2016

The U.S. blockade harms Cuban agriculture

The report by the Cuban Ministry of Agriculture (Minag) on damages caused by the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United Sates on the island, was presented during a press conference by the Ministry for national and international journalists.

Blockade and Human dignity (Part II)

By: Prof. Dr. iur. et phil. Alfred de Zayas
My 2013 report to the General Assembly focuses on the many studies and reports of vrious United Nations commissions and experts, which demonstrate the incompatibility of unilateral coercive measures with international law and require reparations for victims.

Blockade and Human dignity (Part I)

By: Prof. Dr. iur. et phil. Alfred de Zayas .
On 27 October 2015 the United Nations General Assembly adopted by an affirmative vote of 191 States and two votes against the resolution 70/5, which condemns for the twenty-fourth time the economic, commercial and financial blockade against Cuba.

Impact of the blockade on the foreign sector of the Cuban economy finances

UNITED NATIONS, October 5th, 2016.- After almost two years since the Governments of Cuba and the United States decided to re-establish their diplomatic relations and to begin a process towards the normalization of their ties, there are no substantial changes in the application of the Embargo policy on the National Banking System. There is still persecution and harassment on Cuban monetary assets abroad, as well as the imposition of other obstacles preventing Cuban banks from normally carrying out their international transactions.

The Blockade Affects Every Research Center in Cuba

CUBA,  October 6th, 2016.- The blockade affects every Cuban research center, directly as a barrier for the academic exchange between institutions from Cuba and the United States, told the Cuban News Agency (ACN) the official of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment (CITMA) Armando Rodríguez Batista.

The director for Science, Technology and Innovation of the CITMA said that this unjust policy is bloodier in the field of technology, because the U.S. power prevents Cuba from the free access to important advances.

Obama Has fined 49 Companies for Violating the Blockade Against Cuba

CUBA, September 30, 2016.- A total of 49 fines have been imposed, during the administration of Barack Obama, to US and foreign entities for violating the US blockade against Cuba,  according to the records of the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the US Government, accessed by CubaDebate.

The blockade hurts the people of Cuba, said Cuban diplomat in Liberia

LIBERIA, September 30th, 2016.- The Chargé d'affaires of the Cuban diplomatic mission in Liberia, Yordenis Despaigne Vera, was received in one of the classrooms of the Institute of Foreign Service of Liberia "Gabriel L. Dennis." His visit had as main objective to deliver a thematic conference entitled "The blockade hurts the people of Cuba".

To the nearly thirty students, joined Prof. Kasseleh King Kanneh and the Director General of the academic institution, PhD. Augustine Konneh. On the Cuban side also was present the Second Secretary Carmen Maury Toledo.

The blockade violates the Cuban people´s right to development

UNITED STATES, September 29 th, 2016.- The right to development in Cuba is limited due to the negative effects of the Embargo. Sectors such as biotechnology, tourism, transportation, mining, renewable energies, telecommunications, and others, have suffered considerable losses due to this unfair policy.

Cuba is affected by the US blockade

UNITED STATES, September 27th, 2016.-  The impact of the US economic, commercial and financial Embargo on Cuba’s foreign trade from April, 2015 to April, 2016 amounts to $4,106,878,558, which represents an increase of $255,962,129 if compared to that of the previous term.

Cuban Education, Another Target of US Blockade

CUBA, September 29th, 2016.- The economic, financial and trade blockade imposed by the United States on Cuba for over half a century has now a strong negative impact on the Cuban education system.

According to data provided by the Ministry of Education (MINED,) sensitive damages have been caused, taking into account that Cuba gives an extraordinary importance to the equitable and quality training with full access to it.

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