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US police investigating attack on the Cuban embassy

Cuban embassy in Washington hit with Molotov cocktails

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 26 September 2023

On 24 September, Cuba’s Embassy in Washington DC was hit with two Molotov cocktails, hours after Cuba’s President Miguel Díaz-Canel spoke during the general debate session at the United Nations in New York. Embassy staff suffered no injuries and there was no severe damage to the building. Cuban officials immediately condemned ... read more

Senator Bob Menendez answering questions about his indictment

US Senate appoints new Foreign Relations Committee chair

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 26 September 2023

There is hope that US policy on Cuba might change following the resignation of anti-Cuban Senator Bob Menendez as chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC). Bob Menendez, who spearheaded a brutal US sanctions regime, was forced to resign after corruption charges including bribery, fraud and extortion were filed against ... read more

Cuban Embassy in Washington DC

CSC condemns terrorist attack on Cuba’s embassy in Washington DC

News from Cuba | Monday, 25 September 2023

CSC condemns the terrorist attack on Cuba’s embassy in Washington DC, which took place late on Sunday evening. An individual threw two Molotov cocktails at the embassy. Thankfully, no staff were injured and Cuba’s Foreign Minister, Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla said on his X account that “details are being worked out.” The ... read more

President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez addressing the United Nations

"What is urgently required is political will to really leave no one behind" - Miguel Díaz-Canel's speech to the UN

News from Cuba | Thursday, 21 September 2023

Statement by the President of the Republic of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez on behalf of the G77 at the Summit on the Sustainable Development Goals. Mr. President, I have the honor to speak on behalf of the Group of 77 and China. This mid-term review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is ... read more

Cuban President Miguel Diaz Canel (L) speaks during the inaugural session of the G77+China Summit at the Convention Palace in Havana on September 15, 2023

G77+China summit in Cuba calls on Global South to 'change the rules of the game'

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 19 September 2023

The G77+China, a group of developing and emerging countries representing 80 percent of the world's population, kicked off a summit in Cuba Friday with a call to "change the rules of the game" of the global order. The meeting comes at a time of growing frustration with the Western-led world ... read more

President Díaz-Canel's speech to the G77

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 19 September 2023

Speech by the President of the Republic of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, at the inaugural session of the Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Group of 77 and China on the current challenges of development: the role of science, technology and innovation. Havana, 15 September 2023 Your ... read more

Alex Gordon, Lisa Osborne, Bárbara Montalvo Álvarez, Sarah Woolley, Gawain Little and Simon Dubbins

Cuba under blockade: Fighting sanctions and building solidarity - report from TUC Congress

Campaign News | Monday, 18 September 2023

In his first public speech as Chair of the Cuba Solidarity Campaign at our fringe meeting at TUC, Kevin Courtney condemned the US government’s designation of Cuba as a state sponsor of terrorism and described it as ‘Kafka-eque’. Sarah Woolley, General Secretary of the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union ... read more

Can We Learn From Cuba’s Sustainable Revolution?

News from Cuba | Sunday, 3 September 2023

In the last two decades, Cuba has made important achievements in building a more sustainable society, in part because, and in spite of, the many hurdles it faces. Such feats have been the result of efforts, innovation and entrepreneurship from all levels of Cuban society; from state-led campaigns to cooperatives, ... read more