Cuba in New Zealand

Cuba Friendship Society in Auckland condemns Trump Aministration roll back on Cuba - US relations.

The latest rollback of the Obama presidency’s easing of relations with Cuba as a deepening of the blockade, now in place for 54 years, should be condemned.
Every president since Kennedy in 1963 has aimed to overthrow the Cuban revolution.
Obama’s shift in relations was a step forward but still had the open aim of fostering dissent within Cuba while keeping the blockade in place and Guantanamo occupied.

Minister Maggie Barry expresses support for broader exchanges with Latin America.

Minister Maggie Barry together with Ambassadors of Latin America in Wellington

Wellington, 23 June 2017. In a friendly meeting held at the Embassy of Cuba with the heads of Mission of the GRULAC, the Minister of Arts, Culture and Heritage, Maggie Barry, expressed her support for a greater exchange between New Zealand and Latin American nations.

During the event, the Ambassador of Cuba, Mario Alzugaray, offered details about the Latina America and Spain Film Festival (LASFF), which in its 2017 edition will have its inauguration at Te Papa Museum on October 20th, with the screening of the film "Cuba Libre", by Jorge Luis Sánchez filmmaker.

Cuban Ambassadors meets Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee

Minister Brownlee (r) greets the Cuban Ambassador (l)

Wellington, June 22, 2016- The Minister for Foreign Affairs of New Zealand, Gerry Brownlee, received today at the Beehive the Ambassador of Cuba, Mario Alzugaray, holding a positive exchange on the progress of the bilateral relations, as well as issues of mutual interest at the international level.

Cuban Minister of Foreing Affairs will hold a press conference

The Minister of Foreing Affairs of Cuba, Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, who is paying a work visit to Austria, will hold a press conference in Vienna, on Monday, June 19th,  at 4:00 p.m (10:00 p.m. - Cuba).

The Cuban Minister will address important and current issues related to Cuban foreing policy.

The  press conference will be transmitted live by Cuban television and radio, and also by the Youtube channel of the Cuban Foreign Ministry official site (

Statement by the Revolutionary Government of Cuba

On June 16, 2017, US President Donald Trump delivered a speech full of hostile anti-Cuban rhetoric reminiscent of the times of open confrontation with our country in a Miami theater. He announced his government’s Cuba policy, which rolls back the progress achieved over the last two years since December 17, 2014, when Presidents Raúl Castro and Barack Obama announced the decision to re-establish diplomatic relations and engage in a process towards the normalization of bilateral relations.