#US Takes Crusade against #Venezuela to #UN

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By Prensa Latina

The members of the United Nations Security Council are debating today the situation in Venezuela at an informal meeting promoted by the United States, as part of its crusade against the government of that South American country. 

It is a meeting under the so-called Arria Formula, which does not constitute an event as such of the Council, it is not held in its meeting hall, nor does it force all 15 members of that body to participate in it.

Anyway, it is a dangerous maneuver by Washington and its allies to seek international support and involve the United Nations in the efforts to overthrow the Bolivarian Revolution.

The meeting, organized by the United States with support from Italy, which is chairing the Securing Council this month, includes among its speakers officials and activists who have a critical and, in some cases, aggressive stance on Venezuela.

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#USA Revives Cold War with #Blockade on #Cuba

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By Waldo Mendiluza/Prensa Latina 

Nicaraguan Deputy Foreign Minister, Maria Rubiales, has warned here today that the U.S. defense of its blockade on Cuba returns the international community to the Cold War era.

It seems that we are returning to times that already seemed over, she told Prensa Latina, regarding Washington’s commitment to bet on the maintenance of the economic, commercial and financial siege to the island, rejected once again yesterday at the UN General Assembly.

Rubiales, who is also the Nicaraguan ambassador to the United Nations, also highlighted the support of 191 of 193 UN member countries to a new resolution, the 26th consecutively adopted in that forum since 1992, on the necessity to end a current blockade for more than 50 years.

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New Victory of #Cuba in the United Nations against #US #blockade

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By Cubaminrex

The Cuban resolution ¨Necessity of putting an end to the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States of America against Cuba¨ was widely supported in the United Nations this Wednesday, obtaining  191 votes in favor, 2 against (USA and Israel) and 0 abstentions.

The international community represented in the framework of the 72 session of the United Nations General Assembly strongly rejected the unjust and inhuman policy applied by the United States against Cuba for almost six decades.

Prior to the voting, representatives from many nations, as well as from the main groups and regional and international blocs denounced the illegal blockade, which disregards the international law and the United Nations Charter, considering it the main obstacle to the economic and social development of the Cuban people, whose imposition also damages the sovereignty of countries interested in maintaining normal economic, commercial and financial relations with the island.  

#USA To Vote against Resolution Condemning #US #Blockade against #Cuba

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By Prensa Latina 

Tllenge the international community by voting in the United Nations against the resolution that condemns this he United States will return to its traditional position supporting the blockade against Cuba and will chapolicy, said today the State Department.

Spokesperson for the State Department Heather Nauert said today that U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley will vote tomorrow against the resolution that Cuba presents since 1992 to demand the end of the economic, commercial and financial blockade kept for more than 55 years.

On each of these occasions, the United States spoke out against the Cuban resolution, despite the majority support of the international community for the Cuban document and only in 2016, for the first time in the history of resolutions, the administration of Barack Obama (2009-2017) decided to abstain.

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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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#UN Experts Warn #Blockade against #Cuba Plays with People’s Lives

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By  Prensa Latina

UN Independent Experts on Human Rights warned today that unilateral sanctions such as the US blockade against Cuba play with people’s lives, lack logic and must cease.

The Special Rapporteur on the negative impact of unilateral sanctions on the exercise of human rights, Idriss Jazairy, told Prensa Latina that dialogue and negotiation are the way to resolve differences, not punishments such as the ones the inhabitants of the island have suffered for more than half a century.

Jazairy recalled that the former president of the United States, Barack Obama, began a process aimed at lifting the economic, commercial and financial siege, in line with the advances in bilateral relations with Cuba, but the situation seems to return to the past, with the arrival at the White House of Donald Trump.

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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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