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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 info@playforcuba.org | 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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Cuba accuses Washington of smear campaign over human rights. Morning Star newspaper 17.10.2018

Cuba accuses Washington of smear campaign over human rights CUBA hit back at the United States today, saying it “lacks the morals” to give lessons in democracy after President Donald Trump accused Havana of human rights violations. Washington is set to launch its “Jailed for What?” campaign today aimed at exposing Cuba for jailing 130 political prisoners, calling it a “blatant affront” to democracy. However Cuban ambassador to the United Nations Anayansi Rodriguez Camejo accused the Trump regime of hypocrisy, highlighting policies that have separated parents and children. Ms Camejo told UN high commissioner for human rights Michelle Bachelet, that the US “lacks any moral authority to judge Cuba, when its current administration drives an agenda of supremacist, racist and xenophobic ideas.” She accused the US of systematic human rights abuses including the use of torture and “arbitrary deprivation of liberty” at the Guantanamo Bay military base, where suspects have been held for years without trial. Cuba called on UN general secretary Antonio Guterres to cancel the event, warning that it is in violation of the UN Charter. Ms Camejo warned that the campaign is part of an attack on Cuba, which includes the devastating 56-year economic and financial blockade of the country. Cuban foreign ministry spokesman Carlos Fernandez de Cossio explained that the US has increased hostility towards Cuba in recent months. He accused Washington of dedicating millions...

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