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Letter from the President of the Republic of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, to the Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Gutérres.

Unofficial translation

Havana, 26 June 2020

“62nd Year of the Revolution”


H.E. Mr. Antonio Gutérres

Secretary General of the United Nations

New York


Your Excellency,

Seventy five years after the Member States of this Organization signed the Charter of the United Nations, the strict compliance with its principles and purposes, International Law, and the preservation of multilateralism, gains more significance than ever.

Foreign minister says Cuba maintains zero tolerance for human trafficking

Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez says that Cuba maintains its position of zero tolerance towards any manifestation of human trafficking.

On his official Twitter profile, the island's foreign minister reiterated that the policy of the Cuban Revolution rejects any manifestation of this international scourge, which costs the lives of thousands of people every year.

"Cuba exhibits an exemplary performance in the fight against human trafficking and maintains a policy of zero tolerance for trafficking in any form," Bruno Rodríguez tweeted.

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Havana, Jun 25, 2020.- Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez described the United States' accusations to the Caribbean nation regarding terrorism as paradoxical and hypocritical.

On his Twitter account, the head of Cuban diplomacy assured on Wednesday that Washington insists on trying to single out the island in that issue.

The United States practices State terrorism with a shameful trajectory, from which Cuba has been a victim, the foreign minister said.

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Havana, June 13, 2020.- Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez reported on Saturday that the island's Consulates are resuming their services in those countries where health conditions allow it.

The foreign minister said on his Twitter account that in all cases the necessary security measures are taken to avoid contagion with Covid-19.

He indicated that this reopening does not eliminate the extension of the permit to stay abroad to those citizens who, as a result of the pandemic, have not been able to return to their country in 24 months.

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During his daily press briefing held Friday morning, Dr. Duran said that over the past 24 hours -- up to 12 midnight Thursday night -- unfortunately, one patient died from the coronavirus.  A total of 81 patients have died from COVID-19 in Cuba over the past several months.