Blockade

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The people of Cuba continue their centuries’ long struggle in the reconquest of full justice.  Along this road they have given ample proof of their capacity for resistance in the face of enormous challenges.  One such challenge is the economic, commercial and financial blockade which has been imposed by the United States of America and has remained in place for over fifty years.

 

Gambian friends denounce US blockade against Cuba

Acto contra el bloqueo

Banjul, October 22, 2016- Members of the Gambia-Cuba Friendship Association and the José Marti Association of Graduands of The Gambia in Cuba, taking part in a meeting at the Cuban embassy in Banjul denounced the persistence and the negative effects of the economic, commercial and financial blockade of the United States against the island, despite the huge international repudiation towards this policy and the recognition of the American President that it is a failed policy and therefore , must be lifted.

Open letter to Barak Obama, President of the United States

By: Nino Pagliccia, 20 October 2016

Originally posted at http://www.cubasolidarityincanada.ca/2016/10/21/open-letter-to-mr-barak-...

Dear Mr. President:

Re: Your October 14, 2016 Presidential Policy Directive – United States-Cuba Normalization

First of all I would like to acknowledge the decisive change in your Cuba policy by re-establishing a diplomatic relationship with the Island that was broken for way too long. I would also like to recognize the positive developments in areas such as telecommunication, transportation and travel, and some aspects of trade and commerce since December 17, 2014.

Trade delegation from Jamaica to participated at FIVAH 2016

KINGSTON, JAMAICA, October 11, 2016. Ambassador of Cuba to Jamaica, Bernardo Guanche Hernandez, met with members of this country’s trade delegation to the upcoming International Fair of Havana 2016 FIHAV 2016.

The fruitful meeting, held at the venue of the Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO), was also presided over by Berletta Forrester, General Manager of Commercial Development at this important institution from the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation.

Kuwait press highlights that the blockade obstructs Cuba -US relations

KUWAIT TIMES, OCTOBER 10, 2016, PAGE 9

Kuwait, Oct. 10, 2016. The Kuwait Times newspaper in today's edition reproduces entirely e exclusive interview to the website CubaVSBloqueo offered by the General Director for the United States at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Foreign Ministry) of the Republic of Cuba, Josefina Vidal, which addressed key elements of the permanence of the US Blockade  and other aspects that affect the process of normalization of relations between Cuba and the United States.

Press release issued by the Cuban delegation to the Fourth Cuba-US Bilateral Commission. Washington, September 30, 2016

Delegations presided over respectively by Josefina Vidal Ferreiro, Director General of the US Division at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; and Mari Carmen Aponte, Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, and Jonathan Finer, Chief of Staff and Director of Policy Planning for the Secretary of State, met on September 30 in Washington on the occasion of the fourth meeting of the Cuba-US Bilateral Commission.

As long as the blockade persists, Cuba will maintain the strong claim to end it

With the support of Iranian friends from solidarity organizations, particularly the House of Latin America (HOLA), the Embassy of Cuba in Tehran held a press conference with media to denounce once again the US blockade imposed on the Island for more than five decades, and to announce the presentation of a draft resolution at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) by the twenty-fifth consecutive time to demand an end to this unfair policy.

 

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