Thousands of requests to Biden to lift US blockade on Cuba

Messages from people in the United States, Cuba and other parts of the world went directly to Biden's Twitter account with the exhortation to eliminate the coercive measures that cause suffering to the Cuban family

WASHINGTON, February 10. — Instead of walls, what is needed today is to build bridges of love, according to the feelings of thousands of people who asked President Joe Biden to lift the United States blockade on Cuba.

60 years since the proclamation that formalized the criminal economic, commercial and financial blockade by the United States against Cuba

Declaration by the revolutionary government

The revolutionary government condemns the continuance for over 60 years of the economic, commercial and financial sanctions formally imposed by the United States on 3rd February 1962. On that date, the then president, John F. Kennedy, issued Proclamation 3447, “Embargo on All Trade with Cuba” under Section 620(a) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961. He thereby conferred official status on the unilateral economic hostilities already in effect against Cuba since our country’s revolutionary victory.

Embacuba Liberia staff condemns the blockade on the 60th anniversary of the officialization of this policy of economic siege.

Monrovia, February 3, 2021.- The Cuban Embassy in Liberia reiterates its condemnation of the blockade, on a day like today, which marks 60 years since then U.S. President John F. Kennedy signed the official blockade against Cuba and its people.

This failed Cold War policy still constitutes the longest and most comprehensive economic, commercial and financial siege against any country.

60 years of Blockade: Conversation between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MINREX) and students and professors of the University of Havana

This morning, February 3, 2022, within the framework of the sixtieth anniversary of the signing of Proclamation 3447, which formalized the blockade of the United States government against Cuba, the Amphitheater of the Convention Center "Enrique José Varona" was the venue of a conversation between colleagues from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MINREX) and students and professors from the University of Havana (UH).

The Helms-Burton Act and the extraterritoriality of the United States blockade against Cuba

New York, February 1, 2022. Since its entry into force in 1996, the Cuban Democratic Freedom and Solidarity Act, also known as Helms-Burton, codified the blockade against Cuba and strengthened its extraterritorial reach, aimed at internationalizing the blockade through coercive measures against third countries, in order to hinder and interrupt their trade and investment relations with Cuba.

Cuban Official on the Blockade & Cuba’s Anti-Imperialism

Breakthrough News was on the ground in Havana, Cuba where Rania Khalek spoke with Johana Tablada, General Deputy Director of US affairs at the Cuban Foreign Ministry.

They discussed the US blockade hampering the country’s development, how socialism makes Cuba’s survival possible, why Cuba has such a strong anti-imperialist foreign policy, how Cuba sees the recent left victories across Latin America, Cuba’s vaccine leadership, “Havana Syndrome,” how Cuba’s medical brigades connect to an internationalist foreign policy, its growing relationships with Iran & China, and more.

Liberia-Cuba Friendship Group reiterates condemnation of blockade to Cuba.

Monrovia, January 17, 2022 - Once again the Liberia-Cuba friendship group condemns the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States on our country. This time it does so through social networks by participating in the virtual event Solidarity against the Blockade, organized by the Institute of Friendship with the Peoples.

15,000 Pounds of powdered milk delivered to Cuba/The People's Forum

On January 15, 2022, the organizations Puentes de Amor, The People’s Forum and CODEPINK are sending a cargo plane loaded with 15,000 pounds of powdered milk from Miami to Cuba. Representatives of the organizations are traveling to Cuba with the shipment. The aid will be received by the Martin Luther King Center in Havana. It will be distributed to pediatric hospitals in Havana.

More than a hundred members of Congress call on Biden to address humanitarian needs and reestablish constructive dialogue with Cuba.

On the eve of December 17 - the seventh anniversary of the restoration of U.S.-Cuba relations - more than half of House Democrats demanded the restoration of the path to normalization and the reversal of Trump's policies and sanctions.

More than a hundred members of Congress call on Biden to address humanitarian needs and reestablish constructive dialogue with Cuba.

Full letter from members of Congress to Biden

Dear President Biden:


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