US-Cuba tensions on the rise five years after historic thaw

Five years ago the United States and Cuba agreed to resume diplomatic ties and begin normalising relations after more than 50 years of hostility. The thaw was hailed by many as a turning point in relations between the two countries, which had remained frozen in a Cold War-era standoff. More: US bars flights to all Cuban airports except Havana[…]

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Cuba Should Not Normalize with Israeli Settler Colonialism

By Hanna Kawas & Marion Kawas Palestinian solidarity activists in North America are accustomed to being abandoned by many of their “progressive allies”, be it church officials or municipal councils or politicians. This is the sad reality of working in today’s political landscape, where opportunism runs rampant and the pro-Israel lobby[…]

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260 soon-to-be-doctors return to SA from Cuba

A total of 260 students sent to study medicine in Cuba have returned to South Africa and will soon be helping with the health of the nation, the KwaZulu-Natal Health Department said on Sunday. “The return of the students is very exciting. It is humbling. You could see the parents[…]

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SA, Cuba relations described as solidarity in practice

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has described relations between South Africa and Cuba as solidarity in practice. He was speaking after meeting his Cuban counterpart Salvador Valdes Mesa in Pretoria on Wednesday night. The two leaders discussed ways of strengthening political, economic and trade relations between the two countries. Vice President[…]

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Cuba’s former leader Fidel Castro dead at 90

Fidel Castro, a titan of the Cold War who defied 11 American presidents and thrust Cuba onto the world stage, is dead at age 90. Cuban state-run television said the former long-time president died at 7pm local time on Saturday. Castro’s brother and current president, Raul Castro, confirmed the news.[…]

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ANC celebrates Fidel Castro’s 90th birthday

The African National Congress (ANC) extended its best wishes to Fidel Castro on his 90th birthday on Saturday. “Comrade Castro is a longstanding supporter and friend of the ANC and the South African people‚ and remains a global icon for his commitment to the internationalism and solidarity of the nations[…]

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