STATEMENT BY CUBAN PRESIDENT

Fellow countrymen,

Since my election as President of the State Council and Council of Ministers I have reiterated in many occasions our willingness to hold a respectful dialogue with the United States on the basis of sovereign equality, in order to deal reciprocally with a wide variety of topics without detriment to the national Independence and self-determination of our people.

STATEMENT BY CUBAN PRESIDENT

Fellow countrymen,

Since my election as President of the State Council and Council of Ministers I have reiterated in many occasions our willingness to hold a respectful dialogue with the United States on the basis of sovereign equality, in order to deal reciprocally with a wide variety of topics without detriment to the national Independence and self-determination of our people.

The blockade against Cuba must be unconditionally lifted

NEW ZEALAND, March 2, 2015. During her working visit to the New Zealand city of Nelson last week, Cuban Ambassador Maria del Carmen Herrera Caseiro delivered a presentation on the Cuba-US relations, particularly on their recent evolution following the announcement of the decision regarding the restoration of diplomatic ties between the two countries.

U.S. official highlights benefits of improved relations with Cuba

WASHINGTON,  February 28, 2015. U.S. policy change toward Cuba will bring economic and national security benefits, State Department spokesperson, Jen Psaki, said this Friday.

During a press conference, the official admitted that U.S. strategy over the past half century has failed to achieve its purpose and stated that the impact of the improved relations would be productive for both parties.

She further stressed that the improvement of ties with Cuba would enhance the image of the U.S. in Latin America and the Caribbean.

U.S. Supreme Court hands victory to Cuban cigar company

WASHINGTON,  February 24, 2015. The U.S. Supreme Court handed a victory to a state-owned Cuban cigar company on Monday by declining to intervene in its long-running battle with a U.S.-based rival over the Cohiba trademark that both use for their products, says a Reuters report.

Peoples Summit in Panama to Analyze U.S. Blockade Against Cuba

PANAMA, February 18, 2015. The Trade Union and Social Alternative Summit, to be held in Panama in April, will discuss key issues including the U.S. blockade on Cuba, according to reports from Panama City.

Labor organizations and social movements from Panama agreed unanimously to call for the meeting, which will be held on the 10th and 11th of April, parallel to the Summit of the Americas, which will be attended by Heads of State and Government of the 35 member countries in the region.

US Senators Highlight Potential of Business Relations with Cuba

HAVANA, Cuba, Feb 17 (acn) US Senators Claire McCaskill of Missouri, Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, and Mark Warner of Virginia, stressed at a press conference in Havana city this morning the potential of trade relations between Cuba and the United States.

Klobuchar, McCaskill and Warner, all members of the Democratic Party, said they were optimistic about the future of relations between the two countries, while noting they were impressed by the opportunities the Special Zone Development Mariel (ZEDM), after a visit to that port.

What Obama can do to substantially modify the implementation of the blockade against Cuba

Author: Ariadna Cornelio Hitchman, Gretter Alfonso Guzmán

Though the United States Congress is the authorized body to decree the end of the blockade against Cuba, this can be preceded by the dismantling of most of the restrictions embodied in this policy through executive orders of the President. 

Namibian President calls for the end of US Blockade on Cuba

NAMIBIA, February 12, 2015 - Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba refuted the hostile anti-Cuban policy of the US Government to keep the Blockade against Cuba and welcomed the process of restoration of bilateral relations between the two neighbouring countries. This statement was included in his annual address to the diplomatic corps and ministerial Cabinet, on the occasion of the New Year greeting.

Namibian President calls for the end of US Blockade on Cuba

NAMIBIA, February 12, 2015 - Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba refuted the hostile anti-Cuban policy of the US Government to keep the Blockade against Cuba and welcomed the process of restoration of bilateral relations between the two neighbouring countries. This statement was included in his annual address to the diplomatic corps and ministerial Cabinet, on the occasion of the New Year greeting.

UNASUR Secretary General Warns about Necessity to End Blockade of Cuba

SPAIN,  February 9, 2015. The general secretary of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), Ernesto Samper, stated that the normalization of relations between Cuba and the United States to resolve pending issues such as blockade and the US military base in Guantanamo is a necessity.

Both governments recently took a historic step when they started talks to reestablished diplomatic relations, but we cannot forget the biggest issues to resolve: the embargo (blockade) and the US military base in Guantanamo, Samper told the Catalan newspaper Gara.

Declaration of Community of Latin American and Caribbean Countries on the necessity to end the United States economic, commercial and financial blockade against Cuba

The Heads of State and Government from Latin America and the Caribbean, gathered in Costa Rica, in ocassion of the III CELAC Summit, made an appeal to end the United States blockade against Cuba.  SPECIAL DECLARATION OF THE COMMUNITY OF LATINAMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN STATES ON THE NEED TO PUT AN END TO THE ECONOMIC, COMMERCIAL AND FINANCIAL BLOCKADE IMPOSED BY THE UNITED STATES AGAINST CUBA

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