dose. From September those aged 3-18 would also begin ... read more

Miami Mayor calls for air strikes on Cuba

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 14 July 2021

MIAMI Mayor Francis Suarez has called for US air strikes on Cuba as he pressed the case for military intervention to force regime change on the socialist Caribbean island. He was speaking in an interview with right-wing US television channel Fox News on 14 July when he called for the US ... read more

Comunicado de la Campaña de Solidaridad con Cuba sobre la situación actual - Español

Campaign News | Tuesday, 13 July 2021

Declaración de la Campaña de Solidaridad con Cuba sobre la situación actual en Cuba La Campaña de Solidaridad con Cuba insta al gobierno de Estados Unidos a suspender el bloqueo a Cuba para permitir la entrada de ayuda médica y humanitaria de emergencia al país con el fin de aliviar la ... read more

Cuba Solidarity Campaign statement on the current situation in Cuba

Campaign News | Monday, 12 July 2021

The Cuba Solidarity Campaign calls on the US government to suspend the blockade of Cuba to allow emergency medical and humanitarian aid into the country in order to ease the economic and health crisis the island is experiencing. The current emergency is a result of the ongoing US blockade, an additional ... read more

Díaz-Canel speech to the people of Cuba

News from Cuba | Sunday, 11 July 2021

Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel's speech to the Cuban people on Sunday 11 July: We have been honest, we have been transparent, we have been clear and at every moment we have been explaining to our people the complexities of the current moments. I remind you that more than a year and ... read more

The Abdala vaccine is named after a poem by independence hero Jose Marti

Cuba's COVID vaccine rivals BioNTech-Pfizer, Moderna

News from Cuba | Monday, 5 July 2021

Cuba's health authorities said this week the domestically produced Abdala vaccine has proven to be 92% effective against the coronavirus in clinical trials. DW takes a closer look. In a measure of its ambitious efforts to be vaccine self-reliant, Cuba has named one of its homegrown jabs Abdala, after a famous ... read more

Fear of Florida: Why Biden doesn't act on Cuba

News from Cuba | Monday, 5 July 2021

The U.S. vote in the United Nations General Assembly against the resolution calling on the United States to lift its embargo on Cuba is another example of President Joe Biden’s reluctance to move away from Donald Trump’s Cuba policy. The first signal was the administration’s decision to reaffirm, with no ... read more

US keeps Cuban soccer players from playing in CONCACAF Gold Cup

News from Cuba | Sunday, 4 July 2021

Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez and Cuba's Soccer Association blamed the US blockade for keeping the national team from playing in the United States. The aspirations of the Cuban team, which was going through an upward moment, to compete in the preliminary phase of the Concacaf Gold Cup, were frustrated, as ... read more

Washington’s accusation in its report that Cuba engages in people trafficking is a lie

News from Cuba | Thursday, 1 July 2021

Declaration by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs On July 1, 2021, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken submitted his department’s ‘2020 Trafficking in Persons Report’, a document which, in common with others of the kind published by the Department, entirely lacks international or moral authority; it is a vehicle purely for ... read more