Viewing All News from February 2019

Communications near full recovery

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Following the January 27 tornado, more than 1,200 telecommunications workers joined the recovery effort, and were able to repair 89.82% of the damage within eight days The day after a devastating tornado hit several Havana municipalities, some 13,000 telephones were reported out of service, for the most part in Diez de ... read more

The revolutionary past, present and future of trade unions in Cuba

Campaign News | Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Far from being 'banned', the Cuban trade union movement has fought the class struggle in an unbroken line before, during and after the revolution, explains BERNARD REGAN JANUARY 2019 was the month that the Cuban people celebrated not only the 60th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution but also the 80th anniversary ... read more

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall will become the first Royals to visit Cuba

Prince Charles and Duchess of Cornwall to make historic Royal visit to Cuba

News from Cuba | Thursday, 7 February 2019

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall are to make a historic visit to Cuba when they become the first members of the Royal Family ever to go the country. The couple will visit the Communist state as part of their tour to the Caribbean later in the Spring. The ... read more

"The policy is now regime change for Cuba" says former US diplomat

News from Cuba | Thursday, 7 February 2019

A former US diplomat with links to the CIA has warned that the situation in Venezuela could lead to a "confrontation" between the United States and Cuba. Vicki Huddleston, who was former Head of the US Interests Section in Havana in from 1999-2002, speaking in an interview to Intelligence Matters said ... read more

In Regla municipality, the Cuban leader examined repair works to homes along Vía Blanca Avenue

Cuban President verifies recovery efforts in Havana

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 6 February 2019

The President of the Councils of State and Ministers, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, toured areas of Havana hit by the January 27 tornado The Cuban people are inspiring. Despite the remaining debris, the electrical power that took a while to restore, the lack of gas and landline telephone service, the long – ... read more

The NEU delegation visited Cuba in October half term 2018

NEU 2018 delegation to Cuba

Campaign News | Saturday, 2 February 2019

In October 2018, 25 teachers visited Cuba for a week as part of a solidarity delegation organised by the National Education Union (NEU) and Cuba Solidarity Campaign (CSC), where they visited eight schools, including primary, secondary, music and special needs schools and participated in a full programme including meetings with ... read more

The NEU delegation visited a music school in Havana

Cuba's socialist ethos drives its educational triumphs

Campaign News | Saturday, 2 February 2019

In October 2018 DAISY MAXWELL was one of a group of teachers from Britain who went to see what they could learn from schools in Cuba During the October half term, I was lucky enough to be one of 25 teachers from the NEU to take part in a solidarity ... read more

CSC launches Havana Tornado Appeal with £2,000 donation

Campaign News | Friday, 1 February 2019

The British Cuba Solidarity Campaign has donated £2,000 to the relief appeal set up by the Cuban government following the shock tornado which ripped through five municipalities of Havana on 27 January. Donate online here Four people were killed and 195 injured in the worst storm to hit the Cuban capital for ... read more

Havana unites after tornado hits the capital

News from Cuba | Friday, 1 February 2019

Recovery efforts continue across the capital after a tornado ripped through five Havana municipalities on the evening of January 27. The weather phenomenon caused considerable human and material damage with latest figures reporting four dead and around 195 injured. Meanwhile total and partial building collapses, fallen trees and utility poles; broken ... read more

Sadness at the loss of Jeremy Hardy, supporter of Cuba and wonderful person and campaigner

Campaign News | Friday, 1 February 2019

We are all deeply saddened by the death of our good friend Jeremy Hardy. He was a wonderful person, a man of solidarity and action, and a great supporter of Cuba. Jeremy performed at a number of benefit concerts for the Cuba Solidarity Campaign including at the ‘I love Cuba’ cabaret ... read more