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New Victory of Cuba in the United Nations against US blockade

CUBA, November 1st, 2017.- The Cuban resolution ¨Necessity of putting an end to the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States of America against Cuba¨ was widely supported in the United Nations this Wednesday, obtaining  191 votes in favor, 2 against (USA and Israel) and 0 abstentions.

Cubans Resident in Jamaica condemn Blockade against their Homeland

JAMAICA, October 14th, 2017. Members of the Association of Cubans Resident in Jamaica Antonio Maceo y Grajales issued a statement to condemn the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States Government against Cuba for almost 60 years, which continues provoking damages to the Cuban people and hindering the economic development of the country, despite the claims to end it expressed by the overwhelming majority of the international community during 25 years.

Regional leaders call for an end to the U.S. blockade at the UN

THE UNITED NATIONS, September 21, 2017.– The call for an end to the economic, financial and commercial blockade imposed on Cuba by the United States was heard in the 72nd Regular Session of the UN General Assembly, whose General Debate opened on Tuesday, September 19.
According to PL, Bolivian President Evo Morales described the blockade, in force for over 55 years, as an unjust and failed policy, adding that the U.S. must not only lift it, but also compensate Cuba for the damages caused its people, and return the territory illegally occupied by the Guantánamo Naval Base.

British university rejects Cuban students citing U.S. blockade laws as justification

CUBA, July 31, 2017 .- The British Cuba Solidarity Campaign (CSC) has launched a campaign to overturn a ban on applications from Cuban students by one of the biggest educational institutions in the UK.

U.S. blockade of Cuba violates international law

FRANCIA, 1 de marzo de 2017.– The U.S. blockade of Cuba was denounced as a violation of international law and the principal obstacle to the island's development, according to participants in a colloquium on current affairs in Cuba, held in the French capital.

Héctor Igarza, Cuban ambassador in Paris, commented that despite the reestablishment of diplomatic relations with Cuba, the United States government continues to enforce the economic, commercial and financial blockade and, increasingly, its extra-territorial reach.

Cuba reiterates in the WTO its call for the elimination of the US blockade

GENEVA, December 19, 2016. Cuba denounced today in the WTO that despite the progress made in the diplomatic field and cooperation between Cuba and the United States, the blockade economic, commercial and financial measures of the government of that country against the Caribbean country continues to be applied.

Raul Castro: blockade is the main obstacle to our country’s economic development

Esteemed heads of State and Government, Distinguished heads of delegations,  Mister Secretary General of the United Nations, Mister President,  The current instability prevailing in numerous regions of the world has its roots in the pervasive underdevelopment afflicting two-thirds of the world population.    Fifteen years after the adoption of the Millennium Development Goals progress is insufficient and unevenly distributed. In many cases, unacceptable levels of poverty and social inequality persist and even aggravate including the industrial nations.

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