Cuban doctors denounce impact of #blockade

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Estimated damages within the healthcare sector caused by the blockade, between April of 2016 and March 31, 2017, surpass 87 million dollars, according to Cuban doctors and medical students speaking in Havana.

With only a few days remaining before Cuba denounces the hostile U.S. policy within the United Nations, the National Assembly of People’s Power held a public hearing on the economic impact of the blockade on the population.

This policy “must not be addressed with lamentation, but rather with condemnation,” said Isabel Moya, PhD in Communication Sciences and director of the Mujer publishing house, during the meeting, held in Havana’s Oncology and Radiology Institute.

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#US Economic Pressures Affect #Tourism to #Cuba

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By Prensa Latina

The Cuban report to the United Nations General Assembly on the U.S. economic and commercial barriers against the island dedicates one chapter to how they affect tourism, recall today experts.

Economists consider this Friday that the sector of travel is a basic support of the island’s development, which Washington pretends to slow up with those measures.

The resolution 71/5 of the General Assembly of the United Nations, titled Need to put an End to the Economic, Commercial and Financial Blockade imposed by the United States of America against Cuba will be presented to that instance in November and has world attention.

It is a report that pretends to show succinctly the harm done by the application of that policy between April 2016 to June, 2017.

Such document evidences how the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed on Cuba is the most important obstacle to carry out the National Economic and Social Development Plan of the country.

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#Cuba will never accept any preconditions or impositions

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By Cubaminrex

Statement by Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, Minister of Foreign Affairs Of the Republic of Cuba, at the Seventy Second Session of the United Nations General Assembly. New York, September 22, 2017.

Mr. President;

Mr. Secretary General;

Allow me to reiterate to you Cuba’s support to your work at the helm of the United Nations and as a guarantor and advocate of international peace.

Heads of State and Government;

Distinguished delegates;

I would like to express my deep condolences to the relatives of the deceased and the victims of hurricanes Irma and Maria, as well as our disposition to increase our cooperation, to the extent of our modest possibilities, with the brother peoples and governments of Dominica and Antigua and Barbuda, small Caribbean islands which suffered a terrible devastation; with the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Saint Martin, Sint Maarten, Virgin Islands and Anguilla.

I call upon the international community to give the highest priority to this situation and mobilize resources to assist the small Caribbean Island States and territories which have suffered such devastation.

We would like to convey Cuba’s warmest feelings of solidarity to the government and people of Mexico, particularly to the victims and their relatives, who were affected by both earthquakes, and reiterate to them our disposition to assist the population and support the recovery works with our modest efforts.

We also want to express our sorrow to the US people, as well as our heartfelt condolences to the relatives of the deceased and to all of the victims of hurricane Irma.

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#US #blockade and terrorism denounced

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The Third Days of Action Against the Blockade will take place in Washington D.C., September 11-16, with activities centered on denouncing damage caused to the island’s healthcare system by the hostile policy, with the participation of U.S. students pursuing medical degrees on the island and renowned Cuban doctors.

With the aim of increasing pressure on the U.S. government to lift the criminal economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed on Cuba, activists and solidarity organizations are taking part in an a series of events entitled: “Tenemos Memoria. Solidaridad Vs Bloqueo” (“We remember. Solidarity vs. The Blockade”).

Activities began on September 4, at the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP), with a ceremony commemorating the 20th anniversary of the murder of young Italian Fabio Di Celmo at Havana’s Copacabana; a victim of terrorism.

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Cubans Will Hold Walkton against #US #Blockade

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Cubans will reportedly hold walktons throughout the island to reject once more the economic, financial and commercial blockade the US has been enforcing for almost six decades.

According to Granma daily, the event will take place on Saturday, September 9, starting at 10:00 local time as part of the activities for the 57th anniversary of the creation of the Committees for the Defense of the Revolution on September 28. In Havana, the walkton will extend from the Museum of the Revolution to the Anti-Imperialist Tribune, right in front of the US Embassy. Several official institutions, trade unions, students’ federations and other mass organizations will support the event which will start a new campaign in and out of Cuba against Washington’s hostile policy.

This year again, Cuba will submit to the UN General Assembly a resolution demanding the US to lift the blockade. This resolution has been passed by the whole international community 24 times in a row since 1992.


#Baseball among the Most-Affected Sports by #US #Blockade on #Cuba

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Baseball is one of the most affected sports by the blockade of Cuba maintained by the United States for more than 50 years, Cuban former baseball star Rey Vicente Anglada asserted today in this capital.

‘The blockade has affected us in a great extent and continues to do so,’ said the extraordinary second base for the teams Cuba and Havana Industriales during the announcement in this capital of a walk race to denounce that hostile policy against the Cuban people.

That sports event that will be held throughout the country on September 9, will mark the beginning of the 2017 international campaign against the blockade, with actions in and out of Cuba, in rejection of that retrograde policy that has been condemned by the United Nations (UN) General Assembly for the last 25 consecutive years.

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Preparations for Period against #Blockade of #Cuba Continues in #USA

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Friends and agencies of solidarity with Cuba are currently making progress in organizing ab 2017 Week against the Blockade, which will be held in the US capital from September 11-16.

The event, the third of its kind, will be focused on showing and denouncing the damage that the blockade of Cuba, imposed more than 50 years ago, causes to health in the island nation.

We wanted people here to know the impact of the blockade on that sensitive sector for all, Alicia Jrapko, coordinator in the United States of the International Committee for People’s Peace, Justice and Dignity.

She recalled that despite limitations, access to health assistance in Cuba is a conquered human right, but that does not happen in the United States, she remarked.

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