Cuba in New Zealand

Cuban Ambassador meets with Mayor of Palmerston North.

Palmerston North, May 26. During his visit to this city, Ambassador Edgardo Valdés met with H.W Grant Smith, Mayor of Palmerston North, with whom he maintains a fluid working relationship.

Both talked about the next Latin American and Spanish Film Festival (LASFF) and the mayor offered his full support for the event, which in this city will be coordinated by the Cuban Embassy.

The Ambassador received honey and other local products as a gift.

Palmerston North is characterized by its cultural diversity and a large presence of Latin American communities.

Photo exhibition at the Cuban Embassy.

Wellington, May 26. An exhibition of photos of Cuba was inaugurated at the headquarters of our Embassy, ​​the result of a contest organized by the Young Professionals League (YPN) of the Latin American New Zealand Business Council (LANZBC) with the support of the Embassy.

The president of YPN, Juan Lara, and Ambassador Edgardo Valdés gave the opening remarks, in which they highlighted the importance of joint work in disseminating information about our region in new and varied ways.

Cuba Day at Massey University.

Palmerston North, May 25. Ambassador Edgardo Valdés and Consul Dalila Vázquez traveled to this city to participate in several events related to Cuba, convened by the Massey University Student Association (MUSA) and the local chapter of the New Zealand Institute of International Affairs. (NZIIA).

After a tour of the facilities, they officially opened an exhibition of photos about Cuba, taken by New Zealand tourists who have visited the island.

Preparations begin for the Latin America and Spain Film Festival.

Wellington, May 23. The Ambassadors of Latin America and Spain met today with authorities from Wellington City Council to formally begin preparations for our Film Festival.

This year under the coordination of Argentina, the festival will be inaugurated in Wellington on September 2 and will extend to several cities in New Zealand.

Cuba will present the film "El Mayor" and will be in charge of the coordination of the festival in the city of Palmerston North.

The event is free and is well received by the local public and the communities of our countries here. 


Cuba reiterates complaint about its exclusion by the United States from the Summit of the Americas.

Havana, May 13. Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez reiterated Cuba's complaint about its exclusion, by the United States, from the Summit of the Americas to be held in Los Angeles from June 8 to 10.

The Cuban foreign minister thought that with such a decision the White House eliminates the possibility of discussing important issues in the bilateral and regional relationships, such as migration.

Several heads of government in the region have spoken out against such exclusion and have announced that they will not attend the event if it continues.