Viewing from September 2018

Dan Carden MP, H.E. Teresita Vicente, Cuban Ambassador and Karen Lee MP

Standing room only at CSC Labour Party Conference fringe meeting

Campaign News | Friday, 28 September 2018

Huge display of solidarity with Cuba at the 2018 Labour Party Conference Over 150 delegates and guests attended a packed standing-room only Labour Party Conference Cuba Solidarity Campaign fringe meeting in Liverpool. The meeting, entitled Trump: Hands Off Cuba and Venezuela! No to blockade and sanctions! was chaired by Karen Lee MP, ... read more

Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez addresses the UN General Assembly

News from Cuba | Thursday, 27 September 2018

Madam President: Mister Secretary-General: It is impossible to be here, speak from this rostrum on behalf of Cuba, and not recall historic moments of the General Assembly which are also part of our dearest memories: Fidel Castro, Che Guevara, Raúl Castro and the "Chancellor of Dignity", Raúl Roa, just to mention the ... read more

Cuban President Backs Same-Sex Marriage in Interview With teleSUR

News from Cuba | Thursday, 20 September 2018

The Cuban president spoke to teleSUR on Sunday about a range of issues affecting Cuba, Latin America, and U.S.-Cuba relations. In an exclusive interview with teleSUR aired on Sunday, the Cuban president defended the right to consensual same-sex marriage which has been approved by the country's assembly as part of the ... read more

Cuba's president says can't talk with Trump unless it's as equals

News from Cuba | Monday, 17 September 2018

(Reuters) - Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel said in his first interview since taking office in April his government could not talk with U.S. President Donald Trump as long as Trump's administration kept its "abnormal" attitude toward the Communist-run island. "We want to dialogue but it must be as equals," Diaz-Canel said ... read more

Cuba's 'Yo Si Puedo' Helps Panama Cut Illiteracy in Half

News from Cuba | Monday, 17 September 2018

The largest percentage of those who are illiterate in Panama is concentrated in the comarca of Ngabe-Bugle and the provinces of Veraguas and Panama. Cuba's internationally recognised literacy program, Yo si Puedo, has helped Panama reduce its illiteracy rate by half over the past 11 years. In 2010, Panama's comptroller demographic census ... read more

Reason and justice cannot be blockaded

News from Cuba | Friday, 14 September 2018

The world has condemned and calls for an end to the United States blockade of Cuba. It is an elementary right of the island to be able to decide its future without foreign interference When it comes to the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed on Cuba for so many years, ... read more

Donald Trump Extends Economic Blockade against Cuba

News from Cuba | Thursday, 13 September 2018

HAVANA, Cuba, Sept 10 (ACN) Trading with the Enemy Act, one of the legal basis of the blockade imposed by the United States against Cuba was extended on Monday by US President Donald Trump through a memorandum sent to the Secretary of State and Treasury. This is the second time that ... read more

US Blockade Against Cuba is 'Unjust': World Health Organisation

News from Cuba | Thursday, 13 September 2018

"Due to the US blockade policy, Cuba has suffered damage worth over US$4 billion in one year," said Minister Gerardo Peñalver Portal. Extending the financial blockade against Cuba is unjust, Cristian Morales, representative form the World Health Organisation and the Pan American Health Organisation said Tuesday. In a statement from Washington, President ... read more

Cubans Pay Tribute To 'Hero 5' Anti-terrorist Fight

News from Cuba | Thursday, 13 September 2018

"They asked us to betray our values and our ideas and that we move to the other side. But what we did, we didn't do it on a whim, or just for the sake of an adventure (...) We were protecting our people," Hernandez said. On Wednesday, in Cienfuegos, the people ... read more

Bottom row left to right: Antonio Guerrero, Ramón Labañino, Fernando González, Gerardo Hernandez, René González  Top row left to right: Stephen Kimber, Barrie Dunn, Terry Greenlaw, Ramón Samada

Canada’s Pictou Twist, Picture Plant, Cuban Film Institute to Tell ‘The Cuban Five’ Story (EXCLUSIVE)

