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'Title III of Helms-Burton, it's like a soap opera' 'But of terror' cartoon

New lawsuit against Cuban companies under Helms-Burton

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 22 May 2019

HAVANA, Cuba, May 21 (ACN) A new lawsuit was filed Monday in Miami, Florida, against several Cuban tourism companies under Title III of the controversial Helms-Burton Act, activated by the current U.S. government as part of its policy toward the island.According to Prensa Latina, using information broadcast by CBS and ... read more

Cuba Solidarity Campaign Rejects Strengthening of US Blockade on Cuba

News from Cuba | Friday, 10 May 2019

London, May 9 (Prensa Latina) The UK Cuba Solidarity Campaign (CSC) warned Thursday that the activation of the Title III of Helms Burton Act represents a very serious strengthening of United States blockade against Cuba. This is a very dangerous step in Washington's aggressive Cuba policy, because it aims to discourage ... read more

Dr Enmanuel Vigil Fonseca will be visiting the UK in June

Cuba's Internationalism - Medical brigade speaking tour 2019

News from Cuba | Sunday, 28 April 2019

As part of the Cuba60 celebrations, CSC is very proud and honoured to be bringing Dr Enmanuel Vigil Fonseca, a volunteer in Cuba’s Henry Reeve Medical Brigade, to Britain in June 2018. Here he speaks about his experiences working in emergency situations from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa to ... read more

US National Security Advisor John Bolton speaking to veterans of the failed Bay of Pigs invasion

US takes its blockade of Cuba to unprecedented levels

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 23 April 2019

The Trump administration has announced the most severe economic sanctions against Cuba since the blockade was first introduced in 1962. Speaking in Miami on 17 April, the 58th anniversary of the failed Bay of Pigs invasion, National Security Advisor John Bolton announced the end of virtually all non-family travel to the ... read more

Cuba denounces new US measures

News from Cuba | Sunday, 14 April 2019

On 11 April, the US Vice President Mike Pence told the United Nations Security Council that the United States would soon “announce additional action to hold Cuba accountable for its malign influence in Venezuela.” The threat came a week after the Trump administration introduced sanctions against two shipping companies that transport ... read more

Cuba working hard for the return of its doctors kidnapped in Kenya

News from Cuba | Sunday, 14 April 2019

Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel said the government was working tirelessly for the return of two doctors kidnapped in Kenya. 'Cuba is working tirelessly for the safe return of Assel and Landy, our doctors kidnapped in Kenya,' the president wrote on his Twitter account. 'With them and their loved ones we ... read more

President: Helms-Burton Act Reinforces Economic Siege of Cuba

News from Cuba | Sunday, 14 April 2019

Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel said on Saturday at the People''s Power National Assembly (Parliament) that the Helms-Burton Act reinforces the economic siege of the Caribbean island. Washington is trying to activate that law aimed at taking us back to the beginning of history when we were a slave nation of ... read more

Diaz-Canel Denounces US Escalation of Aggressiveness

News from Cuba | Sunday, 14 April 2019

Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel on Saturday denounced at the People''s Power National Assembly (Parliament) the escalation of the United States'' aggressiveness against Latin American countries in its effort to build an alternative to savage capitalism. When speaking at Havana's Convention Center at the closing of the third extraordinary session of the ... read more

Cuban Parliament Approves Declaration Condemning Helms-Burton Act

News from Cuba | Sunday, 14 April 2019

The People''s Power National Assembly (Parliament) on Saturday condemned the hostile policy by the Government of the United States against the Caribbean island and the Helms-Burton Act, a genocidal extraterritorial project against the Cuban people. The president of the International Relations Commission, Yolanda Ferrer, read the document that ratifies total commitment ... read more

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

Pompeo extends ban on U.S. lawsuits against foreign firms in Cuba

News from Cuba | Thursday, 4 April 2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday extended by two weeks to May 1 a ban on U.S. lawsuits against foreign firms doing business in Cuba. He did not give a reason for the extension. The administration of President Donald Trump announced on March 4 it would allow ... read more