Press Release: Cuba regrets that 72 years after the United Nations was created, there are still 17 colonial territories.

New York, October 2nd, 2017. Cuba regretted that 72 years after the United Nations was founded and  56 years after the adoption of the historic Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples adopted by the General Assembly in its resolution 1514 (XV), there are still 17 territories that live the tragedy of colonialism, called "non-autonomous territories".

Press Release: Cuba reiterates its unwavering will to fight against terrorism

Statement to the press by Josefina Vidal, general director for the United States at Cuba's Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Josefina Vidal

Today we have learned of a State Department communiqué that reports the decision of the U.S. government to reduce personnel at its embassy in Havana. As we reported this past September 26, in a meeting held that day with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, on the initiative of the Cuban side, our minister of Foreign Affairs, Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla:

• Advised him not make hasty decisions that were not based on evidence or conclusive results of investigations;

• Called on him to avoid politicizing an issue of this nature; and

Statement to the press by the Director General of the United States, Josefina Vidal Ferreiro


The State Department announced Friday that it will withdraw more than half of the staff from the US embassy in Cuba after the "incidents" reported by diplomats.Josefina Vidal Ferreiro, director general for the United States of Minrex, emphasized to the press that the Government of Cuba has no responsibility in the alleged facts and it fulfills seriously and rigorously its obligations with the Convention of Vienna on Diplomatic Relations. We consider that the decision announced by the State Department is hasty and will affect bilateral relations.


In Kuwait was celebrated the 57th anniversary of CDR

Kuwait, September 28, 2017. The 57th anniversary of the Committees for the Defense of the Revolution (CDR) was held this Thursday in Kuwait with a small event organized by in the country's Cuban Medical Brigade and the diplomatic mission.

The participants emphasized that the CDRs, as an expression of the people's unity, have given their contribution in the most diverse tasks, such as cederista vigilance, blood donations, the fight against crime, illegalities and the social indiscipline.

National Defense Council Informational Report

As is known, September 7-10, the country was impacted by the powerful Hurricane Irma, which caused severe coastal flooding, strong winds, and heavy rainfall, principally in the north of the island from Camagüey to Artemisa.

The provinces most affected were Camagüey, Ciego de Ávila, Sancti Spíritus and Villa Clara. Others such as Guantánamo, Holguín, Las Tunas, Cienfuegos, Matanzas, Mayabeque, and La Habana also suffered damage.

Statement to the press by General Director for US Affairs, Josefina Vidal Ferreiro

Hoy hemos conocido un comunicado del Departamento de Estado que informa la decisión del Gobierno de EE.UU. de reducir el personal de su Embajada en La Habana.

Como informamos el pasado martes 26 de septiembre, en la reunión sostenida ese día, a propuesta de la parte cubana, con el secretario de Estado, Rex Tillerson, nuestro ministro de Relaciones Exteriores, Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla: