Embassy of Cuba in New Zealand with concurrent accreditations to the Republic of Fiji, Cook Islands, Independent State of Samoa, Kingdom of Tonga, Tuvalu, Republic of Kiribati

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Eventos EN
Latest Cuban Embassy Newsletter
Sunday, August 02, 2015

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Momentum for progress in repealing the blockade — ‘ still a formidable barrier’ — continues to build, with Latin American and Caribbean nations again deploring its effect, now joined by former US secretary of state Hilary Clinton. The US has removed Cuba from its human trafficking list, Spain and China seek ways to strengthen relations, Cuba is to showcase advances in dealing with dengue fever, commercialisation with overseas partners of a vaccine for cancer is under way, as well as a new method of identifying pregnancy from as soon as 72 hours into the cycle, and Panama says ‘thank-you Cuba’ for the success there of the ‘Yo sí puedo’ literacy programme.
In our Travel & tourism section, Nature tourism and the environment is the focus of September’s Turnat 2015 international event, new excursions to Pico Turquino have been set up, health tourism gets a boost from Panamanian agency Belraysa, tourism figures for the first half of the year are just under 2million, 15 percent up year on year, influential Dutch magazine Travelution has published a special issue on Cuba and giant US hotel chain Marriott is shaping up to do business on the island acknowledging it is in a race with companies from many other nations.
Inside Cuba picks up news of a new documentary on Fidel — ‘the world’s most-watched man’ — we cover the death of the much-loved actor Alina Rodriguez, and disclose that temperatures in Cuba were sky-high last month with 39.3degsC measured in Bayamo, in the east.

Bloqueo EN
Speech by Cuban FM at opening of Cuban embassy in the US
Monday, July 20, 2015

Cuban Minister of Foreign Affairs Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla delivered a speech at the ceremony to re-open the Cuban embassy in Washington DC this morning.

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Eventos EN
We will continue the process of transformations in Cuban society at our own pace
Thursday, July 16, 2015

Speech presented by Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee and President of the Councils of State and Ministers, during the closure of the National Assembly of People’s Power Eighth Legislature’s Fifth Period of Ordinary Sessions, in the Havana Convention Center, July 15, 2015, Year 57 of the Revolution.

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Solidaridad EN
The noble profession of restoring sight
Wednesday, July 08, 2015

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Relaciones Bilaterales EN
“We are very proud of what we have done together”
Thursday, June 25, 2015

The 70th anniversary of the establishment of relations between Cuba and Canada will be celebrated this June 26 with a concert in Havana’s Plaza Vieja at 7:00 p.m, featuring the renowned Canadian group, Sam Roberts Band and singer-songwriter Carlos Varela, known for classics such as “Monedas al aire” and “Como los peces.”

Regarding this important date, Granma spoke with Canadian Ambassador to Cuba, Yves Gagnon, who also referred to the meeting between the Prime Minister of his country, Stephen Harper, and Cuban President Raúl Castro, Cuba's participation in the forthcoming Pan American Games in Toronto, and the large numbers of Canadian tourists traveling to the island, among other topics.

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