Cuba's Foreign Minister, Bruno Rodriguez, has accused the Trump administration on Wednesday of attacking international law and sovereignty by activating Title III of the Helms-Burton Act. Shortly after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Twitter Washington's decision to allow claims in U.S. courts over 'confiscated' property (as they call nationalizations done in the wake of the triumph of the Cuban Revolution), Rodriguez expressed his strong rejection in social media.

The People''s Power National Assembly condemned the hostile policy by the Government of the United States against the Caribbean island and the Helms-Burton Act, a genocidal extraterritorial project against the Cuban people.

Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel said on Saturday at the People''s Power National Assembly that the Helms-Burton Act reinforces the economic siege against the Caribbean island. "Washington is trying to activate that law aimed at taking us back to the beginning of history when we were a slave nation of an empire", Diaz-Canel underlined at the extraordinary session of the Cuban Parliament.

The Huffington Post Seven Reasons to lift the Blockade

According to US Huffington Post, more than half of Americans want to put the U.S. blockade on Cuba to rest, according to a poll released this week by the Atlantic Council.  We're not surprised;  It's an outmoded idea whose time has passed, added the website, while it presents 7 reasons why the U.S. government should finally lift it:

  • 1. The rest of the world hates it

The United Nations has voted for 22 years in a row to condemn the Cuban embargo in lopsided votes. Last year only Israel and the United States itself voted against the resolution.

United States Former Governor Criticizes Blockade against Cuba

WASHINGTON, February 10, 2014.- Former governor of Florida, Charlie Crist, amid a campaing to lead this state again, qualified the United States blockade against Cuba as a "ineffective relic" and made an appeal to end this policy. The Democrat expressed in a press release that this coersive measure did not achieve anything during its 50 years of existence and it is time to lift it.

US Citizens Favor Normalization of Relations with Cuba

UNITED STATES,  February 11, 2014.- The majority of US citizens supports a change of policy regarding Cuba, after 50 years of blockade, according to a survey published today. The report written by the bipartisan Atlantic Council, expresses 56% of US citizens favor  a "change" of US policy towards Cuba.

Even more surprisingly is the position of Florida which was the state with the highest number of people aiming at better relations with Cuba.

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