Articles of Blockade

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Western Union suspends family remittances to Cuba, except from the U.S.

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The Donald Trump administration has added further pressure to its cruel, unjust sanctions on Cuba: the Western Union family remittance company, February 26, suspended financial transfers to Cuba, except for those issued from the United States.Prensa Latina stressed statements previously made by the U.S. company, in which it was reported that due to the U.S. blockade´s unjust sanctions, this company could lose its ability to process remittances to Cuba from other countries around the globe.

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From Monroe to Trump

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More than 200 years have passed since James Monroe became the fifth president of the United States. Unlike Donald Trump, he had been a soldier, lawyer, senator, governor and even Secretary of State. Trump, the country’s 45th President, a multimillionaire inexperienced in politics, has done nothing more than repeat what was said and done by the inventor of the “America for Americans” doctrine. What is common in what happened in 1823 and what is happening today is that Monroe’s philosophy is being dusted off by Trump

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Our own definition of “blockade”

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Besiege, preventing the functioning of something. This is the meaning that the Dictionary of the Spanish Language provides for the verb “to block.” A consensual interpretation for the word, offered from the perspective of linguists and scholars of our language. Nonetheless, as respectable as these definitions may be, the subjective insight of human beings could considerably broaden the Academy’s definition, in fact all the scientific power of this linguistic arena could not gather all the interpretations.

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Cuba reaffirms our country’s commitment to the promotion and protection of human rights for all

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The Cuban delegation to the high-level segment of the 43rd regular session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, headed by Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, once again reaffirmed our country’s commitment to the promotion and protection of human rights for all. The event, held February 24-28 at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva, served as an appropriate opportunity to advocate for the full defense of human rights.

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Caribbean community condemns US blockade against Cuba

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The Heads of Government of member states of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) described in Barbados the tightening of the US blockade against Cuba as unjustifiable. During conclusions of a meeting, Caribbean leaders reiterated their concern over the sanctions announced by the US administration under Title III of Helms-Burton Act, which tightens the economic, commercial and financial blockade towards Cuba.

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African Union calls on U.S. to end unjustified blockade of Cuba

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The African Union’s voice of solidarity was raised at the organization’s headquarters in Addis Ababa, to reiterate condemnation of the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed on Cuba by the United States. A resolution on the impact of sanctions and unilateral coercive measures, adopted by heads of state and government of AU member countries, points to the U.S. blockade as the main obstacle to Cuba’s implementation of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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Why does Cuba maintain a 10% tax on U.S. dollars in cash?

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Why does Cuba maintain the 10% fee? Because our reality is unique, because of our audacity, because not yielding to the pressure of the most powerful empire in the world has become a matter of principle, and because economic sovereignty sustains the independence we defend, since Cuba’s road to development is not like anyone else’s.

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Who loses when cultural ties are severed?

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If at first I felt a mixture of indignation and stupor when reading the memorandum signed this week by U.S. President Donald Trump, drastically restricting the participation of federal entities in educational and cultural exchange programs with Cuba and three other countries, a second reading led me to think about how much the U.S. people will lose when deprived of these contacts and their contribution to spiritual life.

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U.S. pressure to undermine support for UN resolution against the blockade denounced

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November 4, Cuba denounced pressure and coercion by the U. S. State Department on United Nations member countries, in an effort to undermine support for Cuba’s resolution against the blockade, which year after year is overwhelmingly approved in the General Assembly.

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Díaz-Canel receives King of Eswatini

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The President of Cuba´s Councils of State and Ministers, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, yesterday received the King of Eswatini, His Majesty Mswati III, on an official visit to our country. During the cordial meeting, the two leaders reaffirmed the positive state of bilateral relations, based on ties of friendship and collaboration, and expressed their willingness to strengthen mutually beneficial cooperation. They also discussed topics of international interest.