The ambassadors also brought their families.
The government of Canada decided to cut in half the number of Embassy staff in Cuba. This is stated in the statement of the canadian Department of foreign Affairs, published on Wednesday, January 30. The reason stated “concern for the health and safety of employees” of the Embassy.
It is noted that for the past two years, 14 employees of the Embassy and members of their families are faced with “unusual symptoms”: dizziness, fatigue, headaches, problems with vision and hearing, loss of balance, nausea and loss of concentration. In a statement, the foreign Ministry said that the causes of disease “at the moment it is not revealed”.
“Canada will keep its Embassy in Havana headed by an Ambassador. Canadians in Cuba will be available for full consular services. However, some other programs can be adjusted,” – said in a statement.