The world urges the #US at the #UN to lift the #blockade on #Cuba

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Por Prensa Latina

Cuba’s Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez highlighted the overwhelming support his country receives in the UN General Assembly where this Thursday member states will vote on a resolution to demand the US to lift the unlawful blockade against the island.

‘The peoples and governments of the planet accompany us in this fight against the blockade, and Cuba thanks them,’ he wrote in Twitter.

He also recalled that ‘Washington’s illegal and criminal policy’ violates the international law with a marked extraterritorial nature, in addition to severely damaging the Cuban people and constituting the main obstacle to the development of the island.

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#CubaVsBlockade. Statement by Bruno Rodríguez at the seventy fourth session of the #UN general assembly

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By Cubaminrex

Statement by Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba, at the general debate of the seventy fourth session of the United Nations general assembly.

September 28, 2019. New York.

(Stenographic Version – Council of State)

Mr. President;

Heads of State and Government;

Distinguished delegates;

I would like to convey my sincere condolences to the Commonwealth of the Bahamas for the loss of lives and the terrible destruction caused by hurricane Dorian. I call upon the international community to mobilize resources in order to provide assistance to that country.

Mr. President:

I want to denounce, before this General Assembly of the United Nations, that just a few months ago the US government has started to implement, criminal, non-conventional measures to prevent fuel shipments from arriving to our country from different markets, by resorting to threats and persecution against the companies that transport fuel, flag States, States of registration as well as shipping and insurance companies.

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#US #Blockade Affects Cuban Scientific Activity

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By CubavsBloqueo

The blockade imposed by the United States on Cuba has prevented our participation in an event of editors of scientific publications in Brazil, the director of the Cuban Journal of Nursing (RCE), Luis Hernandez, said on Tuesday.

The Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) was going to finance the participation of our delegates in that event, and everything went very well until the UN agency had to transfer the money for all traveling expenses, Hernandez told Prensa Latina.

Hernandez, who is also a specialist in nursing, said that PAHO bank was in charge of making transactions, but it has stocks in the United States, so when they realized it was for a Cuban citizen, the process stopped, he said.

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Cuban President Confirms Continuity of #Revolution Despite #Blockade

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By CubavsBloqueo

Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel on Tuesday ratified the continuity of the Revolution despite the U.S. blockade and its determination to impose a regime change on the island.

Diaz-Canel has called on his Twittter account the end of the economic, commercial and financial blockade the U.S. government has maintained against Cuba for almost six decades.

‘Despite the #Bloqueo, the hostility, political maneuvers and the actions #EEUU executes to impose a regime change in #Cuba, here is the #RevolucionCubana, alive and strong, firm, faithful to its principles! #NoMasBloqueo #UnblockCuba #SomosCuba,’ the Cuban statesman posted some days ago.

The Cuban president also wrote, ‘We will continue to demand tirelessly the end of the cruel economic, commercial and financial blockade against #Cuba and just compensation to our people for the economic and material damage caused in so many years of aggression. #NoMasBloqueo #UnblockCuba #SomosCuba.’

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Bruno Rodríguez: “We are certain that the amendments will be rejected”

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Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez stated today in a press conference that the United States government, in its desire to create greater tensions and increase hostility, is posing obstacles to the forthcoming vote against the blockade in the UN.

He explained that the U.S. State Department originally presented a document consisting of eight paragraphs of amendments to the draft resolution “Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States against Cuba.” However, the text was hastily divided into eight separate amendments that will be submitted to the United Nations General Assembly for analysis tomorrow.

All this pursues the obvious aim of creating a pretext to tighten the blockade, and attempt to present the illusion that there is international support for the policy, Rodríguez stressed. The U.S. delegation to the UN seeks to disturb, consume time, create confusion and hinder the adoption of the resolution calling for the end of the blockade against Cuba.

