Month: November 2018

Play for Cuba – Musical Instrument Appeal

A nationwide appeal for new and secondhand instruments to support young Cuban musicians Skip to content About Regional Coordinators Donate Get Involved Supporters Resources   ABOUT   SUPPORTERS   REGIONAL COORDINATORS   NEWS AND EVENTS   GET INVOLVED   DONATE contact us Search for: Latest News Manchester group goes from strength to strength Beat the blockade by supporting the Braille machines for Cuba appeal RMT provide temporary home for ballet shoe donation Why can’t we inject a bit of Cuban flavour into the British educational system? Beating the blockade of Cuba – with ballet shoes © Copyright 2018 – Play for Cuba Email | Phone 0207 490 5715 Cambium Theme by BestBlogThemes ⋅ Powered by...

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UN votes overwhelmingly to condemn U.S. embargo of Cuba / US Blockade Against Cuba Must End

IFCO’s CubaBuzz: Issue 126 UN votes overwhelmingly to condemn U.S. embargo of Cuba CTV News 11/01/18 The U.N. General Assembly voted overwhelmingly Thursday to approve a resolution condemning the American economic embargo of Cuba after rejecting proposed U.S. amendments strongly criticizing the lack of human rights in the country. The General Assembly’s vote on the Cuban-sponsored resolution on the “Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States of America against Cuba” was 189-2 with no abstentions. The U.S. and Israel voted “no” and Moldova and Ukraine did not vote. Read More Here US Blockade Against Cuba Must End IOL 10/31/18 The economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the government of the US against Cuba for six decades is the most unfair, severe and longest-enduring system of unilateral sanctions ever applied against any country. Read More Here Related News Related...

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Brazil: Bolsonaro Threatens to Cut Ties With Cuba Published 2 November 2018 The statements were made in an interview with a local newspaper as the president-elect criticized Brazil’s More Doctors program. Brazil’s far-right president-elect Jair Bolsonaro told local newspaper Friday there was no point maintaining diplomatic relations with Cuba, arguing the island’s government trampled on human rights. RELATED: Brazil: Sergio Moro, ‘Lula’s Jailer,’ New Justice Minister Bolsonaro’s threat comes a day after United States National Security advisor, John Bolton, praised Jair Bolsonaro saying that his election is a “positive sign” for the region to later attack the democratically-elected governments of Venezuela, Cuba, and Nicaragua accusing them of being a “troika of tyranny”. In an interview published by Correio Braziliense newspaper, Bolsonaro criticized the Cuban-supported Mais Medicos (More Doctors) program, founded in 2013, under which over 11,000 Cuban doctors work in impoverished or remote parts of Brazil in an effort to expand the country’s healthcare coverage. According to the Bolsonaro, 75 percent of the Cuban doctors’ salaries is paid to the Cuban government and their children were “not allowed” to join them in Brazil. “That is just torture for a mother… Can we maintain diplomatic relations with a country that treats its people that way?” Bolsonaro, who has endorsed torture and promised to further militarize Brazil’ internal security said in the interview. The distribution of payment between the state and doctors helps Cuba sustain the country’s public health...

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