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Fernando González, president of the Cuban Institute of Friendship

Miami Five Hero: Cold War back to haunt Cuba-US relations

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Fernando González, president of the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP), is no doubt the best person to talk about the relations between Cuba and its old foe, the US. This is because González has another better known identity: a member of the Cuban Five. The Cuban Five/Miami Five, ... read more

Cuban medics on their way to West Africa during the Ebola outbreak in 2014

USAID plans to spend up to $3 million to investigate Cuban doctors

News from Cuba | Monday, 12 August 2019

The U.S. Agency for International Development is offering up to $3 million to organizations that would “investigate, collect, and analyze information related to human rights violations – including forced labor – of Cuban medical personnel exported overseas.”USAID on Monday stated: The Cuban regime exploits its medical professionals, teachers and other workers, ... read more

UNIONS FOR CUBA CONFERENCE – Celebrating 60 years of the Cuban Revolution and building trade union solidarity in Britain

Campaign News | Friday, 9 August 2019

"Unite is looking forward to welcoming Cuban workers to the UK in November. The Unions for Cuba conference is a symbol of the bonds of solidarity that exist between British and Cuban trade unionists and our commitment to stand shoulder to should with them in their fight against the US ... read more

Díaz-Canel: Every tourist who visits us is breaking the U.S. blockade

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 6 August 2019

Cuban President says every tourist visiting the island is breaking the U.S. blockade The Cuban government met recently to review progress in tourism, one of six strategic sectors identified in the country’s Development Plan. Basic issues analyzed included current investment projects, the development of productive chains with other industries, and substitution of ... read more

Cuba Reforms Fishing Laws in Defense of Environmental Rights

News from Cuba | Thursday, 1 August 2019

Cuba vowed to "adhere to international codes and conventions of responsible fishing," Food Health Minister Iris Quiñones said. Fishing regulations have been changed in Cuba, much to the delight of environmentalists who believe the adjustments will positively affect the Florida Keys and the island's northeast coast. For the first time in two ... read more

Cuba witnesses first transgender wedding

News from Cuba | Thursday, 1 August 2019

Cuba's respect for LGBT rights are considerably progressive for the region. Cuba witnessed the nation’s first transgender legal union this week when a couple was married at the Palace of Marriages of San Francisno de Paula in Havana, theNational Center for Sex Education (Cenesex) reports. The center announced the event via Facebook, ... read more

Hundreds gather for the final send-off at the NEU conference in Liverpool 

Play for Cuba

Campaign News | Thursday, 1 August 2019

Over 4,000 musical instruments have been shipped to Cuba in an amazing show of solidarity and friendship, writes CSC director Rob Miller Over 4,000 musical instruments, 3,000 pairs of ballet shoes from the Royal Ballet, and a valuable baby grand piano are among the donations that have arrived in Cuba ... read more

Supporting LGBT+ Rights and the LGBT+ community in Cuba

Campaign News | Thursday, 1 August 2019

Like many other Caribbean and Latin American countries, Cuba's LGBT+ community have faced discrimination and homophobia in the past. Hundreds of years of Spanish colonialism, the influence of the Catholic church, and a culture of machismo helped to entrench homophobic attitudes deep in society which LGBT+ people are still fighting against ... read more

Fewer Americans are visiting Havana, where dancers, musicians and others entertain tourists

Cuba trying to attract tourists and investors even as US clamps down

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 30 July 2019

HAVANA – Just after noon on a Thursday, a bomb left in an ashtray ripped through the lobby of the Hotel Copacabana. A metal fragment shot out like a ninja throwing star, as a medical examiner later described it, and struck Fabio Di Celmo, slicing through his jugular vein. Di Celmo, ... read more

Cuba is a safe country, but U.S. continues its attempts to manipulate reality

News from Cuba | Thursday, 25 July 2019

Yesterday, July 24, Cuba demanded that the U.S. government cease its manipulation of alleged health problems reported by its diplomatic staff in Havana, as a pretext to impose aggressive measures to harm our country, economy, and people. In statements to the press, Johana Tablada, the Foreign Ministry’s director for the United ... read more