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Alicia, (left) at an SEIU meeting for the Five in Los Angeles August 2011. Pictured with Tony Woodley (Unite), Cristina Vasquez (SEIU), Mike Garcia (SEIU) and Natasha Hickman (CSC)

In memory of a great campaigner and friend Alicia Jrapko

Campaign News | Thursday, 13 January 2022

On behalf of the Cuba Solidarity Campaign in Britain we express our deep sadness at the passing of our dear friend Alicia Jrapko, who died on 11 January.Alicia fought tirelessly for the Freedom of the Five and for the end of the US blockade of Cuba for many years. It ... read more

UNICEF Cuba recognizes the harmony between the Draft of the Code of Families and the Convention on the Rights of the Child

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 12 January 2022

UNICEF expresses the willingness and disposition to support the national authorities in implementing the Code that will be approved Havana, November 1st, 2021 – The United Nations Children’s Fund in Cuba (UNICEF Cuba) recognizes the process carried out by the country for the enactment of a Code of Families that will ... read more

Condolences on the passing of Larry Herman

Campaign News | Monday, 10 January 2022

Larry Herman On behalf of the Cuba Solidarity Campaign in the UK we would like to offer our deepest sympathy to Larry’s family, colleagues and friends on his passing last week. Larry had been a long term supporter of the Cuba Solidarity Campaign for many years and was the national delegate representing ... read more

Airbnb fined for violating US travel sanctions to Cuba

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 5 January 2022

Airbnb has been fined by the Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) for violating sanctions against Cuba. The note released by the US Department of the Treasury on 3 January states that “This activity included payments related to guests travelling for reasons outside of OFAC’s authorised categories as ... read more

People receive booster doses of the Cuban-developed Abdala vaccine against Covid-19 in Havana last month. Photograph: Reuters

Cuba’s vaccine success story sails past mark set by rich world’s Covid efforts

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 5 January 2022

The island nation struggles to keep the lights on but has inoculated 90% of population with home-developed vaccines General Máximo Gómez, a key figure in Cuba’s 19th-century wars of independence against Spain once said: “Cubans either don’t meet the mark – or go way past it.” A century and a half later, ... read more

Cuba’s successful COVID response started with robust health care institutions

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 4 January 2022

By putting human well-being at the core of its priorities, Cuba’s government has shown what we lose by allowing profit-seeking to dictate health policy. As the fifth wave of COVID-19 makes its dramatic landfall in the final days of 2021, it’s worth looking to the tiny Caribbean island nation of Cuba ... read more

Gracias! Season’s Greetings and best wishes for 2022

Campaign News | Thursday, 23 December 2021

The CSC team hope you have a peaceful break and send you best wishes for 2022. We thank you for all your support throughout the last year and hope you will continue to stand in solidarity with Cuba against the US blockade in the coming months. It has been an incredibly ... read more

Parliament gives the green light to the Family Code and will go to a popular consultation

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 22 December 2021

After an emotional and in-depth discussion, the National Assembly of People's Power unanimously approved the draft of the Family Code on Tuesday, to be submitted to popular consultation between February and April 2022.The Minister of Justice summarized the main aspects of the legislative proposal, which strengthens family responsibility and updates ... read more

Cuba soars to near top of COVID vaccination charts on decades-old bet

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 22 December 2021

Cuba has vaccinated more of its citizens against COVID-19 than most of the world's largest and richest nations, a milestone that will make the poor, communist-run country a test case as the highly contagious Omicron variant begins to circle the globe. The Caribbean island has vaccinated over 90% of its population ... read more

Barbara Lee, one of the letter sponsors

US politicians call on President Biden to reverse Trump sanctions and allow aid to Cuba

News from Cuba | Thursday, 16 December 2021

On the eve of the 7th anniversary of the raprochement between Cuba and the US under President Obama, 114 US members of Congress have signed a letter to President Biden calling for a reversal of key measures taken against the island by the Trump administration. The letter, presented by Representatives James ... read more