Viewing from August 2018

US blockade has cost Cuba over $933 billion

Campaign News | Friday, 31 August 2018

Cuba has sent its annual report to the United Nations General Assembly in advance of their resolution to end the US blockade of Cuba for the 27th consecutive year. The report states that the total cost of the US blockade is now over £933 billion dollars.* In the 12 month period ... read more

Beating the blockade of Cuba – with ballet shoes

Campaign News | Thursday, 30 August 2018

The CWU has taken its first foray into the elite world of classical dance – and is currently storing 1,200 pairs of ballet shoes that will be delivered to Cuba next year as part of a joint-union initiative to beat the vicious American blockade of the socialist Caribbean republic. Next spring ... read more

A hostile policy more harmful than a hurricane

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 28 August 2018

The main obstacle to the development of the Cuban economy’s potential is not related to nature but to an immoral way of doing politics: the economic, commercial, and financial blockade imposed by the United States on Cuba When a hurricane is identified as a threat to the island, all Cubans begin ... read more

Vilma Espin with Raul and Fidel Castro

Cuban women of the 21st century

News from Cuba | Friday, 24 August 2018

The Federation of Cuban Women (FMC) celebrated its 58th anniversary in August 2018 We are Cuban women of the 21st century, as I recently read. We see our dreams on the horizon and are moving forward. We are not very different from the women who came before us. Our characteristics have ... read more

US Uses Facebook to Spread Fake News About Cuba

News from Cuba | Friday, 24 August 2018

While the United States is making a scandal about the supposed Russian intervention in social networks to influence the 2016 elections won by Donald Trump, today evidence has been uncovered that the U.S. government is using Facebook to spread fake news about Cuba and clandestinely foment dissidence on the island. The ... read more

Former Miami Mayor Tomás Regalado leads the U.S. Office of Cuba Broadcasting.

U.S. Government Has Plans to Spread Hidden Facebook Propaganda in Cuba

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Whether or not Donald Trump colluded with Russian agents, there's no doubt Moscow is running a sophisticated online campaign to sow dissent in America. Robert Mueller has already indicted numerous Russian agents for using Facebook to meddle in the 2016 election, and journalists have clearly spelled out how Vladimir Putin's ... read more

Fidel Castro visiting Quang Tri during the US war on Vietnam

Square in Vietnam to be named after Fidel Castro

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Hanoi, August 21 (RHC)-- A square that will be named after the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, is being built in the central Vietnamese province of Quang Tri. Fidel visited the province in 1973, during his visit to the Asian nation. A bronze bust of Fidel is already ... read more

Jovenel Moise, President of Haiti

Haiti´s President thanks Cuban Collaboration

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 22 August 2018

HAVANA, Cuba, Aug 21 (acn) Jovenel Moise, president of Haiti, thanked Cuban collaboration in different sectors and especially in public health. After assessing that aid as one of the best, he highlighted the role of the Cuban medical brigade, which has provided service for already 20 years in his country, says ... read more

Cuban 'acoustic attack' report on US diplomats flawed, say neurologists

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Tests stating staff suffered brain damage were ‘misinterpreted’ and ruled out other explanations such as mass psychogenic illness Claims that US diplomats suffered mysterious brain injuries after being targeted with a secret weapon in Cuba have been challenged by neurologists and other brain specialists. A medical report commissioned by the US government, ... read more

Cuba has received three million tourists so far this year

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 14 August 2018

HAVANA, Cuba, Aug 9 (acn) Cuba arrived today at three million international visitors, figure achieved in midst of campaigns organised and directed by the United States Government to discourage the flow of Americans to the country, reported the Cuban Ministry of Tourism (MINTUR by its Spanish acronym). This result, which is ... read more

Cuba's communist ice cream cathedral

News from Cuba | Friday, 10 August 2018

This state-run ‘people’s park’ offers a for-pennies indulgence for the masses and serves an average of 30,000 customers a day – and up to 600 at any one time. Analies Gómez Coyula is deep into her third bowl of helado (ice cream). Her boyfriend, Daniel, is equally engrossed as he spoons ... read more

2017 State Budget settlement report

News from Cuba | Thursday, 9 August 2018

51% of all expenses were for public health, social assistance, and education The state budget touches all Cubans: when we go to school at any level; when we visit the doctor, regardless of the severity of our health problem; when we retire and receive social security benefits; and, of course, when ... read more

Young trade unionists show solidarity for May Day

Campaign News | Wednesday, 8 August 2018

27 young trade unionists from Unite, UNISON, TSSA, RMT and GMB – representing millions of British and Irish workers - took part in CSC’s thirteenth annual Young Trade Unionists’ May Day brigade. Rob Miller, CSC director travelled to Cuba with them and reports on the trip The British solidarity brigade contingent ... read more

Socialism in Cuba is deeply rooted

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Constitutions can also tell the story of a country - a history that takes into account every right won, and the struggles waged to gain them. The letter and spirit of all such texts are a clear reflection of the society they govern, through what is included in their articles ... read more

Cuba reiterates unconditional solidarity and support for President Maduro and the Bolivarian Chavista Revolution

News from Cuba | Sunday, 5 August 2018

The revolutionary government of the Republic of Cuba forcefully denounces the attempted attack on the President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro Moros, which occurred Saturday August 4, during a military parade in Caracas, on the occasion of the 81st anniversary of the founding of the Bolivarian National ... read more