Viewing from September 2006

Daily Telegraph: Silvio Rodriguez Review

Campaign News | Friday, 29 September 2006

Lyricism of a Latin American heroSilvio Rodrìguez BARBICANBY Peter Culshaw29 September 2006The Daily TelegraphWHILE a mainstream audience in this country has discovered the joys of Cuban music in the past decade, throughout Latin America Silvio Rodríguez is a much more potent and famous name than the Buena Vista Social Club ... read more

Raul warns of US intentions

Campaign News | Friday, 29 September 2006

First Vice President Raúl Castro's closing remarks at the 19th Congress of the Central Organization of Cuban Trade Unions"We are dealing with a very powerful enemy, capable of resorting to any means to destroy the Revolution"GENERAL of the Army Raúl Castro, second secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist ... read more

Russia to grant Cuba $350 million credit

Campaign News | Friday, 29 September 2006

Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Fradkov on offical visitHAVANA -- Russia agreed on Thursday to grant Cuba credit worth $350 million and restructure some of its recent debt during a visit by Russia's prime minister, officials said. The two countries also signed a military cooperation agreement.Cuban Defense Minister Raul Castro, who ... read more

Another extension for ruling on release of Posada Carriles

Campaign News | Thursday, 28 September 2006

Terrorist might be freedEL PASO, Texas (USA), September 25.-The U.S. government has obtained a further extension to submit its objections to the recommendation by a federal magistrate to release terrorist Luis Posada Carriles, held since 2005 in an immigration detention center in this southern U.S. city.According to court sources, the ... read more

Deal with Venezuela to improve transport infrastructure

Campaign News | Thursday, 28 September 2006

International fair opens in HavanaHAVANA Cuba's International Transport Fair opened Wednesday with the goal of improving the island's ailing transport sector with the purchase of buses from Belarus and China and a new railroad deal with Venezuela, state-run media reported.Representatives from 40 countries have exhibitions at the event, which runs ... read more

Huge blaze injures two at Cuba's biggest oil refinery

Campaign News | Thursday, 28 September 2006

Firefighters trying to stop it from spreadingHAVANA - A blaze of 'huge proportions' broke out late Wednesday at Cuba's biggest oil refinery in Havana, leaving at least two people injured, authorities said.'The fire is of huge proportions and its burning out of control at this time, but we're working on ... read more

Cuba condemns US for denying visa to health minister

Campaign News | Monday, 25 September 2006

2nd year running that Minister is denied entryCuba's top diplomat in the United States on Tuesday, publicly condemned the United States for refusing to grant a visa to the Cuban Health Minister Jose Ramon Balaguer, to attend a Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) conference.Dagoberto Rodriguez, head of the Cuban interests office ... read more

Cuban foreign minister expects Fidel back at helm by December

Campaign News | Sunday, 24 September 2006

From the International Herald Tribune newspaperCuba's foreign minister says he expects Fidel Castro to be fully back at the helm by early December and urged U.S. intelligence chiefs to tear up their post-Castro scenario because his illness demonstrated Cubans' strong support for their government.Felipe Perez Roque said on Thursday that ... read more

Speech by Cuban Vice President at the UN

Campaign News | Saturday, 23 September 2006

US spends more harrassing Cuba than investigating terroristsSPEECH BY VICE PRESIDENT ESTEBAN LAZO, HEAD OF THE CUBAN DELEGATION TO THE 61st SESSION OF THE UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY, NEW YORK ON SEPTEMBR 20, 2006Mrs. President, Mr. Secretary General, Your ExcellenciesAs noted by President Hugo Chavez in his brilliant speech, a mere four ... read more

Brand Cuba: what can it teach us?

Campaign News | Thursday, 21 September 2006

South African marketing expert Carin Dean-Wales finds plenty to think about in CubaCuba is an anomaly in the world of branding, both reinforcing and negating everything that we have grown to accept about brands.It is a rare advertising- and commercial-free zone, with stores filled with generic products and services that ... read more

CIA spins spider’s web vs. Cuba and Venezuela

Campaign News | Wednesday, 20 September 2006

Beefed-up intellegence op is worrying signUS intelligence head John Negroponte announced Aug. 18 the creation of a new Central Intelligence Agency mission to oversee intelligence operations in Venezuela and Cuba at the strategic level. J. Patrick Maher, a 32-year CIA veteran with supervisory experience in Colombia and the Caribbean, was ... read more

Cuba to lead revitalized Non-Aligned Movement

Campaign News | Monday, 18 September 2006

Final declaration approvedThe 14th Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) came to a close Saturday night with the approval of an extensive final document that will serve as a guiding light for Cuba's leadership of the 118-member body during the coming three years.The week long summit that made Havana the ... read more

Silvio Rodriguez: An accidental hero

Campaign News | Saturday, 16 September 2006

From the Guardian and GranmaFor Latin Americans, Silvio Rodríguez is the equivalent of the Beatles and Dylan rolled into one. Ahead of a rare UK visit, Jan Fairley met the Cuban singerustralia?s role, as promoter of a fndment to the resolution, Perez Roque said that “Australia was a last-minute figurehead.”He ... read more

