Viewing from April 2017

Toward eradicating tuberculosis in Cuba

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Every year tuberculosis kills some two out of eight million people suffering from the disease worldwide. Meanwhile the infection rate in Cuba is 6.9 for every 1,000 inhabitants, with some 700 new cases detected every year, while the death rate due to this illness is extremely low. Nobel Laureate for Medicine ... read more

Retired military leaders urge Trump to engage with Cuba

News from Cuba | Friday, 21 April 2017

More than a dozen retired military officers are urging the Trump administration to keep normalizing relations with Cuba to strengthen U.S. national security interests. In a letter sent Thursday to White House national security adviser Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, 16 retired military officers ask the administration to continue to expand U.S.-Cuba ... read more

Why an American went to Cuba for cancer care

News from Cuba | Thursday, 20 April 2017

Cuba has faced more than 50 years of US sanctions. Now, for the first time, a unique drug developed on the communist island is being tested in New York state. But some American cancer patients are already taking it - by defying the embargo and flying to Havana for treatment. Listen ... read more

Fidel with Captain Jose R. Fernandez (to his right) arrive at the Bay of Pigs.Photo:Granma

Bay of Pigs: That Time Cuba Humiliated US Imperialism

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 18 April 2017

IN PICTURES: For progressives and anti-imperialists all over the world, the mention of the Bay of Pigs evokes joy and celebration. Between April 17 and 19, 1961, a force of Cuban mercenaries, led by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency tried to invade the just-declared socialist nation of Cuba. Within about 60 ... read more

At a funeral for those killed in U.S. airstrikes, Fidel Castro proclaimed the socialist nature of the Cuban Revolution.

Cuba Celebrates 56 Years Since Declaration of Socialism

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Representatives of Cuban youth organizations and veterans celebrated Sunday the 56th anniversary of the proclamation of a Socialist Revolution on April 16, 1961. The commemorative event took place at Cinema 23 and 12, a few feet away from the site where Fidel Castro made the historic declaration in 1961, during ... read more

Cuba Fights Human Trafficking Better Than Most Countries: UN

News from Cuba | Monday, 17 April 2017

This U.N. offical said Cuba’s socialist health care, education and social security systems help reduce vulnerabilities that can lead to trafficking. United Nations Special Rapporteur Maria Grazia Giammarinaro on Friday praised Cuba’s efforts to prevent and address human trafficking, which she said is less of a problem there compared to ... read more

Declaration of the 15th Meeting of the ALBA-TCP Political Council

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 12 April 2017

We, the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the member countries of the Bolivarian Alliance of Latin America - People's Trade Treaty, at the 15th meeting of its Political Council in Havana: Reject the aggression and manipulation inflicted on the sister Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, as well as the deceit and lies ... read more

Time for unity

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 12 April 2017

This Monday, April 10, an Act of Solidarity was held with Venezuela, following the 15th Political Council of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America – People’s Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP). Attending the event were Army General Raúl Castro, First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee, and ... read more

Youth Are Joining Cuba’s Communist Party in Droves — Here’s Why

News from Cuba | Sunday, 9 April 2017

The Young Communist League of Cuba currently has 300,752 members and over 33,000 grassroots committees. When former U.S. President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro began normalizing relations in 2014, many claimed the move signaled the death of communism on the Caribbean Island. But for Communist Party official Susely Morfa Gonzalez, ... read more

Cuban Doctors Treat over 1,000 Peru Flood Victims in first two days

News from Cuba | Friday, 7 April 2017

The doctors had seen 1,046 people in their first two days of fieldwork. In just two days after Cuba sent a medical brigade to Peru, where deadly floods have killed at least 94 and left at least 700,000 more homeless, more than 1,000 people received treatment from the visiting doctors known ... read more

May Day 2017 celebrations announced

News from Cuba | Friday, 7 April 2017

The Federation of Cuban Workers (CTC) and national trade unions has a issued a call on the Cuban people to mobilise to celebrate May Day, in a joyful environment of unity and commitment in the defence of socialism, under the banner of “Unity is our strength.” There are many reasons for ... read more

Latin America Congratulates Ecuador's President-elect Lenin Moreno

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Political figures from around the continent congratulated the ruling party candidate's win in the run-off election. Latin American leaders congratulated Lenin Moreno for his victory over former banker Guillermo Lasso in Ecuador’s presidential election. With 98.45 percent of the official vote counted, Lenin defeated former banker Guillermo Lasso, candidate for ... read more