Message from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cuba, Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla

September 15, 2022

Next November 2nd and 3rd, the United Nations General Assembly will once again take into consideration the draft resolution calling for an end to the U.S. blockade against Cuba.

The U.S. government persists in ignoring the demands of the international community, and has intensified the blockade to unprecedented levels.

This has been a failed policy aimed at subverting the constitutional order in Cuba, but it causes unjustifiable shortages, pain, and suffering to Cuban families by limiting access to food, medicines, fuel, and other basic necessities.

The blockade causes real and significant detriment to the human rights of Cubans. In the first 14 months of President Joseph Biden's administration alone the damages caused by the blockade amounted to $6,364,000,000, which hinders our development and deprives the country of income that could be used for the welfare of our people.

The unilateral and fraudulent designation of Cuba as a state sponsor of terrorism reinforces the dissuasive and intimidatory impact of the blockade, which is markedly extraterritorial in nature and affects the legitimate ties established by governments, entities, banks, and businessmen with our country, while also harming Cubans living abroad.

The U.S. government accompanies this outrage with disinformation and destabilization operations against Cuba.
The blockade policy suffers profound international isolation, brings discredit onto the U.S., and arouses the profound rejection of the peoples of the world.

Cuba has the right to live without a blockade.


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