Cuba in New Zealand

Cubans present at the NZ-Pacific Salsa Congress

Wellington, June 2nd. The Salsa Congress New Zealand-Pacific 2018, was inaugurated at the Wellington Dance School,  widespread for three days of workshops, shows and parties that brought together outstanding dancers and salsa lovers from different countries.

The Salsa Congress featured performances and workshops by Cuban artists Rafael Ferrer, Harold Rancano and Isbert (Vivio) Ramos and constituted a unique space for enjoyment and knowledge of Latin music and dance (Embacuba NZ).


Cuban photographic exhibition in Auckland

Auckland, June 1st. As part of the Auckland Photography Festival 2018, the artist of Mexican origin, Anna-Maria Bribiesca inaugurated in this city the photo exhibition Havana-Cuba.

The exhibition is a diverse combination of images from emblematic places and spaces in Havana. This exhibition will be available until June 24.

Extraordinary show of the Ballet Revolution in Auckland

Auckland, June 1st. With a combination of ballet, contemporary dance, hip hop and salsa, the Cuban dance company Ballet Revolución made a presentation in Auckland on June the 1st and 2nd , under the guidance of the famed Cuban choreographer Roclan González.

The show was an explosive mix of rhythms, dances and Cuban culture in general, where street dancing, daring jumps and elegant movements captured the attention of the public that gathered at The Civic Theater.

The company founded in 2011 has had successful seasons in London, Paris, Berlin, Frankfurt and Vienna.


GRULAC Ambassadors meet NZ Parliament Latin America Friendship Group

Wellington, May 16, 2017. As part of the implementation of the mechanisms of contact with different regions, the Latin America Friendship Group of the New Zealand Parliament held their first meeting with GRULAC ambassadors in Wellington.

The Chairperson of the Group and member of Parliament (N) for Invercargill, Sarah Dowie, informed Latin American diplomats in relation to the interest in fostering greater trade and exchanges with that region. Dowie insisted on her view of great opportunities and express her will to identify the areas with the greatest potential.

Cuba and Cook Islands confirm common challenges

Starting from left, Secretary Tepaeru Hermann, High Commisioner to NZ Teremoana Yala and Ambassador Alzugaray

Wellington, April 4, 2018 – On the occasion of a visit to New Zealand by the Prime Minister of Cook Islands, Hon. Henry Puna, Cuban Ambassador Mario Alzugaray exchanged with Secretary of Foreign Affairs of the Pacific nation, Tepaeru Herrmann.

The Cuban diplomat expressed his pleasure at Prime Minister Puna´s reference to common challenges faced by Small Island Developing States, both in the Pacific and in the Caribbean, a topic that was the subject of debate at an event hosted by the New Zealand Institute of International Affairs (NZIIA) this afternoon in Parliament House.