BBC Newsnight: Cuba, the best health services in the World

Campaign News | Saturday, 16 September 2006

BBC Newsnight, 13 September 2006 Tony Blair addressed what he promises will be his last TUC conference this week, he clashed yet again with the unions over the thorny issue of the nature of public service reform.As the Prime Minister turns his attention to shoring up his political legacy, how ... read more

Bush plan to try and force a referendum on Raul Castro

Campaign News | Friday, 15 September 2006

Organisation of American States offensive against CubaWASHINGTON - The Bush administration is proposing that the Organization of American States help arrange a referendum for Cubans to decide if they want to be ruled by Raul Castro, U.S. officials say.Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez will outline the idea in a speech Friday ... read more

Cuba expands free eye surgery to Asia and Africa

Campaign News | Wednesday, 13 September 2006

More than 375,000 already servedHAVANA - Cuba will bring its free eye surgery program to Africa and Asia in the coming months, expanding a campaign that has restored eyesight to hundreds of thousands of poor people in 28 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.Most of the surgeries are done ... read more

Cuban economy grew 12.5% in first half of year

Campaign News | Wednesday, 13 September 2006

Surge in construction and services behind boomCuba's economy grew 12.5 percent in the first half of 2006, boosted by a surge in the construction, transport and services industries, Economy and Planning Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez said.This year the economy is likely to attain a second straight year of growth exceeding ... read more

Speech by Cuban Foreign Minister to NAM summit

Campaign News | Wednesday, 13 September 2006

We shall work for an inclusive and representative MovementSpeech by Cuban Foreign Minister Felipe Pérez Roque at the inauguration of the 14th Non-Aligned MovementSummit, September 11, 2006, Havana.Your Excellencies, On behalf of our people and government I give you the most cordial welcome to Havana and wish you a happy and ... read more

Fidel will head the Cuban delegation at NAM summit

Campaign News | Monday, 11 September 2006

Cuban leader recovering satisfactorily says Felipe Pérez Roque, Cuban foreign ministerBY ELSA CLARO -Granma International staff writer-PRESIDENT Fidel Castro is to preside over the Cuban delegation to the 14th Non-Aligned Movement Summit and will receive various dignitaries, including UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, affirmed Foreign Minister Felipe Pérez Roque before ... read more

Miami Five arrests were result of conspiracy

Campaign News | Monday, 11 September 2006

FBI and the Miami mafia worked together, says Cuban newspaperBY LAZARO BARREDO MEDINA of Granma InternationalOVER the last eight years, more and more evidence has appeared proving that what occurred on that Saturday, September 12, 1998 in Miami had more to do with a conspiracy between Federal Bureau of Investigation ... read more

US government paid journalists to rubbish Cuba

Campaign News | Sunday, 10 September 2006

Miami Herald fires three in pay-off scandalMiami - Ten South Florida journalists were paid thousands of dollars by the federal government for broadcasts aimed at undermining Cuban President Fidel Castro.Pablo Alfonso, who reported on Cuba and wrote an opinion column for El Nuevo Herald - the Miami Herald's Spanish-language sister ... read more

Bolivian leader happy with Fidel's recovery

Campaign News | Friday, 8 September 2006

Evo Morales pays surprise visitLa Paz, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia?s President Evo Morales said early Thursday he was happy about the recovery of Cuban President Fidel Castro, following a visit to Havana in which he met with the Caribbean country leader.After returning from Cuba, Morales told Prensa Latina he ... read more

Cuba offers literacy to the world

Campaign News | Friday, 8 September 2006

860 million do not know how to read and writeHavana, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) Friday, while the UN-created World Day for Literacy Campaigns is being celebrated, more than 860 million people on the planet do not know how to read and write.The objective of the day declared in 1967 was ... read more

'Worst is over' : Message from Fidel to the Cuban people

Campaign News | Thursday, 7 September 2006

Granma daily publishes new pictures and statementDear compatriots, Recently, some film footage and photographs were published that our people liked very much.Some of you, correctly, thought that I looked a little thin, as the only unfavorable element. I am very happy that you noticed that.This enables me to send you a ... read more

Cuba first to send doctors to help shortage in Pacific

Campaign News | Wednesday, 6 September 2006

Island of Kiribati to get 32 doctorsCuba has become the first country to help the Pacific island of Kiribati solve a long-standing shortage of qualified doctors.Former public health director, Dr. Airam Meetai, says Kiribati's number one medical problem has been the lack of doctors to cope with a growing young ... read more

Barbados Ambassador says Cuba's contribution to region is 'staggering'

Campaign News | Saturday, 2 September 2006

From the Barbados Advocate newspaperDESPITE the numerous challenges faced by Cuba over that last four decades, the continuing contribution which that country makes is staggering. This acknowledgement was made by the Barbadian Ambas-sador to CARICOM, His Excellency John Williams, during his featured address at a ceremony celebration the return of ... read more

Most of $80 million in aid for democracy in Cuba will stay in U.S.

Campaign News | Friday, 1 September 2006

By Vanessa Bauzá of the Orlando Sentinel newspaperIn the month since Fidel Castro's unprecedented transfer of power, the Bush administration has urged Cubans on the island to work for democracy and reject what it calls a dynastic succession to "baby brother" Raúl Castro.But little has changed there, and only a ... read more