Thank you very much for your kind donation!

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Thank you to everyone who donated via Cubanos en UK for those affected by the tornado that hit Havana on 27 January. A total of £660 was collected and has been transferred to the bank account set up by the Cuban government to receive donations from abroad. The Ministry of Foreign Trade and Investment, which is in charge of coordinating international aid, has confirmed receipt of the donation. They have replied to say: 'receive our deep gratitude for your solidarity gesture'.


Gracias a todas las personas que donaron a travez de Cubanos en UK a los dagnificados por el tornado que azoto la Habana el pasado 27 de enero. Se recaudo un total de £660 y el dinero ya ha sido transferido a la cuenta oficial habilitada por el gobierno cubano para recibir daciones desde el exterior. El Ministerio del Comercio Exterior y la Inversión Extranjera cual es el organismo encargado de coordinar la ayuda internacional ya ha confirmado el recibo de la donación y también envía un agradecimiento por el gesto de solidaridad  ‘Reciban nuestro profundo agradecimiento por su solidario gesto’

Weʼre raising £1,000 to Havana tornado victims

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Last January 27, Havana was hit by a powerful tornado rated F4 category. The tornado ripped through approximately 11.5 km in just 16 minutes, causing great destruction with winds of up to 322km/h.

So far 4 deaths have been reported, 195 injured, 12 seriously injured and 19 children have been hospitalized.

A total of 4,800 homes were affected, including 500 total collapses of houses and roofs. Also, 46 schools were damaged, as well as 21 nurseries, 2 sports centres, 2 student residences and a municipal council.

The maternity hospital of Diez de Octubre was also damaged, plus 4 polyclinics, a pharmacy and a nursing home.

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Cuban women in the struggle for liberation

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Latin America Conference
December 1st 2018
Congress House

Seminar C4. Panel: ‘Advancing equality in Latin America: Winning the struggle for women’s liberation’

The struggle for women's liberation in Latin America is an integral part of the struggle for socialism and self-determination. In Cuba, women have been at the forefront of 60 years of revolution, whilst in Venezuela the changes since 1998 have seen a women's ministry and women's development bank created, transforming the lives of millions. Meanwhile, right-wing, Trump-supported governments in countries such as Brazil and Argentina have intensified attacks on women's rights and position in the economy and society. Come to hear first hand accounts and find out more.

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Cubans in the UK demand an end to the US blockade

 Letter to the Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office

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Foto: © Virgilio Ponce / JF - 13th Meeting of Cuban Residents in Europe, Brussels, October 2018

29 October 2018

The Rt. Hon Sir Alan Duncan MP
Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office
King Charles Street
London SW1A 2AH
www.gov.uk/fco

Dear Sir Alan Duncan MP

Subject: Cubans in the UK demand an end to the US blockade.

Once again, on 31 October this year, the Republic of Cuba will present the resolution: Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States of America against Cuba to the United Nations’ General Assembly.

In 2017, the United States and Israel were the only countries to vote against the resolution, among the 193 UN member states. We thank the British government for voting against the US blockade that has caused countless economic and human damages for nearly 60 years – and we hope Britain continues to support the Cuban resolution.

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Cubanos en Reino Unido demandan fin del Bloqueo

Carta enviada a El Honorable Sir Alan Duncan, Ministro de Estado en la Oficina de Relaciones Exteriores y la Mancomunidad Británica.
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29 October 2018

Estimado Sir Alan Duncan MP

Una vez mas el próximo 31 de octubre del presente ano, la República de Cuba presentara ante la Asamblea General de las Naciones Unidas el  proyecto de resolución “Necesidad de poner fin al bloqueo económico, comercial y financiero impuesto por los Estados Unidos de América contra Cuba”.

En el año 2017, de los 193 países miembros de la ONU, sólo Estados Unidos e Israel votaron en contra. Agradecemos al gobierno Británico por votar contra bloqueo de EE.UU, que a causado innumerable daños económicos y humanos por casi 60 años, esperamos que el Reino Unido continúe apoyando la resolución presentado por Cuba.

