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.
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.
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.
Havana, June 18, 2019.Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez expressed on Tuesday deep condolences to the people and government of China for the victims and damages caused by an earthquake that hit last night the province of Sichuan.
On Twitter, the Minister of Foreign Affairs extended his message to the families of the victims of the earthquake, which has caused so far 12 dead and 134 wounded.