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Letter to Foreign Affairs Minister Marc Garneau: Canada must not support US ‘Joint Statement’ attacking Cuba!
– Canadian Network on Cuba –
I am writing to you on behalf of the Canadian Network On Cuba (CNC), which represents Canada-Cuba friendship and solidarity organizations from Vancouver to Halifax, with a membership of more than 50,000. Two of the CNC’s principal objectives are bringing an end to U.S. economic sanctions against Cuba and ensuring that Canada’s relations with Cuba are based on equality and respect for the island nation’s independence, sovereignty, and the right of self-determination.
We, in the CNC, are concerned about the extreme and humiliating pressure that the government of the United States is exerting on third countries to support a Joint Statement – it has written – unjustly condemning Cuba.
The visa office located at the Embassy of Canada in Havana, Cuba was closed by the Government of Canada on May 8, following unproven health concerns of embassy staff. Since then, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) says it has been working diligently to ensure that the processing of applications from Cuba continues smoothly and that applicants have access to the services they need to come to Canada. Continue reading
Forty internationally renowned Cuba scholars, policy-makers and policy analysts will gather at Dalhousie University in Halifax this fall to take the measure of “The Cuban Revolution at 60.”
The three-day symposium (October 31–November 2) will be highlighted by addresses by two of the key players in the historic 2014 re-opening of relations between Cuba and the United States. Josefina Vidal, now Cuba’s ambassador to Canada and then Cuba’s chief negotiator with the Americans, and Jeffrey DeLaurentis, the first US ambassador to Cuba following the renewal of relations, will each offer personal reflections on what happened then, and what isn’t happening now.
Visit the conference website www.cuba60.ca for more information
North Grand Pre NS
On Saturday, May 25 Montrealers held a mass demonstration to protest the arbitrary closure of the Canadian immigration office in Havana. Continue reading
Canadians pay utmost attention to developing anti-imperialist solidarity
By NICK LIN
Working people across Canada continue to pay attention to the unfolding events internationally that require them to take a stand to uphold the international rule of law and organize actions in solidarity with the peoples of the world who have courageously set independent paths for themselves, for which they are increasingly being targeted by U.S. imperialism. Canadians must not accept U.S. dictate in world affairs which seeks to overturn the principles and norms of international relations. These have been expressly codified so as to maintain peaceful relations between countries and to find diplomatic means to settle disputes between countries. Continue reading
On April 17, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that the Trump Administration will end the suspension of Titles III and IV of the Helms-Burton Act. The implementation of the Helms-Burton Act is a further intensification of the all-sided economic, commercial and financial blockade of Cuba by the U.S. This action is not only an attack on the Cuban people but also a direct attack on the sovereignty and well-being of third countries including Canada. As such it is an additional serious violation of international law. Statements by Cuba, Global Affairs Canada, European Union, Ottawa Cuba Connections, Venezuela and Mexico on the aggressive measure against Cuba. Continue reading
On Sunday, March 3, the CBC ran a tendentious and manipulative article making slanderous claims about the relations between Cuba and Venezuela. The Ambassador of Cuba to Canada HE Josefina Vidal, sent the CBC the following fitting reply.
Ottawa, March 3, 2019
To the Editor of CBC News
I reject categorically and in the strongest terms the tendentious and manipulative article “Canada at odds with Cuba ‘ally’ over Maduro’s fate”, written by journalist Evan Dyer and published today, Sunday, March 3, 2019, by CBC News.
Good journalism does not speculate, it informs objectively. Continue reading
Re: Op-ed in the Globe and Mail, February 25. Originally posted on February 25, I am reposting as a Globe editorial on March 22, 2016 called for regime change in Cuba.
By ANNA DI CARLO*
Certain things are well known when it comes to the U.S. For instance, the U.S. contains only 4.4 per cent of the world’s population but it has the dubious prestige of incarcerating 22 per cent of the world’s prisoners, not to mention a largest number of political prisoners. It is also infamous for its arbitrary detentions and Guantanamo-type torture camps. In 2015 alone police in the U.S. killed 1,140 people. Continue reading
Los Primos Presents…
Fall’15 Vocal Performance Workshop Series …
“THE VENUE”- with Augusto Enriquez
Fri-Sat-Sun November 20, 21, 22, Halifax, Nova Scotia Continue reading
7pm, Wednesday, March 11
Room 105, Schulich School Of Law,
Dalhousie University, Halifax
6061 University Avenue
H.E. Julio Garmendia, Cuba’s Ambassador to Canada, will discuss the current challenges and developments facing and affecting Cuba, especially the meaning of the steps towards establishing full Cuba-U.S. diplomatic relations, and what further obstacles lie in the way of the actual normalization of relations between the two countries. Continue reading
One of the salient features of the re-establishment of diplomatic relations between Cuba and the U.S. is the fact that problems were sorted out through dialogue at the highest level. On the eve of the announcement culminating two years of talks, U.S. President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro had a 45-minute telephone call to sort out final implementation. Continue reading
Shunpiking magazine was honoured by a friendly and informative visit from Carlos Fernández de Cossío, Ambassador of the Republic of Cuba to Canada, on Saturday, October 30, 1999 during his four-day visit to Nova Scotia. Following a brief lunch, Ambassador Fernandez carried a lively two-hour discussion with editorial and production staff.
Shunpiking is Nova Scotia’s discovery magazine, and the third largest print media in the province. While the number of articles on international questions has been few, our editorial mandate involves not only Nova Scotians discovering our own province and region but also the world. Nova Scotia and the Maritimes share deep historical ties with Cuba and the Caribbean.  Thousands of Canadians have visited Cuba in the recent period and appreciate its indelible achievements. Continue reading