Cuba in New Zealand

Tribute to Fidel on his 91th birthday in New Zealand

Auckland, 13 August 2017. - A ceremony held to honour Fidel Castro´s legacy on his 91st anniversary, took place at the headquarters of Unite Union in this city.

Luis Casares, a Cuban resident in New Zealand and member of the Auckland Cuba Friendship Society (ACFS), kicked off the event, highlighting the struggle for social justice, as one of the fundamental principles that guided the ideas and actions of the leader of the Cuban Revolution, whom he also described as a tireless fighter who has served as an example to the progressive and left wing forces around the world.

Cuban ambassador honours Samoan Prime Minister on the launch his memoirs.

Ambassador Alzugaray (right) with PM Tu'ilaepa (center) and Samoan High Commissioner in NZ Leasi Papali'i Tommy Scanlan

Wellington, August 7, 2017. - On the occasion of the presentation of the book Palemia, memoirs of the Prime Minister of Samoa, Tu'ilaepa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi, the Ambassador of Cuba had the honour and the opportunity to greet and hold a brief exchange with the head of Government of the Pacific nation.

The Cuban diplomat congratulated the Samoan leader on the launch of this interesting text, which summarizes the experiences of the longest serving prime minister in the Pacific region. Tu´ilaepa has been serving in his present post since 1998.

Cuba Friendship Society in Auckland condemns Trump Aministration roll back on Cuba - US relations.

The latest rollback of the Obama presidency’s easing of relations with Cuba as a deepening of the blockade, now in place for 54 years, should be condemned.
Every president since Kennedy in 1963 has aimed to overthrow the Cuban revolution.
Obama’s shift in relations was a step forward but still had the open aim of fostering dissent within Cuba while keeping the blockade in place and Guantanamo occupied.

Minister Maggie Barry expresses support for broader exchanges with Latin America.

Minister Maggie Barry together with Ambassadors of Latin America in Wellington

Wellington, 23 June 2017. In a friendly meeting held at the Embassy of Cuba with the heads of Mission of the GRULAC, the Minister of Arts, Culture and Heritage, Maggie Barry, expressed her support for a greater exchange between New Zealand and Latin American nations.

During the event, the Ambassador of Cuba, Mario Alzugaray, offered details about the Latina America and Spain Film Festival (LASFF), which in its 2017 edition will have its inauguration at Te Papa Museum on October 20th, with the screening of the film "Cuba Libre", by Jorge Luis Sánchez filmmaker.

Cuban Ambassadors meets Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee

Minister Brownlee (r) greets the Cuban Ambassador (l)

Wellington, June 22, 2016- The Minister for Foreign Affairs of New Zealand, Gerry Brownlee, received today at the Beehive the Ambassador of Cuba, Mario Alzugaray, holding a positive exchange on the progress of the bilateral relations, as well as issues of mutual interest at the international level.