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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

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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

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

Solidarity with Palestine

News from Cuba | Monday, 29 January 2024

CSC Campaigns Officer Tariq Anderson looks at the political and practical support that Cuba has offered PalestineRevolutionary Cuba has always been unwavering in its support for the Palestinian struggle, and since last October Cuban leaders, including President Miguel Díaz-Canel and Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parilla, have been forthright in their ... read more

Some of the Cuban medical workers in Calabria, August 2023

‘Giving us oxygen’: Italy turns to Cuba to help revive ailing health system

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 17 January 2024

Almost 500 Cuban health workers deployed across Calabria amid severe shortage of doctors. In the operating theatre at a hospital in Calabria, Asbel Díaz Fonseca and his team are preparing to perform abdominal surgery on a man in his sixties. They deliberate over which medical technique to use – the French ... read more

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Two Cuban documentaries show effects of US sanctions on island nation

News from Cuba | Monday, 15 January 2024

A Cuban journalist is looking to spread awareness of the US trade embargo in two illuminating documentaries arriving in early 2024. Liz Oliva Fernández says whenever she covered news or events on the island, be it the push for democratic reforms, or the private businesses springing up after the Castros loosened ... read more

Cubans march in solidarity with the Palestinians in Havana, November 2023

Cuba supports South Africa's claim before the ICJ against Israel's genocide in Palestine

News from Cuba | Friday, 12 January 2024

The Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MinRex) released the following statement in support of South Africa's claim before the International Court of Justice against Israel's genocide in Palestine. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs reiterates its deep concern at the continuing escalation of violence by Israel in the illegally occupied Palestinian territories, ... read more

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Massachusetts Democrats call for removing Cuba from terror list

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 9 January 2024

A majority of the Massachusetts congressional delegation is pushing President Biden to remove Cuba from a list of governments that sponsor terrorism, a designation issued in the waning days of the Trump administration. In a December letter not previously made public, the members panned Trump’s inclusion of Cuba on the State ... read more