Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla’s Statement to the United Nations General Assembly, November 1, 2017

Full text of speech by Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, on the “Necessity of ending the economic, commercial, and financial blockade imposed by the United States against Cuba,” in United Nations headquarters, New York, November 1, 2017

Council of State transcript / GI English translation

Cuban Legend GERARDO ALFONSO Live in Concert!

FRIDAY October 27, 2017, 7pm
Russian Hall – 600 Campbell Ave.
Vancouver, BC, Canada

On Friday, October 27, Vancouver will welcome the soulful nueva trova Cubana spirit of legendary Cuban musician Gerardo Alfonso. His music is a beautiful mix, rich in influence from many musical genres from across the Caribbean. Gerardo masterfully weaves these sounds with his urban and popular roots, while never abandoning his trova spirit.


Cuban Minister of Tourism Visits Canada

Ottawa, October 16, 2017- Last Friday, Cuban Minister of Tourism, Manuel Marrero, concluded a four-day visit to Canada, which included a tour to Montreal and Toronto. The purpose of the visit was to stress that Cuba has rebounded from the ravages of hurricane Irma and that it is ready to welcome tourists, a message he has sent out to travel agencies, tour operators and the general public.


The Cuban Ambassador to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Vilma Reyes Valdespino, was received by Sandy Peters-Philips, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Commerce of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

During the meeting, the Permanent Secretary informed that the Vincentian Company "East Caribbean Metals / Plastic.” will represent the country again, in the 35th edition of the International Fair of Havana (FIHAV), to be held from October 30 to November 3 this year 2017.

Cuba retained the Grand Prix at the 22nd Cultural Festival of The Bahamas

Cuba retained the Grand Prix at the 22nd Cultural Festival of The Bahamas

NASSAU, October 16th, 2017.-The Grand Prix of the International Cultural Festival of The Bahamas, held in Nassau on 14th  and 15th October, was once again awarded to Cuba,  only a few days before the celebration of the Cuban National Culture Day.

Besides, the Cuban artists Silvia Irene Blanco and Iracema Arias were awarded individually with the prizes within the Caribbean region for their guaracheras made out of paper and the sample of papier maché, respectively.


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