Permanent Representative of #Cuba to the #UN, Anayansi Rodríguez Camejo, denounces new anti-Cuban action

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Photo: Permanent Mission of Cuba to the United Nations

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On Tuesday 16 October, 2018, the United States of America has once again sullied the name of the United Nations.

The United States, in another action of contempt for human rights and this Organization, has preferred to create absurd lies about Cuba rather than recognize and promote a campaign to redress its multiple human rights violations, both in its territory and in the rest of the world.

With this action, which included the use of the ECOSOC Chamber and the United Nations WebCast, the name and emblem of the Organization was used in an act against a Member State, on the pretense of international support for its fallacious campaign. All of this contravenes the principles and purposes of the Charter.

It is clear the intention of the United States Government to sustain, with all available resources and without the slightest moral objection, the unilateral policy of economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed against Cuba and universally repudiated by the United Nations General Assembly for its criminal and genocidal nature, and therefore, in violation of international law.

This event is a new chapter in the long list of aggressions against Cuba. It is part of the actions aimed at subverting the legitimately established constitutional order and of the interventionist agenda that has gained renewed momentum under the current Administration, whose fascist, racist and xenophobic ideas are a matter of grave concern in the international community.

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#Cuba denounces the #US #blockade as a system of violation of the human #rights of the Cuban #people

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“Down with the imperialist blockade against Cuba”

By Cubaminrex-Permanent Mission of Cuba to the UN

In her statement at the Segment on Sustainable Development of the Second Committee of the United Nations, Biana Leyva Regueira, Third Secretary at the Permanent Mission of Cuba to the UN, called for the end of the genocidal US blockade against the island, which prevents Cubans from developing at full capacity. It is the main obstacle to the development of the island; constituting a massive, flagrant and systematic violation of the human rights of the Cuban people.

The diplomat, who urged the UN to give greater priority to the eradication of poverty, showed that the global progress of development indicators, 18 years after the adoption of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and three after the Sustainable Development Goals. (SDGs), is insufficient and unequal. She added that the gap between the North and the South and the polarization of wealth are increasing, along with the proliferation of unsustainable patterns of production and consumption, and the waste of large sums of financial resources for weapons and speculative purposes.

The Cuban  representative stressed that sustainable development continues to urgently demand concrete actions and greater common efforts based on a just and equitable world order, inclusive and coherent policies, a revitalized global alliance, an effective mobilization of financial resources, as well as the promotion of capacity development, including statistical capabilities and the transfer of technologies to developing countries. She pointed out that developed countries must comply with their historic commitments and responsibilities.

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Intervention of the Cuban delegation in the Interactive Dialogue with the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

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By Cubaminrex/Misión Permanente de Cuba ante Naciones Unidas

THIRD COMMITTEE – 73rd UNGA
New York, 15 October 2018

Mr. President,

We thank Ms. Bachelet for her oral presentation and congratulate her on her appointment as High Commissioner. We further reiterate our support for the efforts to advance the cause of human rights on the basis of objectivity, non-selectivity and impartiality. She takes on this task facing great challenges, including the growing politicization in addressing the issue of human rights, particularly against countries of the South.   

A vivid example is the event against Cuba that the United States Government intends to hold tomorrow, 16 October in the ECOSOC Chamber, a Major Organ of this Organization.  

Cuba denounces the perverse intention to hold this event using the name and premises of the United Nations to attack one of its Member States. Holding the event would constitute a clear violation of the purposes and principles of the UN Charter and International Law, and of the rules of this Organization for the conduct of meetings. Sigue leyendo

#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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Nobel Prize Perez Esquivel Sends Letter to #UN Criticizing #US #Blockade

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By CubaVsBloqueo

”As long as the United States continues attacking the Cuban people as if the Cold War continued, it will be attacking the right of all peoples to peace, sovereignty and development,” Nobel Prize winner Adolfo Perez Esquivel stressed in Buenos Aires.

In a letter sent to UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, to which Prensa Latina had access, the prominent Argentine human right activist described this genocidal policy imposed almost 60 years ago on the island as ‘a war against a country that seeks peace.’

Some few days before the UN votes on the draft resolution against the need to put an end to the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States on the island, the Nobel Peace Prize winner stressed that despite the restoration of relations between the two countries, the U.S. financial persecution to Cuban transactions abroad remains in force.

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More Voices Claim at #UN End of #Blockade against #Cuba

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By Prensa Latina

Voices from around the world are raised at the United Nations against the U.S. blockade imposed on Cuba and call for an end during the debate of the General Assembly, which reaches its fourth day on Friday.

Vietnamese Prime Minister, Nguyen Xuan Phuc, supported the lifting of that unilateral mechanism so that Cuba can exercise its freedom to participate in an equitable and fair manner in the economic and commercial relations, in accordance with international law.

According to Prime Minister of Tuvalu, Enele Sosene Sopoaga, the long unilateral economic blockade against Cuba directly limits the development aspiration of that island’s people.

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Countries of the World Condemn #blockade against #Cuba

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By Prensa Latina

The condemnation of the US blockade against Cuba grows today at the high-level meeting of the UN General Assembly, a forum used by several countries to show support for that Caribbean island.

Upon arriving at its third day of debates, nations from different parts of the world have used this platform to express their rejection of the siege that the US government has imposed on Cuba for more than 55 years.

The day before, the president of Bolivia, Evo Morales, said that his country ‘rejects in the clearest and most energetic way the illegal, inhuman and criminal economic and financial blockade’.

The United States has the obligation to make economic reparations for the damage caused to the Cuban people and, in addition, must comply with the resolutions of the General Assembly and immediately lift the blockade, he said.

The president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, also joined this demand, expressing ‘solidarity with the heroic people of Cuba.’ 

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