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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

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

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

PCR & Vaccine Certificate Will Not Be Required to Enter Cuba

News from Cuba | Monday, 4 April 2022

On 4 April, the Health Ministry (MINSAP) announced that Cuba will no longer request a negative PCR test or a vaccination certificate as requirements for travelers wishing to enter the country. The Cuban government indicated that this decision considers the international and national epidemiological situation and the levels of immunization achieved ... read more

Big Pharma vs. Little Cuba: Why Cubans trust vaccines and how they’re helping vaccinate the world

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 16 March 2022

Vaccines could be saving the world from COVID-19, but they aren’t. Almost everywhere, vaccine access or vaccine hesitancy are our Achilles heels. Vaccine access correlates to GDP, and higher income countries can strike deals with pharmaceutical companies. Vaccination programs also deploy less of these countries’ health-care budgets — 0.8 per cent ... read more

Cuban Heberferon Drug to Treat Several Malignant Tumors

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 22 February 2022

The effectiveness of Cuban drug Heberferon for treating several malignant tumors is now being investigated by specialists at the Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (CIGB). Doctor in Biological Sciences Iraldo Bello, the project leader, noted that the product, which was initially designed to treat skin cancer, has the potential to ... read more