“Fidel and Chávez set the goals, the ideas, and showed the way with their enduring example”

Raul castro

Remarks by Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee and President of the Councils of State and Ministers, during the act marking the 12th anniversary of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America-Peoples’ Trade Agreement (ALBA-TCP), and the 22nd anniversary of the first encounter between Fidel Castro and Hugo Chávez. Havana International Conference Center, December 14, 2016,

Dear compañero Nicolás Maduro, President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela;

Ambassador of Cuba is received by the President of Ghana

The President of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama received in his residence the Ambassador of Cuba, Pedro Luis Despaigne Gonzalez with whom made a review of the cooperation actions that the Caribbean island is developing towards the sub-Saharan country, mainly in the field of health with the Ghanaian medical students in Cuba and the presence of Cuban Medical Brigades in the country.  

The President of Ghana also signed the book of condolences for the death of the Commander in Chief Fidel Castro. 

Press Release: Cuba/71 UNGA: “Peace is not only a goal to achieve but also a paramount objective to preserve”.

New York, 15 December 2016. How may we speak about a culture of peace when the mere existence of nuclear weapons seriously threatens, not only international peace and security, but the survival of the human species in the planet?, inquired the Deputy Permanent Representative of Cuba to the United Nations, Ambassador Ana Silvia Rodríguez Abascal, while addressing the Plenary of the United Nations General Assembly during the General Debate of Agenda item “Culture of Peace”.

Presentation of new Cuban Ambassador to Botswana when presenting Letters of Credence

Your Excellency, President Seretse Khama Ian Khama,

Thanks very much for this opportunity to present the letters of credence.

I am really honored to return to Botswana, now as ambassador, to represent the government and people of Cuba.

On behalf of President Raul Castro, I would like to express our sincere votes for the peace and prosperity of Botswana people, and for your personal health.

Also our gratitude for the tribute you paid to late Cuban historic leader Commander in Chief, Fidel Castro, summarized in four moments:

New Cuban Ambassador to Botswana presents Letters of Credence

This morning H.E. Patricia Lazara Pego Guerra, presented her Letters of Credence as the new Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotenciary of the Republic of Cuba to the Republic of Botswana.

H.E. Lieutenant-General Dr. Seretse Khama Ian Khama, president of the Republic of Botswana offered her a pleasant welcome and particularly praised Cuban cooperation in Health, which last more than 30 years.

Cuban Foreign Ministry condemns aggression against Venezuelan and Bolivian delegations in Buenos Aires

Declaracion del MINREX

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba has learned with surprise and indignation of reports from Buenos Aires regarding the use of physical aggression against the delegations of Venezuela and Bolivia, who were attending today, December 14, 2016, a MERCOSUR meeting, an organization of which the first country is a member state and the second is in the process of entry.