Viewing News From Cuba from July 2019

Cuba: Safest Country in Latin America to Be a Child and an Adolescent

News from Cuba | Thursday, 18 July 2019

The annual Save the Children report evaluates 176 countries using international indicators on infant mortality, access to education, nutrition, protection against harmful practices, such as child labour, child marriage, homicides and forced displacement. According to the new global report by Save the Children, today's children and adolescents are more likely to ... read more

Trump speaks to the Brigade 2506 - veterans from the Bay of Pigs Invasion - during his presidential campaign

Stand by Cuba as Trump cranks up the pressure

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 2 July 2019

The Trump administration is now ramping up aggression against Cuba, writes Ken Livingstone in the Morning Star You might not have read much about in the so-called “mainstream” media, but the increasingly hawkish Donald Trump administration has recently announced the most severe economic sanctions against Cuba since the illegal US blockade ... read more

The US has announced a new ban on travel to Cuba for cruises, group tours, private planes and yachts

US imposes new Cuba travel restrictions, tightening the blockade further

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 5 June 2019

The Trump administration on Tuesday imposed major new travel restrictions on visits to Cuba by US citizens, including a ban on educational and cultural trips known as ''people-to-people'' travel, as well as a ban on cruise trips to the island nation. The US Treasury Department said it would also deny permission ... read more

US anti-Cuba policies prevented Las Tunas baseball team from receiving $72,000 prize money for finishing second in the Caribbean Series

U.S. hostility toward Cuba has once again been demonstrated with the cancellation of the agreement reached between the Cuban Baseball Federation and Major League Baseball (MLB)

News from Cuba | Thursday, 30 May 2019

CUBAN fans follow a wide range of sports, among which baseball stands out as a favorite. It is for that reason that U.S. administrations have repeatedly adopted measures to damage this sport, which represents so much to Cubans. The most recent example of that hostility was the opposition of the Donald ... read more

'Title III of Helms-Burton, it's like a soap opera' 'But of terror' cartoon

New lawsuit against Cuban companies under Helms-Burton

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 22 May 2019

HAVANA, Cuba, May 21 (ACN) A new lawsuit was filed Monday in Miami, Florida, against several Cuban tourism companies under Title III of the controversial Helms-Burton Act, activated by the current U.S. government as part of its policy toward the island.According to Prensa Latina, using information broadcast by CBS and ... read more

Cuba Solidarity Campaign Rejects Strengthening of US Blockade on Cuba

News from Cuba | Friday, 10 May 2019

London, May 9 (Prensa Latina) The UK Cuba Solidarity Campaign (CSC) warned Thursday that the activation of the Title III of Helms Burton Act represents a very serious strengthening of United States blockade against Cuba. This is a very dangerous step in Washington's aggressive Cuba policy, because it aims to discourage ... read more

Dr Enmanuel Vigil Fonseca will be visiting the UK in June

Cuba's Internationalism - Medical brigade speaking tour 2019

News from Cuba | Sunday, 28 April 2019

As part of the Cuba60 celebrations, CSC is very proud and honoured to be bringing Dr Enmanuel Vigil Fonseca, a volunteer in Cuba’s Henry Reeve Medical Brigade, to Britain in June 2018. Here he speaks about his experiences working in emergency situations from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa to ... read more

US National Security Advisor John Bolton speaking to veterans of the failed Bay of Pigs invasion

US takes its blockade of Cuba to unprecedented levels

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 23 April 2019

The Trump administration has announced the most severe economic sanctions against Cuba since the blockade was first introduced in 1962. Speaking in Miami on 17 April, the 58th anniversary of the failed Bay of Pigs invasion, National Security Advisor John Bolton announced the end of virtually all non-family travel to the ... read more

Cuba denounces new US measures

News from Cuba | Sunday, 14 April 2019

On 11 April, the US Vice President Mike Pence told the United Nations Security Council that the United States would soon “announce additional action to hold Cuba accountable for its malign influence in Venezuela.” The threat came a week after the Trump administration introduced sanctions against two shipping companies that transport ... read more

Cuba working hard for the return of its doctors kidnapped in Kenya

News from Cuba | Sunday, 14 April 2019

Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel said the government was working tirelessly for the return of two doctors kidnapped in Kenya. 'Cuba is working tirelessly for the safe return of Assel and Landy, our doctors kidnapped in Kenya,' the president wrote on his Twitter account. 'With them and their loved ones we ... read more