Viewing News From Cuba from December 2023

Cuba rejects 'terrorist state' designation in US report

News from Cuba | Monday, 4 December 2023

The US State Department has reiterated its designation of Cuba as a ‘State Sponsor of Terrorism’ (SSOT) in an annual report released on 30 November. Once again, the main justification was Cuba’s refusal to extradite ELN leaders in Havana in 2019 when they were hosting peace talks between the ELN ... read more

David Rutley with Anayansi Rodriguez, Cuban Vice Minister of Foreign Relations

British Minister signs co-operation agreement in Havana

News from Cuba | Monday, 27 November 2023

The UK's Minister for the Americas & the Caribbean, David Rutley MP, arrived in Cuba for an official visit on Tuesday 21 November. During his trip he signed a new Political Dialogue and Co-operation Agreement (PDCA) between the UK and Cuba. The agreement set a framework for future dialogue between the ... read more

International Tribunal in Brussels rules that the blockade of Cuba violates international law

News from Cuba | Thursday, 16 November 2023

The International Tribunal against the Blockade of Cuba took place in Brussels on 16-17 November and ruled that the policy violates international law and the universal norms essential for peaceful coexistence. The Tribunal heard evidence on the impact of the blockade imposed by the United States on Cuba for more than ... read more

Cuban statement on Palestine

News from Cuba | Thursday, 19 October 2023

The Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs has called for a ceasefire and the immediate delivery of humanitarian assistance to Gaza in a statement issued on 8 October. Declaration of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba reiterates its deep concern about the escalation of ... read more

US police investigating attack on the Cuban embassy

Cuban embassy in Washington hit with Molotov cocktails

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 26 September 2023

On 24 September, Cuba’s Embassy in Washington DC was hit with two Molotov cocktails, hours after Cuba’s President Miguel Díaz-Canel spoke during the general debate session at the United Nations in New York. Embassy staff suffered no injuries and there was no severe damage to the building. Cuban officials immediately condemned ... read more

Senator Bob Menendez answering questions about his indictment

US Senate appoints new Foreign Relations Committee chair

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 26 September 2023

There is hope that US policy on Cuba might change following the resignation of anti-Cuban Senator Bob Menendez as chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC). Bob Menendez, who spearheaded a brutal US sanctions regime, was forced to resign after corruption charges including bribery, fraud and extortion were filed against ... read more

Cuban Embassy in Washington DC

CSC condemns terrorist attack on Cuba’s embassy in Washington DC

News from Cuba | Monday, 25 September 2023

CSC condemns the terrorist attack on Cuba’s embassy in Washington DC, which took place late on Sunday evening. An individual threw two Molotov cocktails at the embassy. Thankfully, no staff were injured and Cuba’s Foreign Minister, Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla said on his X account that “details are being worked out.” The ... read more

President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez addressing the United Nations

"What is urgently required is political will to really leave no one behind" - Miguel Díaz-Canel's speech to the UN

News from Cuba | Thursday, 21 September 2023

Statement by the President of the Republic of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez on behalf of the G77 at the Summit on the Sustainable Development Goals. Mr. President, I have the honor to speak on behalf of the Group of 77 and China. This mid-term review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is ... read more

Cuban President Miguel Diaz Canel (L) speaks during the inaugural session of the G77+China Summit at the Convention Palace in Havana on September 15, 2023

G77+China summit in Cuba calls on Global South to 'change the rules of the game'

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 19 September 2023

The G77+China, a group of developing and emerging countries representing 80 percent of the world's population, kicked off a summit in Cuba Friday with a call to "change the rules of the game" of the global order. The meeting comes at a time of growing frustration with the Western-led world ... read more

President Díaz-Canel's speech to the G77

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 19 September 2023

Speech by the President of the Republic of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, at the inaugural session of the Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Group of 77 and China on the current challenges of development: the role of science, technology and innovation. Havana, 15 September 2023 Your ... read more