Cuba, along with 34 other nations and five judokas, participated in the IBSA Grand Prix of judo for athletes with visual disabilities that took place during two days at the Heydar Aliyev Sports Palace in Baku, capital of Aerbaijan.
In the qualifying tournament for the XVI Summer Paralympic Games "Tokyo 2020", participated the Cuban athletes: Yordani Fernandez Sastre, Jorge Hierrezuelo Marcillí, Gerardo Rodríguez Reyes, Sergio Arturo Pérez Hechavarria and José Manuel Romero Martínez, who together with more than 215 athletes they fought with determination in the tatamis of Baku.
The photo exhibition "Havana 500 years", by the Cuban photojournalist, Vladimir Molina Espada, inaugurated 20 days ago at the House of Photography in Azerbaijan, has had a good attendance of the Azeri public and foreign visitors who visit the historic center of the country every day.
Shamil Pashdamikov, promoter of the House of Photography, stressed that during Holy Week and the realization in this capital of the Formula 1 competitions increased the number of visitors who observed the beauty of Havana.
The Ambassador of the Republic of Cuba in the Republic of Azerbaijan, Alfredo Nieves Portuondo, thanked the solidarity of this Caucasian nation with the island in its fight for the cessation of the US blockade during visits to the regions of Qazax and Tovuz.
In talks with the mayors of Qazax and Tovuz, Rajab Babashev and Mammad Mammadov, respectively, the diplomat acknowledged Azerbaijan's support for Cuba's demand to end the economic, commercial and financial siege imposed by the US government. . to the island for almost six decades.
The state agency AZERTAC, the newspaper "AZERBAIJAN" and the digital media: Ikisahil, MTC and Uluses, reflected the interview offered by the Ambassador of the Republic of Cuba in the Republic of Azerbaijan, Alfredo Nieves Portuondo, about the V World Forum on Dialogue Intercultural carried out in Baku and had as its motto "Build a dialogue to combat discrimination, inequality and violent conflicts."
The diplomat stressed that the Forum calls on the world to maintain peace and dialogue and thanked the Government of Azerbaijan for the high level of organization of the event.
The Azerbaijani digital media "Nafta.az" highlights Cuba's denunciation of the resurgence of the blockade imposed by the United States. and underlines its genocidal policy.
In an extensive article, local commentator Vusal Tguibayli comments on the decision of the US Government. to activate Title III of the Helms-Burton Act, which aggravates the commercial, economic and financial blockade imposed on Cuba for 60 years.