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Speech by Cuban Foreign Minister at UN General Assembly on Behalf of CELAC

News from Cuba | Thursday, 26 September 2013

Cuban Foreign minister Bruno Rodriguez addressed the 68th Session of the UN General Assembly on Thursday on behalf of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC).Full text below:NEW YORK, SEPTEMBER 26, 2013.Mr. President:I am honored to take the floor on behalf of the Community of Latin American and ... read more

Standing room only at Cuba Solidarity/Venezuela Solidarity Labour Party Fringe meeting

Campaign News | Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Over 100 pack in and look forward to a year of campaigningIt was standing room only at the joint Cuba Solidarity Campaign/Venezuela Solidarity Campaign fringe meeting at this year’s Labour Party conference.Over 100 people packed in to hear Her Excellency Esther Armenteros, the Cuban Ambassador; Colin Burgon, Labour Friends of ... read more

Young Trade Unionists’ May Day Brigade 2014

Campaign News | Monday, 23 September 2013

A unique opportunity for activists to participate in practical solidarity work and discover the reality of life for Cubans living under the illegal US blockade of their country.28 April - 09 May 2014During the brigade participants will:· Attend the spectacular May Day Rally in Plaza de la Revolución, Havana· Meet ... read more

Rafael Correa meets with Fidel and Raul

News from Cuba | Monday, 23 September 2013

The president of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, was in Cuba at the weekend to meet with historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, and meet with President Raul Castro.Speaking at a press conference just before his departure, Correa said that he had spoken ith Fidel Castro for more than two ... read more

Media coverage of Miami 5 Vigil and interview with Yudith and Yamil

Campaign News | Friday, 20 September 2013

Follow links to coverage of VigilThe 200-strong Vigil organised by the Cuba Solidarity Campaign for the Miami Five on Tuesday 17 September received extensive coverage in the Cuban media.The links below take you to stories and pictures of the event in Spanish and in English.In addition, the first highlighted live ... read more

Over 200 join Vigil for Miami 5 in London

Campaign News | Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Warm messages defy torrential rainOver 200 people defied pouring London rain to rally for the Miami Five outside the US embassy on the evening of Tuesday 17 September at a vigil organised by the Cuba Solidarity Campaign (CSC) in Britain.Ben Davis, the International Secretary of the United Steel Workers union ... read more

Video highlights of TUC Congress fringe

Campaign News | Monday, 16 September 2013

Yamil Eduardo Martinez and Yudith Camps Alejo, two Cuban trade unionists visited Britain in September 2013.Watch the film below to see them - together with TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady, NUT General Secretary Christine Blower and Unite General Secretary Len McCluskey - speaking at the Cuban Solidarity Campaign fringe at ... read more

Message from Miami Five on 15th anniversary of their arrests

News from Cuba | Monday, 16 September 2013

To the conscience of the world and the U.S. people:FIFTEEN years ago today, September 12, 1998, the brutality of five simultaneous arrests burst into our homes to initiate one of the most shameful chapters of U.S. legal history: the trial of those of us today known as The Five.The arrest ... read more

Cuba Achieves a Literacy Dream Still Unfinished for the UN

News from Cuba | Monday, 16 September 2013

Cuba celebrated International Literacy Day on 8 September, and the fact the United Nations (UN) declared that the country had achieved this goal fro its people since 1961, according to a report by the newspaper Juventud Rebelde.The paper reports that Cuba was freed from the scourge of illiteracy since before ... read more

Court Orders US Government to Reveal Secret Payments

News from Cuba | Monday, 16 September 2013

Washington, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) A U.S. federal court ordered the State Department to hand over files about secret payments that the U.S. government made to Miami-based journalists to prejudice the case of the Cuban Five in 2001.The court order is the result of a lawsuit brought by the Partnership ... read more

Cuba's capitol: Ink wells v internet points

News from Cuba | Friday, 13 September 2013

It took three months just to get the scaffolding up, but Cuba's biggest restoration project to date is finally under way.The vast Capitolio, one of the most iconic buildings in Havana, is getting a multi-million dollar facelift.Once seen as a symbol of bourgeois excess, it will become home to Cuba's ... read more

Over 500 people pack Latin America 2013 conference in London

Campaign News | Thursday, 12 September 2013

Solidarity, progress and optimism, in the face of orchestrated reactionThe 9th Annual Latin America Adelante Conference paid moving tribute to three giants of the progressive, revolutionary movement on Saturday 7 December.The recent deaths of Nelson Mandela and Hugo Chavez and the 40th anniversary of the assassination of Salvador Allende brought ... read more

Cuba Honors Chilean President Salvador Allende 40 Years After Coup

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 11 September 2013

On the eve of the 40th anniversary of a military coup that toppled Chilean leftist ex-President Salvador Allende, Cuba honoured on Tuesday (September 10) the life and legacy of their socialist ally.Allende, hailed as the West's first democratically-elected Marxist President, was overthrown in 1973 after Chilean Air Force jets began ... read more

Tie a yellow ribbon for the Miami Five

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Rene Gonzalez, the first of the Miami Five to be released and return home to Cuba has asked his people to fill the island with yellow ribbons on 12 September, the fifteenth anniversary of their arrests. "My desire is that on September 12 yellow ribbons will appear in trees, on ... read more

Cuba Reiterates Need for Total Nuclear Disarmament

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Addressing the General Conference of the Organization for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean (OPANAL), underway in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Benitez said that nuclear disarmament cannot continue to be a delayed and postponed objective and he called on the regional organization to set a concrete ... read more