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Aggression with fire arm against the Embassy of Cuba in the United States

In the early hours of Thursday, 30April 2020, an unknown individual opened fire with an assault weapon against the building of the Embassy of Cuba in the United States.  There was no personal injury to the Mission staff, which is safe and protected, but there was material damage caused to the building resulting from the impact of the bullets.

The individual, about whose identity to the Cuban government has no information, was detained on site by local authorities and is under custody.

Statements by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba, Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla

Good afternoon:

As the Ministry of Foreign Affairs timely informed, around 2 o’clock today, that is, in the early hours in the morning of today, Thursday, April 30, 2020, a terrorist attack was perpetrated against the embassy of the Republic of Cuba to the United States in Washington. An unidentified individual shot at the building of the Cuban embassy in the US using an assault rifle. 

None of the members of the staff of the mission was injured, who is safe and protected, but some material damages were caused to the building as a result of the numerous gunshots.

International Atomic Energy Agency will send new diagnostic kits and nuclear techniques equipment to contribute to the COVID-19 fight in Cuba

Vienna, April 28, 2020. The International Atomic Energy Agency reported that it will be sending a second shipment of diagnostic kits and technical equipment derived from nuclear energy to support Cuba's efforts in the confrontation of COVID-19.

These inputs, which will contribute to the rapid detection of the virus throughout the country, are managed through the IAEA's technical cooperation program, which supports the peaceful application of nuclear technology in areas such as human and animal health.

(EmbaCuba Austria)

Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency recognizes the good practices of Cuba in the use of nuclear techniques in health and agriculture

Vienna, April 23, 2020. Rafael Mariano Grossi, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency recognized the good practices of Cuba in the use of nuclear techniques for peaceful purposes.

In his official Twitter account, the Director General mentioned the Island as one of the Caribbean countries, along with Belize, the Dominican Republic and Jamaica, which appropriately implement nuclear energy in sectors such as agriculture and health.