Cuba in New Zealand

Oamaru Mail - Cuban ambassador opens exhibition

It was a memorable day for staff and pupils at St Kevin’s College last Wednesday when Cuban ambassador Mario Alzugaray Rodriguez visited the school.

Accompanied by his wife Elizabeth and their son Mauricio, Mr Alzugaray Rodriguez officially opened a photography exhibition at the school.

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Otago Daily Times - Optimism over Cuba relations

Despite vast differences there is much Cuba and New Zealand can learn from each other, the island nation's ambassador says.

Mario Alzugaray is on a four-day tour of Dunedin, which includes attending the Labour Party conference and speaking with deputy mayor Chris Staynes.

While both countries were considerably different geographically and socially, the two island natios could learn from each other, Mr Alzugaray said. 

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Visit to the Museum of Working Class History in Blackball

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.

Cuban Culture Day celebration in Wellington

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.

"Night Landscapes”: Exhibition of Cuban Art in Palmerston North

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.