Cubans feel proud of our African roots, for the decisive contribution to the formation of the Cuban nationality made by more than one million two hundred thousand Africans who arrived in our country, torn from their lands by the abhorrent slave trade, and whose presence marked the history of Cuba.
“One Limited Step in the Right Direction” Declaration of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba.
Havana, May 16, 2022. Today, the government of the United States announced several measures, which are positive but of a very limited scope, regarding Cuba associated to the granting of visas, regular migration, flights to Cuban provinces, remittances and adjustments to the regulations governing transactions with the non-state sector.
During the designated time period, the solitary star flag will be raised half mast at all public buildings and military institutions.
Given the profound pain of our people, following the lamentable accident at the Hotel Saratoga, this past May 6, in which 44 compatriots and a Spanish citizen lost their lives, and the conclusion of rescue and salvage efforts, the President of the Republic has decreed a National Day of Mourning, from 6:00 pm May 13 until 12 midnight May 14.
Victoria, 9 de Mayo._The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Seychelles sent a message of support and condolences to the government and people of Cuba, after the unfortunate accident that occurred last Friday May 6, at the Saratoga Hotel in Havana.
“We were greatly saddened by the news of the explosion at the hotel Saratoga in Havana, following a gas leak on Friday 6 May 2022 which has led loss of lives”.