Halifax, November 2, 2019. - The Cuban Ambassador to Canada, Josefina Vidal, attended the conference "The Cuban Revolution in its 60 Years," which took place at Dalhousie University between October 31 and November 2, 2019.
This symposium included the participation of more than forty internationally renowned academics and political analysts from Cuba, Canada, the United States, Great Britain and Latin America, who reflected on several panels on different topics such as the evolution of the Revolution over six decades, the achievements and challenges of the Cuban economy and social policy, positive experiences and challenges resulting from climate change, Cuba's foreign policy and its relations with the United States.
The Cuban diplomat made a special speech on the relations between Cuba and the United States, with emphasis in the last five years, occasion that allowed to approach the strengthening of the blockade, through the implementation of unprecedented measures by its level of aggressiveness and reach, with the purpose of suffocating the economy and harming the Cuban people.
During her stay in Halifax, the Cuban Ambassador gave an interview to journalist Portia Clark for CBC Radio Halifax, Nova Scotia, "Information in the Morning" program.
For the second time, Dalhousie University is organizing an international academic event on the Cuban Revolution, by the initiative of the renowned professor and friend of Cuba, John Kirk.
This conference was an opportunity to reminisce the traditional ties of friendship and collaboration that have existed between Cuba and Nova Scotia for more than 100 years. A tree was planted outside the City Hall as a symbol of this long-standing relationship.
Embassy of Cuba in Canada