#US Pack of Lies against #Cuba, Foreign Ministry Denounces

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By Prensa Latina

Cuban Foreign Ministry officials denounced Wednesday an increase in lies by sectors of the U.S. government determined to demonize Cuba and worsen the already tense bilateral relations.

Some U.S. government officials seem out of control, engaged in frantic attacks against Cuba by any means, warned the U.S. director of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Carlos Fernandez de Cossio.

The diplomat pointed out in Twitter that manufactured lies are produced in Washington as a weapon of first order.

The situation in Venezuela, a target country of a coup attempt led by the White House, is used by high officials, including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and National Security Advisor John Bolton, to accuse Cuba of meddling in the South American country.

The crusade, according to Fernandez de Cossio, clashes with Cuba’s recognition of its commitment to Latin American peace, unity, cooperation and integration.

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#US Determined to Increase Aggressiveness towards #Cuba, F.M. States

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Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez insisted that the U.S. government seems determined to escalate its hostility against the island.

In his Twitter account, the diplomat specified that the course of confrontation that Washington seems to assume ‘not only marks a serious setback in the bilateral relationship, but also poses new risks and dangers, in which additional blockade measures against Cuba are expected’.

In this way, Rodriguez reiterated his denunciation the day before, when she took part in the program Mesa Redonda of the national television to present a summary about the behavior of the Cuban foreign policy in 2018 and the projections for 2019.

According to the Foreign Minister, in this hostile scenario, marked by the intensification of the economic, commercial and financial blockade that has been in force for almost six decades, some favorable factors are preserved, derived from the rapprochement announced in December 2014 by those who were the presidents at that time, Raúl Castro and Barack Obama.

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#US #Blockade Costs 12 Million dollars to #Cuba per Day

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The economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States on Cuba caused during 2018 daily damages amounting to 12 million dollars, Minister of Economy and Planning Alejandro Gil denounced on Friday.

Speaking during the second regular session of the 9th Legislature of the National Assembly of People’s Power, the official said that this is an annual impact of more than 4.32 billion dollars.

‘How much more could this country do without this blockade,’ he asked at the session, in which he stressed that despite such an adverse scenario, Cuba’s Gross Domestic Product grew 1.2 percent in 2018.

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#Cuba Warns about Increased #US Hostility

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Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez warned on Monday about increased US political and economic hostility against Cuba.

In statements to the press during the debates prior to the 9th Legislature of the People’s Power National Assembly, the foreign minister recalled that some progress had been seen until 2017 in ties between Havana and Washington.

The recognition of the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed for more than half a century on Cuba as an obsolete and ineffective policy, and the need to lift it because it caused the country’s discredit and isolation, was very significant, he added.

They never admitted the genocidal and violating nature of the human rights of a people, nor the ethical and violating aspect of international law in the US measure, Rodriguez remarked.

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The #US State Department uses the granting of visas to affect diplomatic relations with #Cuba

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By Cubaminrex

Statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cuba

During the past few months, the US State Department has been concocting a new pretext to affect bilateral diplomatic relations, associated to the granting of the diplomatic and official visas required by the staff of the respective embassies in Washington and Havana to perform their duties.  The maneuver consists in claiming that Cuba is hindering the granting of visas for designated officials at the US embassy in Cuba, which allegedly hinders the work of that diplomatic mission.

In doing so, the State Department deliberately conceals the fact that it was the US government the one that, unilaterally, decided to downsize its staff in Havana in September, 2017, including particularly the staff in charge of consular services, with the consequent encumbrance for Cuban and US citizens who depend on those services. The US government was the one which decided to arbitrarily and unjustly expel 15 Cuban diplomatic officials from the Cuban embassy in Washington in October of that same year.

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Cuban Foreign Minister denounces #US maneuver to undermine international support for an end to the #blockade

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“It is regrettable that the US government advance in a course of confrontation against our country. Our response will be the firmness of principles, the intransigence in the defense of national sovereignty, as in these 60 years of Revolution.”

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Yesterday afternoon, the United States permanent mission at the UN began circulating eight amendments to the Cuban resolution calling for an end to the blockade, reported Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parilla during a press conference at the ministry in Havana.

He reported that the amendments basically address aspects related to the UN’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, and the human rights issue, a subject that the U.S. government attempts to use to discredit Cuba – unsuccessfully.

What is most interesting, Rodríguez said, is not the content of the proposed amendments, but rather the fact that the document was circulated surreptitiously by the U.S. State Department, signed by deputy assistant secretary Gonzalo Gallegos, in an effort to dissuade UN member countries from voting in favor of the Cuban resolution calling for an end to the blockade, which will be considered in the General Assembly this coming October 31.

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#US hostile rhetoric escalation

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Statement by the Director General in charge of the United States, Carlos Fernández de Cossío.

The Director General in charge of the United States Carlos Fernández de Cossío alerted that in recent months the US government has escalated its hostile rhetoric against Cuba.  “It makes use of reiterated statements from high level  officials  aimed at manufacturing pretexts that steer toward a climate of greater bilateral tension”, said the official.

He clarified that “in a very specific way, the US government attempts to defend with any resource available the unilateral policy of economic blockade universally repudiated because of its criminal nature and for violating International Law.”

He stated that the US government “knows that it is a behavior that does not enjoy the support of US citizens nor of Cuban residents that live there” and he specified that US leaders attack the political, economic and social system chosen by the people of Cuba, disregarding the sovereign right of every nation to determine its own destiny.

“They have manufactured unfounded accusations against Cuba with the so called heath incidents, uttering defamatory imputations about the security of their diplomats in Cuba”, said Fernández de Cossío.

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