The Director General in charge of the United States Carlos Fernández de Cossío alerted that in recent months the US government has escalated its hostile rhetoric against Cuba. “It makes use of reiterated statements from high level officials aimed at manufacturing pretexts that steer toward a climate of greater bilateral tension”, said the official.
The U.S. Department of State issued a press release on 12 October, informing of the Government's intention to use the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Chamber of the United Nations to hold an event aimed at launching a Campaign called "Jailed for What?" against Cuba on Tuesday, 16 October 2018.
This action at the ECOSOC Chamber, a Major Organ of the Organization, seeks to tarnish the name of the United Nations in an act against a Member State, in contravention of the purposes and principles of the Charter.
Between April 2017 and March 2018, Cuban financial institutions continued to be subject to a policy of hostility and persecution by the United States government. The monetary-financial effects as a result of the blockade amounted to 538,300,000 dollars, to which were added, damages to the Cuban banking system from incidents reported in 128 foreign banks, between April 2017 and March 2018.
The Association of Friendship Saint Vincent and the Grenadines-Cuba, issued a statement on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the war for the independence of Cuba. The Declaration makes reference to other important Cuban ephemerides in October, while reiterating its unwavering demand that the illegal economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the US against Cuba be ended.
“LEST WE FORGET”
New York, October 10, 2018. The Permanent Representative of Cuba to the United Nations, Ambassador Anayansi Rodríguez Camejo, illustrated Cuba's achievements in the promotion and protection of the rights of children, in her statement at the Third Committee of the UN, on Item 70 by the same name.
The Ambassador of Cuba in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Vilma Reyes Valdespino, met with Arianna Taylor Israel, President of the Association of Cuban Residents "Juan Almeyda Bosque".
The President of the Association praised the presence of the issue of the blockade during the General Debate of the 73rd session of the UNGA and confirmed that Cubans, living in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, strongly condemn the economic and commercial economic blockade imposed by the United States on Cuba.
NEW YORK, October 2nd, 2018. Cuba participated today in the debate on Item 28: Social development; a) Implementation of the outcome of the World Summit for Social Development and of the twenty-fourth special session of the General Assembly; and b) Social development, including questions relating to the world social situation and to youth, ageing, disabled persons and the family, from the agenda of the United Nations.
The Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Ralph E. Gonsalves, condemned from the rostrum of the General Assembly of the United Nations, the economic, financial and commercial blockade imposed by the United States on Cuba.
“Saint Vincent and the Grenadines stands firmly against the continued interventionist assaults on the sovereignty of our neighbors in the Republic of Cuba and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.