Cuba is not alone

Pastors for Peace Caravan to Cuba Successfully Crosses from BC, Canada into Washington, US

CANADA,  July 9, 2014Over 90 supporters gathered at Peace Arch Park today, Sunday July 6, to send off the 25th Pastors for Peace Caravan to Cuba. Supporters came from across British Columbia and Washington State to make sure all of the humanitarian aid collected in British Columbia would make it across the border and on its way to Cuba. 

African Union rejects U.S. blockade against Cuba

NAMIBIA, July 3, 2014. With the support of Namibia and the rest of the member countries of the SADC, the African Union adopted for the fourth consecutive year, a resolution condemning and demanding an end to the unjustified and criminal U.S. blockade policy against Cuba.

The resolution, which was discussed at the high-level segment of the XXIII Summit of the African Union, recently concluded in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, was approved unanimously, with the support of all member states of the Union.

US Subversive Plots Against Cuba Denounced in Mexico

MEXICO, June 23, 2014. US President Barack Obama''s government and the counter-revolutionary groups based in Miami are currently elaborating a new subversive plot against Cuba, using so-called "soft war" techniques, according to a new report published in Mexico.

In a report that appeared in the La Jornada newspaper, journalist Carlos Fazio warned that the National Cuban American Foundation is back to its old methods, but now without trying to kill Cuba's president, or sabotage and terrorize people in the Caribbean nation.

French Finance Minister Says BNP Fine Could Affect EU-U.S. Trade Talks

PARIS, June 6, 2014. The fine that U.S. authorities are set to impose on the French bank BNP Paribas could affect EU-US trade talks, French Finance Minister Michel Sapin said Thursday.

"We are trusted partners and this trust should not be broken," Sapin told the French daily Le Monde, referring to EU and the United States.

Media reports have said that BNP Paribas, France's biggest bank, could face criminal charges and a fine of up to $10 billion for managing transactions for countries under U.S. economic sanctions, like Iran, Sudan and Cuba.

United States threats French bank BNP Paribas with fine for violating blockade against Cuba

CUBA,  May 30, 2014. The US administration intends to fine the National Bank of Paris, BNP Paribas, with 10 billion dollars for having allegedly breached the laws establishing the extraterritorial, economic, commercial and financial US blockade of Cuba.

This would be one of the strongest fines ever imposed on an entity based on US territory, according to The Wall Street Journal, which reported that the conclusion of the BNP Paribas case, on the bank’s activities from 2002 to 2009 with Cuba, Iran and Sudan, could take place in few weeks to come.

Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa Condemns criminal blockade against Cuba

ECUADOR, May 28, 2014.  Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa Delgado condemned the United States blockade against Cuba during a Report to the Nation last May 24th, in ocassion of the 192nd anniversary of the battle of Pichincha that marked the independence from colonialism.

The President stated that "it is inconceivable that the Inter American Commission on Human Rights has its headquarters in the nation that maintains a criminal blockade against Cuba". 

Illinois Corn Association Urges President Barack Obama to Increase Commerce with Cuba

CUBA,  May 13, 2014. The Association of Corn Growers of Illinois requested that President Barack Obama increases the commerce opportunities  between United States and Cuba.

In a communiqué, the organization, based in Bloomington, says that Cuba's location represents "an excellent opportunity for food and consumer products of Illinois." This is because the country is located very close to the commercial ports of the southern part of the United States. But corn growers say that federal restrictions on financial transactions with Cuba are making business difficult.

U.S. Legislators Favor U.S.-Cuba Dialogue

CUBA, May 6, 2014.  Four U.S. congressional representatives agreed in Havana on Monday that there are favorable conditions for direct and unconditional dialogue between Havana and Washington to normalize bilateral relations.

The four U.S.  representatives visiting Cuba are Democrats Barbara Lee and Sam Farr, from California; Emmanuel Cleaver,Missouri; and Gregory W. Meeks, New York.

Cuban Parliament Denounces U.S. Media War

CUBA, May 5, 2014. The Cuban Parliament denounced the continued U.S. media war against the island in a context marked by the use of new information and communication technologies with subversive aims.

During a public hearing, Cuban parliament representative Alberto Nuñez read a statement issued by the Parliament’s International Relations Committee criticizing the U.S. destabilizing actions which have taken place since the triumph of the Cuban Revolution in 1959.

Cuban Chancery Appreciates Chinese support against the Blockade

CUBA, April 22, 2014. Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cuba, Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla, appreciated the support by China at international forums against the economic, financial and commercial blockade imposed by the United States to the Caribbean Island for more than five decades.

Rodriguez highlighted the opposition of the Asian nation to Washington’s hostile policy, during the official welcoming to his Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi, who carried out a visit to Havana as part of a Latin American tour.