Cuba Slams US Blockade Difficulties
CUBA, September 18, 2007.- Cuban Foreign Minister Felipe Perez Roque stated Tuesday that damages caused by the US blockade are over 89 billion dollars.
Perez Roque informed the latter when presenting to the press in this capital the report on the UN resolution 6111 "Necessity to put an end to the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States against Cuba."
Since the triumph of the Cuban Revolution on January 1, 1959, the US government started the almost five-decade economic siege.
He recalled that the General Assembly gave last year an overwhelming defeat to the blockade when 183 nations voted for, four against and one abstained.
The Cuban minister referred that since 1992, when the report was presented for a first time, the international community's support have been increased and it is an unequivocal signal of world conscience on the blockade's negative effects on Cuba.
Perez Roque also talked of the extensive world rejection that policy generates due to extra-territorial measures, denounced the application of those US coercive measures and condemned the blockade's ferocity by trying to surrender the Cuban people for hungry and diseases.