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Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago in 74th UNGA : " Trinidad and Tobago thus reiterates its call for the unconditional lifting of the economic, commercial and financial Embargo against Cuba ".

Excerpts from the intervention of Prime Minister Keith Rowley at the 74th General Assembly of the United Nations.

Mr. President, history has taught us that the maintenance of international peace and security cannot be separated from the sustainable development , in this regard we maintain that the economic,  commercial and  financial embargo imposed against Cuba, a Caribbean nation, which has been in place for almost six decades undermine the country potential to achieve  sustainable development and economic growth.

Saudi Foreign Minister receives message from his Cuban counterpart

Saudi Foreign Minister receives message from his Cuban counterpart

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, H.E. Dr. Ibrahim Al-Assaf has received a message sent by his Cuban counterpart, H.E. Mr. Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla.

The message was conveyed to the Saudi Foreign Minister by the Cuban Ambassador to the Kingdom, Mr. Orlando Requeijo Gual, during an audience conceded on Wednesday, September 18th, 2019, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ headquarters in Jeddah.

MSJ stands in Solidarity with Cuba, condemns US Aggression against Cuba

On this historic day for Cuba, the Movement for Social Justice expresses its solidarity with the Cuban people and Government. Sixty-six (66) years ago Fidel Castro led a group of young men and women in an attack on the Moncada military garrison in the eastern city of Santiago. While that attack failed as a military action and a number of the group were killed, July 26, 1953 marked the start of the Cuban Revolution against the brutal dictatorship of Batista. Fidel himself was captured along with Raul Castro and many others and jailed. At his trial Fidel made his historic address - History will Absolve Me.
History did indeed absolve Fidel and his July 26th Movement which eventually completed the Revolution on January 1st, 1959 - 6 short years after the July 26 attack on Moncada. The Cuban Revolution transformed Cuba and the social gains have been acknowledged globally.
Cuba has however had to endure hostile actions by the United States throughout the 60 years of its Revolution. Military intervention with the Bay of Pigs attack; numerous assassination attempts against Fidel; terrorist acts, the worst of which was the 1976 bombing of a Cubana airplane off the coast of Barbados that killed all 73 persons on board; have all been part of successive U.S. Government actions to bring about regime change in Cuba.

MSJ stands in Solidarity with Cuba, condemns US Aggression against Cuba

On this historic day for Cuba, the Movement for Social Justice expresses its solidarity with the Cuban people and Government. Sixty-six (66) years ago Fidel Castro led a group of young men and women in an attack on the Moncada military garrison in the eastern city of Santiago. While that attack failed as a military action and a number of the group were killed, July 26, 1953 marked the start of the Cuban Revolution against the brutal dictatorship of Batista. Fidel himself was captured along with Raul Castro and many others and jailed. At his trial Fidel made his historic address - History will Absolve Me.
History did indeed absolve Fidel and his July 26th Movement which eventually completed the Revolution on January 1st, 1959 - 6 short years after the July 26 attack on Moncada. The Cuban Revolution transformed Cuba and the social gains have been acknowledged globally.
Cuba has however had to endure hostile actions by the United States throughout the 60 years of its Revolution. Military intervention with the Bay of Pigs attack; numerous assassination attempts against Fidel; terrorist acts, the worst of which was the 1976 bombing of a Cubana airplane off the coast of Barbados that killed all 73 persons on board; have all been part of successive U.S. Government actions to bring about regime change in Cuba.

Tobago Friends of Cuba condemns in the strongest terms the escalation of the Economic Blockade against Cuba

PRESS RELEASE OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO FRIENDS OF CUBA CONDEMNING THE ESCALATION OF THE ECONOMIC BLOCAKADE AGAINST CUBA.

The Trinidad and Tobago Friends of Cuba condemns in the strongest terms the escalation of the Economic Blockade against Cuba.  In June 2019 the State Department headed secretary Mike Pompeo and the US National Security Adviser John Bolton have adopted, with new vigour, the most extreme incarnation of the Muroe Doctrine which is designed to give the US hegemonic control of the Western Hemisphere.  The Cuban revolution remains an affront to this doctrine.   These new measures include among other things, the placing of Cuba on the list of countries which have not fought human trafficking and the adoption of the Title III, the most draconian Clause of the Helm Burton Act (1996).

 

These measures are tantamount to economic warfare against the Cuban people.  Sixty (60) years of the economic blockade has cost the Cuban economy $134 B US.  This translates into the suffering of the Cuban people and this reduction in the pace of development in many areas of the Cuban economy. Despite the foregoing and the unjust identification of Cuba as a state who does not fight human trafficking  Cuba still has the most stable society in Latin American in terms of crime, health care and social justice.  Compared to its powerful neighbour to the north where that country is still grappling with the lack of universal health care, the mal treatment of immigrants, social injustice including racism and human trafficking particularly in the sex trade inclusive of children.

Azerbaijani press highlights Cuba's denunciation of the resurgence of the blockade

Alfredo Nieves Portuondo

The Azerbaijani digital media "Nafta.az" highlights Cuba's denunciation of the resurgence of the blockade imposed by the United States. and underlines its genocidal policy.

In an extensive article, local commentator Vusal Tguibayli comments on the decision of the US Government. to activate Title III of the Helms-Burton Act, which aggravates the commercial, economic and financial blockade imposed on Cuba for 60 years.

The Cuban Revolution reiterates its resolute determination to confront the aggressive U.S. escalation, and prevail

The Cuban Revolution reiterates its resolute determination to confront the aggressive U.S. escalation, and prevail

Today, April 17, is the anniversary of the launching of the United State’s 1961 military invasion at Playa Girón. (Bay of Pigs) The Cuban people’s resolute response in defense of the Revolution and socialism, within only 72 hours, produced the first military defeat of imperialism in America.

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.”

The government of President Donald Trump threatens to take a new step that would dangerously reinforce the blockade against Cuba, flagrantly violate International Law, and directly attack the sovereignty and interests of third countries.

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