Cuba in United Kingdom

Three more British academics have formally nominated Cuba’s Henry Reeve International Medical Brigade (HRIMB) for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize

Thank you to Professor Marjorie Mayo, Professor Antoni Kapcia. and Dr Muir Houston who bring the number of British academics to make public nominations to eleven.

Professor Mayo explained some of the reasons for her nomination:

 “I made this nomination because this is such an exceptional story of international solidarity. The Brigade's altruism provides hope for the future. In these dark times we need to remember that there are positive alternatives for humankind.”

Professor Antoni Kapcia said:

Cuba Solidarity Campaign statement on the United States’ listing of Cuba as a state sponsor of terrorism

The Cuba Solidarity Campaign adds its voice to the worldwide condemnation of the outgoing Trump administration’s listing of Cuba as a ‘state sponsor of terrorism’.

Trump’s move is designed to hinder the incoming Biden administration from reprising the Obama era’s rapprochement with Havana. Obama’s decision to formally remove Cuba from the terrorism list in 2015 was an important step that led to the restoration of diplomatic relations later that year.