Diplomatic corps in Cuba to hear report on U.S. blockade

The diplomatic corps accredited in Cuba hears today on Friday report on the need to put an end to the U.S. economic, commercial and financial blockade against the island, which the United Nations will debate next November

The day before, Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez revealed in a press conference to the diplomatic representatives, another documented denunciation against the genocidal act of the White House that causes suffering among the population and huge economic losses.

That criminal and illegal policy, between March 2022 and February of this year, affected the national economy by four thousand 867 million dollars, which averages about 405 million dollars per month, informed the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Minrex).

The Chancellor also exemplified that these figures accumulated for more than six decades of application of the set of coercive measures amount to one trillion (million million) 337 billion dollars, estimated in relation to the value of gold.

The Washington government ignores the position of the United Nations (UN), whose General Assembly has voted on thirty occasions for the unconditional elimination of this extraterritorial and inhumane policy, said the Foreign Minister.

In spite of this world demand, the objectives of the blockade continue unalterable, in an effort to destroy the national economy, prevent access to financing, cause hunger among the population and cause the collapse of the revolution, the minister said.

The Minister revealed that from January 2021 to February 2023, 909 discriminatory actions of cancellation of contracts were applied against his nation, in addition to the daily difficulties to access financing and vital supplies.

Rodriguez asserted that his government has irrefutable evidence of the obstacles placed by U.S. government agencies so that the island could not obtain medical oxygen and other medical supplies during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The U.S. government’s assertions that there are no restrictions on the island’s access to medicines are false,” denounced the head of Cuban diplomacy.

Likewise, he clarified once again that although it is true that volumes of chicken are purchased in the United States, it is also true that this transaction requires payment at the moment, with no possibility of credits or reciprocal trade between the parties.

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