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“Please don’t grow tired. Cuba still needs you” interview with Bárbara Montalvo Álvarez about her time as Cuban Ambassador in Britain

Campaign News | Thursday, 9 May 2024

At the tail-end of a 50-year career in the Cuban diplomatic service, in early 2020 Bárbara Montalvo Álvarez found herself posted in London.Born in a small village near Havana called San José de las Lajas, Bárbara studied journalism and, after a few years working in a steel works, she joined ... read more

Solidarity at the CWU - conference fringe report

Campaign News | Tuesday, 7 May 2024

CSC was pleased to welcome the new Cuban ambassador and General Secretary of the Communications Workers Union (CWU) to the Cuba fringe at the CWU national conference in Bournemouth in April. It was the first visit to a trade union conference since arriving in the UK earlier this year for Ambassador, ... read more

Senator Cardin Must Help End the Blockade of Cuba

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 24 April 2024

AN APPEAL BY REV. DEBORAH MCEACHRAN AND REV. DR. ELIEZER VALENTÍN-CASTAÑÓN Cuba is going hungry. The costs of food and other basic necessities are skyrocketing. Rolling blackouts periodically plunge the island into darkness. Parents struggle to find milk for their children. For the first time in history, the government has asked ... read more

Why is the US still sanctioning Cuba? CSC Director Rob Miller takes part in TV debate on Cuba

Campaign News | Friday, 19 April 2024

Cuba Solidarity Campaign Director Rob Miller was invited to speak on TRT World’s The Newsmakers programme to discuss current US policy towards the island and why President Biden hasn't returned to the Obama-era policies. He was joined by Candian journalist Keith Bolender and Sebastian Arcos Associate, Director of the Cuban Research ... read more

CSC Statement on ongoing US attempts to destabilise Cuba, March 2024

Campaign News | Tuesday, 2 April 2024

The United States government has pursued a policy of economic warfare to generate unrest in Cuba for 64 years. If it had genuine concerns for the human rights and welfare of the Cuban people it would end the blockade and remove Cuba from the ‘State Sponsors of Terrorism’ list now. On ... read more

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Obama opened a door between Cuba and the US. Why is Biden closing it again?

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 27 March 2024

n 6 April 1960, the US diplomat Lester D Mallory wrote a memo advocating an embargo “denying money and supplies to Cuba, to decrease monetary and real wages, to bring about hunger, desperation and overthrow of government”. Sixty-four years later and the policy that Cubans call el bloqueo (the blockade) is still in ... read more

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How can socialist films reach audiences?

Campaign News | Tuesday, 12 March 2024

Tania Delgado was, until last year, vice president of ICAIC, the Cuban film Institute, and she is justifiably proud of its history. Founded on March 24 1959, in the immediate aftermath of the revolution, it was the first cultural organisation created in the new state, demonstrating the high esteem in ... read more

U.S. intelligence operation against Cuban finances revealed.

News from Cuba | Thursday, 7 March 2024

The U.S. intelligence community is carrying out a strategy to distort Cuban finances, as part of the U.S. economic war against the Caribbean nation. Recently leaked information shows a series of maneuvers carried out to induce inflation within the Cuban market. The strategy is divided into four stages: shortages, induced inflation, ... read more

Faced with the tightening of the blockade, Cuba expands its cooperation with the World Food Programme

News from Cuba | Thursday, 7 March 2024

Cuba has maintained a long-standing relationship with the World Food Programme (WFP), from which it has received support and response in situations of natural disasters and other emergencies that have impacted the country. This relationship began in 1963, with an emergency operation that provided assistance to the people most affected by ... read more

UN experts warn unilateral designation of States as Sponsors of Terrorism negatively impact human rights

News from Cuba | Friday, 9 February 2024

UN experts* have urged the United States to review its domestic framework that triggers specific sanctions against States designated as Sponsors of Terrorism (SST). Currently four countries – the Republic of Cuba, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPR Korea), the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Syrian Arab Republic – ... read more