Press Release: Cuba on Agenda item “Improving the financial situation of the United Nations”.

New York, 13 October 2016. At the Main Session of the Fifth Committee, Cuba acknowledged today the efforts made by many Member States to fully comply with their payment obligations, particularly developing countries, mostly affected by the current global economic and financial situation and, hence, stated that consideration must be offered to the special situations experienced by some developing countries, which prevent them from fulfilling their financial commitments, regardless of their political will.

Press Release: “Cuba calls for the full realization of the rights of girls and boys at international level”.

New York, 13 October 2016. Cuba considered today that the ills afflicting childhood cannot be overcome without a just and equitable international order, eradicating poverty and hunger, ending war conflicts, favoring human beings over capital and preserving the environment.

visita del Embajador Carlos Trejo al Estado de Nasarawa en Nigeria.

His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has lauded the Cuban Government for its firm stand on health related issues and expressed the readiness of Nasarawa State to partner Cuba in the areas of healthcare and agriculture.

Governor Almakura made this known when he received the Cuban Ambassador Carlos Trejo-Sosa who was in the state for a courtesy visit and discussions on various issues at the Government House Lafia.

Speaking on the healthcare collaboration the Governor stated it would have a more positive approach if a research and diagnostic laboratory is set up in Nasarawa State , saying that such an effort would go a long way in stemming the tide of Lasa fever among other diseases.

Daily Observer publishes article about effects of the blockade in the agriculture

Cuban farmers

Banjul, October 10, 2016.- Gambian newspaper Daily Observer published an extensive article in his Commentary section entitled "US embargo leaves Cuban farmers waiting for modernity", which assures that “nowhere in Cuba are the effect of the continuing US economic embargo more apparent than in the countryside, where farming cooperatives relay on outdated tools and processing plants can´t obtain spare parts”.

Gambian newspaper published excerpts of the Cuban report on the blockade

Raul Castro

Gambia, October 5, 2016. - In a full page article titled "United States blockade against Cuba after the establishment of diplomatic relations in December 2014", Gambian newspaper The Standard published a summary on the main economic, financial and commercial measures against the island in this period.

The summary includes repercussions of blockade policy on Cuban and third party entities to the detriment of the normal functioning of important sectors of the island and the human rights of the Cuban people, even after President Barak Obama´s visit to the Caribbean island.

Cuban Ambassador to The Gambia denounces the permanence of the blockade

Stop Bloqueo

Gambia, September 28, 2016.- The Cuban Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of The Gambia, Lázaro Herrera, offered plentiful information about the United States blockade against Cuba which continuity was denounced during a meeting with the Managing Director of the Daily Observer newspaper organized in the diplomatic mission. Daily Observer is the main newspaper in The Gambia.

Cuban Ambassador to Ghana presents the Report against the blockade

The Ambassador of Cuba to Ghana, Mr. Pedro Luis González Despaigne, Cuba presented in Accra the report of Cuba on the 70/5 resolution of the General Assembly of the Organization of United Nations (UN), entitled "Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States of America against Cuba", which will be put again to consideration of the UN main body on 26th October.

Jamaica´s PNP expresses solidarity with Cuba after hurricane Matthew

KINGTSON, JAMAICA, October 12, 2016. Following requestfrom the People´s National Party (PNP), Cuban Ambassador Bernardo Guanche Hernandez held a fraternal meeting with a representation of this important political forcewilling to state its solidarity with Cuba after the damages caused by hurricane Mathew in the eastern part of the country.