Cuba in New Zealand

Deputy Secretary of the Pacific Islands Forum highlights Cuban cooperation in the region


Suva, March 31, 2016.- In a meeting to welcome the Ambassador of Cuba, Mario Alzugaray, the Deputy Secretary of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, Andy Fong Toy, expressed satisfaction with the cooperation that Cuba has offered to the countries of the region and confirmed its willingness to further promote links between the Caribbean country and the organization she represents.

Governor General of Tuvalu receives letters of credence from Ambassador of Cuba


Funafuti, March 29 – In a ceremony held in the Government House in this capital, the Governor General, Sir. Iakoba Taeia Italeli, received the letters of credentials of the new Ambassador of Cuba, Mario Alzugaray. During the meeting, the Tuvaluan leader expressed its gratitude for the assistance that Cuba has offered to his country over the last decade, highlighting the presence of Cuban doctors in this island of the Pacific, as a determining factor in the raise of the health standards of its people.

Antonio Guerrero’s painting exhibition inaugurated in New Zealand

Exposición Antonio Guerrero NZ

Dunedin, March 22, 2016. The New Zealand-Cuba Friendship Association, organized and opened this afternoon an art exhibition called "Yo me muero como viví” or as in English, “I die as I lived”. This exhibition presented a set of masterful paintings from the collection of the Hero of the Republic of Cuba, Mr. Antonio Guerrero, during his unjust imprisonment in US jails.

Great Success of Aotearoa Cuban Festival

With broad participation of young Cubans artists from New Zealand and Australia, was held between 4th and 6th of March the Aotearoa Cuban Festival. As has been a tradition in recent years, the city of Rotorua served as host to this festival, establishing itself as an important event in New Zealand’s summer cultural calendar.

Cubans spread their traditions to New Zealanders in Palmerston North

Palmerston North, March 5, 2016. The Festival of Cultures, organized every year by Palmerston North city, New Zealand, had for the first time a Cuban stall, accompanied with good music, food and a lot of happiness; something that did not go unnoticed by all the audience.

Cubans living in this city, did not hesitate for a moment of the opportunity that this festival was bringing, and they showed to all the residents of this welcoming town, the diversity and cultural wealth of their country of origin, Cuba.