“There is no hostility between our peoples,” says Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cuba Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla

UNITED NATIONS,  October 28, 2014. “Cuba has never been a threat to the national security of the United States,” said the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cuba Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla in his address to the United Nations General Assembly minutes before the vote to end the economic and financial blockade imposed by the United States against Cuba.

Rodriguez Parrilla pointed out that Cuba has warmly received the few American citizens that have been given permission to visit Cuba or have come in humanitarian mission. “There is no hostility between our peoples,” he said.

Countries of the world overwhelmingly support end of the blockade

UNITED NATIONS,  October 28, 2014. The United Nations General Assembly overwhelmingly passed a resolution that strongly condemns the financial and economic blockade imposed by the United State against Cuba for more than 50 years.

 With a final vote of 188 countries in favor,two against: United States and Israel, and three abstentions: Palau, Micronesia and Marshall Islands; the most representative organ of the United Nations proved once again the isolation of the foreign policy of the United States against Cuba.

Salvadorian students hold symbolic vote against the U.S. blockade

San Salvador, Oct 28. (PL) Students at the University of El Salvador held a symbolic vote this day against the economic, financial and commercial blockade imposed by the United States against Cuba for more than 50 years.

At the end of a keynote address by the Cuban ambassador to this country Iliana Fonseca in this center of higher education, the young students unanimously voted against the policy that came into effect on February 3, 1962 by decree of the president of the United States.

Venezuela demands U.S. to end blockade against Cuban people

UNITED NATIONS, October 28, 2014.  “Venezuela demands, and will continue to demand, changes in the foreign policy of the United Sates towards Cuba,” said Samuel Moncada, representative of Venezuela to the UN during the speeches previous to the vote for the lifting of the economic and financial blockade imposed by the government of the United States against Cuba for more than 50 years.

Costa Rica criticizes U.S. blockade on behalf of Latin America

UNITED NATIONS,  October 28, 2014. The state members of the UN should adjust their international actions to the rights, obligations and principles contained in the Charter of the United Nations,” said the ambassador of Costa Rica to the UN in a clear criticism to the U.S. policy that keeps an economic siege against Cuba.

U.S. Artist Says Blockade against Cuba is Anachronistic

CUBA,  October 28, 2014. U.S. photographer Rebekah Bowman described on Monday as anachronistic the economic, financial and commercial blockade against Cuba, one day before a resolution against that criminal policy of the U.S. government is voted at the United Nations.

In statements to ACN, after inaugurating her exhibition Retrato de la Escuela Cubana de Ballet (Portrait of the Cuban School of Ballet), at the capital's Jose Marti Memorial, the artist asserted that many people in her country don't know the existence of that coercive measure against the Caribbean nation.

Portuguese Organizations Condemn Blockade against Cuba

PORTUGAL, October 28, 2014. Portuguese organizations condemned today the US economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed to Cuba, which will be voted today at the United Nations General Assembly.

The Cuba-Portugal Association carried out a colloquium themed "The economic war against Cuba: reasons, objectives and consequences", as part of several solidarity initiatives to show the aspects of that US policy.

The blockade reflects US aberrant policy against Cuba

IRAN, October 27, 2014 . The Embassy of Cuba in Tehran hosted a press conference to explain the reasons for a new draft resolution being presented to United Nations General Assembly on October 28, to demand the lifting of the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the US against our country.

US Economic Blockade of Cuba Condemned in South Africa

SOUTH AFRICA,  October 27, 2014. The Association of Cuban Residetns in South Africa (ACRSA) demanded today that the US Government lifted immediately the economic, trade and financial blockade of Cuba that was imposed more than 50 years ago.
The group recalled in a communique that on October 29, the Cuban Government would present a bill at the UN General Assembly, demanding for the 23rd consecutive time the elimination of the US arbitrary and unilateral policy against the Caribbean nation.

Deputies of Bolivia Approve Resolution Against US Blockade to Cuba

BOLIVIA, October 27, 2014. The Deputy Chamber of Bolivia approved a resolution Friday, in which it demands the immediate cease of the economic, commercial and financial of the United States against Cuba.
The text of the resolution reminded that Washington "continues to apply its criminal policy of economic, commercial and financial blockade against our brothers from Cuba, with deliberate purpose to break its will and sovereignty, and its desire to build one society, free and independent."

Lawmakers Express Rejection to US Blockade against Cuba

CUBA,  October 27, 2014. The economic, financial and commercial blockade the United States has imposed to Cuba for more than 50 years is a failed and genocide policy the international community almost unanimously rejects today, the island''s legislators stated.
The issue of the blockade maintained on Cuba by successive U.S. governments was debated during a hearing of the National Peoples' Power Assembly held last Friday at the Jose Antonio Echeverria Higher Institute for Technical Studies in this capital.

The New York Times: The Shifting Politics of Cuba Policy

 Editorial

There was a time, not too long ago, when any mainstream politician running for statewide or national office in Florida had to rattle off fiery rhetoric against the Cuban government and declare unquestioning faith that the embargo on the island would one day force the Castros from power.

For generations, among Cuban-Americans, once a largely monolithic voting bloc, the embargo was a symbol of defiance in exile — more gospel than policy.

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