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- Cuba - Rare and Positive
- By J. Clancy, 31 March, 1995. In many ways, Cuba represents
a model for world society.
- Statement on Cuba's National Day
- By the African National Congress, 26 July 1995. Re South Africans
in exile and US blockade.
- Solidarity with Cuba more crucial than ever
- By Greg Butterfield, New York, 20 October 1995. A high-ranking
Cuban delegation is expected in New York Oct. 21-22 to attend
ceremonies marking the 50th anniversary of the UN. The same
weekend, supporters of the socialist island and opponents of
the United States economic blockade will rally.
- `Internationalism contributed to victory'
- South Africa president Nelson Mandela addresses Cuba solidarity
conference, the Militant, 23 October 1995. Re, Madela's
visit to Cuba in 1961 and impressions of Fidel Castro. Southern
Africans deeply indebted to the Cuban people. Most South Africans
reject the premises of the Cold War and prefer diplomatic relations
and multilateral ties of co-operation with Cuba. US pressure.
- IFCO-Pastors for Peace 1996 Construction Work Brigade
- From IFCO-Pastors for Peace, 30 January 1996. As a result of the US
embargo, the people of Cuba suffer from a housing shortage. Volunteers
asked to help by joining an IFCO/Pastors for Peace Work Brigade to
Cuba and build housing in Cuba's first working class barrio, Pogolotti,
- Cuba caravan resists gov't repression
- By Andy McInerney, Workers World, 22 February 1996.
Confrontation between the U.S. government and opponents
of the U.S. blockade of Cuba sharpens. Federal police
served the Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization
- Pastors for Peace with a subpoena to testify before a grand
- NW signs twinning agreement with Santiago de
- North West Communication Service media release, 26 February 1996.
Province of Santiago de Cuba and North West Province in South
Africa enter into fraternal relation.
- Letter from Alice Walker to President Bill
- By Alice Walker, 13 March 1996. The noted African-American author
expresses her pain at Clinton's tightening the Cuba blockade.
Reasons for her sympathy for the suffering in Cuba resulting from
- Revolt in the OAS: Latin countries condemn U.S.
- By John Catalinotto, Workers World, 20 June 1996.
The Organization of American States broke with its entire
history on June 5 when every member except the United States
voted to criticize the U.S. government for intensifying the
blockade against socialist Cuba.
- Nation of Islam chief visits Cuba
- By Karen Lee Wald, 6 September 1996. Minister Louis Farrakhan,
leader of the Nation of Islam, and a delegation of 20 members of
the American Muslim movement, called for an end to US use of its
military might and economic embargoes against countries such as
Cuba, Libya and Iraq, for they cause great and needless suffering
among their peoples.
- Official Guatemalan Delegation to Visit Cuba;
Other Countries Follow Suit
- Centr-Am News, Sept. 13-19 1998. A group of some 50
Guatemalan business people, led by Guatemalan vice president
Luis Flores, began a five-day visit to Cuba to explore the
possible sale of fruits and vegetables, promotion and investment
in Cuban tourism and establishing clothing and shoe factories.
- Muhammad Ali Brings Humanitarian Aid to Cuba
- Centr-Am News, September 13-19 1998. Muhammad Ali and
actor Edward Asner brought a donation of medicines and medical
equipment, and Muhammad Ali had previously brought aid valued
at $500,000. Ali and Asner coordinate their efforts for aid to
Cuba with the U.S.-based Disarm Education Fund. Calls for an
end to the embargo.