Viewing News From Cuba from October 2017

Cuba publishes annual report on blockade damages

News from Cuba | Monday, 16 October 2017

Cuba's 2017 report states that the US blockade has cost the Cuban economy over $822 billion in damages since its introduction in the 1960s Almost 60 years after its implementation, the United States blockade policy against the Cuban people is intensifying, in a context of heightened tensions impacting on the progress ... read more

Cuban Doctors Honoured to Carry on Che's Legacy in La Higuera, Bolivia

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 10 October 2017

"Working as doctors today in La Higuera means keeping alive Che's legacy in the last corner of the Earth where he was alive," one doctor said. A group of Cuban doctors who are working in La Higuera, Bolivia, where revolutionary leader Ernesto "Che" Guevara was killed, say they work to keep ... read more

'Be Like Che': Cuba Observes 50th Anniversary of Revolutionary's Death

News from Cuba | Monday, 9 October 2017

Ceremonies commemorating Che's death have been taking place all over the world. Hundreds of thousands of Cuban and international guests poured into in Santa Clara, Cuba to pay homage to the revolutionary leader Ernesto "Che" Guevara, one of the leaders of the Cuban Revolution. Along with President Raul Castro Ruz, over 600,000 ... read more

Che Guevara image features on new An Post stamp

News from Cuba | Monday, 9 October 2017

Stamp with Irish artist’s print commemorates 50th anniversary of revolutionary’s death ÉIRE: An Post has issued a one euro stamp featuring the face of Che Guevara, a leading figure in the Cuban Revolution of the 1950s and 1960s. The stamp, which features a famous image of Guevara by Dublin artist Jim Fitzpatrick, ... read more

Cuba responds to US expulsion of diplomats

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba in response to recent measures taken by the Trump administration following incidents involving U.S. diplomatic personnel in Havana: On September 29, 2017, the US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson announced the decision to significantly downscale the diplomatic staff of ... read more

National Defence Council Report on Hurricane Irma Damage

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 3 October 2017

As is known, September 7-10, the country was impacted by the powerful Hurricane Irma, which caused severe coastal flooding, strong winds, and heavy rainfall, principally in the north of the island from Camagüey to Artemisa. The provinces most affected were Camagüey, Ciego de Ávila, Sancti Spíritus and Villa Clara. Others such ... read more

Cuba Sends Doctors to Help Mexico’s Earthquake Victims

News from Cuba | Monday, 2 October 2017

The group includes 19 doctors and 18 nurses, as well as psychologists, lab technicians, anaesthetists and physiotherapists. Cuba has sent a team of 40 doctors and specialists to the Mexican state of Oaxaca, where two earthquakes left at least 78 people dead and hundreds more without homes. The group includes 19 doctors ... read more

Cuba calls Trump's U.N. address 'unacceptable and meddling'

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 20 September 2017

HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba on Tuesday slammed U.S. President Donald Trump’s latest comments about the island as “disrespectful, unacceptable and meddling,” while reiterating it was not involved in the alleged incidents that had harmed U.S. diplomats in Havana. The sharply worded Foreign Ministry statement came after U.S. and Cuban delegations met ... read more

Cuban Foreign Minister condemns Trump's aggressive UN speech

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Interview with Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba, by Jorge Gestoso, Telesur journalist, at United Nations headquarters, September 19, 2017, Jorge Gestoso.- Mr. Chancellor, thank you for being with us. Bruno Rodríguez.- Thank you very much. Jorge Gestoso.- Your reaction to this morning's speech by Donald Trump. Bruno ... read more

Facebook Blocks Cuba's Mariela Castro After Post Urging Hurricane Aid

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Facebook blocked the profile of Mariela Castro, director of the Cuban National Center for Sexual Education and daughter of President Raul Castro after she published information of a bank account created to receive aid after the destruction of Hurricane Irma in Cuba. Mariela Castro said her post and her account were ... read more