Month: December 2018

ifco / pastors for peace CubaBuzz Issue 130

IFCO’s CubaBuzz: Issue 130 How Do Elections Work in Cuba? Granma 02/20/18 THE Cuban election system is different from all others that exist around the world, and is young institutionally. Established in the 1976 Constitution, which took effect on February 24 that year, the People’s Power structure has been in place for more than 40 years. Among the elements that characterize elections here is the term unity, essential for the protection of the country’s independence. The country is led by a single party, that is not electoral in nature, does not nominate candidates, but serves as the guiding force in state affairs and society. Read More Here Foreign Investment Grew in Cuba in 2018 Prensa Latina 12/18/18 Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) grew in 2018, Foreign Trade and Investment Minister Rodrigo Malmierca said, adding 40 new business deals were struck amounting to 1.5 billion dollars. Of those contracts, 35 are already being executed, the official pointed out at the Round Table TV news hour last night. Malmierca recalled that since 2013 Cuba open business to FDI under a new policy on foreign capital with a sectorial approach. The Minister mentioned the flow of FDI has been hindered by Washington’s hardened economic and financial hostility. He added the US blockade not only damage Cuban companies, but enterprises from around the world as well. Read More Here Cuba’s Agrifood System In Transition...

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Next Meeting – Tuesday 5th February 2019

Tuesday February 5th 2019 7.30pm Room 3, Friends Meeting House,  Ship Street, Brighton ‘Adelante’ report back plus a separate speaker from the Brazil Solidarity Initiative. What can we do to support Brazilians’ fight against fascism? Is Morales in Bolivia next in Trump’s sights for...

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Jose Marti Lunch

Sunday January 27th 2019 Jose Marti Lunch 12.30pm   Celebrating Cuba’s historic independence fighter, poet and revolutionary inspiration. The Crown and Anchor pub, Shoreham High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea. (Please be sure to reply to your invitation before the deadline to secure your booking).   PLEASE BOOK A PLACE AND ALSO  LET SYLVIA KNOW IF YOU WANT TO BOOK A SPECIFIC SUNDAY LUNCH BY JANUARY 10TH 2019. JOSE MARTI LUNCH Sunday January 27th 2019 12. 30pm CROWN AND ANCHOR PUB   33 High Street Shoreham  BN43 5DD (the one with the big pirate outside) If you would like  to have a Sunday roast, here are the options to order in advance:- Beef £12.95   Chicken £12.95   Lamb £13.95  Nut Roast £10.95 If you prefer to order something else on the day please call them on 01273 463500 and quote Sylvia Knight Group Booking to place your order by January 10th You can see their menu on their website                   www.crownandanchorshoreham.co.uk If you need a pudding you can just order that on the day PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE BOOKED YOUR PLACE AND CHOICE OF ROAST  RETURNING THE TEAR OFF SLIP BELOW BY JANUARY 10TH , OR EMAIL SYLVIA   Name……………………..……………………………………………… I would like to book …….. place(s) for the Jose Marti lunch PLEASE TICK ONE OF THE FOLLOWING My choice of roast is ……………………………………… Or I will phone the pub to order something else...

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Festive Winter Social – Saturday December 8th 2018

Brighton Cuba Solidarity Campaign invites you to our FESTIVE WINTER SOCIAL   Saturday December 8th 1pm to 5pm at The Railway Club, 4 Belmont, Seven Dials, Brighton BN1 3TF     *Live Music   * Quiz   *Buffet   *Tombola   Drinks from the bar at reasonable prices   Please bring food to share, and a good quality tombola prize   Seven Dials is on the 7 and 27 bus routes   And here is are our group at the Festive Winter Social showing some of the musical instruments donated to the current ‘Play for Cuba’ campaign. See more about the ‘Play for Cuba’ campaign under the Projects drop down menu title button on this website.        ...

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