Lawmakers of #Mexico City Rejects #US #Blockade against #Cuba

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Cuba vs Blockade Report 2017

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By Prensa Latina

The House of Representatives of the Federal District passed a statement rejecting the US blockade against Cuba and urged the Senate and the Mexican government to act accordingly.

At its 7th session, the plenary of the Mexico City Parliament asked the Senate to instruct the Mexican diplomatic representation at the UN to exercise its vote against Washington’s policy of siege against the Caribbean island.

The decision of the legislative body comes two weeks before the United Nations General Assembly votes on a Cuban resolution calling for an end to the economic, financial and trade blockade that the United States submits to the people of Cuba for more than half a century.

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#US Economic Pressures Affect #Tourism to #Cuba

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The Cuban report to the United Nations General Assembly on the U.S. economic and commercial barriers against the island dedicates one chapter to how they affect tourism, recall today experts.

Economists consider this Friday that the sector of travel is a basic support of the island’s development, which Washington pretends to slow up with those measures.

The resolution 71/5 of the General Assembly of the United Nations, titled Need to put an End to the Economic, Commercial and Financial Blockade imposed by the United States of America against Cuba will be presented to that instance in November and has world attention.

It is a report that pretends to show succinctly the harm done by the application of that policy between April 2016 to June, 2017.

Such document evidences how the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed on Cuba is the most important obstacle to carry out the National Economic and Social Development Plan of the country.

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#Cuba/#US: Statement to the press by Josefina Vidal

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Today we have learned of a State Department communiqué that reports the decision of the U.S. government to reduce personnel at its embassy in Havana.

As we reported this past September 26, in a meeting held that day with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, on the initiative of the Cuban side, our minister of Foreign Affairs, Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla:

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#US #Blockade against #Cuba Condemned Once Again

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By Prensa Latina

Venezuela, Nicaragua, Angola, Mozambique and Timor Leste joined the countries throughout the world that deplored the US blockade against Cuba at the United Nations General Assembly.

In the sixth and last day of discussion at United Nations period of sessions, Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza condemned the unilateral sanctions taken by the United States against Cuba for more than 50 years.

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#Venezuela Condemns Recent #US Attacks on #UN

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Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza has strongly condemned recent US attacks on Venezuela´s role in the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council.

On his Twitter account, Jorge Arreaza considered the US representative to UN body, Nikky Haley´s statement, as an unprecedented lack of respect.

He also urged Ms. Haley to worry about the appalling US violations of human rights in the world.

‘Undoubtedly, the United States is the main human rights violator in the world: oil wars, bombing civilians, economic blockades …’, Arreaza tweeted.

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Preparations for Period against #Blockade of #Cuba Continues in #USA

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By Prensa Latina

Friends and agencies of solidarity with Cuba are currently making progress in organizing ab 2017 Week against the Blockade, which will be held in the US capital from September 11-16.

The event, the third of its kind, will be focused on showing and denouncing the damage that the blockade of Cuba, imposed more than 50 years ago, causes to health in the island nation.

We wanted people here to know the impact of the blockade on that sensitive sector for all, Alicia Jrapko, coordinator in the United States of the International Committee for People’s Peace, Justice and Dignity.

She recalled that despite limitations, access to health assistance in Cuba is a conquered human right, but that does not happen in the United States, she remarked.

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#US Coalition Welcomes New Bill against #Blockade of #Cuba

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By Prensa Latina

Washington.- The coalition Engage Cuba welcomed today the presentation in the US Senate of a bill aimed at lifting the blockade of Cuba imposed by Washington more than 55 years ago.

The president of the coalition, James Williams celebrated that democratic Senator Ron Wyden had introduced the U.S.-Cuba Trade Act of 2017, which repeals outdated sanctions on Cuba and establishes normal trade relations with the island nation.

Williams, as member of a coalition in favor of ending the economic, trade and financial blockade, highlighted that six other members of the Democratic Party, Patrick Leahy, Dianne Feinstein, Richard Durbin, Tom Udall, Patty Murray and Jeff Merkley, cosponsored the bill.

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