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The Helms-Burton Act: A silenced Story (I)

The trap

By Ricardo Alarcón de Quesada

Since the beginning of this year the United States State Department has issued several announcements on the partial suspension of the implementation of some aspects of a chapter of the so-called Helms-Burton Act. It has been done so with a cheating style, fraudulent, characteristic of the current rulers, with the clear intention of creating uncertainty and confusion, purpose for which they count, as usual, with the means they were supposed to devote themselves to reporting. 

How to make donations to tornado victims?

The Ministry of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment (MINCEX) reports that it is the governing body of the Central Administration of State, in charge of coordinating international aid. It is a well-structured process, which has been put into practice whenever the country has gone through natural disasters, adds the note.

Cuba categorically rejects the threat of activation of Title III of the Helms-Burton Act

On January 16, 2019, the United States State Department announced the decision to suspend for only 45 days the application of Title III of the Helms-Burton Act, “to conduct a careful review… in light of the national interests of the United States and efforts to expedite a transition to democracy in Cuba and include factors such as the Cuban regime’s brutal oppression of human rights and fundamental freedoms and its indefensible support for increasingly authoritarian and corrupt regimes in Venezuela and Nicaragua.”

Declaration of the Ministry of Public Health of Cuba

The Ministry of Public Health of the Republic of Cuba, committed to the solidarity and humanistic principles that have guided Cuba’s medical cooperation for 55 years, has been participating in the Program More Doctors for Brazil since its inception in August 2013.  This initiative launched by Dilma Rousseff, who was at that moment the president of the Federal Republic of Brazil, pursued the double purpose of guaranteeing medical assistance to the majority of the Brazilian people, following the principle of universal health coverage promoted by the World Health Organization.

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