Gambian newspaper published excerpts of the Cuban report on the blockade

Raul Castro

Gambia, October 5, 2016. - In a full page article titled "United States blockade against Cuba after the establishment of diplomatic relations in December 2014", Gambian newspaper The Standard published a summary on the main economic, financial and commercial measures against the island in this period.

The summary includes repercussions of blockade policy on Cuban and third party entities to the detriment of the normal functioning of important sectors of the island and the human rights of the Cuban people, even after President Barak Obama´s visit to the Caribbean island.

The information was supplied by the Embassy of Cuba in Banjul and underlines that the economic consequences by the application of the blockade in the said period, amount to $753,688,000,000, while the total economic damage caused by such policy over 50 years, has surpassed $125,873,000,000 at current prices, which is detrimental to the normal functioning of important sectors in the island and to the human rights of its population.. The Standard is one of the main newspaper in The Gambia.