Viewing News From Cuba from December 2017

Full dignity for all

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 12 December 2017

The course taken by Cuba since the 1959 triumph of the Revolution is fundamentally humanist In the 19th century José Martí stated, “I want the first law of our Republic to be the Cuban people’s commitment to the full dignity of humankind,” a phrase that appears in the Constitution of the ... read more

‘We were just a normal family’: Che Guevara’s daughter remembers her father

News from Cuba | Monday, 11 December 2017

During Dr Aleida Guevara’s Cuba Solidarity Campaign tour to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death of Che Guevara, Aleida was interviewed by Sophie Haydock for the Guardian's 'That's me in the picture' feature. Aleida Guevara with her father Che Guevara and Fidel Castro, Havana, 1964 On the right is my ... read more

Cuba rejects Trump's move to recognise Jerusalem as capital of Israel

News from Cuba | Thursday, 7 December 2017

Statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cuba on the recognition by the United States of the city of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba expresses its deepest concern and rejection for the unilateral declaration by the President of the ... read more

The first ten years of U.S. economic attacks on Cuba

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 6 December 2017

The United States has a long history of economic warfare and began its efforts to destroy the Cuban economy immediately after the triumph of the Revolution The rulers of the United States have a long history of experience in this arena. During WWI, in 1917, the first legal document on economic ... read more

Trump's measures hamper scientific collaboration between Cuba and the U.S.

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 6 December 2017

The U.S. government is actively limiting collaboration. Four grants awarded to Cuba's Pedro Kourí Institute of Tropical Medicine by the U.S. National Institutes of Health to study Zika, chikungunya and dengue, have been "put on hold" Recent steps taken by the Trump administration to reinforce the blockade, limit travel, and control ... read more

Philip Goldberg was previously expelled from Bolivia by Evo Morales for causing unrest

Exclusive: Trump names career diplomat to head Cuban embassy: sources

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Reuters report that Trump has appointed Philip Goldberg - who was expelled by Evo Morales for causing unrest in Bolivia - as Charge d‘Affaires in Cuba HAVANA (Reuters) - The Trump administration has named career diplomat Philip Goldberg to head the all-but-abandoned U.S. embassy in Havana, according to three sources familiar ... read more

Organisation of Solidarity with the People of Asia Africa and Latin America (OSPAAAL) Day of Solidarity with Palestine poster, 1968

Cuba: World should pay off historical debt to Palestine

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 5 December 2017

A Cuban diplomat has expressed concern over escalating tensions in the region, which is embroiled in "violence, interference in internal affairs, foreign aggression and long-term conflicts." Cuba has expressed its "unwavering solidarity" with Palestine at the UN General Assembly's 72nd debate, urging the institution that the world should pay off "the ... read more

Raúl pays tribute to the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution

News from Cuba | Monday, 4 December 2017

Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC) Central Committee and President of the Councils of State and Ministers, alongside other leaders, paid tribute to the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, this Monday, December 4, in Santiago de Cuba’s Santa Ifigenia ... read more

This is How Cubans Run, Campaign and Vote in Elections

News from Cuba | Monday, 27 November 2017

The Cuban electoral process doesn't allow discriminatory, offensive, defamatory and demeaning political campaigning and no political, social or financial organisation can pay for any campaign. Cuba is holding another election, this one for citizens to choose representatives from municipalities from over 27,000 candidates who will be competing for 605 People's Power ... read more

How does democracy in Cuba work?

News from Cuba | Monday, 27 November 2017

With Raul Castro’s announcement that he will not accept nomination to the presidency in 2018, we can expect the spotlight to be shone on the Cuba elections as never before. LAUREN COLLINS explains the Cuban election process and the participatory nature of Cuba’s system of government Municipal delegates and popular participation ... read more