Funafuti, March 29 – In a ceremony held in the Government House in this capital, the Governor General, Sir. Iakoba Taeia Italeli, received the letters of credentials of the new Ambassador of Cuba, Mario Alzugaray. During the meeting, the Tuvaluan leader expressed its gratitude for the assistance that Cuba has offered to his country over the last decade, highlighting the presence of Cuban doctors in this island of the Pacific, as a determining factor in the raise of the health standards of its people.
Dunedin, March 22, 2016. The New Zealand-Cuba Friendship Association, organized and opened this afternoon an art exhibition called "Yo me muero como viví” or as in English, “I die as I lived”. This exhibition presented a set of masterful paintings from the collection of the Hero of the Republic of Cuba, Mr. Antonio Guerrero, during his unjust imprisonment in US jails.
With broad participation of young Cubans artists from New Zealand and Australia, was held between 4th and 6th of March the Aotearoa Cuban Festival. As has been a tradition in recent years, the city of Rotorua served as host to this festival, establishing itself as an important event in New Zealand’s summer cultural calendar.
Palmerston North, March 5, 2016. The Festival of Cultures, organized every year by Palmerston North city, New Zealand, had for the first time a Cuban stall, accompanied with good music, food and a lot of happiness; something that did not go unnoticed by all the audience.
Cubans living in this city, did not hesitate for a moment of the opportunity that this festival was bringing, and they showed to all the residents of this welcoming town, the diversity and cultural wealth of their country of origin, Cuba.
Wellington, March 3, 2016. The Minister of Health of New Zealand, Jonathan Coleman, received a courtesy call from the Ambassador of Cuba, HE Mario Alzugaray. In the meeting, held at the government headquarters in the Beehive, both parties exchanged on the health systems of their countries and the challenges faced in order to provide better service to its citizens.