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Statement by Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba, at the presentation of the National Report of Cuba to the fourth cycle of the Universal Periodic Review of the Human Rights Council. Geneva, November 15, 2023.

For the fourth time, Cuba is presenting a report to the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the Human Rights Council. The national report that we are presenting today is the result of a broad and participatory process of consultations with government institutions and organizations of our civil society. Of the 226 recommendations accepted during the former Universal Periodic Review, 215 -that is, 95 per cent- have been implemented.  We are making progress in the implementation of the other 11.

Beyond borders and blockade: Cuba's influence in the Caribbean.

“Beyond borders and blockade: Cuba's influence in the Caribbean” was the imposed foots for members of the Cuban Alumni Association, together with Cuban diplomats in Saint Kitts and Nevis, who addressed the issue of the blockade imposed on the largest island of the Antilles, from another perspective. The condemnation of the blockade and the unwavering position of the people and government of Saint Kitts and Nevis against this policy, was expressed by the speakers who participated, among whom the Prime Minister of the Federation, Honorable Dr. Terrance Drew, and the president of the Cuban Alumni Association, Hollis Prentice.

The ceremony for the eighteenth graduation of nationals graduated from Cuban universities was held in Basseterre

As is tradition, this weekend the graduation ceremony of three new professionals from Saint Kitts and Nevis, who studied at Cuban universities, was held in this city; a Doctor of Medicine, a Civil Engineer and a Health Technologist. The event, organized by the Association of Graduates in Cuba, was chaired by the Prime Minister of the Federation, Honorable Dr. Terrance M. Drew, who is also an active member of this union.

Terrorist attack against the Cuban Embassy in the United States

During the night of September 24, 2023, a terrorist attack occurred against the premises of the Cuban Embassy in the United States, when an individual threw two Molotov cocktails from the sidewalk over the perimeter fence of the facility, which hit the front wall of that diplomatic mission. There were no injuries to the personnel who were present at that headquarters. At the request of the Cuban diplomatic mission, officers of the United States Secret Service arrived at the building and had access to its facilities to verify the violent action perpetrated.

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