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

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.

Article by the Ambassador of Cuba in South Africa, Rodolfo Benitez Verson published in important Lesotho newspaper

Pretoria, 21 June, 2019.-  Artículo del Embajador de Cuba en Sudáfrica, Rodolfo Benítez Verson en el marco del 40 aniversario del establecimiento de las relaciones diplomáticas entre Cuba y Lesotho, fue publicado en el importante periódico de Lesotho "The Post".

CUBA AND LESOTHO: 40 YEARS OF FRUITFUL DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS

Author: Rodolfo Benítez Verson, Ambassador of Cuba to the Kingdom of Lesotho

On June 14, 1979, the Republic of Cuba and the Kingdom of Lesotho decided to formalize their diplomatic relations.

Green leading trade mission to Cuba

Minister of state in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Floyd Green, is leading a Jamaican delegation at the 16th ExpoCaribe International Trade Fair.

(Article published by the Jamaica Observer)

Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Floyd Green, is leading a Jamaican delegation at the 16th ExpoCaribe International Trade Fair.

The team left for Cuba yesterday for the four-day trade fair, with a mission to take full advantage of the opportunities for business, trade, and investment between Jamaica and Cuba.

Embassy of Cuba in the Kingdom of the Netherlands holds joint activity with LATITUDE

The Hague, June 18, 2019. On the afternoon of June 17, the Embassy of Cuba in the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Delft Association of Latin American Students (LATITUDE) carried out an attractive activity in which the attending students had the opportunity to learn more about Cuban history and culture

Head of Cuba´s Tourist Office starts official work program in The Netherlands

The Hague, June 11, 2019. The Head of Cuba´s Ministry of Tourism Office (MINTUR) Counselor Igor García began a work visit to The Netherlands to promote Cuba as a tourist destination in the Dutch market and hold meetings with official counterparts and Dutch tourist agencies.

This morning he held a positive meeting with Jeroen Smits of the company Auke Media to assess opportunities for joint projects.

African Union Commission acknowledges the contribution of Cuba to Africa

Addis Ababa, June 20, 2019.  On the occasion of the reception of new medical equipment to the African Union clinic, the Deputy Chairperson of the AUC, H.E. Mr. Thomas Kwesi Quartey acknowledged the contribution of Cuba to the struggle against colonialism, the preservation of the sovereignty of various contries in the continent, as well as the medical services rendered by the Cubans to Africa for many decades.

Meeting of the Minister of Foreign Affairs Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla with the representatives of the Association of Cuban Residents ¨Martires de Barbados¨ and Cuban collaborators in the country, as well as representatives of culture and solidarity.

Representatives of the board of the Association of Resident Cubans ¨Martires de Barbados¨ and Cuban collaborators, with the Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla.

Representatives of the board of the Association of Resident Cubans ¨Martires de Barbados¨ and Cuban collaborators, with the Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla.

Carnival Profits Drop due to Trump's Measures against Cuba.

Washington, June 20, 2019. Carnival, the world''s largest cruise company, reduced its prospects for profits this year due to the decision by the Government of the United States to suspend its ships'' voyages to Cuba.

In a communiqué, the firm adjusted its predictions from 4.35-4.55 to 4.25-4.35 dollars, due to the US actions.

Other companies in the sector, such as Norwegian Cruise and Royal Caribbean, also reduced their growth predictions after the measures taken by the Donald Trump administration.

Cuba deposits instrument of ratification of the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer.

New York, 20 June 2019.Cuba deposited today the instrument of ratification of the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer. With this step, Cuba reaffirms its commitment to the elimination of ozone-depleting substances, a fundamental goal of the Montreal Protocol and the Kigali Amendment. The Cuban government has been a signatory to the Montreal Protocol since 1992 and has been eliminating a group of important substances ever since.

Director of Sub-Saharan Africa makes an official visit to Mauritius

The director of Sub-Saharan Africa of the Cuban Foreign Ministry, Gisela García, made an official visit to the island of Mauritius from this Monday, June 17. During this visit, which lasted until June 19, Gisela held fruitful meetings with different officers of the Mauritian chancellery and ministers of this insular country, such as the Minister of Youth and Sports Jean Christophe Stephan Toussaint, the Secretary of Foreign Affairs , Dwarka Canabady, as well as the Director of Multilaterals, Rakesh Bhuchory.

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