Blockade in figures vs. a Caribbean island
New York, 26 October 2022. 11,113,215 people lived in Cuba in 2021, according to official figures in the Demographic Yearbook, recently published by the National Office of Statistics and Information (ONEI, by its Spanish initials).
Our island has an area of 109,884.01 km²; barely the size of the states of Tennessee or Virginia; and well below Alaska or California.
How does the U.S. government's blockade affect a small and developing nation?
Six decades after the blockade: its essence prevails as the core of the White House's policy against Cuba
New York, 25 October 2022. On 3 February 1962, exactly 60 years ago, the then President of the United States, John F. Kennedy, imposed an "embargo" on all trade between the United States and Cuba in compliance with section 620 (a) of the Foreign Assistance Act. This proclamation would go down in history as Presidential Proclamation 3447 and would officially begin the economic, commercial and financial blockade against Cuba.
Cuba celebrates 77 years of commitment to the United Nations
End The Embargo: Remarks by Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cuba
TRANSCRIPTION OF THE REMARKS MADE BY Mr. BRUNO RODRÍGUEZ PARRILLA, MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF THE REPUBLIC OF CUBA, AT THE PRESENTATION, TO THE NATIONAL AND FOREIGN MEDIA, OF THE UPDATED NATIONAL REPORT BY VIRTUE OF RESOLUTION 75/289 OF THE UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY ENTITLED “NECESSITY OF ENDING THE ECONOMIC, COMMERCIAL AND FINANCIAL EMBARGO IMPOSED BY THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AGAINST CUBA” (AUGUST, 2021 - FEBRUARY, 2022).
I thank you all for your attendance.