Yesterday morning, Cuban Ambassador Carmelina Ramirez signed the Book of Condolences opened by the Embassy of Mozambique in honor of the victims of Cyclone Idai, which hit the north of that country and part of Zimbabwe. The ambassador went with the Third Secretary of the Embassy, the official Vladimir Guerra who also signed the book. Cyclone Idai spent last week in the city of Beira, destroying everything in its path towards Zimbabwe and Malawi.
The Ambassador of Cuba in Zimbabwe signed the Book of Condolences opened in the Embassy of Kenya on the morning of March 20 for the plane crash that took place on March 10 in Ethiopia, which killed 157 people of more than 30 nationalities. The Ethiopian Airlines plane covered the Addis Ababa-Nairobi route and crashed shortly after takeoff. The head of the Cuban diplomatic mission lamented the accident and conveyed the condolences of the government and people of Cuba to the relatives of the victims.
The National Organizer of ZANU PF and Minister of Defense Oppah Muchinguri criticized the imperialist encirclement of the United States and its allies to Venezuela. The prominent Zimbabwean leader received the Ambassador of Cuba, Carmelina Ramirez, and expressed the solidarity of her country with the sister Republic of Venezuela. The Minister said that it is an imperialist strategy to destabilize governments that do not suit US interests, as happened in Libya, in Syria, just to mention a few examples.
Continuing this week of Cuban culture in Zimbabwe on March 12, Michel Herrera and his Young Jazz band performed at the 7 Arts Theatre in Avondale, Harare. The young Cuban outstanding saxophonist gave an excellent concert with free admission, in which he played some of his best known hits. The last part of the presentation was Cuban popular dance music, with themes known and celebrated by the audience.
On March 11, the Embassy of Cuba in Zimbabwe celebrated the 60th Anniversary of the triumph of the Cuban Revolution. Ambassador Carmelina addressed the audience expressing the importance it has for Cubans on January 1, 1959, when the rebels led by Fidel Castro defeated Batista's dictatorship and a government of the people and for the people was established in Cuba. She also reviewed several of the achievements obtained during these 60 years and the constant struggle to which we have been subjected by the crude blockade imposed by the United States on our island.