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News on Cuba - July 20, 2012 Print E-mail

Pastors for Peace Caravan Gets to Mexico and Readies to Bring Aid to Cuba

HAVANA, Cuba, July 20 (ACN)   The Pastors for Peace Caravan to Cuba is already in Mexico after crossing the US border on Thursday. The solidarity action with Cuba takes place for the 23th time challenging the US economic blockade of the island, and as a strong demand for the return to Cuba of the five antiterrorist fighters held in the US since 1998.

During the border crossing, which took place on the Pharr and Hidalgo bridges, in Texas, with  coverage by Mexican TV channels, US authorities seized six equipment included in the 100-ton humanitarian cargo destined to the Cuban people, according to information posted on the Caravan’s website.

News on Cuba - July 16, 2012 Print E-mail

Graduates from the LatAm Medicine School Meet in Cuba

Havana, Jul 16 (Prensa Latina) About 600 graduates from 25 countries of the Latin American Medical School (ELAM) begin today four days of discussions on the impact of their nursing care in communities and to strengthen ties with Cuba. The II International Meeting of Graduates 2012 will also promote scientific discussion, teaching and research in the project founded in 1999 by the leader of the Cuban Revolution Fidel Castro.

Professionals from different associations with an integrated vision will meet to work and research together in pursue to multinational programs, Juan Carrizo, Rector of ELAM, said to the National Information Agency (AIN).

Nelson Mandela and Teófilo Stevenson Print E-mail


In November of 1994, I had the privilege of presenting my letters of accreditation as the first ambassador of Cuba, to Nelson Mandela, President of a South Africa recently liberated from the terrible system of racial segregation known as apartheid. I was accompanied by my wife Silvia; Marcos Rodríguez, previously Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, and his wife Rosa María.

In that brief diplomatic meeting, Mandela asked three questions: How is Cuba? How is my brother Fidel? How is Teófilo Stevenson?

As a youth Mandela was a heavyweight boxer and, during his close to 30-year imprisonment on Robben Island and in other jails, followed the Cuban’s brilliant boxing career. Stevenson became his idol as the best amateur heavyweight boxer in the world.

News on Cuba - July 13, 2012 Print E-mail

New US maneuver to hinder Gerardo´s process of appeal

HAVANA, Cuba, July 13 (ACN) The Cuban Foreign Affairs Ministry issued a statement on Thursday denouncing new arbitrary actions and violations of the rights of Cuban Gerardo Hernandez, one of the five Cuban anti-terrorist fighters held in the US since 1998. CAN publishes the full statement as posted on the website of the Foreign Ministry:

Statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

One of the five antiterrorist fighters unjustly imprisoned in the United States, Hero of the Republic of Cuba, Gerardo Hernández Nordelo, has been subject  of a new arbitrariness by the authorities of that country, aiming at hindering his legal process.

News on Cuba - July 11, 2012 Print E-mail

Video Supporting Cuban 5 Released in USA

Washington, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) The International Committee to Free the Five Cuban anti-terrorist fighters unjustly held in the United States screened a new video on social networking sites in solidarity with them. This is the eighth video of this kind produced by the International Committee placed at the YouTube website, with the objective of reaching varied audiences, said the organization that supports the Cuban people and the cause of the Five who were tried 11 years ago.

The video includes interviews with renowned international artists such as Danny Glover and Peter Coyote speaking about the injustice committed against the Cuban patriots, detained in Miami in September 1998.


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