Blackball, October 22, 2018. Third Secretary Saimin Fis Abad paid a visit to the city of Blackball, birthplace of the Labor Party in New Zealand.
The diplomat was received by known filmmaker and activist, Paul Maunder, director of the Museum of the Working Class, who explained not only the history of this mining city, located in the West Coast Region, but also, the details of the activities for the First of May and the seminar on the perspectives of development in the mining area of the region, which is held every year.
Wellington, October 20, 2018.- Coordinated by the Latin Club and the Embassy of Cuba in New Zealand, the "Cuban Night" took place in Wellington, to celebrate the Cuban Culture Day and as part of the activities carried out in the city for the Spanish Language and Culture Week.
Main attraction was a presentation by the Cuban Ambassador, Mario Alzugaray, who exchange with participants on the Cuban culture, traditions and history, with special emphasis on the Cuban Rum history, one of the essential elements that are part of the Cuban nationality.
Palmerston North, October 13th, 2018. The exhibition "Night Landscapes" by the Cuban artist Analía Amaya was launched at the Central Library.
The work of the young artist is a recreation of nocturnal landscapes of different cities such as Havana, Santiago de Chile and Wellington. In her work, she experiments with different media such as installation, video-installation, video art and digital photograph. Lights, nature, landscape and everyday life are part of her explorations with a poetical and personal approach.
Palmerston North, October 13th, 2018. - With the exhibition of the film "El Techo" by the young Cuban director Patricia Ramos, kicked off the 17th Latin American and Spain Film Festival (LASFF) in this city of New Zealand.
The festival was part of an intense day featuring Latin culture and traditions, in which music, rhythms and dance were the core of diverse performances organized by the local community. Among them, the well-known Batucada "Samba ao Vento" and the salsa band C-26.
Palmerston North, October 13th, 2018. Third secretary Saimin Fis Abad, took part in a roundtable organized by New Zealand Institute of International Affairs (NZIIA) in Palmerston North, with the presence also of the Ambassadors of Argentina, Chile and Mexico, as well as representatives of the Chamber of Commerce of Manawatu, the local City Council, Massey University and the Central Economic Development Agency.
The main goal of this roundtable was to have a conversation on the opportunities and potential of Latin America to expand trade and economic exchanges with New Zealand.