Remarks by Carlos Fernández de Cossío, director general of United States affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cuba, on the Helms-Burton Act.

Law Helms-Burton has no impact whatsoever, practical impact in Cuba. It’s a US Law with no jurisdiction whatsoever in Cuba and cannot be applied in any sovereign country that respects its sovereignty. Its jurisdiction is limited to the United States. In addition to that, Cuba passed a law in 1996 that defined that Helms-Burton was null and void of any meaning or impact in our country so in practical terms it has no effect whatsoever in Cuba.

The Cuban Minister of Justice reports in Vienna on the Constitutional Reform process

The intense working program carried out in Austria by the delegation headed by Dr. Oscar Manuel Silvera Martínez, Minister of Justice of the Republic of Cuba, concluded with a meeting with a large audience at the headquarters of "ÖKG", the Austria-Cuba Friendship Association, in which the Minister delivered a presentation on the recent process of Constitutional Reform in Cuba.

Ministers of Justice of Cuba and Austria strengthen bilateral cooperation

As part of the working program executed in Austria by the delegation led by Dr. Oscar Manuel Silvera Martínez, Minister of Justice of the Republic of Cuba, a fraternal meeting was held today with the Federal Minister of Constitution, Reforms, Deregulation and Justice of Austria, Dr. Josef Moser, at the premises of the Austrian Ministry. In the meeting both parties reaffirmed their willingness to continue strengthening the bilateral bonds established in the legal sector.  

Statement delivered by the Minister of Justice of the Republic of Cuba, H.E. Mr. Oscar Manuel Silvera Martínez, during the Ministerial Segment of the Sixty-second Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs

Excellencies, distinguished delegates,

Mr. President,

President, we are pleased to see you presiding over our working sessions, we wish you every success in your work and you can count on the full support of our delegation.

We attend this Ministerial Meeting with high expectations and with the interest of strengthening international cooperation in order to effectively address and counteract the terrible World Drug Problem, which, far from being attenuated, is deepening and intensifying.

Cuba participates in the inaugural session of the Ministerial Segment of the 62nd Commission on Narcotic Drugs at the United Nations Headquarters in Vienna

The delegation representing the Government of Cuba in this ministerial event is headed by the Minister of Justice, Mr. Oscar Manuel Silvera Martínez, and is also composed of the Permanent Representative of Cuba to the International Organizations based in Vienna, Ambassador Juan Antonio Fernández Palacios; the Deputy Minister of Justice, Mrs. Lilia María Hernández Doejo; the Secretary of the National Drug Commission, Mr.