Viewing from September 2004

Cuba to shut factories in order to solve energy shortage

Campaign News | Thursday, 30 September 2004

Power plant fault causes emergencyCuba plans to close more than 100 factories for all of October as part of a plan to deal with power shortages.Other measures to save energy include a shorter working week, reduced street lighting and scheduled power cuts.The power shortages have caused a range of problems ... read more

Speaking truth to power: Cuba at the UN

Campaign News | Tuesday, 28 September 2004

Foreign Minister's speech in fullCuba Speaks Up At The United NationsSTATEMENT BY H.E. MR. FELIPE PÉREZ ROQUE, MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF THE REPUBLIC OF CUBA, AT THE 59TH SESSION OF THE UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY. NEW YORK, 24 SEPTEMBER 2004.Mr. President:Every year at the United Nations we go through ... read more

Young English tourist saved in Cuba

Campaign News | Monday, 27 September 2004

Healthcare system at its bestHOLGUIN (AIN).- On Friday September 24, the efficiency of the Cuban healthcare system saved the life of a young English boy who was vacationing on the island and who runderwent an emergency operation at the Octavio de la Concepción y de la Pedraja hospital in this ... read more

Carter fears Florida vote trouble

Campaign News | Friday, 24 September 2004

Voting arrangements do not meetVoting arrangements in Florida do not meet "basic international requirements" and could undermine the US election, former US President Jimmy Carter says.He said a repeat of the irregularities of the much-disputed 2000 election - which gave President George W Bush the narrowest of wins - "seems ... read more

Oliver Stone: ‘George Bush will go down in history as one of the great baddies’

Campaign News | Friday, 24 September 2004

Statement at the San Sebastian Film Festival caught the attention of the media and shocked most journalistsBY ROLANDO PÉREZ BETANCOURT-Granma daily staff writer-“STREET demonstrations in favor of Fidel Castro are not a fake. If they were, those demonstrators should win an Oscar for best acting. I can testify to this ... read more

Vote to ease Cuba travel rules likely to go nowhere

Campaign News | Thursday, 23 September 2004

Democrats pass amendment but Bush will use his vetoSeptember 23, WASHINGTON - A day after moving to nullify the Bush administration's new rules restricting family travel to Cuba, the House voted Wednesday to remove barriers to agriculture sales and student exchanges in the island nation.But, as in past years, actions ... read more

Cuba picks seasoned diplomat as new ambassador to Britain

Campaign News | Thursday, 23 September 2004

Former envoy to Brussels takes up postHavana sept. 23 Cuba's communist government has picked a seasoned diplomat to represent Havana as its new ambassador to Britain, according to the official Granma newspaper.Rene Mujica Cantelar, 56, is a history graduate of the University of Havana and served as Cuba's ambassador to ... read more

Cuba sure of future friendship with US, says Foreign Minister

Campaign News | Tuesday, 21 September 2004

We are relying on the people, says Roque at UNUNITED NATIONS Septmeber 24 - Despite US efforts to topple Fidel Castro, Cuba is certain its communist system will be preserved and is optimistic that Cubans and Americans can be friends once the US blockade is lifted, Cuba's foreign minister said ... read more

Bush regime backpedals on bioweapons allegation

Campaign News | Saturday, 18 September 2004

In wake of Iraq fiasco report plays down alleged threat of Cuban biotechWashington - The Bush regime following its embarrassment over the Iraq war and the revelation that Iraq never had WMD, is beginning to back pedal on some of its other accusations regarding weapons threats from other countries including ... read more

Cuba resists Hurricanes Charley and Ivan

Campaign News | Thursday, 16 September 2004

UN praises Cuba's strategy against hurricanesHavana, September 15 (RHC)-Cuba's ability to resist hurricanes Charley and Ivan in the space of a month, is a sign that the island can successfully meet any catastrophe, according to Wednesday's edition of Granma newspaper.A front-page article states that by facing these natural disasters, Cuban ... read more

Cuban Trade Union leader recieves standing ovation at TUC

Campaign News | Thursday, 16 September 2004

More than 150 delegates attend fringe meetingThe leader of Cuba's trades unions, Pedro Ross Leal, received a standing ovation after he addressed the TUC on Wednesday, Septemeber 15.It was the fist time a President of the Cuban CTC trades union federation has been invited to address the TUC since the ... read more

Bush is making the world unsafe, says Cuban paper

Campaign News | Monday, 13 September 2004

Anti-terror crusade is excuse to impose US domination, says Cuban newspaperHavana, Septmeber 11: The US government has led the world to the edge of the Apocalypse with its alleged anti-terrorist crusade, whose real purpose is to strengthen Washington's power over the rest of the world, the Cuban Granma daily newspaper ... read more

Amid Cheers, Terrorists Have Landed in the U.S.

Campaign News | Sunday, 12 September 2004

To curry favor with Cuban Americans, Bush turns a blind eye.By Julia E. Sweig and Peter KornbluhJulia E. Sweig is senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and author of "Inside the Cuban Revolution." Peter Kornbluh is the author of "Bay of Pigs Declassified."September 12, 2004WASHINGTON - A little-noticed ... read more

Cuba, Venezuela, Latin America: Is the revolutionary spark spreading?

Campaign News | Sunday, 12 September 2004

Interview with Celia HartInterview by Hans-Gerd ÖfingerAs a Cuban communist, how do you view the revolutionary process in Venezuela?The Bolivarian revolution finds a lot of support not only among longstanding and experienced communists in Cuba, but also in the ranks of the youth, where the vivid revolutionary process in Venezuela ... read more

Bush wants a violent transition in Cuba say experts

Campaign News | Thursday, 9 September 2004

Strategy is ‘terrifying’ says former Assistant Secretary of StateWashington and New York, 8 September: The new US policy towards Cuba, launched in May, has increased the likelihood of generating violence and social upheaval in Cuba and has nurtured speculation that Washington is preparing a military intervention, says a former high ... read more

Press Freedom: How a so-called human rights agency is really a tool of the United States

Campaign News | Wednesday, 8 September 2004

Cuban journalist who infiltrated group speaks outNESTOR BAGUER: ‘I was the first RSF representative in Cuba’BY JEAN-GUY ALLARD-Special for Granma International-IN an exclusive interview with the authors of Le Dossier Robert Ménard - Pourquoi Reporters sans frontieres s’archane sur Cuba (The Robert Ménard Dossier - Why Reporters sans Frontieres is ... read more

Only Education Can Save the World, Says Cuban President

Campaign News | Tuesday, 7 September 2004

Fidel opens new school yearHavana, Sept 6: Cuban President Fidel Castro said he is convinced that education is the only solution to save the world.The leader of the revolution addressed participants Monday at the official ceremony to mark the beginning of the 2004-2005 school year held at Havana’s Karl Marx ... read more

Top Pananamanian lawyer says US was behind terrorists' release

Campaign News | Friday, 3 September 2004

Dr. Julio Yao:Dr. Julio Yao, Professor of Law and International Law at the University of Panama, is coordinator of the Panamanian Peace and Justice Service, which is actively looking for political and legal action to be taken against the former president, Mireya Moscoso for her pardon of the four terrorists ... read more

US fines more European companies over Cuba

Campaign News | Friday, 3 September 2004

New confrontation with EU loomsBrussels, September 3: The US has imposed fines on several European companies in the last few months, including Alitalia, the Italian airline, for breaking its Cuban embargo laws, raising fears of a new trade confrontation between Washington and Brussels.The fines, news of which emerged yesterday, follow ... read more