Blockade affects everyone

Amazon is afresh a target of US policy against Cuba

The e-commerce giant Amazon must pay over 134,000 dollars to the US government for allegedly violating Washington´s sanctions on Cuba and other nations. The US Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) reported Tuesday in a statement that the Seattle-based company agreed to pay 134,523 dollares 'to solve its possible civil liability for allegedly violations of multiple sanction programs.'

When planning for the next pandemic, Canada should look to Cuba for advice

David Olive’s opinion piece represents the type of forward thinking that Canada and other countries around the world need to be exercising right away. However, Olive misses the fact that a global example already exists: About 15 years ago, Cuba made the decision to start training medical personnel specifically to be able to deal with pandemics and natural disasters, both at home and abroad.

US Actor Danny Glover extols Cuba's medical solidarity

The solidarity built by Cuban internationalism is the kind of expression necessary in communities everywhere, renowned US actor Danny Glover said on Tuesday, when speaking about Cuba's medical collaboration.

At a webinar organized by Cuba solidarity networks in the United States and Canada, the actor pointed out that the Caribbean island's response to the Covid-19 pandemic, by sending medical brigades to more than a score of countries, started 60 years ago.

Trump strikes, while Cuba heals around the world, US citizens say

While Cuba offers aid to the world, the US President Donald Trump administration is hitting it the most, US activists denounced Tuesday, highlighting Cuba´s solidarity work amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

Cuban Americans condemn new US sanctions

The Donald Trump government´s decision to once anew extend the list of Cuban entities restricted to US citizens is strongly rejected by Cuban Americans. The financial institution Fincimex, Marques de Cardenas de Montehermoso, Regis and Playa Paraiso Hotels, Varadero Diving Center, and Gaviota Las Molas International Diving Center and Cayo Naranjo Dolphinarium will be included -with more than 200 entities and sub-entities- in the controversial list.

Members of the US Congress support Cuba facing Covid-19

Washington, May 6. At least 25 members of the United States Congress signed today a letter urging the government of their country to allow Cuba access to medical equipment and the necessary collaboration to fight Covid-19.

Senator Patrick Leahy and Representative Jim McGovern, both Democrats, are leading the initiative through a letter sent to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.

In the text they urge to certify that United States policy does not prevent the sending of medical equipments to Cuba to face the pandemic.

US judge dismisses case against cruise company under Helms-Burton Act

CUBA, 7 January 2020.- Judge Beth Bloom of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida dismissed the lawsuit against MSC Cruises SA under the extraterritoriality of Title III of the Helms-Burton Act.

The complaint against the cruise line was filed last August on behalf of Havana Docks Corporation, a company owned by Mickael Behn, claiming to be the rightful owner of certain commercial real estate in the Port of Havana, Jose Ramon Cabañas, Cuban ambassador to Washington, posted on Twitter.

Canadian business cannot receive payments for using Cuban coffee

La Habana, 2 October 2019.- Little Havana, a business located in the city of Toronto, Canada, faces a ban on receiving payments through online technology because it markets Cuban coffee.

The company collects its sales through Square Canada's platform, and has lost 14,000 Canadian dollars since the end of August, equivalent to more than 10,500 U.S. dollars in payments that never reached their bank account.

Cruise lines sued in the US under law of blockade on Cuba

Five new lawsuits were filed in the United States against three cruise lines, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian Cruise and MSC Cruises, under Title III of  Helms-Burton Act.The Seatrade Cruise News reported that two plaintiffs took that legal step in the southern state of Florida, after a federal judge rejected a motion requested by another cruise company, Carnival Corp., to dismiss a lawsuit against it.

People in United States criticize policy against Cuba

One of the serious measures taken by the Donald Trump Administration against the Cuban people is the closure of the US consulate in Havana and the Cuban consulate in Washington. This is what Andres Gomez, journalist and director of Areito Digital, said when addressing U.S. actions against Cuba. 

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