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Kenyan doctors lose appeal to block Cuban specialists working in country ?? ??

Kenyan doctors have lost their appeal to the Employee and Labour Relations Court after attempting to block the deployment of Cuban doctors across Kenya.

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Kenya first batch of cuban doctors arrive in the country

About 100 Cuban specialist doctors are in Kenya, following an agreement between the Cuban and Kenyan governments. The Kenyan doctors' union has opposed the hiring of foreign doctors, saying there are 171 local specialists without jobs.

The Kenyan government say they resorted to this move due to the doctors' protest in 2017 that lasted for over three months, which caused a massive crisis in a shortage of working doctors during that period.

Al Jazeera's Catherine Soi reports from Nairobi.

Sent! a piano to Cuba

Dear Friends

We are very happy to announce that the grand piano we donated to Cuba has finally arrived at the Conservatorio Amadeo Roldan in Havana. Massive thanks to everyone who contributed and supported this project. We are very grateful for your solidarity and hope we can collaborate in the future. With great satisfaction we are sharing these pictures and videos of the piano’s installation. Please share them with your friends. We lost contact with all the project’s donors after GoFundMe closed our crowdfunding account because of the US blockade of Cuba.

Cubanos en UK

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Estimados/as amigos/as

Estamos muy felices de anunciar que el piano de cola que donamos a Cuba finalmente ha llegado al Conservatorio Amadeo Roldán en La Habana. Muchas gracias a todos los que contribuyeron y apoyaron este proyecto. Estamos muy agradecidos por su solidaridad y esperamos poder colaborar en el futuro. Con gran satisfacción compartimos estas imágenes y videos de la instalación del piano. Por favor, compartan con tus amigos. Perdimos contacto con todos los donantes del proyecto después de que GoFundMe cerró nuestra cuenta de Crowdfunding debido al bloqueo de los EE.U.U contra Cuba.

Cubanos en UK

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Cubans in the UK demand protection from the US blockade

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Letter to the Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office

29 October 2017

The Rt. Hon Sir Alan Duncan MP
Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office
King Charles Street
London SW1A 2AH
www.gov.uk/fco

Dear Sir Alan Duncan MP

Subject: GoFundMe and Stripe block funds that ‘benefit’ Cuba or Cubans

I am writing to draw your attention to another violation of an elementary right of Cuban residents in the UK to help our country of origin.

For the second time our community project ‘Send a piano to Cuba’ has been victim of the extra-territorial implementation of sanctions of the United States Blockade against Cuba, and companies operating in United Kingdom, such as Eventbrite, GoFundMe and Stripe have obstructed our fundraising campaign.

On 19 March 2016 our association Cubanos en UK (Cubans in the UK) wrote to the Foreign Secretary and the FCO to report the confiscation of £360 by the company Eventbrite from the sale of tickets for a fundraising classical music concert. Eventbrite argued that this was: ‘pursuant to US Department of Treasury, Office of Foreign Asset Controls (OFAC) regulations and sanctions program’.

In a letter dated 5 July 2016, Jonathan Williams, Head of the FCO’s Mexico, Cuba and Central America Team Americas Directorate replied to Cubanos en UK:

‘The UK, along with the rest of EU, has consistently voted in the UN General Assembly against the embargo. We also support the EU’s position that US sanctions should not apply extraterritorially, including here in the UK.

On 19 April, FCO Minister of State, the Rt Hon. Hugo Swire MP, raised our objections about the extraterritorial effect the US embargo on Cuba was having on trade and investment between the UK and Cuba, with US Assistant Secretary of State Roberta Jacobson. In January FCO and HM Treasury officials met the Financial Conduct Authority to discuss what we could do to support British entities, such as Cubanos en UK, experiencing difficulties conducting financial transactions with Cuba. We will continue to raise our objections with the US, and to discuss this issue with officials at HM Treasury and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.’

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