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US cruise lines sued for travelling to Cuba

News from Cuba | Thursday, 29 August 2019

HAVANA, Cuba, Aug 28 (ACN) Three major US cruise lines were sued in Florida for traveling to Cuba, Prensa Latina (PL) reported today from Washington. The plaintiffs filed their claims in Florida, after a federal judge yesterday rejected a motion requested by another cruise company, Carnival Corp., to dismiss a ... read more

Heberprot-P treatment benefits Venezuelan patients

News from Cuba | Thursday, 29 August 2019

Caracas, Aug 28 (Prensa Latina) More than 100,000 Venezuelan patients have benefited from the Cuban medication Heberprot-P to treat diabetic foot ulcers, since the medicine began to be used in this country in 2008, researcher Jorge Berlanga said. The medicine, applied in the Bolivarian Republic thanks to the political ... read more

Federation of Cuban Women Celebrate 59th Anniversary

News from Cuba | Thursday, 29 August 2019

Havana, Aug 23 (Prensa Latina) Cuban females are celebrating on Friday the 59th anniversary of the Federation of Cuban Women (FMC), which watches over their rights since August 23, 1960. The FMC aims to preserve the equality and emancipation of women in Cuba and currently has more than four million members. ... read more

Cuban declaration of US funding to obstruct medical cooperation

News from Cuba | Thursday, 29 August 2019

THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES IS EARMARKING MILLIONS OF DOLLARS TO OBSTRUCT CUBAN MEDICAL COOPERATION Declaration by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs The Ministry of Foreign Affairs energetically denounces and condemns the recent aggression of the government of the United States against Cuba via a USAID program designed to fund ... read more

Cuba drastically reforms fishing laws to protect coral reef, sharks and rays

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 27 August 2019

Reforms will oblige Cuba to work more closely with its US neighbours – in spite of US President Trump’s frosty attitude Cuba has introduced sweeping reforms of its fishing laws in a move seen as smoothing the way for possible collaboration with the US on protecting their shared ocean, despite Donald ... read more

More Young Colombians Travel to Cuba to Study Medicine

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Bogota, Aug 13 (Prensa Latina) A new group of Colombian youngsters traveled to Havana today to study at the Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM), as part of a Cuban government initiative to support their rehabilitation after the signing of the Peace Agreement. 'What you are doing is the dream of ... read more

Cuba reaches three million visitors in 2019

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 21 August 2019

HAVANA, Cuba, Aug 16 (ACN) Cuba reached the three million international visitors on August 15, sixth days later than in 2018, informed the Ministry of Tourism This result is achieved in spite of the campaigns organised and directed by the Government of the United States to prevent the flow of tourists ... read more

Fernando González, president of the Cuban Institute of Friendship

Miami Five Hero: Cold War back to haunt Cuba-US relations

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Fernando González, president of the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP), is no doubt the best person to talk about the relations between Cuba and its old foe, the US. This is because González has another better known identity: a member of the Cuban Five. The Cuban Five/Miami Five, ... read more

Cuban medics on their way to West Africa during the Ebola outbreak in 2014

USAID plans to spend up to $3 million to investigate Cuban doctors

News from Cuba | Monday, 12 August 2019

The U.S. Agency for International Development is offering up to $3 million to organizations that would “investigate, collect, and analyze information related to human rights violations – including forced labor – of Cuban medical personnel exported overseas.”USAID on Monday stated: The Cuban regime exploits its medical professionals, teachers and other workers, ... read more

Díaz-Canel: Every tourist who visits us is breaking the U.S. blockade

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 6 August 2019

Cuban President says every tourist visiting the island is breaking the U.S. blockade The Cuban government met recently to review progress in tourism, one of six strategic sectors identified in the country’s Development Plan. Basic issues analyzed included current investment projects, the development of productive chains with other industries, and substitution of ... read more

Nobel Peace Prize for Cuban Medical Brigades

Campaign News | Sunday, 4 August 2019

The Cuba Solidarity Campaign is building support in Britain for the international campaign to award the Nobel Peace Prize to the Cuban medical brigades currently supporting health workers in more than 30 countres around the world fight COVID-19. Alice Walker (US novelist), Luis Ignacio "Lula" Da Silva (former President of Brazil) ... read more

Cuba Reforms Fishing Laws in Defense of Environmental Rights

News from Cuba | Thursday, 1 August 2019

Cuba vowed to "adhere to international codes and conventions of responsible fishing," Food Health Minister Iris Quiñones said. Fishing regulations have been changed in Cuba, much to the delight of environmentalists who believe the adjustments will positively affect the Florida Keys and the island's northeast coast. For the first time in two ... read more

Cuba witnesses first transgender wedding

News from Cuba | Thursday, 1 August 2019

Cuba's respect for LGBT rights are considerably progressive for the region. Cuba witnessed the nation’s first transgender legal union this week when a couple was married at the Palace of Marriages of San Francisno de Paula in Havana, theNational Center for Sex Education (Cenesex) reports. The center announced the event via Facebook, ... read more

Hundreds gather for the final send-off at the NEU conference in Liverpool 

Play for Cuba

Campaign News | Thursday, 1 August 2019

Over 4,000 musical instruments have been shipped to Cuba in an amazing show of solidarity and friendship, writes CSC director Rob Miller Over 4,000 musical instruments, 3,000 pairs of ballet shoes from the Royal Ballet, and a valuable baby grand piano are among the donations that have arrived in Cuba ... read more