The Ministry of Foreign Affairs rejects in the strongest terms the new escalation in the US aggressive behavior against Cuba.
The US State Department announced today the decision to allow, as from March 19 this year, the filing of lawsuits before US courts under Title III of the Helms-Burton Act only against Cuban companies included in the List of Restricted Entities issued by that government on November of 2017, which was updated one year later. This arbitrary and illegitimate list, intended to tighten the blockade and expand its extraterritorial effects, forbids US citizens from engaging in direct financial transactions with the aforementioned entities.
Ottawa, March 3, 2019
To the Editor of CBC News
I reject categorically and in the strongest terms the tendentious and manipulative article "Canada at odds with Cuba 'ally' over Maduro's fate", written by journalist Evan Dyer and published today, Sunday, March 3, 2019, by CBC News.
Good journalism does not speculate, it informs objectively.
Ottawa, March 1, 2019.- On the morning of Thursday, February 28, Cuban Ambassador Josefina Vidal Ferreiro, gave an interview to Mr. Réjean Bourdeau from Québec French-language La Presse newspaper, at the Embassy of Cuba in Canada.
During the interview, the Ambassador Vidal Ferreiro commented on her most recent official visit to Québec City. She highlighted the traditional positive ties between Cuba and Québec —which have been consolidated after the signing in 2016 of the Joint Declaration between the Ministry of International Relations and La Francophonie of Québec and the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Trade and Investment and the opening of the Québec Office in Havana, in 2017— and referred to the existing potentials to broaden these relations in various areas.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cuba strongly rejects the disrespectful statement issued by the US State Department, attributed to Secretary of State Michael Pompeo, which intends to question the constitutional referendum that was freely and sovereignly held by all Cubans on February 24 last.
The text of the statement is an expression of the imperialist ideas which are deeply rooted in the foreign policy of the current US administration.
Ottawa, February 22, 2019.- The Embassy of Cuba in Ottawa in cooperation with the Spanish Program at the University of Ottawa, hosted the screening of the Cuban film Cuba Libre directed by Jorge Luis Sánchez.
Prior to the viewing of the film at the University of Ottawa, a Spanish Language student Rachel presented the movie, which portrays the last months of the Cuban-Spanish-American War that led to the subsequent US military occupation of Cuba, a particularly sensitive period in the history of the island.