Monday 21 March 2016

                                              Welcome to Yexenia
For many Australians, Cuba is still a mystery. This has been made worse by the long-running stranglehold on information about Cuba by the United States. The North American Government has enforced a strict embargo on all forms of trade and communications with Cuba. Cuba has suffered embargoes and military adventures from the USA from well before 1847. So, what’s new? Obama has promised the USA that he will continue to enforce the illegal embargo and blockade.

Image result for cuban flagEven today, many Canberrans have sent financial help to Cuba, only to discover that their money never reached Cuba, but was confiscated, in transit, by the US Treasury. They were horrified to learn that the Bank of New York has a controlling hand on all Australian banks and financial institutions.

Fortunately, Cuba has sent Yexenia Calzado, one of the Island’s most prominent officials, to visit Australia and to discuss Cuba’s present predicament and plans for the future with all and sundry. 
Yexenia Calzado
A public meeting to meet Yexenia has been arranged for Friday 8 April in the Belconnen Labour Club. The meeting will start at 7.00pm. She will talk on International relations and will be happy to answer all questions.
In Cuba, Yexenia is an officer of ICAP, the Instituto Cubano de Amistad con los Pueblos, a  department responsible for fostering goodwill among ordinary people throughout the world. However, she concentrates on forming close relations within the Asia-Pacific region. She is an outstanding speaker on the role of Cuba and an outspoken opponent of censorship.
Australians will be able to hear how Cuba has achieved such international prestige as a provider of international health and education services that Australia is hoping to achieve sometime in the distant future.
Visitors will be able to enjoy an excellent (and inexpensive) dinner in the Belconnen Labor Club, before or after the meeting. 

Meet Yexenia at 7.00pm on Friday 8 April in the Belconnen  Labour Club
  For further information contact: 
Brian Hungerford on 6282 4747 or Iain Calman on 0431987563