Viewing News From Cuba from November 2018

Brazil will miss Cuban doctors

News from Cuba | Friday, 16 November 2018

In the wake of Cuba’s withdrawal from the Brazilian More Doctors program, Former President Dilma Rousseff stated, “The end of the agreement was caused by the intemperate statements of President-elect Jair Bolsonaro.” The National Council of Municipal Health Secretaries and the National Front of Brazilian Mayors warned rightwing President-elect Jair Bolsonaro ... read more

Cooperation with no obstacles or interference

News from Cuba | Friday, 16 November 2018

Cuban President Díaz-Canel completes a busy agenda during a stopover in London as his international tour draws to a close LONDON.- Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermudez completed a busy agenda yesterday during a stopover in London, on his way back to Havana, as his international tour draws to a close.He held ... read more

US-Owned Hilton Hotel in Japan Refuses Room to Cuban Diplomats, Cites Sanctions

News from Cuba | Thursday, 15 November 2018

Staff at a US-owned hotel in Japan refused services to a Cuban ambassador in October, the Asahi Shimbun reported on Wednesday. The Cuban Embassy booked rooms for Cuban ambassador to Japan Carlos Pereira and another official via Tokyo-based Tonichi Travel Service Co., who informed the Hilton Fukuoka Sea Hawk of the ... read more

Cuba Withdraws from More Doctors Program in Brazil

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 14 November 2018

The Ministry of Public Health of the Republic of Cuba, committed to the solidarity and humanistic principles that have guided Cuba’s medical cooperation for 55 years, has been participating in the Program More Doctors for Brazil since its inception in August 2013. This initiative launched by Dilma Rousseff, who ... read more

US embargo stopped Indian company from sending medicine to Cuba: Antonio Guterres

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 6 November 2018

In his annual report, Guterres said that the State Bank of India (SBI) and at least four other banks have refused to carry out transactions to enable the companies to export to Cuba. UNITED NATIONS: The US embargo on Cuba is preventing Indian companies from sending medicines and development-related equipment to ... read more

Thousands Participate in Crafting Cuban Constitution as Process Enters Final Stage

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Since Aug. 13 over 111,000 recommendations have been made to Cuba's draft constitution during the public consulate phase that ends next week. Cubans will have only until next week to participate in the nation-wide popular consults to add to the country’s draft constitution. Secretary of the State Council, Homero Acosta, says that ... read more

White House considers allowing Cuban Americans to sue for island properties left behind

News from Cuba | Friday, 2 November 2018

The White House is considering taking steps to allow thousands of Cuban Americans to sue in U.S. courts foreign companies and others who now control real estate on the island that was seized from them by the Cuban government. A day before Trump’s National Security Adviser John Bolton delivers a speech ... read more

John Bolton threatens Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua

News from Cuba | Friday, 2 November 2018

The White House National Security Adviser John Bolton attacked progressive governments in Latin America in a Miami speech that welcomed new right-leaning leaders and put three leftist governments on notice. Referring to Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua as the “Troika of Tyranny,” Bolton blamed them for causing “immense” human suffering and regional ... read more

UN votes 189-2 to condemn US blockade of Cuba

News from Cuba | Thursday, 1 November 2018

The United Nations voted 189-2 to condemn the illegal United States blockade of Cuba today. Only Israel backed the US in opposing the resolution calling for an end to the 60-year-old measure aimed at isolating and suffocating the Cuban Revolution. The two countries were the only ones to oppose it last ... read more

Cuba is not alone: Nations of the world highlight the absurdity of the U.S. blockade against Cuba in the UN

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Once again, the UN General Assembly debated the draft resolution presented by Cuba calling for an end to the U.S. blockade. Despite U.S. attempts to sabotage the annual debate and pressure other nations to vote against Cuba - through the submission of eight ridiculous amendments to the text - this ... read more