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Camilo Guevara, eldest son of Che dies

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 30 August 2022

Camilo Guevara March, the son of revolutionary leader Che Guevara, has died from a stroke during a trip to Venezuela. The third of Che's four children, Camilo was born in Cuba in 1965 and became a lawyer by profession. He dedicated his life to the preservation of his father's legacy and ... read more

Former Colombian government and US agents spied on Cuba

News from Cuba | Friday, 19 August 2022

An investigation by Raya magazine reveals tht Cuba was the target of espionage by Colombian military intelligence agencies under the previous government serving the interests of US agents. Under the title Espionaje Internacional: Objetivo Cuba (International Espionage, Target Cuba), the publication announced that it had access to thousands of classified documents ... read more

National mourning in Cuba for victims of the fire in Matanzas

News from Cuba | Friday, 19 August 2022

One of the most painful events that Cuba has faced in recent months is, without a doubt, the fatal fire which took place n Matanzas. Several workers and firefighters lost their lives during the incident which shocked the entire country. On 17 August, Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel announced two days of ... read more

Thanks for Saratoga Hotel appeal donations

Campaign News | Wednesday, 17 August 2022

The Cuban Government has sent thanks to CSC and all those who made donations to the emergency appeal following the explosion at the Saratoga Hotel in Havana in May 2022. The appeal raised over £10,000 which has already been used to send essential medical aid to help treat and assist ... read more

FBU sends message of solidarity to Cuba following Matanzas fire

Campaign News | Tuesday, 16 August 2022

The FBU sent a message of solidarity to the Cuban TUC (CTC) in response to the Matanzas fire. From the Facebook page of UK's Fire Brigade Union, 9 August 2022: “There's nothing more devastating than learning that a firefighter is dead or missing after a fire. Seventeen firefighters missing after the Matanzas ... read more

British parliamentarians send message of condolence

Campaign News | Tuesday, 9 August 2022

Grahame Morris MP has sent a message of condolence on behalf of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Cuba to the Cuban people following the fires at the Matanzas oil tanker storage plant. The message sent on Monday 8 August states: On behalf of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Cuba ... read more

Matanzas fire updates

News from Cuba | Sunday, 7 August 2022

At 7pm on Friday 5 August, lightning struck a tank at the Matanzas Supertanker Base, 62 miles east of Havana. While firefighters worked to extinguish the blaze and keep adjacent tanks cool, a further tank caught fire. As of Sunday 7 August, one person had died, more than 100 were ... read more

CSC sends condolences to the Cuban people following the tanker fire in Matanzas

Campaign News | Sunday, 7 August 2022

The Cuba Solidarity Campaign sends our deepest condolences and love to the families of the dead, injured and missing following the devastating accident at the Supertanker Base in Matanzas on Friday 5 August. Our strength and solidarity goes out to the emergency services who have been trying to contain the ongoing ... read more

Matanzas Donations

News from Cuba | Saturday, 6 August 2022

MATANZAS DONATIONS The Cuban government has set up an emergency bank account for people wishing to help. If you have any problems transferring money please contact CSC on or call 020 7490 5715. CSC can receive donations for medical aid for Cuba which we can transfer to Cuba when ... read more

Biden Should Remove Cuba from the Infamous State Sponsors of Terrorism List

News from Cuba | Friday, 5 August 2022

As the Cuban government celebrates the July 26 Day of the National Rebellion–a public holiday commemorating the 1953 attack on the Moncada Barracks that is considered the precursor to the 1959 revolution–U.S. groups are calling on the Biden administration to stop its cruel sanctions that are creating such hardship for ... read more