Cuba in New Zealand

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.

Cubas commitmment with climate change highlighted in New Zealand

Christchurch, March 25, 2018.- In an event coordinated by the Cuba Friendship Society in Christchurch, the Vice-Chairman of the Working Group III of the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) and director of the World Economy Research Center in Havana, Ramón Pichs, gave a lecture on the impact of climate change for Cuba and the actions taken by the Government to address it.

Cuban ambassador meets Chairperson of New Zealand Parliament Foreign Affairs Committee.

Wellington, March 22nd, 2018.- Cuban Ambassador Mario Alzugaray, payed a courtesy call to the chairperson of New Zealand Parliament Foreign Affairs, Defense and Trade Committee, Simon O'Connor.

During the meeting both parties exchanged point of views on diverse international matters. They also exchange on issues of mutual interest in the context of bilateral relations.

The MP for the National Party expressed his interest in the current situation of Cuba, development prospects and links with the Pacific.