The Revolutionary Government of the Republic of Cuba condemns in the strongest terms the measures announced by the United States Government on 4 June 2019, further tightening the economic blockade imposed on Cuba for over 60 years, at a cost for the Cuban economy which amounted to over 134 billion dollars in 2018

Cuban Foreign Minister, Bruno RodrIguez, has denounced that the tightening and extraterritorial application of the US economic, financial and commercial blockade is an attack on International Law and the sovereignty of States. Rodriguez posted on Twitter that this policy is the main impediment to our development and a flagrant violation of the human rights of all Cubans.

 

Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez said on Twitter that despite the intensification of the US blockade, Cuba will continue its economic development. "Faced with the intensification of the blockade and the threat of making it total and complete, Cubans together will find solutions to the difficulties and continue our economic development", Minister Rodríguez wrote.

EU Foreign Ministers address Title III of Helms-Burton Act

The Foreign Ministers of the European Union (EU) address in Luxembourg the diplomatic efforts to avert the consequences of the application of the Helms-Burton Act. The High Representative of the EU for Foreign Policy will address the effects of the activation of Title III which allows US citizens to sue in US courts foreign companies which operate in Cuba.

Despite the blockade, Cuba prioritizes the promotion of the well-being and protection of its children

"Despite the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States against Cuba, now tightened with the application of Title III of the Helms-Burton Act, the island continues to make progress in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda, and most importantly  in the protection of the rights of our children and adolescents," said Deputy Permanent Representative of Cuba to the United Nations.

Despite the blockade, Cuba prioritizes the promotion of the well-being and protection of its children

"Despite the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States against Cuba, now tightened with the application of Title III of the Helms-Burton Act, the island continues to make progress in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda, and most importantly  in the protection of the rights of our children and adolescents," said Deputy Permanent Representative of Cuba to the United Nations.

Eusebio Leal says Helms Burton Act harms Cuban sovereignty

The historian of Havana, Eusebio Leal, stated that the application of Title III and IV of the Helms Burton Act harms Cuba´s peace and sovereignty. In statement to PL, Leal highlighted the absolute and strict rejection to all illegal, extraterritorial and immoral measures by Washington.'This act not only threatens Cuban peace, but also that of all the peoples of the world,' he expressed.

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