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Helms-Burton Act violates United Nations Charter, Cuba denounces

The condemnation of the Helms-Burton Act imposed by the United States on Cuba has grown all over the world, because its enforcement violates the United Nations Charter and the precepts of International Law. The statement was made by Cuban Ambassador Humberto Rivera at a meeting of the Group of 77 plus China, at which he explained the consequences of the US act.

United States isolated in its policy against Cuba

Washington is totally isolated in its policy against Cuba, said the general director of the United States Division at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Carlos Fernández de Cossío, in an presentation on national television.

Cuba, Vietnam, rejects tightening of US blockade

From Vietnam, Cuba denounced that the United States intends to tighten the blockade by activating Title III of the Helms Burton Act. Members of the Cuban diplomatic mission toured the northern province of Ninh Binh and in a meeting with local authorities claimed that the intentions of Donald Trump's administration will crash once again against the unwavering will of the Cuban people.

Cuba to continue development despite US blockade, Foreign Minister says

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.

President Diaz-Canel: US Blockade against Cuba is a failure

President Miguel Diaz-Canel assured on Wednesday that the US commercial, economic and financial blockade against Cuba is a failure in attempting to overthrow the Cuban Revolution. The President tweeted that the US government has applied the 'most complex, sophisticated and comprehensive system of unilateral coercive measures ever seen' against Cuba for 60 years.

New lawsuit against Cuban companies under Helms-Burton

A new lawsuit was filed in Florida against several Cuban tourism companies under Title III of Helms-Burton Act, activated by the U.S. government. According to Prensa Latina, members of the Mata family filed a claim in the federal court of the Southern District of Florida to request compensation for the use of the Meliá San Carlos hotel, in Cienfuegos.

Blockade impacts Cuban anti-doping lab

Given the impossibility of accessing the U.S. market, the Havana Anti-Doping Laboratory was obliged to invest an additional one million dollars to acquire supplies last year, yet despite the constraints, 4,050 tests were carried out during the period, more than 3,000 for international entities

Cuba Denounces in Spain tightening of US blockade

The Cuban ambassador to Spain, Gustavo Machín, denounced the tightening of the economic, financial and commercial blockade imposed by the United States. During an event organized at the Ateneo in Madrid by the Spanish movement of solidarity with Cuba, Machin defined the US siege as the longest system of sanctions in the contemporary history of humanity.

US blockade limits Cuba's access to commodity markets

At United Nations, Cuban Ambassador Ana Silvia Rodriguez Abascal, Deputy Permanent Representative,  rejected the application of unilateral coercive economic measures, inconsistent with international law and the Charter of the United Nations that impede the full realization of the right to development, as well as compliance with the 2030 Agenda.

The Helms-Burton is not applicable in Cuba

"The Helms-Burton Act is not applicable in Cuba because it is a law of the United States and therefore its jurisdiction, its range of action, is the United States. Cuba has a law approved in 1996 that declares the Helms-Burton Act null and void," said Carlos Fernández de Cossío, the Foreign Ministry’s director for the United States

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