Helms-Burton Act Violates #UN Charter, #Cuba Denounces

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By Prensa Latina 

The condemnation of the Helms-Burton Act imposed by the United States on Cuba has grown all over the world, because its enforcement violates the United Nations Charter and the precepts of international law.

The statement was made by Cuban Ambassador Humberto Rivera at a recent meeting of the Group of 77 plus China, at which he explained the consequences of the US act.

Since May 2, when Titles III and IV of the Helms-Burton Act were activated, Washington has enforced new aggressive measures against Cuba, as part of its policy to tighten the economic, commercial and financial blockade it has kept for 57 years, he recalled.

The Helms-Burton Act has universalized the extraterritorial implementation of the blockade by using illegal pressures by the United States against third countries, their governments and their companies, the Cuban diplomat explained.

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#Cuba calls for a mobilization against imperialist #interventions in Latin America, and for #peace

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The revolutionary government reiterates its solidarity with Constitutional Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro Moros, the Bolivarian Chavista Revolution, and the civic-military union, calling on all people and governments of the world to defend peace.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba, Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, during a press conference yesterday, called on the United Nations (UN) to back the sovereignty of the Venezuelan people and not allow, under any circumstances, interference in the internal affairs of that nation, or violations of international law.

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#Cuba: It is imperative to halt the imperialist military adventure against #Venezuela

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By Cubaminrex

The Revolutionary Government of the Republic of Cuba condemns the escalation of pressures and actions of the US government in preparation for a military adventure under the guise of a “humanitarian intervention” in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and calls on the international community to mobilize in order to prevent its consummation.

Between February 6 and 10 of 2019, several military transport aircraft have been flying to the Rafael Miranda Airport in Puerto Rico; the San Isidro Air Base in the Dominican Republic and other Caribbean Islands that have a strategic location, most certainly without the knowledge of the governments of those nations. These flights took off from US military facilities from where Special Operation Troops and US Marine Corps units operate. These units have been used for covert operations, even against leaders of other countries.

Media and political circles, even in the US, have revealed that extremist figures of that government with a long history of actions and slanders aimed at causing or instigating wars, such as John Bolton, US National Security Advisor; and Mauricio Claver-Carone, Director of the National Security Council’s Office of Western Hemisphere Affairs, counting on the connivance of Marco Rubio, Senator of the anti-Cuban mafia of Florida, designed, directly and thoroughly organized and obtained the funds, from their posts in Washington, for the attempted coup d’ etat in Venezuela by means of the illegal self-proclamation of a president.

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#Venezuela Invites #UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

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By Prensa Latina

The Venezuelan Government on Monday repeated its invitation to the United Nations high commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, to visit the country.

On its Twitter account, the Foreign Ministry said that with the visit, the official will be able to confirm ‘the broad and historic efforts in favor of guaranteeing and promoting the human rights of Venezuelans.’ The new invitation was made by the Venezuelan ambassador at the UN in Geneva, Jorge Valero, during a meeting with Bachelet.

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The world says “No!” to the #blockade and #Trump’s amendments

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At 12:20pm, in the United Nations General Assembly, the international community once again almost unanimously condemned the U.S. blockade of Cuba, voting 189 in favor of the Cuban resolution, two against (U.S. and Israel), with no abstentions.

#Blockade to #Cuba Isolates #US at #UN

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By CubavsBloqueo

The international community demonstrated on Wednesday at the UN, for the umpteenth time, its rejection of the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States against Cuba for almost six decades.

Representatives from all over the world raised their voices in the plenary session of the UN General Assembly to support a draft resolution, presented by Havana, against this punitive policy.

Latin America and the Caribbean denounced the U.S. strategy, which they considered an obstacle to the development of Cuba.

The economic, commercial and financial blockade violates international law and the UN Charter, and constitutes a violation of Cuba’s right to interact fully with humanity, declared Venezuela’s ambassador to the UN, Samuel Moncada.

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#Cuba is not alone: Nations of the world highlight the absurdity of the #US #blockade against #Cuba in the #UN

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Once again, the UN General Assembly debated the draft resolution presented by Cuba calling for an end to the U.S. blockade. Despite U.S. attempts to sabotage the annual debate and pressure other nations to vote against Cuba – through the submission of eight ridiculous amendments to the text – this October 31 saw a wealth of nations express their support for Cuba and condemn this criminal, genocidal policy.

The 27th annual vote on the Resolution will take place tomorrow, November 1st.

Granma International offers a summary of some of the main speeches:

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