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Train drivers's union ASLEF sends solidarity to Cuba

Campaign News | Friday, 20 May 2022

CSC Director Rob Miller addressed the national conference of ASLEF, the train drivers' union, in Bournemouth on 18 May. He discussed the latest developments on the situation in Cuba, the ongoing US blockade, and the relationship with the United States. He thanked ASLEF members for their long standing support ... read more

Mexico Advocates for the End of the US Blockade Against Cuba

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 18 May 2022

During his morning press briefing on 17 May, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said that President Joe Biden should end the US the blockade against Cuba and described it as a genocidal and medieval policy which violated human rights. He welocmed recent changes to US sanctions against Cuba but said ... read more

US makes welcome but "limited" changes to Trump Cuba policies

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 18 May 2022

Cuba has described recent measures anounced by the US government which would revise some of the Trump era policies on Cuba as "a limited step in the right direction." On 16 May, the Biden administration said that it would litt some restrictions on travel to the island and family remittances as ... read more

New US government measures do not end blockade

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 18 May 2022

The Cuban Foreign Ministry said the U.S. government's move regarding the new measures on Cuba "is a limited step in the right direction." The U.S. government on May 16 announced new measures on Cuba concerning the granting of visas, regular migration, flights to Cuban provinces, ... read more

Hotel Saratoga appeal raises £4,870 in four days

News from Cuba | Monday, 16 May 2022

The Hotel Saratoga appeal launched by CSC to raise money for those affected by the gas explosion at the Havana landmark hotel on 6 May has raised almost £5,000 in four days. Forty six people died in the accident and a further 100 were injured, 12 of whom remain in ... read more

CSC National Secretary pays respects to Cuban diplomat

Campaign News | Monday, 16 May 2022

CSC National Secretary Bernard Regan recently signed the book of condolences at the Cuban Embassy which was opened to mark the passing of Ricardo Alarcón de Quesada. The Cuban diplomat who spent many years as Cuba's permanent representative to the United Nations and also a President of the Cuban National ... read more

Death toll rises to 40 in Havana hotel blast

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 10 May 2022

It said 54 people were injured in the blast last week, including six that are still in critical condition. The death toll Monday morning had been 35. Crews continued to comb through the rubble of the Saratoga five-star hotel, which was being renovated and had no guests at the time of ... read more

Explosion at Hotel Saratoga. Photo: Luis De Jesús

Condolences and love to families of hotel explosion victims

News from Cuba | Friday, 6 May 2022

The Cuba Solidarity Campaign sends its deepest condolences and love to the families of the dead and injured following the gas explosion at the Saratoga Hotel on Friday 6 May. Our solidarity and strength goes out to the emergency and health services working to find survivors and treat the injured. Latest ... read more

Dave Ward and Michel Rodriguez

Borders are not barriers to solidarity for the CWU

Campaign News | Friday, 6 May 2022

CSC’s fringe meeting ‘End the US Blockade – 60 Years too Long’ at CWU conference was one of largest at the communications workers’ gathering for many years. More than 80 delegates packed the room to hear from CWU General Secretary Dave Ward, Michel Rodríguez of the Cuban Embassy, and Natasha ... read more

Alarcon speaking in London at the International Commission of Inquiry into the Case of the Five in March 2014

Condolences on the passing of Ricardo Alarcón de Quesada

News from Cuba | Thursday, 5 May 2022

The Cuba Solidarity Campaign sends its profound condolences to the Cuban people and the friends and family of Ricardo Alarcón de Quesada who died on 30 April aged 84. From a young age Alarcon participated in the 26 July Movement and was a former leader of the University Student Federation and ... read more