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The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has expressed deep regret at the passing of Cuba’s former Foreign Affairs Minister HE Ricardo Alarcón

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has expressed deep regret at the passing of Cuba’s former Foreign Affairs Minister HE Ricardo Alarcón, who played a constructive role in advancing Cuba’s relationship with CARICOM.  Mr   Alarcón died recently in Havana at the age of 84.

CARICOM Secretary-General Dr. Carla Barnett sent a message of condolence to Cuba’s President HE Miguel Díaz-Canel:

“Excellency

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) expresses its deep regret at the passing of the former Foreign Minister of Cuba, His Excellency Ricardo Alarcón.

Declaration on the Summit of the Americas. International Meeting of Solidarity with Cuba

Havana, May 2, 2022. We, representatives of trade unions and social organizations of the peoples of the world, gathered at the International Meeting of Solidarity with Cuba reiterate our joy and gratitude for the immense privilege of having participated together with the people of Cuba in the celebration of the International Workers' Day. In this context, we reaffirm the inescapable will to continue supporting the heroic Cuban people and their Revolution in solidarity.

Statements by Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla to the national and foreign press

Thank you very much; I thank you all for your presence. I must denounce that the government of the United States has decided to exclude the Republic of Cuba from the preparations for the IX Summit of the Americas that will take place in Los Angeles from June 8 to 10 and that it is currently exerting extreme pressure on numerous governments in the region that privately and respectfully oppose such exclusion.

Statements by Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla to the national and foreign press

Thank you very much; I thank you all for your presence. I must denounce that the government of the United States has decided to exclude the Republic of Cuba from the preparations for the IX Summit of the Americas that will take place in Los Angeles from June 8 to 10 and that it is currently exerting extreme pressure on numerous governments in the region that privately and respectfully oppose such exclusion.

The Ambassador of Cuba to Guyana paid a courtesy call to Dr. Carla Barnett, Secretary-General of CARICOM.

The Ambassador of Cuba to Guyana, Narciso Reinaldo Amador Socorro, paid a courtesy call to the Secretary-General of CARICOM, Dr. Carla Barnett, during the visit the excellent level of CARICOM-Cuba relations was confirmed, which this year reach their 50th anniversary. There were also present at the visit Ambassador Donna Forde, Assistant to the Secretary-General for Foreign and Community Relations, Dr. Tres-Ann Kremer, Chief of Staff of the Secretary-General, and Mr. Jhonson Alexandre, an Official of the Secretariat.

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