Cuba in South Africa

Ominous silence by US on Cuban embassy terrorism attack

Pretoria, November 2nd, 2020.- By Rodolfo Benitez Verson, Ambassador of Cuba in South Africa, Eswatini and Lesotho

On Thursday, April 30 this year, at 2.05am, a terrorist attack was perpetrated against the Cuban Embassy in the US.

Thirty-two rounds were fired from a semi-automatic assault rifle at our diplomatic mission in Washington DC.

At the time of the events, there were 10 officials in the building. If the attack had taken place at another time, the story would be different. A massacre could have occurred.

The Myth that is Che - A Man of the People

Pretoria, October 28, 2020.- In the framework of the day for the Cuban heroes Camilo (Camilo Cienfuegos) and Che (Ernesto Guevara) we share the letter sent to us by our friend Nicolas Wolpe, director of the South African historical museum "Lilies Lief" about his experience when he visited the Ernesto Memorial Guevara in the Cuban province of Villa Clara where the remains of the heroic guerrilla rest.

Camilo, in the eternal memory of the Cuban people

Pretora, October 28, 2020.- Today we commemorate the 61st anniversary of the physical disappearance of Camilo Cienfuegos, one of the fundamental pillars of the armed campaign that overthrew the tyranny of Fulgencio Batista in Cuba on January 1, 1959. His courage earned him the title of Hero of Yaguajay, one of the decisive battles for victory.

Press Release: The Day of the Cuban Culture

Pretoria, October 20, 2020.- During 40 years, the people of Cuba has celebrated the Day of Cuban National Culture every October 20.

The date was instituted in commemoration of one of the most relevant events that the History of Cuba treasures, the intonation for the first time of the National Anthem, also on October 20, 1868.

Pedro Figueredo Cisneros, Major General of the Cuban Liberation Army, was the creator of that combat march entitled "La Bayamesa", sung by the people in the Cuban city of Bayamo, the day it was liberated by the Cuban Liberation Army.