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Ambassador of Cuba to the U.S.A.: “They will not be able to destroy our symbols”

Havana, May 4

(Prensa Latina)  The attack against the Embassy of Cuba in the United States on April 30, shocked people in the two countries and abroad who immediately condemn the event and expressed their solidarity with the Island.

Since an individual opened fire early morning against the building of the Cuban Embassy in Washington D.C., versions of what happened and the motives of the assailant started to circulate in the social media and some American press media.

Aggression with fire arm against the Embassy of Cuba in the United States

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.

Letter to The Washington Post from H.E. José R. Cabañas, Ambassador of Cuba, that was not published by the Editorial Board

Washington D.C., April 8th, 2020

Letters to the Editor

The Washington Post,

1301 K Street NW, Washington DC 20071


Dear Editors,

I refer to your article published in your newspaper under the headline “En Cuba la solidaridad médica se ha convertido en un gran negocio”, dated April 6.

Heritage Preservation: a window to US-Cuba cooperation in times of political roll back

On January 27th, the World Monument Fund (WMF) organized a symposium and workshop regarding the options U.S. academic and non-profit institutions have to better support their Cuban partners in preserving Havana's heritage. Ambassador José Ramón Cabañas was among the speakers of the event entitled “Against the Current: Priorities and Pathways for Supporting Preservation in Havana”.

“One Door Closes, Another Opens”, Interview with Ambassador Cabañas

By T.K. Hernandez


CUBA BUSINESS REPORT- José Ramón Cabañas Rodríguez is Cuba’s First Ambassador to the United States, appointed two months after the restoration of diplomatic relations on September 17, 2015. Prior to becoming Cuba’s ambassador in Washington, he was Chief of the Cuban Interests Section in that city.


The United States denies and delays visas to Cuban diplomats and compels us to act in reciprocity, states Fernández de Cossío

On the past November 7 at the United Nations, Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla described the deteriorating scenario in the U.S-Cuba relations. He stated that the current administration “uses falsehoods and lies as a pretext to increase its aggression”.


Havana City Historian Eusebio Leal elected a member of AAA&S in US

PRENSA LATINA- Havana City Historian Eusebio Leal, one of Cuba's most recognized intellectuals, is now a member of the important American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAA&S).
Cuba's Ambassador to the United States, Jose Ramon Cabañas, attended on Leal's behalf on Saturday the initiation ceremony held by the Academy based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in which Leal became an International Honorary Member.


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