Articles of Politics

News »

Raul Castro receives Barack Obama

obama_raul

Cuban President Raul Castro officially received his US counterpart Barack Obama at the Revolution Palace in Havana and both leaders are holding talks now. After the ceremony, Raul and Obama greeted the members of both delegations before starting their talks, that will end with statements to the press that gathers at the site. On the

News »

Statement to the press by President Obama

Obama y cempresarios

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Buenas tardes. President Castro, to you, the Cuban government and the Cuban people, thank you for the welcome that you have extended to me, to my family, and to my delegation. For more than half a century, the sight of a U.S. President here in Havana would have been unimaginable. But this is a new day — es un nuevo día — between our two countries.

News »

The road to collaboration

colaboracion agricultura eeuu Cuba

As part of President Obama’s historic visit, a memorandum of understanding on agricultural cooperation was signed today, March 21, by Thomas Vilsack, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture and Gustavo Rodríguez, Cuban minister for the sector.

News »

Potential for scientific exchange between Cuba and the United States highlighted in Havana

Agustin Lage

The Director of the Center of Molecular Immunology in Cuba, Dr, Agustín Lage, noted the potential for scientific exchange between Cuba and the United States, while announcing further steps to strengthen links in this sector.
Dr. Lage announced during a press conference this Sunday morning in Havana, that Cuban biotechnology products could begin to be used by U.S. patients, as more than 30 Cuban patents have been approved by the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

News »

Statement by Cuban Foreign Minister on Cuba-EU Agreement

bruno-y-federica-Union europea

I want to thank my dear friend, Federica Mogherini, for her presence in Havana for the second time, on an official visit, and express our appreciation for her substantial contribution to the development of relations between the European Union and Cuba.

News »

Statement by Federica Mogherini on Cuba-EU Agreement

federica Mogherini

Statement to the press by Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission at the 7th Ministerial Political Dialogue session between Cuba and the European Union

News »

Tribute from a grateful homeland

Palacio Presidencial

March 13, 1957 will continue to be a historic date that resonates with Cubans. Over the coming days, Cuban university students, members of the Revolutionary Directorate of the time and patriots in general, will commemorate, as they do every year, the assault on the Presidential Palace, on March 13, 1957

News »

Billion peso investment in Cuban energy and mines

Cuba planta Niquel

Speaking to the press, the official from the Ministry of Energy and Mines noted that investments in 2015 amounted to around one billion pesos, representing 94.9% fulfillment of the scheduled plan. He described 2015 as a good year for activities in the sector, which saw key industries achieve high levels of production.

News »

U.S. blockade sees British Cuba Solidarity Campaign bank accounts close

Banco Bloqueo

THERE are many examples of the extraterritorial character of the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States against Cuba for over half a century. The cases range from multi-million dollar fines against banks or companies for doing business with Cuba, to the refusal to provide services to persons or entities that have some link with the island.

News »

Raúl receives Federal President of Austria

Raul y Pdet Austria Palacio

During the friendly encounter, the two leaders discussed the positive state of bilateral relations, celebrating their 70th anniversary this year, and their desire to gradually strengthen trade, economic and cooperation ties. They also addressed topics of mutual interest on the international agenda.