New York, 8 May 2019. Cuba was elected by overwhelming majority to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Executive Board from 2020 to 2022; to the World Food Program (WFP) Executive Board from 2020 to 2022; and to the Commission for Social Development from 2020 to 2024. The three agencies are subsidiary bodies of the United Nations Economic and Social Council, which is also known by ECOSOC, its English abbreviation.
Havana, May 8, 2019. Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel said today that US plans against the Caribbean island and the Venezuelan people are perverse and highly interfering.
'Pronouncements by officials of the US Government against Cuba and Venezuela, have the same objective and are part of the perverse, arrogant and interfering Monroe policy of the North', the Head of State wrote in his Twitter account.
'Nations with dignity will defend independence and sovereignty,' he added.
La Habana, May 8, 2019. The U.S. tourist sector remains committed to Cuba as a holiday destination, even as the U.S. government is tightening the blockade against the island. This was stated at a press conference by Michel Bernal Quicutis, commercial director at the Cuban Ministry of Tourism (Mintur), who assured that “We will not give up on reaching the planned 5,100,000 visitors for this 2019.”
La Habana, May 7, 2019. Members of Cuban civil society, intellectuals, journalists, and students gathered on May 3 in Havana, in a public hearing convened by the Association of Cuban Jurists and the Cuban United Nations Association to discuss the activation of the Helms-Burton Act’s Title III, a law that violates the principle of sovereignty, and seeks to destroy our nation and subordinate it to the power of a foreign government.