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Candlelight Vigil for the Miami Five

Campaign News | Thursday, 29 August 2013

Please join us and special guests from Cuba to mark the 15th anniversary of the arrest of the Miami Five.Tuesday 17 September, 6-7.30pmUS Embassy, Grosvenor Square, London, W1 (Bond St tube)with special guests from CubaYamil Eduardo Martinez and Yudith Camps Alejoyoung trade unionists and solidarity activistsSpeakers:Len McCluskey (GS, Unite),Dave Prentis ... read more

Statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Syria

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 28 August 2013

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba issued the following statement regarding the growing threats against Syria, which we reproduce below.the recent pronouncements of the U.S. government and several NATO allies urging military action in Syria, ignoring the efforts of some states to reach a political solution ... read more

Cuban Airline launches scheduled service to Jamaica

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 27 August 2013

BY Kimmo Matthews, Jamaican ObserverThe options for travel from Cuba to Jamaica each year have been boosted with yesterday' s official launch of Aerogaviota&# 39;s scheduled air service between Havana and Kingston. The airline has been operating chartered flights to Kingston for the past three yearsSpeaking at the launch at ... read more

Cuban Doctors Train in Brazil to Offer Medical Service

News from Cuba | Monday, 26 August 2013

from the Cuban News AgencyA 644-member medical contingent, including 400 Cuban professionals, are taking a training course on the Brazilian health system and Portuguese Language in several Brazilian cities, before they begin offering medical services in September.According to PL news agency, Brazilian Health minister Alexandre Padilla will inaugurate the course ... read more

Havana airport to be upgraded for $10.2 million

News from Cuba | Sunday, 25 August 2013

The major international terminal in Cuban Havana Airport, is set for a big boost following a $10.2 million project aimed at renovating the facility.This development has been confirmed by state-run media. The facility has had to deal with increased traffic over the years and is largely congested.An overview of the ... read more

Cuba to Expand Forest Area Nationwide

News from Cuba | Sunday, 25 August 2013

from the Cuban News AgencyCuban authorities are making efforts to expand the country"s forest area up to 29.4 percent by 2015At present, Cuban forests cover 28.66 percent of the country's surface, according to the National News Agency.The forest program is aimed at encouraging assortments of timber and environmental protective plantations, ... read more

Brazil to Send Cuban Doctors to Underserved Regions

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Brazil turns to Cuba after failing to draw enough applicants writes Paul Kiernan in the Wall Street JournalBrazil's government has closed a deal to import Cuban doctors to work in underserved regions of the country, after efforts to attract Brazilians and foreigners from other countries failed to draw enough applicants.The ... read more

Over Three Million Patients Benefit From Operation Milagro

Campaign News | Sunday, 18 August 2013

By Osviel Castro Medel for Juventud RebeldeMore than three million patients across the world, especially in Latin America, have benefited from the Operation Milagro created on July 8, 2004 by Commanders Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez.Venezuelan Gabriela Soler, national coordinator of this program, which has restored the sight to so ... read more

Cuban Literacy Program Benefits over 300 Thousand Ecuadorians

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 13 August 2013

More than 300 thousand citizens in 13 Ecuadorian provinces learned how to read and write with the Cuban literacy methodology known as Yes, I Can, which was implemented by 54 Cuban teachers in the South American nation.A ceremony at the Ministry of Education to mark the end of a stage ... read more

Cuba's First Solar Power Plant Starts Operating

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Cuba’s first solar power plant is in operation, helping the island reduce its reliance on imported oil, state media reported Sunday.The new power plant, which has 14,100 panels built in Cuba, will allow the Caribbean country to double its solar energy production capacity.“For us, (this facility) is the future,” Hidroenergia ... read more