Friday, January 19, 2024

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U.S. Isolated in Calling Cuba a Sponsor of Terrorism

Belly of the Beast Cuba

Three years ago, the Trump administration put Cuba back on the State Department’s state sponsors of terrorism list. World leaders, multinational blocs, major U.S. cities, top Democrats in Congress—even the Secretary-General of the United Nations— reject Cuba's continued inclusion on the list, but Biden's kept it there, while providing no evidence Cuba’s sponsoring terrorism.

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South Africa - Cuba Solidarity Conference

Cuba Sí NY-NJ Coalition

Cuba has been described as a true internationalist for its unwavering solidarity with many oppressed nations across the world. These were the sentiments of speakers at the 7th Africa-Cuba Solidarity Conference in White River, Mpumalanga. The African National Congress and its alliance partners are hosting the conference, under the theme "Africa's commitment to the Cuban revolution."

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Cuba Proposes that the Non-Aligned Movement Support the Urgent Dispatch of an International protection mission to the Gaza Strip

January 17, 2024, Kampala, Uganda Speech by Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba, at the Ministerial Preparatory Meeting of the XIX Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Your Excellency General Odongo Jeje Abubakhar, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uganda; Dear Ministers and Heads of Delegations and...

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Black Cuban, U.S. Ties Need to Strengthen, Says Cuban Ambassador

Years before she became a professor at Morgan State University, Ellen Irene Diggs was employed as W.E.B. DuBois's research assistant. In 1942, Diggs traveled with DuBois to Cuba to work with him to document Black people’s lives in the Americas. While there, Diggs found herself so impressed with how Afro Cubans had preserved African culture that she decided to make it a point to return to the island. When she did, Diggs began studying with Fernando Ortiz, an anthropologist who was one of the first to point to the positive contributions African culture had made in Cuba.

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'Giving us oxygen': Italy turns to Cuba to help revive ailing health system

Almost 500 Cuban health workers deployed across Calabria amid severe shortage of doctors n 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 or US model – before deciding on the latter.

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Cuba: 8th International Seminar for Peace and the Abolition of Foreign Military Bases

Havana, January 15, 2024 The Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP) and the World Peace Council (WPC), are calling for the participation in the VIII International Seminar on Peace and for the Abolition of Foreign Military Bases, which will take place in the province of Guantanamo, on May 4 and 5, 2024.

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Help Kids in Cuba Fight Cancer!
IFCO is teaming up with the Hatuey Project in an effort to raise $150,000 for cancer medicines for kids in Cuba. The blockade is a continual tool that causes major suffering for all Cuban people including these children. If you would like to get involved and support our campaign, please reach out to!
Donate to Cuban Kids Count Too!

We are asking you to participate in a focused effort by the National Network on Cuba to get Cuba off the US government’s State Sponsors of Terrorism (SSOT) list as an immediate and crucial step towards ending the US economic blockade of Cuba. This totally unjustified designation frightens banks around the world from allowing their own country's companies to sell food, medicines and other urgent needs to Cuba. Together we can do it!

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