Cuba denounces

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

The blockade is more than the Helms-Burton and the Helms-Burton is more than Title III

Members of Cuban civil society, intellectuals, journalists, and students gathered in Havana, in a public hearing convened by the Association of Cuban Jurists and the Cuban United Nations Association to discuss the activation of the Helms-Burton Act’s Title III, a law that violates the principle of sovereignty, and seeks to destroy our nation and subordinate it to the power of a foreign government.

US Government ´s new hostile measures against Cuba despite international rejection

The Trump administration is imposing another hostile measure against Cuba by applying Title III of the Helms-Burton Law, despite rejection in the US and the international community. Ignoring calls from US political and business sectors and Washington's traditional allies, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo his administration would stop suspending the application of the controversial article as of May 2.

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