This is the time to end once and for all the U.S. unilateral blockade against Cuba

Message from ICAP on United Nations Vote

Dear all,

culftexvyaelipgWith joy and pleasure we have witnessed a new moral victory at the United Nations General Assembly. Indeed a triumph that greatly depends on the engagement, commitment and support of international actors such us you, our friends in US.

Our first words to you are of THANKS; for your consistency, hard work, steadfastness and perseverance in supporting our struggle for decades. For the “stubbornness” of dreaming and realizing that another world is indeed possible and achievable. For being with us, especially in our most difficult times. THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!

None of Cuba’s International gains would have been possible, if had not been for your persistence and determination in helping us out to move forwards.

Today’s result: 191 in favor, and even the change of votes (the 2 abstentions of the traditional opponents), significantly rest also on your everyday struggle, on your diligence presenting Cuba as it is to those still misinformed or misled, and the pressure the solidarity with Cuba have exerted towards the US government. We want all groups and individuals who support Cuba to feel this success as yours too.

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The World Against the Blockade

un-voteFor the first time not a single country voted against the resolution to end the genocidal policy imposed on Cuba by the U.S. government. The result of the vote – 191 in favor and two abstentions – is a triumph of the heroic resistance of the Cuban people

The United Nations General Assembly voted today, October 26, to approve the Cuban resolution expressing the need to put an end to the over 50-year economic commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States on the island.

A total of 191 countries voted in favor of the resolution, with none voting against, and only two abstentions, for the first time ever – the United States and Israel.

The position of the United States expressed this morning is a positive sign, stated Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez at the UN headquarters, but the truth is that the blockade persists and impacts Cuba’s current reality.

The result of the vote – 191 in favor and two abstentions – is a triumph of the heroic resistance of the Cuban people.


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Cuban youth stage massive denunciation of US blockade

cskggvhumaaqw0hHAVANA, Cuba, Oct 17 (acn) A massive denunciation of the US economic, commercial and financial blockade of Cuba is being staged by youngsters in all local universities as a new vote approaches at the UN on the Cuban resolution demanding the lifting of the unilateral and extraterritorial US measure.
“We will voice our condemnation of such a monstrous policy and demand its total elimination, said Jennifer Bello, leader of the Cuban University Student Federation (FEU).
Bello said that the world must know that despite the announced reestablishment of diplomatic relations on December 17, 2014 between Washington and Havana, the criminal US blockade still persists and it is the major obstacle for the normalization of relations between the two countries and for the economic development of Cuba.
The student leader, who is also member of the Cuban Council of State, gave the Cuban News Agency details of the program that is taking place October 17 at the University of Havana, main venue of the massive denunciation against the US blockade.
Nearly all facilities at the university will turn into tribunes all day for the youths to condemn the US policy, in direct connection with other Cuban universities, said Bello and recalled that the 2015 Panama Summit of the Peoples declared day 17 of each month, the day in fight against the US blockade.
Visual arts will be a major activity as students will paint on a huge panel in different colors their messages against the US blockade. Sports, camping sites, audiovisuals, book fairs, will also be part of the program. 
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Demand that the Obama Administration Vote in the UN for the End of the Blockade!

cttsuwzxyaawdh1On October 27, Cuba will present for 25th time, a report at the United Nations entitled; “Necessity of Ending the Economic, Commercial and Financial Blockade of the United States of America against Cuba” (report on the blockade). Last year, 191 of the 193 countries members of the United Nations General Assembly endorsed the resolution to put an end to the blockade. The only exceptions were Israel and the United States that almost two years ago announced a beginning of a new era relations with Cuba. Virtually the whole world is demanding an end to the genocidal policy of Washington.
We call on solidarity friends from around the world starting on October 17 until the day of the vote on October 27 to express their rejection of the blockade through social networks, sending an email message to Obama, or calling the White House to demand that the United States VOTE IN FAVOR OF
The use of social network is important, use the following hashtags: 


If you have not done so, please take a minute and go to the website:

Cuba vs Bloqueo to vote against the blockade. 

Send a message to President Obama through social network

Send an email message to President Obama


Call the White House and leave a message for Presidente Obama 

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It is important to emphasize that it has been almost two years since the process of restoration of relations between the U.S. and Cuba began but yet the genocidal blockade of Cuba remains as intact as ever. It is a policy that causes enormous suffering and unquantifiable damage to the Cuban people and is the biggest obstacle in the economic development of Cuba.
Together we can do it!
End Now the Criminal Blockade against Cuba!!!
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Vigil to honor victims of terrorism

October 6, 2016

Photo: Jorge Luis González

Photo: Jorge Luis González

A gathering to honor the victims of the 1976 bombing of a Cuban airliner mid-flight off the coast of Barbados was held yesterday evening, October 5, at Havana’s José Martí Memorial, with families of the martyrs in attendance

Hundreds of students, athletes, and workers gathered yesterday evening, October 5, to honor the thousands of victims of terrorist acts against Cuba over the last 50 years.

The event took place at Havana’s José Martí Memorial, on the eve of the anniversary of the 1976 bombing of a Cuban airliner mid-flight off the coast of Barbados, with families of the martyrs in attendance.

“No one can make us forget the past that is part of our history. We demand justice and an end to the impunity that this crime has enjoyed for these 40 years,” said Thalía Gattorno Espinosa, grand-daughter of Miguel Espinosa, co-pilot of CU 455, who died along with the 73 passengers aboard the flight.

“Every time a call has been made for a vigil, I sign up as a volunteer, because showing respect for the victims of terrorism is also preserving memory,” Frank Javier Pérez Menéndez, a student at the Higher Institute of International Relations, told Granma.

Source: Granma International

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President Raúl Castro reviews preparedness measures ahead of Hurricane Matthew

By Yaima Puig Meneses on October 4, 2016

Raúl speaks to residents of Santiago de Cuba waiting to greet him outside the Mariana Grajales Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital. Photo: Estudio Revolución.

Raúl speaks to residents of Santiago de Cuba waiting to greet him outside the Mariana Grajales Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital. Photo: Estudio Revolución.

The Cuban President was accompanied by Party Political Bureau member and Deputy Minister of the Revolutionary Armed Forces, Army Corps General Ramón Espinosa Martín, and Lázaro Expósito Canto, president of the Provincial Defense Council

Santiago de Cuba.- On the third day of his working visit to the east of the country, Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, President of the Councils of State and Ministers of Cuba, and the National Defense Council, toured various sites of interest in this province, where he reviewed measures being taken ahead of hurricane Matthew.

Accompanied by Lázaro Expósito Canto, president of the Provincial Defense Council, Raúl arrived in the neighborhood of Abel Santamaría, where the Photovoltaic Park Solar Energy Research Center is located, a facility which features a little over 10,000 solar panels, almost 9,000 of which were disassembled, while steps have been taken to ensure that those remaining are protected from strong winds.

In this regard, Raúl noted that much can be learned from every phenomenon, as each one is different.

Next, the Army General moved on to Santiago de Cuba’s military regional command, where he spoke with brigades composed of forestry experts.

There, command chief Colonel Ricardo Riger Tejeda, explained that brigades were created in every province after Hurricane Sandy hit the region. These units work to support prevention efforts and once the weather event is over, help with sanitation and recuperation around the city, he noted, also highlighting that brigades have the necessary equipment to carry out their tasks with speed and efficiency.

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