Latin American #Constructors Condemn #US #Blockade on #Cuba

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By  Prensa Latina

Latin American constructors have condemned the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States on Cuba for more than 50 years and it is intensified today.

The delegates to the International Colloquium: integration and action unity of workers in the construction sector against the capital and its neoliberal philosophy approved a joint declaration in rejection of that hostile policy implemented by Washington and repudiated by 191 countries.

Representatives from Panama, Colombia, Chile, Brazil, the Dominican Republic and Argentina enriched the debate with opinions about the failed White House strategy.

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#Cuba Denounces #Blockade Damage to #Construction Sector

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By Prensa Latina

The economic, financial and trade damage caused by the US blockade of Cuba affects all sectors and one of them is construction, in which annual losses have reached millions, leaders of the sector denounced today.

In a press conference, the economic director of the Construction Ministry (MICONS), Fredy Carballosa, explained that from April, 2016 and March this year, the losses reached $12,406,000 USD and around 95.5 percent of that figure was for technological needs in the housing sector.

The blockade prevents us from accessing more efficient constructive techniques for housing, with lower consumption of basic materials, something that would represent to save six percent of the costs in foreign currency for house restoration in the interest of the population, he added.

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Cuban Civil Society Urges Trump to Hear Claims Against #Blockade

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By Prensa Latina

Representatives of Cuban civil society urged US President Donald Trump to listen to the majority of the international community in support of lifting the U.S. blockade imposed on the island.

He was also asked to continue the process of normalization of bilateral relations initiated in 2015 with the administration of Barack Obama (2009-2017).

In the statement issued as a result of the XIV Forum of Cuban civil society organizations against the blockade, they stressed that this policy in force since 1962 limits the development of the country.

They also demanded the cease of the persecution of Cuban international economic and financial relations with organizations in third countries, an indication of the extraterritorial character of that measure.

The Cuban Vice-Foreign Minister Abelardo Moreno assured that the forum of civil society takes place in a new context marked by the retreat of relations with Washington.

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

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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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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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