Cuba’s Repeated Request for a Bilateral Program to Confront Terrorism Ignored by the US says Cuban Ambassador to Jamaica

Remarks by Cuban Ambassador to Jamaica, Yuri A. Gala López, at a function in honour of the Five Cuban Heroes on the 14th Anniversary of their unjust imprisonment in the US.

September 12, 2012

Our Embassy is indeed honoured and privileged to host, in cooperation with the Solidarity Movement with Cuba in Jamaica, this important activity on the occasion of the starting of the Annual International Campaign in solidarity with the Five Cuban anti-terrorist fighters unjustly imprisoned in the U.S. territory since 1998.

This is an issue of utmost importance for Cuba and for all those truly interested in denouncing terrorism in all its forms and manifestations.

But before speaking on the Cuban Five case, let me take this opportunity to reiterate that Continue reading

Raul Meets with Jamaican Minister of Foreign Affairs, AJ Nicholson

HAVANA, September 18, 2012.-

On Tuesday, September 18, Cuban President, Raúl Castro,  met Jamaica’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Mr. .A.J. Nicholson, who is on an official visit to Cuba.

.Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba

Ethiopia to Host 4th Regional African Conference in Solidarity with Cuba

Ethiopia will host the 4th Regional African Conference in Solidarity with Cuba, to be attended by representatives of 27 countries on September 22 and 23.

This Conference will continue a tradition initiated in South Africa, passed on to Ghana, and recently to Angola, where the previous events took place.  At the launch of the event in May, previous Cuban ambassador to Ethiopia, Clara Pulido, pointed out that one of the reasons for selecting Addis Ababa for the 4th Conference was the large number of friends the Caribbean nation has there, including the more than 4,000 professional who studied in Cuban institutions.

Ethiopian ambassador to Havana Bogale Tolessa welcomed from Havana all participants.  Tolessa said that he was very pleased that the Conference would be in Ethiopia, which houses the headquarters of the African Union (AU) and is “central to Africa’s economy.”

“We are also grateful to Cuban professionals who are currently offering their services in my country in the areas Continue reading

Minister Louis Farrakhan to Spread the Truth about the Cuban Five

Louis Farrakhan, leader of The Nation of Islam in the United States met on Tuesday, September 18, in Havana, with relatives of the five Cuban anti-terrorists held in the U.S. and expressed his support of their cause.

Minister Farrakhan said that the major battle for the freedom of the five Cubans must be waged on US territory and he said he would do his best to spread the truth about the case in his country.

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Namibia Condemns the Unilateral Economic Embargo on Cuba

Namibian Foreign Minister Utoni Nujoma (L) and Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (R)  in the Iranian capital, Tehran, on the sidelines of the Non-Aligned Movement summit.

In an outstanding speech to the 16th Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement recently held in Continue reading

1 000 South Africans to Study Medicine in Cuba

According to the South African Government  News Agency, the country’s healthcare system received a major injection of human resources following the signing of a collaboration agreement between the South African and Cuban Ministries of Health in May this year.

Health Minister Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi and his Cuban counterpart Roberto Morales Ojeda signed the agreement in Pretoria.
At the signing, Dr. Motsoaledi noted that the two countries’ ministries of health had shared Continue reading

90 Cuban-Trained Uruguayan Doctors Return Home

Uruguay’s Health minister Dr. Jorge Venegas welcomed on Tuesday a group of 90 medical doctors, who recently graduated from the Havana-based Latin American School of Medicine.

“Uruguay needs you,” the minister told the new doctors as he explained the challenges Continue reading

More Than 5,000 Kidney Transplants in Cuba

Iris de Armas Padrino

SINCE the early 1970’s, to date, some 5,100 kidney transplants have been performed in Cuba, with survival rates similar to those in developed countries, according to a Havana expert.

Dr. Alexander Mármol, from the Ministry of Public Health’s national transplant office, reported that almost 400 of these surgeries involved live donors, close family members such as siblings, parents or children.
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Leggo de breda dem from outa yu idiat prison

JSC dedicates this poem, written in the Jamaican language,  to the Five Cuban Heroes

The Spirit of Miss Lou in a speech to the US Government

Leggo de breda dem from outa yu idiat prison
Mek yu no go look fi de real terrorist dem?
Yu no kno whey dem deh?
Yu too lie, yu kno sey dem ina yu country
Dem a walk street ina Miami an a show off demself.
Yu a gwan like sey yu no kno de truth
Yu a tek big people fi idiat
Yu neva hear whey breda Bob sey?
Yu can fool some people some time
but yu caan fool all de people all de time.

Leggo de breda dem from outa yu idiat prison
A dem kinda people fi a run country an a advise govament
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YESCuba: We Are Part of a Vast Movement to Free the Cuban Five

We gather today on the 14th anniversary of the unjust arrest and subsequent incarceration of the Cuban Five who committed no crime but instead prevented “the execution of violent acts in Cuba organized from South Florida, which over the past five decades have left more than 3 000 dead and more than 2000 people mutilated”. These crimes would have endangered the lives of not only the peace-loving revolutionary Cuban people, but thousands of international students pursuing studies in Cuba in order to go back and contribute to the development of their countries, and thousands of international tourists who are traveling to Cuba in increasing numbers to experience that country for themselves.

We are part of a vast movement for the freedom of the Cuban Five that has developed Continue reading