The Mast, 30 March 2021. CUBAN President Miguel Díaz-Canel has signed a decree establishing a national programme for the advancement of women. According to an official statement from the Cuban government, the programme addresses seven key areas that include economic empowerment. “Once more, the Cuban Revolution has shown that respect for women and their dignity holds one of the highest places among its core principles, along with equal opportunities for their advancement,” he said. “This programme is based on the rigorous observance by the Cuban State of the international agreements and instruments for women’s rights while taking into consideration the challenges presented in the assessments of the action plan of the Republic of Cuba monitoring to the fourth conference of the UN on women.”
By The Mast March 22, 2021. CUBAN foreign minister Bruno Rodríguez says it is urgent to reaffirm the collective commitment of all nations to the strengthening of multilateralism. During the UK-Caribbean Forum, Rodriguez said more than a year after COVID-19 was declared a pandemic, it remains a global challenge that had created a systemic crisis of multiple devastating impacts on societies, threatening progress towards the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Cubaminrex, Havana, March 19, 2021. The Director of Communication and Image of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cuba, Yaira Jiménez Roig, offered at noon today Friday an information on the events that occurred on the eve, when five Cuban citizens came to the headquarters of the Chancellery "with the supposed interest of transferring their concern about a Cuban citizen who wished to travel to Cuba".
Cubaminrex, 11 March 2021. On March 2, 2021, there was an exit from the country along the north coast of Villa Clara province, organized from the United States, using a rapid speedboat for human trafficking. The participants, all Cubans, including women and children, were taken by the traffickers to an inhospited and uninhabited cay from the salt bank in the Bahamas. From this fact, it was communicated in real time by the Border Guard Troops of Cuba to the Coast Guard Service of the United States.