News on Cuba - March 18, 2013 Print

Gerardo Highlights Value of Global Solidarity

Washington. - We know that the key to our inevitably freedom lies in the solidarity that continues to grow worldwide, stated Gerardo Hernandez, one of the five Cubans imprisoned in the United States since 1998, in a message disclosed by attorney Michael Avery, president of the National Lawyers Guild, during the opening of the exhibition of cartoons Humor from my prison, in Somerville, Massachusetts, Hernandez reiterated that humor releases and moves him away for a little while from behind those walls the Cuban Five have been unjustly confined to for nearly 15 years.


World movement of Solidarity with Cuba’s increase

The Movement of Solidarity with Cuba grows and spreads in America, Europe, Asia and Africa on Monday stated on Monday Kenia Serrano, president of the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP, by its acronym in Spanish language). During a press conference, Serrano recalled that from October 27th to 31st, 2014 the Third World Encounter of solidarity with Cuba is to be held, and sponsored, among other institutions, by the Network in Defense of Humanity’s Cuban chapter.

The aim is for the participants to be in solidarity with Cuba and its revolutionary causes, but also support the Latin American integration and unity at the special current conjuncture, he said.


US women trade unionists in solidarity with the Cuban Five

Washington. - The case of the Cuban Five unjustly held in the United States was broached in the Women of Steel Conference, thanks to the work of groups of solidarity in order for the truth of the Cuban Five to be known among new branches of the US society.The 2013 Conference was an opportunity to share with women all the suffering bore by the families of these values men for nearly 15 years, said a press release of the International Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban Five.


Chavez’s Contributions to the Revolutionary Theory‘s Encouraging Study

It is urgent to study the greatness of Hugo Chavez and his contributions to the revolutionary theory, stated German Sanchez Otero in Havana, Cuba's former ambassador in Venezuela.

Chavez led an original, creative, unique revolutionary process, full of surprises for the revolutionary theory, stressed, and recalled his impressions about his first encounter with the late president in 1994: spontaneous, emotional, with a nimbler wit, inquisitive in the best sense of the word, sharp in his approach, very creative, very humble.


Cuban Delegation to Attend Pope's Enthronement

Miguel Diaz-Canel, First Vice President Of Cuba's Communist Party, heads the Cuban delegation that will attend the enthronement of Pope Francis I, which is to take place on next Tuesday at the Vatican.

The delegation is also composed by Homero Acosta, secretary of the Council of State; Marcelino Medina, First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Eduardo Delgado, Cuba's Ambassador to the Holy See


Culture Ministers of the CELAC to Increase Cooperation

HAVANA, Cuba.- Culture ministers of the nations that are members of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) declared to be in favor of cooperation and joint work, in the face of challenges in the region.

Rafael Bernal, Culture Minister of the Republic of Cuba, the nation that holds the pro-tempore chairmanship, pointed out on Monday that during the first meeting of this kind held on March 14 and 15 in Suriname, the officials highlighted the role of cultural processes in the search for integration.


Cyclists to Begin a Tour in Solidarity with the Five

GUANTANAMO, Cuba, Mar 18 (acn) The five riders who began a tour across Cuba from Maisi Point to demand the release of the five Cuban anti-terrorist heroes unjustly convicted in the United States, were received here today.

The headquarters of the provincial committee of the Youth Communist League in the city of Guantanamo was the second stop of the journey and also became grandstand from which they demanded U.S. President Barack Obama to make use of his executive powers and release the Cuban Five, as they are known internationally.