The amendments presented by the United States have the objective of changing the nature of the resolution that opposes the blockade, with emphasis on the extraterritorial application of the policy, he explained. Instead, he said, the United States wants to turn it into a resolution that contains attacks against Cuba in the field of human rights, which are totally unjustified.

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#Cuba’s Civil Society to Ratify Condemnation of #US Economic #Blockade

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The accumulated damages due to the blockade for the almost six decades of its application total $ 933,678,000,000 taking into account the depreciation of the dollar in terms of the price of gold on the international market. At current prices, the blockade has caused damages that can be calculated at over $ 134,499,800,000.

By Prensa Latina

Representatives of more than 130 Cuban organizations are participating on Friday in the 15th Civil Society Forum, a space where they will ratify the condemnation to the U.S.-imposed economic, commercial and financial blockade against the Caribbean nation.

The meeting is an opportunity to demand the total elimination of this qualified action of economic warfare, in accordance with the provisions of the Declaration concerning the Laws of Naval War, adopted by the London Naval Conference in 1909, several participants stated.

Washington intends to surrender by hunger the Cuban people with this strategy, the president of the Cuban United Nations Association, Fermin Quiñones, stressed in a news conference.

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#UnitedStates Strengthens Economic #Blockade, #Cuba Denounces

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Cuba denounced this week the strengthening of the blockade imposed by the United States for almost six decades, by publishing the Foreign Ministry»s annual report on the effects of the siege on society and the impact of its extraterritorial component.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the island released on Friday the text of United Nations General Assembly resolution 72/4, entitled ‘Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States of America against Cuba’.

According to the document, which includes the damages of the unilateral measure between April 2017 and March 2018, Washington not only maintains the laws and regulations which support the blockade, but applies them rigorously.

According to the Cuban government, after the arrival of President Donald Trump at the White House in January 2017, an economic siege described here as genocide has been strengthened, based on his intention to render an entire people to hunger and disease.

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Committee Makes Call for Condemning #US #Blockade vs. #Cuba on #Twitter

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The International Peace, Justice and Dignity to the Peoples Committee proposed to use Twitter tags such as #NomasBloqueo, #Niunpasoatras and #UnblockCuba

By Prensa Latina

The International Committee for Peace, Justice and Dignity for the Peoples made a call to solidarity friends from all over the world, particularly those living in the United States, to participate today in a mass tweet against the blockade.

A statement issued by the Committee headquartered in California reiterated that on November 1st, for the 26th time, Cuba will present the resolution ‘Need to put an end to the U.S. Economic, Commercial and Financial Blockade against Cuba’.

‘The United Nations General Assembly will vote on the resolution presented by Cuba. Once again the entire world will defend the unconditional end of the criminal and inhumane blockade as it has since 1992,’ said the statement.

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#US #blockade: unilateral coercive measure that damages the human rights of Cuban people

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By CubaVsBloqueo

Cuba, whose people have suffered an economic, commercial and financial blockade for more than 55 years, is well aware of the damages caused by unilateral coercive measures. Those were the opening words of Cuban Representative to the United Nations, Counselor Alejandro Castillo Santana , during his statement at the Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur of the Human Rights Council on the negative impact of unilateral coercive measures on the enjoyment of human rights, of the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly. The Cuban diplomat also expressed the Cuban opposition to all unilateral coercive measures, including those used as a tool for political and economic pressure against any country, particularly against developing countries.

He reaffirmed that unilateral coercive measures are contrary to international law, to international humanitarian law, to the Charter of the United Nations, and to the norms and principles governing peaceful relations among States; and also hinder economic and social development and create impediments to the full enjoyment of human rights.

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Cuban Parliament Reiterates Condemnation against #US Economic #Blockade

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The Cuban Parliament reiterated its condemnation of the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States for half a century on the Caribbean island.

A statement from the International Relations Committee of the National Assembly of Cuban People’s Power released today by Granma newspaper, recalls that since the beginning of its implementation in October 1960, this policy seeks to overthrow the Revolutionary Government.

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