Miguel Barnet highlights the importance of preserving the historical and cultural roots of Cubans in a meeting with staff of the Mission of Cuba to UN

New York, 22 March 2017. As part of his visit to New York City, prominent Cuban intellectual Miguel Barnet held a meeting with the staff of the Permanent Mission of Cuba to the United Nations.

Diplomatic officials, workers and their relatives, as well as some representatives of the Cuban Women Federation, joined Barnet while warmly evoking the Historical Leader of the Revolution several times during the meeting, who he referred to as “The Enlightened”.

Director-General of Press Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lao PDR receives Ambassador of Cuba.

Director-General of Press Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lao PDR receives Ambassador of Cuba.

The General Director of Press Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Lao People's Democratic Republic, Mr. Phonethavy Boutdara, received this morning,  the Ambassador of Cuba, Pablo A. Rodríguez Vidal.

The meeting dealt with bilateral issues between the two countries and relations between the Cuban Embassy and that important Lao Foreign Ministry.

Embassy of Cuba in Lao PDR.


The Cuban Institute of Radio and Television (ICRT) invites executives, producers and experts in general, to participate in the Radio & Television Convention Cuba 2017, and International Expo-Fair which will be held on September 10-15, 2017 at the Palace of Conventions in Havana, Cuba, in order to promote the exchange of ideas, cooperation and commercialization of technology, products and services.

Honoring Fidel and Chávez in Indonesia

Honoring Fidel and Chávez in Indonesia

Indonesia March 22, 2017. The embassies of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and the Republic of Cuba respectively paid tribute to the Commander of the Bolivarian Revolution Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías on the occasion of the 4th Anniversary of his passing away last 5th of March and to the Commander in Chief of the Cuban Revolution Fidel Castro Ruz, who passed away on November 25th, 2016.

The Chairman of Committee on External Affairs of the Parliament of India receives the Cuban Ambassador.

New Delhi, March 22, 2017. The Chairman of Committee on External Affairs of the Parliament of India, Dr. Shashi Tharoor and Ambassador Oscar Martínez Cordoves held a cordial meeting where they exchanged on interparliamentary relations and the possibility of strengthening ties, in the framework of the forthcoming visit to India of a delegation of the National Assembly of People's Power (ANPP) of the Republic of Cuba chaired by Ms. María Yolanda Ferrer Gomez, President of the Commission on International Relations of the National Assembly. (Cubaminrex / Embacuba India).

Cuba and Malaysia explores possibilities to collaborate in the health sector

Kuala Lumpur, March 22nd - The Cuban ambassador to Malaysia, Ibete Fernández, held a working meeting with the Secretary General of the Ministry of Health, Dato Seri Dr Chen Chaw Min, where they addressed the health situation in both countries and the possibilities that exist to develop a future bilateral collaboration.

Dr Chen Chaw Min expressed interest in the drugs and vaccines produced by Cuba to fight against cancer and diabetes and the country's experience in controlling non communicable diseases. He also highlighted the high health rates that the island enjoys.

Vice Minister of International Relations and Cooperation honors Fidel Castro's figure and condemns Blockade.

Peya Mushelenga, Vice Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, in his speech to the National Budget debate for the period 2017-2018, held in Parliament, condemned the unjust US Blockade against Cuba, reaffirmed the support of his Government to Cuba in the struggle for the elimination ofthat genocidal policy and recalled the figure of Commander in Chief Fidel Castro.

The Namibian politician said:

“The plight of the Cuban people shall forever remain a matter of interest to me. As long as the blockade imposed on them by the US is not finally removed, efforts to normalise relations between the two countries remain just hanging there. I salute the people of Cuba for the fortitude that they have maintained all those years, walking tall in the jungle of camelthorns. No amount of infuriating power politics has broken their relentlessness. I am inspired by their courage and determination. My unwavering support to their cause is boundless! Read my lips and hear me saying this – I will continue to condemn any attempt to undo the progress of the Cuban revolution as I have done before in this august house, and elsewhere, without fear or favour.

The mentioning of Cuba brings me close to tears, though, as I reminisces about Commandant Fidel Castro Ruz, a giant of a man, both in terms of physical stature and revolutionary eminence, who departed to the world beyond tangible human access and comprehension, last year. Commandant Fidel Castro Ruz dwarfed over-sized giants from the opposite end of the spectrum. Standing his grounds, he outsmarted them, ducking arrows from their politico-military and diplomatic offences, while striking back, as sharp shooter, from his coordinated angle of attack. Oh, yes! He took international platforms by the storm, hitting the nail on the head and levelling his opponents to the ground.

Though his departure has created emptiness in the Cuban revolutionary diagram, his legacy will continue to galvanize and sustain the progressive cause of his people, because heroes never die! Southern Africa and Namibia in particular shall forever remain indebted and truly grateful to this illustrious son of the soil, for the selfless support that he and his people have rendered to the cause of our freedom. What a comrade! What a revolutionary! At this juncture I cannot help, but say Viva Fidel! Vivan la Revolución y el pueblo de Cuba! Hasta la victoria siempre! Venceremos!”