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.
NEW ZEALAND, October 9, 2018 – The Cuban 1st Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Marcelino Medina González and his New Zealander counterpart Brook Barrington, highlighted this Friday to promote bilateral relations between the two countries in the context of the visit the Cuban deputy foreign minister is paying to this country.
NEW ZEALAND, October 8th, 2018.- New Zealand Minister of Trade and Export Growth, Hon. David Parker, hosted First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cuba, Marcelino Medina González, who made a working visit to this Pacific country as part of his tour through the region.
Both sides agreed to highlight the positive cooperation links developed in recent years, in diverse areas such as trade, agriculture, education and culture. They also referred to the updating process of the Cuban economic model and the new investment opportunities in the Caribbean island.
Wellington, September 17th, 2018. As part of the Latin America and Spain Film Festival (LASFF, for its acronym in English), the screening of the Cuban film "The Roof" took place at the University of Auckland.
The local public fully enjoyed the movie. At the end of the screening an interesting exchange was generated about the Cuban reality, its customs and traditions.