The following is a Press Release by the Cuba Friendship Society in Dunedin.
Dunedin Cuba Friendship member Jen Olsen contacted Foreign Minister Winston Peters today and asked him to endorse a declaration made by the South Island Cuba Friendship Societies.
"The Declaration concerns the latest escalation by the United States of the blockade of Cuba" Jen said. "New Zealand has opposed the blockade in votes at the UN since 1995, along with the vast majority of UN member states".
Blackball – On the occasion of events held in this city to commemorate International Workers Day, friends of Cuba expressed their solidarity with the Island and their condemnation of the economic and commercial blockade of the United States.
As every year, the Ambassador of Cuba in New Zealand, Mario Alzugaray, took part in a seminar organized by activist Paul Maunder in the city of Blackball, birthplace of the Labor Party in this country.
Wellington. – In a meeting with the Ambassadors of GRULAC and Spain, the mayor of Wellington, Justin Lester, confirmed the support of the City Council for the 18th edition of the Latin America and Spain Film Festival (LASFF by its Spanish acronym).
LASFF is a non-profit cultural event that aims to promote Latin American and Spanish culture through its cinematographic production. This festival is presented in a dozen cities and enjoys a great reception throughout the country.