Cuban Minister of Science, Technology and Environment denounces United States blockade against Cuba

Apia, 2 September, 2014. Speaking in the general debate of the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States, the Cuban Minister of Science, Technology and Environment, Elba Rosa Pérez Montoya, denounced the unprecedented tightening of the blockade against Cuba in recent years, particularly of its extraterritorial character with a strong emphasis on the banking and financial sector, which creates serious obstacles to the sustainable development of the Cuban people.

Presentation of Cuba's Report on United Nations resolution on the Blockade

CUBA, September 8, 2014.   This Tuesday, September 9th, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Abelardo Moreno Fernández, will present to the national and foreign media accredited in Havana, the Report of Cuba on the United Nations General Assembly Resolution 68/8 entitled "Necessity to end the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States on Cuba". The meeting with the press will be held at special school "Solidaridad con Panama", at 10:00am (Cuban time) and will be broadcast live through Cubavisión Internacional.

Coalition forming to end embargo with Cuba

UNITED STATES,  September 17, 2014. Prominent members of the U.S. food and agriculture community, including the American Soybean Association, agreed to officially form a national coalition to address liberalizing trade between the United States and Cuba. The members of the coalition believe that it is time to end the embargo and allow open trade and investment to happen.

U.S. Restrictions Designed to Damage Cuban Tourism

CUBA, September 16, 2014. The United States blockade against Cuba has caused estimated damages of $2.5 billion USD to its tourism sector, according to a report recently released by Cuban authorities.

The barriers imposed against Cuba more than 50 years ago represent a true financial war and brutally hinder the socioeconomic development of this nation, charged Cuban Deputy Foreign Minister Abelardo Moreno.

El Salvador Condemns US Blockade to Cuba

EL SALVADOR, September 15, 2014.  Foreign Minister Hugo Martinez said today that the government of Salvador Sanchez Ceren condemns economic, financial and commercial blockade imposed by the United States unilaterally to Cuba.

Interviewed by Prensa Latina, Martínez stated that such unilateral action is against all international treaties and conventions.

"We believe it is an anachronistic measure and all countries of the world must speak because it terminates as soon as possible," noted the Foreign Minister.

Bank of Ireland suspended transactions related to Cuba due to blockade

IRELAND,  August 26, 2014. "People in Ireland seeking to use a bank to transfer money to residents in Cuba are being disabled do so because the United States embargo against the Caribbean country," published on Monday the Irish Times.

US Cuba Policy Clumsy, Unfocused, Says Ecuadorian Scholar

ECUADOR, August 20th, 2014.- Ecuadorian intellectual Juan Paz y Miño said today that U.S. policy towards Cuba is increasingly clumsy, backward, and unfocused, as evidenced in the program to promote subversion by infiltrating young Latin Americans from outside Cuba into the country.
"The U.S. government and its military-industrial apparatus fail to understand that the world has changed and its actions against Cuba are clumsy, backward, and unfocused. So they push a program like that to try to promote subversion using foreign youth," Paz y Miño told Prensa Latina.

Another French Bank could be punished for violating US Blockade against Cuba

CUBA, August 5, 2014. After imposing a record fine on the Paris' Bank BNP Paribas, US authorities are now pursuing to punish another French bank for an alleged violation of US sanctions on diverse countries, including Cuba.

An internal audit concluded at the Credit Agricole bank some weeks ago and the results were sent to the US Department of Justice and to the Office of Foreign Assets Control, Department of State, said bank general director Jean-Paul Chifflet.

Hillary Clinton Reiterates Desire to Advance Relations with Cuba

CUBA, July 31, 2014.  Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who reportedly is the favorite to be the Democrats candidate for the 2016 presidential elections, reiterated her wish to advance relations with Cuba, according to excerpts of an interview cited by PL news agency.

Clinton defended the idea that the US blockade of Cuba has been a failure, as she expressed in her book Hard Choices, published earlier this year.

New actions in the implementation of the economic, commercial and financial embargo blockade on Cuba

CUBA,  July 28, 2014. Days ago the media reported that Red Bull North America, the energy drink company, turned into the latest victim of the economic, commercial and financial blockade the government of the United States continues to impose against Cuba despite the almost unanimous rejection of the international community.

According to the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), the entity agreed to pay an $ 89 755.00-dollar fine for shooting a documentary in the Caribbean Island without authorization from the U.S. Treasury Department.

Jamaica Blasts US Ban on Retail Shop Sales to Cubans

CUBA,  July 8, 2014. Kingston reiterated its support of Cuba against the recent US ban on the PriceSmart bulk-shopping warehouse to do transactions with Cuban diplomats in Jamaica for considering an illegal measure.

According to Jamaica's Daily Times newspaper, the US PriceSmart bulk-shopping warehouse suspended in March the accounts of the Cuban embassy staff and citizens residing on the island without permanent residency by saying that the company was forced to imposed the ban, citing the over-50-year economic blockade of Cuba.

Pastors for Peace Caravan to Cuba Successfully Crosses from BC, Canada into Washington, US

CANADA,  July 9, 2014Over 90 supporters gathered at Peace Arch Park today, Sunday July 6, to send off the 25th Pastors for Peace Caravan to Cuba. Supporters came from across British Columbia and Washington State to make sure all of the humanitarian aid collected in British Columbia would make it across the border and on its way to Cuba. 

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