Cuba

Cuba Scores a Big Victory in the UN General Assembly

The United Nations General Assembly on November 2 voted to approve a Cuban resolution that, unchanged over 31 consecutive years, calls for an end to the U.S. economic blockade of Cuba. Approval once more was overwhelming: 187 nations voted in favor and two against, the United States and Israel. Ukraine abstained

Cuba Marks 155 Years since the Beginning of the Struggle for Independence

Every October 10th is a reason for national pride. On that day in 1868, 155 years ago, Cubans began the struggle for the independence of the island, then known as the “most precious jewel of the Spanish crown,” which lived under a humiliating submission amid an unstoppable process of love for the homeland. The first light of day and the chiming bells of La Demajagua sugar mill were the beginning of a sole, continuous process, which started with the Father of the Homeland, Carlos Manuel de Céspedes, and concluded with the victory of the “Barbudos” on January 1st, 1959.

Cuban President exchanges with US revolutionaries on UNGA visit

On September 23, hundreds of people packed the auditorium of the New York Society for Ethical Culture to hear Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel speak, along with Venezuelan Foreign Affairs Minister Yván Gil Pinto, historian and director of the Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research Vijay Prashad, and Cuban-trained physician and activist Dr. Samira Addrey. It was the last activity in Díaz-Canel’s week-long visit to New York City for the United Nations 78th General Assembly.

Statement by the President of the Republic of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez on behalf of the G77 at the Summit on the Sustainable Development Goals 

That is also the case for those countries suffering the imposition of unilateral coercive measures that constitute a serious violation of the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations. Those measures gravely hinder the efforts of the affected countries towards the achievement of the SDGs and sustainable development in general. The international community, including the United Nations system, should continue to firmly reject the imposition of those measures and to work for their unconditional lifting.

Cuban Children Return to the Classroom, Happy and Eager for another School Year

Millions of children around the World today, go without free access to education.

“Cuban children, without exception, have a classroom to go to every September,this is one of Cuba’s greatest and most admirable achievements. All children matter, from the most remote mountain community to the busiest of cities. And that fact fills us with pride. Every September, Cuba proves that nothing is impossible because no child or person eager to learn will be left behind”

How the Cuban government and people collaborated on the Family Code

Cuba passed one of the world’s most progressive codes on families on September 25 last year. All in one go, the small island nation legalised same-sex marriage, defined and upheld the rights of children, the disabled, caregivers, the elderly, and redefined “family” along ties of affinity rather than blood. This opens the concept of “family” to include non-traditional forms of familial relations, which exist outside the model of the heterosexual nuclear family.