Once again the international community demands the end of the blockade against Cuba

The UN General Assembly almost unanimously adopted this Thursday, 1 November for the twenty-seventh consecutive year, the resolution demanding the lifting of the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by United States against Cuba for almost 60 years.

The resolution was adopted by 189 votes in favor, 2 votes against, and 0 abstentions. The United Nations has 193 Member States.

When presenting the resolution, Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba, denounced that the blockade continues to be a massive, flagrant, and systematic violation of the human rights of all Cubans which is a genocidal act in the light of the UN Convention against the Crime of Genocide.
The Cuban Minister also condemned the stiffening of the economic, commercial, and financial blockade against Cuba as the main pillar of the US present Administration which represents a serious setback in the bilateral relations.

The blockade has caused accumulated damages to the Cuban people which run at US$ 933 thousand 678 million. From April 2017 - March 2018, the blockade has led to losses to Cuba amounting to US$ 4 thousand 321 million. The extraterritorial implementation of this policy has been strengthened. Thus, the increase of the permanent persecution of the Cuban financial transactions and of the bank and credit operations with Cuba on a global scale shows its extraterritorial scope.

Cuba strongly condemns the US Administration´s attempts to manipulate the debate on the blockade issue held at the at the United Nations General Assembly contaminating it with the defamatory and aggressive campaigns against Cuba in terms of human rights that the high level officials of the US Government have led.

The results of the voting carried out at the United Nations General Assembly today ratify the growing international isolation of this US failed, and unsustainable blockade policy against Cuba due to its unilateral, illegal, and inhuman nature.

Cuba appreciates the support of the international community and its legitimate claim the cessation of this policy which persists and damages Cuban and American peoples as well as the system of international relations mostly.

Stop the blockade and all US aggressions against Cuba!

(Cubavsbloqueo-Embacuba Austria)

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