In the early hours of Thursday, 30April 2020, an unknown individual opened fire with an assault weapon against the building of the Embassy of Cuba in the United States. There was no personal injury to the Mission staff, which is safe and protected, but there was material damage caused to the building resulting from the impact of the bullets.
The individual, about whose identity to the Cuban government has no information, was detained on site by local authorities and is under custody.
Vienna, April 28, 2020. The International Atomic Energy Agency reported that it will be sending a second shipment of diagnostic kits and technical equipment derived from nuclear energy to support Cuba's efforts in the confrontation of COVID-19.
These inputs, which will contribute to the rapid detection of the virus throughout the country, are managed through the IAEA's technical cooperation program, which supports the peaceful application of nuclear technology in areas such as human and animal health.
Vienna, April 23, 2020. Rafael Mariano Grossi, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency recognized the good practices of Cuba in the use of nuclear techniques for peaceful purposes.
In his official Twitter account, the Director General mentioned the Island as one of the Caribbean countries, along with Belize, the Dominican Republic and Jamaica, which appropriately implement nuclear energy in sectors such as agriculture and health.
Vienna, April 22, 2020. The Executive Secretary of the Organization of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, Dr. Lassina Zerbo, recognized the cooperative work of Cuba, assisting other countries in the fight against COVID-19.
In his letter to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba, Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, the Executive Secretary expressed his sympathy for the Government of the Island in these difficult times and urged the Cuban people to continue facing the crisis with the same spirit of resistance and solidarity that characterizes it.