Statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The United States has no authority to judge Cuba’s performance against trafficking in persons

Statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

On June 20, 2019, the US State Department added Cuba to the lowest tier in its 2019 Trafficking in Persons Report. The Report claims that “Cuba does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking and is not making significant efforts to do so.”

The United States has no authority to judge Cuba´s performance against trafficking in persons

The United States has no authority to judge Cuba´s performance against trafficking in persons

Statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

On June 20, 2019, the US State Department added Cuba to the lowest tier in its 2019 Trafficking in Persons Report. The Report claims that “Cuba does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking and is not making significant efforts to do so.”

This ranking has conceivably nothing to do with Cuba’s true performance in actively combating trafficking in persons and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs absolutely rejects it for being a complete slander.

Barbados and Cuba Governments Committed To Bilingualism

Prime Minister Mottley receives Minister Rodfríguez Parrilla at Ilaro Court

Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley and Cuba’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bruno Rodriguez Parilla, in discussion during a courtesy call at Ilaro Court. (B.Hinds/BGIS)

Government remains committed to its 2030 target to give every Barbadian under the age of 18 an opportunity to be bilingual.

Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley reiterated this commitment on Monday, when Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba, Bruno Rodriguez Parilla, who was on a one-day official visit, paid her a courtesy call, at Ilaro Court.

Cuba and Saint Lucia initiate cooperation in the education sector.

In the framework of the cooperation agreement between the Ministries of Education of Cuba and Santa Lucia, signed last February, three Cubans specialists arrived in Castries, who will contribute with their support and advice on aspects related to the development of this important area. Among the Cuban specialists, we highlight the presence of the methodology of mathematics Susana Acosta, who has already advanced an important stage of work with the educational authorities of Saint Lucia and Dr.

Saint Lucia takes part at the V Meeting in Latin America of the "Bonn Challenge", in Havana.

The V Meeting in Latin America of the "Bonn Challenge" that was held last week in Havana, include the participation of Souraya Niles, Deputy Permanent Secretary at Ministry of Agriculture, Food Production, Fisheries and Rural Development, as well as Alfred Prosperous Deputy Chief Forest Officer. This important event was attended by Environment ministers and forestry authorities from Latin America and the Caribbean. They joined efforts to boost regional reforestation.

Cuba rejects inclusion in US blacklist about human trafficking.

The US government this week included Cuba in its blacklist of countries that do not do enough to combat human trafficking, a measure that can lead to the imposition of coercive measures. The President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, denounced this accusation to which he catalogs of immoral, deceitful and perverse. He considers it a US slander that attacks Cuban medical collaboration, an example of solidarity, humanity and noble and legitimate cooperation among the countries of the South.

First Vice-President of Cuba meets with the leader of the World Federation of trade unions

First Vice-President of Cuba meets with the leader of the World Federation of trade unions

CUBA, June 21, 2019-First Vice President of Cuba, Salvador Valdes Mesa, met in Geneva with the Secretary general of the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU), George Mavrikos, within the scope of the annual Conference of the International Organization of Labour (ILO).
During the sustained exchange, Valdes Mesa and Mavrikos tried on the situation of the trade union movement in the world and the traditional solidarity stance of the WFTU with Latin America, in particular towards Cuba and Venezuela.

The United States has no authority to judge Cuba’s performance against trafficking in persons Statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The United States has no authority to judge Cuba’s performance against trafficking in persons Statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

On June 20, 2019, the US State Department added Cuba to the lowest tier in its 2019 Trafficking in Persons Report. The Report claims that “Cuba does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking and is not making significant efforts to do so.”

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