Viewing News From Cuba from June 2018

Cuban Doctors Assist Victims of Fuego Volcano in Guatemala

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 12 June 2018

The Cuban Medical Brigade has been working day and night to help Guatemalan medical teams struggling to handle the tragic event. Since the first moments of the eruption of the Fuego Volcano, the Cuban Medical Brigade (BMC) in Guatemala has been working day and night to help people who are ... read more

Why African-American doctors are choosing to study medicine in Cuba

News from Cuba | Monday, 11 June 2018

In the countryside of western Havana, during the fall, rickety yellow buses carry first-year medical students from the Latin American School of Medicine. Wearing short-sleeved white smocks and stethoscopes, they go door to door, doing rounds, often speaking to their patients in broken Spanish. “Even people whose houses I wasn’t ... read more

In sign of tougher policy shift, Trump appoints Cuba 'hardliner' to lead Radio and TV Marti

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 6 June 2018

President Donald Trump appointed Miami’s former mayor and self-described Cuba “hardliner” Tomás Regalado to run Radio and TV Martí, a sign that tougher U.S. policies could be in store for the island regime and its Latin American allies. Regalado’s appointment to lead the U.S.-funded broadcast network, which counters Cuba’s state-run media, ... read more

Cuba ‘sonic attack’ conspiracy theories and flawed science

News from Cuba | Monday, 4 June 2018

Science works best when qualified people can evaluate evidence without political pressure to draw poorly founded conclusions, say 15 neuroscientists and physicists in a letter published in The Guardian on Firday 1 June 2018. As neuroscientists and physicists we have no reason to dispute that US diplomats living in Cuba heard ... read more

Cubans concerned about damages left by heavy rains, floods

News from Cuba | Thursday, 31 May 2018

HAVANA, May 30 (Xinhua) -- After a severe drought lasting more than three years, Cuba now faces a new climate challenge. Over the last week, intense rains from subtropical storm Alberto have saturated the soil while dams in the central zone of the country are close to overflowing. This situation has killed ... read more

Terrorist Posada Carrilles dies without paying his debts to justice

News from Cuba | Thursday, 24 May 2018

The most infamous terrorist in the Western Hemisphere, Luis Posada Carriles, died on May 23 in Miami, without paying his debts to justice or reparations to a single one of his victims. The United States protected Posada Carriles until his final days, training him to plant bombs and carry out terrorist ... read more

World leaders congratulate Nicolás Maduro for his reelection

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez noted the continuity of the Bolivarian Revolution initiated by Comandante Hugo Chávez, and reiterated Cuba’s solidarity with Venezuela. CARACAS.– As soon as the final results of this Sunday’s elections in Venezuela were announced, with President Nicolás Maduro’s winning more than six million votes, leaders around the world applauded ... read more

Cuba united in grief

News from Cuba | Monday, 21 May 2018

The Cuban people and authorities have mobilised to provide victims’ loved ones with all the support at this difficult time - Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, President of the Councils of State and Ministers, participated in the last day of the Response to Disasters Popular Exercise, Meteoro 2018. - The Cuban President recognized the ... read more

Mike Jackson of 'Pride' with CENESEX director, Mariela Castro

British activist guest of honour at LGBT events in Havana

News from Cuba | Monday, 21 May 2018

The Cuba Solidarity Campaign arranged for British activist, Mike Jackson, portrayed in the film 'Pride', to particpate in events to mark Cuba's 11th annual celebration of the International Day against Homophobia (IDAHO) this May. Mike was a founder member of Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners, established to support striking mining ... read more

Messages of condolence after Cuban air tragedy

News from Cuba | Monday, 21 May 2018

The Cuba Solidarity Campaign sends its condolences, love and solidarity to the Cuban people and all those who have lost loved ones in the tragic plane crash of Cubana flight DMJ 0972 which occurred on Friday 18 May. Members of the 2018 May Day brigade have also sent a message of ... read more