Nine South American embassies in Malaysia took part in the event which was co-organized by the Latin Ladies Association of Malaysia. They are Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela.
It was an afternoon of great fun, hot Latin & Salsa music, performances and dances, and food from the countries taking part in the event.
Also, art and handicraft items from the various indigenous groups were on display and for sale.
Various attractive prizes and hampers were given away at the lucky draw and those who won were delighted with the gifts from the various embassies. The main prize was the auction for a vacation in the Langkawi Islands which was won by the highest bidder. The proceeds of this and other from the sales of the various items and food sold will go to help the victims of the Haiti disaster.
At the Cuban stand:
Members of the staff of the Embassy of Cuba in Malaysia had worked very hard prior to the event. The stall was manned by them and they helped out in serving food and drinks to all who came to patronise the stall.
Arroz congri, ropa vieja, cerviche, croquettas were among some of the Cuban food prepared for sale at very reasonable prices. Cocktail drinks of Mojitos and Cuba Libre were also sold besides beer and other drinks to those wanting to quench their thirst on that hot but overcast afternoon.
Also on sale were bottles of Cuban rum (Havana Club), Cuban beers, cigars, Cuban movie posters, art sculptures and paintings by Cuban artists.