News from Cuba | Friday, 7 September 2018

Canada’s Pictou Twist Pictures and Picture Plant have partnered with Cuban film institute ICAIC to co-produce the definitive account of the Cuban Five — Cuban intelligence agents arrested on spying charges by U.S. authorities in 1998. Pictou Twist producer Barrie Dunn has penned the screenplay on “The Cuban Five” (“Los Cinco”), ... read more

Penelope Cruz, Wagner Moura, Gael Garcia Bernal to Star in Spy Drama ‘Wasp Network’

News from Cuba | Friday, 7 September 2018

Penelope Cruz, Wagner Moura, and Gael Garcia Bernal have joined Edgar Ramirez in the spy drama “Wasp Network.” The deals were announced on Wednesday on the eve of the Toronto Film Festival. IMR International will continue sales to foreign buyers at the fest, with CAA Media Finance handling the U.S. rights. Olivier ... read more

Cuba played a leading in the historic peace deal signed between FARC and the Colombian government in 2016

Former FARC Members Head to Cuba for Medical Scholarship

News from Cuba | Friday, 7 September 2018

“I was always known for being good at healing people,” said former FARC medic and scholarship beneficiary, Jhony Guependo. Former guerrillas from the now defunct Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and victims of Colombia’s civil war boarded a plane to Cuba Tuesday to start medical training as part of the ... read more

U.S. Bipartisan Group Calls for Agricultural Trade with Cuba

News from Cuba | Friday, 7 September 2018

Washington, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) A bipartisan group of more than 60 agriculture associations, companies and elected officials from 17 U.S. states today urged members of Congress to adopt an amendment that would expand agricultural trade with Cuba. According to the Engage Cuba coalition, these actors called on the leadership of ... read more

Cuban Deputy Foreign Minister Abelardo Moreno

Cuba: US Intervention in Nicaragua, Venezuela Disrespectful

News from Cuba | Friday, 7 September 2018

Cuban Deputy Foreign Minister Abelardo Moreno described the U.S. declarations in the UN Security Council, about the internal affairs of Nicaragua as interventionist and disrespectful. Cuba rejected, on Thursday, the United States interventionist attacks against the Nicaraguan government, during its participation in the United Nations (UN) Security Council. "Cuba rejects with ... read more

Anti-Cuba hardliners now dominate key White House Latin America foreign policy posts

Campaign News | Thursday, 6 September 2018

Wall Street Journal editorial calls Cuba the “root cause of the problem” in Latin America The Trump administration is expected to name the anti-Cuba hardliner Mauricio Claver-Carone as the new senior director of the National Security Council’s Western Hemisphere Affairs, according to a report on McClatchy DC. Claver-Carone is the former ... read more

It is impossible to prove something that did not occur, and the U.S. knows it

News from Cuba | Thursday, 6 September 2018

In exclusive statements to Granma, Carlos Fernández de Cossío, director for the United States at the Cuban Foreign Ministry, insists that the latest theory about microwaves cannot explain the variety and diversity of symptoms that the State Department claims its diplomats in Havana suffered, and with time will lose credibility The ... read more

Series of Activities Begin to Commemorate Fidel Castro's First Visit to Vietnam

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 5 September 2018

HAVANA, Cuba, Sept 3 (ACN) A series of activities began on Monday across the island on the occasion of the first official visit of the leader of the Revolution Fidel Castro to Vietnam in September of 1973. A special edition will be launched of the magazine Panorama, the presentation of a ... read more

Catholic Church urges Cubans to reject same-sex marriage

News from Cuba | Monday, 3 September 2018

Santiago de Cuba archbishop Dionisio Garcia calls on Cubans not to 'ignore what nature has given', amid legislators' plans to legalize same-sex marriage under the proposed new constitution HAVANA, Cuba – Cuba's Catholic Church has called on the public to reject a plan to legalize gay marriage in the country's proposed ... read more

Cuba rejects Brazil's decision to ban Lula's presidential bid

News from Cuba | Monday, 3 September 2018

HAVANA, Sept. 1 (Xinhua) -- Cuba on Saturday rejected the decision of Brazil's Superior Electoral Court (TSE) to bar former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva from running for a third term, calling the ruling "political." According to a statement from the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the decision deprives Lula ... read more