Statement by Josefina Vidal, Director for United States affairs at Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs


“The United States can always count on with the disposition of the Cuban Government and people to work for the improvement of the bilateral relations. It´s regrettable that President Obama continues to be ill-advised and misinformed on Cuba reality and the sentiments of his own people who desires a normalization of our relations. Cuba is a country that changes and moves forward. The only thing that has not changed during 50 years is the United States policy”. 
Havana, February 1, 2013

Statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cuba

ON December 11, 2012, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) responsible for implementing the ironclad economic, commercial and financial blockade maintained against the Cuban people by the government of the United States, announced the imposition of a $375 million fine on HSBC Holdings (Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation), based in London, for the alleged violation of U.S. unilateral sanctions on various countries, including Cuba.

Executive summary of Cuba’s response to the letter of allegation issued by the working group on arbitrary detentions with regard to the Alan Gross case

Contrary to the allegations made by the source of a denounce against the Cuban government, the detention of Mr. Alan Phillip Gross in Cuba has not violated any of the articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant of Civil and Political Rights or the Group of Principles for the Protection of Persons Under Any Form of Detention or Imprisonment. Therefore, this in no way qualifies as an arbitrary detention.

Statement by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba

In the afternoon of November 26, 2012, a new meeting was held between diplomats of the United States Interest Section in Havana, including the head of that office, consular officials, the doctor and the nurse of that mission and members of the medical team in charge of providing medical assistance to US citizen Alan Gross, who is serving an imprisonment sentence.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Statement


Cuban Government sends messages of condolences to Bahamas, Canada, the United States, Haiti and Jamaica, over Hurricane “Sandy”

On Wednesday, October 31st, the Government of the Republic of Cuba sent messages of condolences to the Governments of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, Canada, the United States of America, the Republic of Haiti and Jamaica, over the loss of human lives and significant material damage caused by hurricane “Sandy”.

Statement by Josefina Vidal, Head for United States affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Mr. Alan Gross was visited in three ocassions by his wife during last week and to this purpose he was provided with all the facilities and the best conditions were created.

Mr. Gross health situation continues to be normal and he does intense physical exercises regularly.

Cuba reiterates the willingness to dialogue with the Government of the United States to find a solution to Mr. Gross´ case and continues awaiting for a response. (Cubamnirex)

Statement by the Head of United States division at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cuba

Cuba, which has been victim of multiple attacks against its diplomatic missions and personnel that have taken the lives of foreign service officials, condemns the attacks against the United States Diplomatic Mission  in Benghazi and the death of the United States Ambassador  in Libya and it strongly opposes to all acts of violence against diplomatic missions and its personnel anywhere, under any circumstance and no matter what the reasons are.


Statement by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of the Republic Of Cuba

The Cuban Revolution has had a historical commitment towards peace in Colombia and the efforts aimed at putting an end to the political, social and military conflict in that Latin American and Caribbean sister nation.

The Cuban Government has made discreet and constructive efforts to contribute to find a negotiated solution, always in response to a request from the parties involved and without influencing in the least their respective stands.


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