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.

Ten key points on Cuba-U.S. relations

Ten key points

1. Advances have been made since President Barack Obama announced on December 17, 2014 his willingness to use his executive powers and work with Congress to lift the blockade.

2. The United States just announced its intention to abstain from the vote on this Resolution Project. It has taken 24 years for the solitary vote of the United States in this room to be rectified. It has been 24 years, as Ambassador Samantha Power said, of isolation and failure.

Today UN Vote Against the Blockade Imposed by the United States Against Cuba

CUBA, October 26, 2016.- Cuba will present, today Wednesday, October 26, the resolution 70/5 entitled "Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States of America against Cuba" at the United Nations General Assembly, for the twenty-fifth consecutive time.

The Economic Blockade Hinders Cuba-US Relations

UNITED STATES, October 25 2016.- The economic, commercial and financial blockade of the US against Cuba is the main obstacle for the normalization of relations between Havana and Washington, said the Cuban Ambassador José Ramón Cabañas. (Audio)

Cuban Foreign Minister in New York for UN Vote Against Blockade

UNITED NATIONS, October 24, 2016.- Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez is in New York for a new vote in the UN General Assembly on the need to lift the US blockade against Cuba.

Avispero Against Blockade at the CUJAE

CUBA, October 24, 2016.- Last Friday, university students and teachers gathered together at the José Antonio Echeverría Higher Polytechnic Institute of Havana (CUJAE) to continue saying Not to the Blockade, as happened last October 17 at the University of Havana.

The clamor of the students who protest against the blockade saying slogans like: «Obama, lift the blockade! or Down with the Blockade! was heard during the event, held at the staircase of this university,

Condemnation to the blockade of the US Government against Cuba in Guyana

GUYANA, October 21st, 2016.- Local mass media provided coverage to the press conference by the Cuban Ambassador to the country, Julio César González Marchante, on the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed on the Cuban people by the US Government for more than five decades, and the resolution on this regard that Cuba will present to claim and end to this policy next October 26th, 2016, in the framework of the 71st Period of Session of the United Nations General Assembly.

The Blockade is Still in Force and Affecting the Cuban People

CUBA, October 21, 2016.- The Deputy Minister of Foreign Relations of Cuba Abelardo Moreno has addressed today, before representatives of the national and foreign press, the key elements of the draft resolution 70/5 that Cuba will present on Wednesday, October 26th  at the UN General Assembly, entitled “Necessity of Ending the Economic, Commercial and Financial Blockade Imposed by the United States of America Against Cuba. ”

The small print of Obama’s presidential policy directive on Cuba

CUBA, October 20 th, 2016.-  After decades of secret documents concealing sabotage and destabilization plans, Barack Obama’s new presidential policy directive on Cuba was publicly unveiled on Friday, October 14.

Cuba Denounces Effects of the Blockade at the UN

UNITED NATIONS, October 19, 2016.- In a press release circulated here, the diplomatic mission described as positive the sixth package of measures issued by the White House, but insisted on its "very limited nature".

Because it’s a directive that seeks to open transactions already authorized in previous packages, keeping the ban on US investment in Cuba, except in the sector of telecommunications, the narrow limitation of US exports and the restrictions on imports from Cuba, the text warned.