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Pacific island nations can count on the friendship and support of Cuba

Suva, Fijji

Cuba´s Deputy Foreign Minister, Rogelio Sierra Díaz, led a delegation to participate in the 49th Pacific Islands Forum, held in the Republic of Nauru, in the South Pacific, September 3-6, the ministry reported.

The Forum is the Pacific region’s principal event and includes 14 small island nations, as well as observers and associates, a category Cuban has been afforded since 2013.

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Havana’s “Sonic Incidents” versus the University of Edinburgh: The “40%” Mystery

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On August 15, 2018, the U.S. State Department announced yet another measure toward reducing its Havana embassy staff and its effectiveness by limiting the diplomats’ stays to one year. This extremely limited affectation category is normally applied to countries at war, such as Afghanistan and Iraq. The change in U.S. policy initiated last fall is based on a supposed sonic health issue detected by Washington affecting its Havana diplomats. Along with a travel warning for Americans with regard to visiting Cuba and limited consular services that impact both U.S. citizens and Cubans on the island,

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U.S. recognizes negative impact of its policy toward Cuba

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Both the negative impact of staff reductions at the U.S. embassy in Cuba, as well as the harshness of its warning on travel to the country, were acknowledged recently in Washington, leading to a memorandum from the Congressional Research Service, in the first case, and a new travel warning category established by the State Department.

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A present based on memory

Fidel y Nujoma

As soon as Namibia achieved its independence, the nation established diplomatic relations with Cuba, an island 11,000 kilometers away. It was March 21, 1990. Ndapandula Akwaake had not yet been born, much less could her family have imagined that one day she, or some other relative, would travel to the Caribbean island experiencing a Revolution

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The 10 most common lies about alleged health incidents affecting U.S. diplomats in Cuba

Diplomaticos noticias falsas

Since the story was first reported a series of inaccuracies and blatant lies have appeared in international media and official statements. Granma shares a list of the 10 most common. After months of investigations by U.S. and Cuban authorities, there is no evidence that U.S. diplomats were the victims of “sonic attacks” in Cuba.

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Canadian Embassy in Havana designated ‘unaccompanied post’

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Declaration by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cuba regarding the Canadian government’s decision to designate its embassy in Havana an ‘unaccompanied post,’ following unusual health symptoms reported in 2017 by some Canadian diplomatic staff and dependants posted to the Cuban capital, according to a statement

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Havana is home to the most African embassies in Latin America

Fidel y Mandela

Despite the geographical distance and economic limitations, regionally Cuba is home to the most African embassies, a continent with which it shares many historic and cultural ties. With the opening of the Kenyan Embassy in the Cuban capital, set to take place this Friday March 16, there will now be 22 nations from Sub-Saharan Africa with diplomatic missions in the country.

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Cuba, Kenya Seek to Strengthen Relations By Opening Embassy

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With the opening of Kenya”s embassy in Cuba this week the two countries seek to strengthen their political and cooperation relations, agreed sources from the two nations. The inauguration of the diplomatic headquarters in this capital will be held next Friday, in the context of the official visit to the island of the Kenyan president, Uhuru Kenyatta, scheduled from Wednesday to Saturday.

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U.S. makes cuts to embassy staff in Havana official

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From March 5, the United States Embassy in Havana will operate as an “unaccompanied post,” according to an official media note from the U.S. Department of State, published March 2. The document explains that “The U.S. Embassy in Havana has operated under ordered departure status since September 29, 2017, due to health attacks affecting U.S. Embassy Havana employees.

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US Legislator Asks Tillerson Return of Diplomats to Cuba

Kathy-Castor

Democratic Representative Kathy Castor requested U.S. Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, the return of diplomats and consular officials to the U.S. Embassy in Cuba to change the situation in that facility today.