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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

Liz Oliva Fernández

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

Cuba's Capitol building

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

Cuba's National Assembly

"The right of people to a dignified death" - Cuba legalises euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide

News from Cuba | Monday, 8 January 2024

Cuba on Friday became the second country in Latin America and the Caribbean to authorise euthanasia, following Colombia. The Communist-run country’s National Assembly passed the measure as part of legislation updating the nation’s legal framework for its universal and free healthcare system. “The right of people to a dignified death is recognised ... read more

State Department stuns Congress, saying Biden is not even reviewing Trump's terror designation of Cuba

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 19 December 2023

As one of his final foreign policy acts as president, in January 2021 Donald Trump added Cuba to the list of “State Sponsors of Terror,” reversing the Obama administration’s 2015 determination that the designation was no longer appropriate. The incoming Biden administration pledged to Congress it would start the process ... read more

Flying the flag: Cuba produced 50,000 tons a year at its peak in the 1950s, but the latest annual production total is just 8,000 tons

Cuban coffee comes to UK for first time as Lavazza strikes deal with Sainsbury's and Waitrose

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 13 December 2023

Before the US embargo, Cuba's home-grown coffee was world famous It will now be sold in the UK for the first time under the Tierra label It is part of a wider plan to kick-start the Cuban coffee industry Cuba conjures up images of big cigars, classic American cars, revolution, rum and Fidel ... read more

Jet ski used by one of the detainees to reach national territory. | Photo: Cubadebate

Authorities Stop Terrorist Plan Orchestrated From US

News from Cuba | Monday, 11 December 2023

Cuban authorities recently foiled a plan of destabilizing actions by terrorists based in the United States, which would presumably be carried out during the end of the year holidays. According to a statement broadcast by Cuban Television, it was revealed that the Ministry of the Interior (Minint) has arrested and investigated ... read more