On February 3, 1962, former President of the United States, John F. Kennedy signed Executive Order 3447, which stipulated the total trade embargo on Cuba. By doing so, the government of that country made the blockade against the Cuban State and people official.

COLOMBIA, Novenber 1st, 2016.- Those attending the 25th Ibero-American Summit of Heads of State and Government condemned the blockade of Cuba maintained by successive U.S. administrations and called for its lifting, reported Prensa Latina.

CUBA, October 26 2016.- The Cuban resolution "Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial blockade of the United States against Cuba" received at United Nations today, a historic support to get 191 votes in favor, none against and only 2 abstentions (United States and Israel).

Dare to Dream: How a Medical School can Change the World

CUBA, October 14 th, 2016.- The Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM) was founded in Cuba eighteen years ago for receiving students from all over the world. Fidel dreamed of a teaching medical center for students from everywhere who later will return to help their communities and that dream came truth. Despite the US blockade imposed on Cuba, doctors from the poorest neighborhoods in the United States, mostly black people, are graduated every year.

#Blockade against #Cuba and policies to encourage illegal migration: root causes of irregular migration flow of Cubans to #US.

SWITZERLAND, 11 and 12 October 2016.-  Statement by the representative of Cuba, Mr. Ulises Arranz Fernández, Deputy Director of Consular Affairs and Cuban Residents Abroad, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba, in the Second Intersessional Workshop of the International Dialogue on Migration, 2016, on “Assessing Progress in the Implementation of the Migration Related SDGs”.


Kuwait press highlights that the blockade obstructs Cuba -US relations

KUWAIT, October 11th, 2016.- The Kuwait Times newspaper and the weekly magazine The Times reproduced entirely exclusive interview to the website CubaVSBloqueo offered by the General Director for the United States at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Foreign Ministry) of the Republic of Cuba, Josefina Vidal, which addressed key elements of the permanence of the US Blockade and other aspects that affect the process of normalization of relations between Cuba and the United States.

Blockade Imposed by the U.S. against Cuba Hinders Development of Chemical Industry

NETHERLANDS, October 11, 2016.- The Permanent Representative of Cuba to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Ambassador Fermín Quiñones Sánchez, demanded the immediate and unconditional lifting of the economic, financial and commercial blockade imposed by the Government of the United States against Cuba for over 50 years, during his speech at the General Debate of the 83rd Executive Council of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), which is in session from October 11 to October 14 in The Hague, Netherlands.


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