Cuba in New Zealand

Cuban community in Wellington and Palmy gets together for New Year celebrations

Merry Christmas y and best wishes to all friends in Aotearoa NZ, especially to all Cubans around this beautiful country. It´s been great to get together once again, including the Palmy Caucus, surrounded by a bunch of cute babies in a year that has proven very “productive” for Cuban – Kiwi families. Big hug and many thanks for all your support during 2017!

Artists United in New Zealand to Mitigate Hurricane Damage in Cuba

Wellington, Dec 14 (Prensa Latina) Aware of the stories of his colleague Osmeivy Ortega about the damage Hurricane Irma caused in Cuba, New Zealand artists will auction some works by the two countries and will allocate what will be collected to the reconstruction of the Caribbean island.

Renowned painters Michel Tuffery, John Walsh, Stephen Ellis and Seraphine Pick, potter Andy Kingston and sculptor Clovis Viscoe are some of those who will participate in the Expo-Sale, in which about 20 engravings and paintings by 17 important Cuban artists are also included.

Cuban Ambassador highlights Fidel's legacy on local radio

Wellington, December 1, 2017. - As part of the tribute to Commander in Chief Fidel Castro Ruz on the first anniversary of his passing away, the local station “Radio Latina” aired a program on the legacy of the leader of the Cuban Revolution.

Journalist Jorge Herrera interviewed the Ambassador of Cuba in New Zealand, Mario Alzugaray, who commented on Fidel's impact on the foreign policy of his country, highlighting international cooperation, as the result of social justice being a key issue in the Cuban leader´s ideas.

Antonio Guerrero exhibition inaugurated in Christchurch

Christchurch, October 31st, 2017. – The watercolours exhibition “I will die the way I´ve lived” by Antonio Guerrero, one of The Cuban Five, was launched this Monday at the largest city of The South Island. Antonio was among a group of Cuban freedom fighters unjustly incarcerated in the US for more than a decade, as a result of a rigged and politically motivated trial.

Cuba and Samoa celebrate 10 years of diplomatic relations.

Officials from the diplomatic missions of Cuba and Samoa in Wellington

Wellington, October 23rd, 2017. - In an emotional event hosted by the Embassy of Cuba in this city, diplomats from both countries commemorated the 10th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations.

The Ambassador of Cuba, Mario Alzugaray, restated the importance that Cuba attaches to its links with the Pacific region, sharing the challenges faced by the Small Island Development States. He also congratulated his counterpart for the successful hosting of the 48th Pacific Island Forum in Samoa early September 2017.