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U.S. agri-business opposes blockade

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The mutual benefits that a normal relationship between the United States and Cuba would bring and opposition to the blockade imposed by the U.S. government were highlighted during the second Bilateral Agricultural Business Conference that took place September 11-13 in Havana. Paul Johnson, co-president of the U.S. Ag Coalition for Cuba, reaffirmed in his remarks that, despite the complex political situation currently existing between the two nations, U.S. citizens involved in agriculture oppose the economic, commercial, financial blockade imposed by the United States government on the island, insisting that commerce with the Cuba would be beneficial for both parties.

US Blockade against Cuba qualifies as an act of genocide

BELGIUM, April 4, 2014. During March 31, April 1st, Belgium headquartered a Conference on the Prevention of Genocide, sponsored by this country’s government to remember the 20 anniversary of Rwanda’s genocide. Cuban was represented by Ambassador Mirtha Hormilla Castro and first secretary at Cuban embassy, Alejandro Fuentes Febles.

Secretary General of United Nations, Ban Ki-moon attended the event as well as 22 ministers of Foreign Affairs, especially from Africa and Europe, judicial experts, academics and representatives from the civil society.