Viewing from August 2012


Campaign News | Wednesday, 29 August 2012

US Embassy Candlelit Vigilwith very special guests from Cuba -Aleida Guevara, daughter of CheFree the Miami Five - Justice for them and their familiesUS Embassy, Grosvenor Square, London (Bond St tube)Tuesday 18 September 20126pm-7.30pmplus speakers from the British labour movement including:Frances O'Grady (TUC)Cathy Jamieson MPLen McCluskey (GS, Unite)Paul Kenny (GS, ... read more

Romney and Ryan are now on the same page -- the wrong one -- on Cuba

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 29 August 2012

from the New York Daily NewsHere we go again.In what has become a boring ritual, Mitt Romney and his sidekick, Paul Ryan - who contrary to his boss is supposed to abhor flip-flopping - have gone out of their way to please their party’s extreme right-wingers and the most recalcitrant ... read more

Isaac caused minimal damage in Cuba

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 29 August 2012

from the Miami HeraldAs the death toll from Tropical Storm Isaac climbed to 24 in Haiti, work crews in Cuba were sweeping up the debris left behind by the storm, which knocked down four houses and forced nearly 50,000 people from their homes.Interior Ministry Col. Luis Macareño, second in command ... read more

Info Blackout on the Miami 5 Continues

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 29 August 2012

by Elio Delgado Legon for the Havana Times“The five Cubans who have been imprisoned in the United States is something that is a secret from the people of the United States,” stated the now-deceased US historian and political scientist Howard Zinn.“So we have a very important job to do in ... read more

More women in government positions in Cuba

News from Cuba | Thursday, 23 August 2012

The number of women holding seats in Cuba's Parliament has increased to 45% over the past two years, the third-highest in the world for female representation.A report in the daily Cuban newspaper Granma, which coincided with the 52nd anniversary of the founding of the Federation of Cuban Women(FMC) said that ... read more

Is the door slamming shut for travel from U.S. to Cuba?

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 22 August 2012

By Ellen Creager for the Detroit Free PressWhy it is happening, nobody is sure. But the Cuba "People to People" travel program touted so highly by President Obama in 2011 is coming to a screeching halt, drowning in paperwork and non-renewed licenses for travel organisations.Almost no organizations that got licenses ... read more

Republican platform doesn't abandon Cuba after all

News from Cuba | Monday, 20 August 2012

from the LA TimesCuban Americans can relax. The 2012 Republican platform will continue the party’s hard-line rhetoric toward the Communist regime in Cuba, though it does not call for reversing President Obama’s decision to relax restrictions on travel and financial assistance to residents of the island.An earlier Politics Now post ... read more