Belize and Cuba celebrate three decades of medical cooperation

Belize and the Republic of Cuba this week marked 26 years of a historic medical cooperation agreement between our two countries.

To commemorate the anniversary, the Embassy of Cuba in Belize held a medical symposium at the Inspiration Center at  mile 1.5 on the George Price Highway.

At the symposium, the embassy showcased the various sectors of the medical field, where the countries have collaborated over the years, as well as presentations from members of the Cuban medical corps, who work all over the country.

Cuba participates in opening ceremony of mangrove forest restoration project in Thailand

Cuba participates in opening ceremony of mangrove forest restoration project in Thailand

Organized by the National Legislative Assembly, on May 18th, 2017 the inaugural ceremony of the mangrove forest restoration project presided by His Royal Highness, Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, took place in Chanthaburi province. In the event, to which the diplomatic corps was invited, the Cuban Ambassador Héctor Conde Almeida participated and planted a tree on behalf of Cuba.

Message from Army General Raúl Castro to Oscar López Rivera

The Cuban President expresses his congratulations to the fighter for Puerto Rican independence, who was finally released yesterday from U.S. custody

Havana, May 18, 2017

Dear compañero Oscar,

Accept my fraternal congratulations in the name of the Cuban Party, government, and people, who share the joy of your liberation.

History will not forget your determination and loyalty to the cause of Puerto Rican independence, which is essential to Our America.

Martí lives on

A recollection of the death of Cuba's national hero José Martí, who fell in battle against Spanish colonial forces, May 19, 1895

He was not seeking death, as some have erroneously contended, although José Martí was well aware of the very real possibility in wartime. It was logical that he should comment in his correspondence from the field to his Mexican friend Manuel Mercado: "I can write now… I am in danger of giving my life for the country every day."

Cuba committed to sustainable tourism

The island has numerous natural attractions to support sustainable tourism: 5,800 kilometers of coastline; 211 protected areas; and nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites, among others

It is becoming increasingly necessary to promote, and at the same time protect, the Planet’s natural riches, which is why the declaration of 2017 as International Sustainable Tourism Year, and the celebration, this coming May 22, of International Biological Diversity Day represent two ideal platforms from which to continue working toward this end. 

Embassy of Cuba donates painting to Namibian Independence Museum.

Giraldo Mazola Collazo, Cuban Ambassador to Namibia, delivered to Genhart Gurirab, General Curator of the Independence Museum, a photo of the Hosea Kutaku School, which completes a special collection about Namibian education before Independence.

The Hosea Kutaku and Hendrik Witbooi Schools, both located on the Isle of Youth, were the ones that received during the 70s and 80s thousands of young Namibians, several hundred of them survivors of the Cassinga massacre.

The Museum has photos of the study centers abroad where the young Namibians were formed, but a sample of Cuban institutions was missing.

The Ambassador explained that during those years, around 25 thousand young Africans of different nationalities were simultaneously studying in the Isle of Youth. In addition, "Cuba placed as a condition that the countries of origin of students had to send with them a professor of history and another of geography from these nations." The flag that was in Cuban schools was the country of the student", he explained.

"Many of the graduates from these schools are prominent men and women from Namibia," said the Ambassador.

For his part, the curator thanked the gesture of the Cuban Embassy and expressed his satisfaction for the possibility to complete the collection. Gurirab was excited to "appreciate the place where many Namibian brothers and sisters studied and graduated." He also highlighted the historical relations between Cuba and Namibia.

Agreement signed in Mongolia for the extensive application of BIORAT produced by LABIOFAM.

Ulaanbaatar. May 19, 2017. With the presence of the Secretary of State of the Ministry of Agriculture and Industry of Mongolia, Mr. Bayartulga Lkhagvasuren was signed a Memorandum of Understanding between the Institute of Plant Research of that Ministry and the Cuban company Labiofam Viet Nam for the extensive application of biological rodenticide BIORAT in agriculture. The Secretary of State of the Ministry of Agriculture said during the signing that that more than 70 thousand hectares are affected today by rodents which cause in Mongolia great damage to their livestock production.

Cuban Ambassador to Nigeria Grants Exclusive Interview with "Vanguard"

NIGERIA, May 17, 2017. The Cuban Ambassador, Carlos Trejo Sosa, granted an exclusive interview to the newspaper "Vanguard".

The state of bilateral relations between Cuba and Nigeria; The interest of the state governments of the African country to re-establish bilateral cooperation, especially in the areas of health, agriculture and education; As well as the permanence of the effects of the American blockade against the Caribbean nation were some of the topics discussed during the meeting.

Ambassador of Cuba holds meeting with Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka

SRI LANKA, May 18, 2017. - The Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka, Hon. Mr. Harsha de Silva, received the Ambassador of Cuba, Juana Elena Ramos Rodríguez, in the afternoon of today in his office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. During the meeting, both parties discussed issues of bilateral and international interest, as well as highlighted the excellent ties of friendship and cooperation between both countries.