Today, October 27, Cuba will present to the UN General Assembly its report on the necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed on our country by the United States, which has caused damages, over half a century of aggression, estimated to have reached $833,755,000,000, taking into consideration fluctuations in the price of gold.
On this occasion, the resolution will be presented in the context of a new relationship between the U.S. and Cuba, which began this past December and has led to the reestablishment of diplomatic relations.
Cuban authorities have been clear that progress toward normalization will depend on steps taken to definitively end the blockade, among other critical issues.
The resolution presents updated details describing the economic and financial damage caused by the hostile policy, while emphasizing that modifications made by President Obama, using his executive powers, have had little impact, since fundamental aspects of the blockade remain in full force.
The report recognizes President Obama for the positive steps and the position he has taken, describing the policy as obsolete and calling for its elimination.
Cuba has for two decades consistently received the support of the international community, with only two or three countries in the General Assembly voting against its resolution.
Expected today is another resounding rejection of the blockade, which constitutes the greatest obstacle to development faced by the country.