The State Department announced Friday that it will withdraw more than half of the staff from the US embassy in Cuba after the "incidents" reported by diplomats.Josefina Vidal Ferreiro, director general for the United States of Minrex, emphasized to the press that the Government of Cuba has no responsibility in the alleged facts and it fulfills seriously and rigorously its obligations with the Convention of Vienna on Diplomatic Relations. We consider that the decision announced by the State Department is hasty and will affect bilateral relations.
On the occasion of the commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of All Nuclear Weapons on 26 September, we wish to recall the Proclamation of Latin America and the Caribbean as a zone of peace, adopted at the CELAC Summit held on 28 and 29 January of 2014 in Havana, which is an important contribution of our region to achieve the elimination of nuclear weapons and the use of force.
During 2015 and 2016, the government of the then President of the United States, Barack Obama, put in place some measures aimed at modifying the application of certain elements of the blockade to Cuba, which had as a scene the reestablishment of the diplomatic relations between both countries.
However, significant obstacles to its implementation have persisted and key aspects of the blockade have been maintained, as well as the laws on which this policy is based.
Jakarta, August 25, 2017. An Ibero-American Film Festival in Indonesia with the presence of Cuban films is held between July and October under the auspices of the "Komunitas Salihara" Arts Center and "KINEFORUM".
The Cuban films to be projected are:
- Kangamba, September 23, at 5:00 pm in: Komunitas Salihara, Jl. Salihara 16, Pasar Minggu, South Jakarta.
Synopsis: Africa, People's Republic of Angola. August 1983.