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More than 620,000 Cubans living abroad visited the country in 2019

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Despite measures implemented by the United States government since the end of 2017, intended to limit bilateral relations between the two countries -including the suspension of consular services in Havana; the expulsion of 17 diplomatic officials from our embassy in Washington, using unjustifiable and politically motivated pretexts; and recently the suspension of flights to nine destinations in Cuba – ties between the émigré community and the homeland have not been eliminated.

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Cuba maintains firm commitment to the defense of peace and multilateralism

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“In 2020, Cuba will maintain its firm commitment to the defense of peace, multilateralism, strengthening of the UN, and strict adherence to international law and the purposes and principles of the United Nations Charter,” Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez stated on Twitter.

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Serious escalation in the Middle East condemned

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Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla strongly condemned the U.S. bombing Friday in areas near Baghdad airport and the use of missiles for targeted assassinations.

For their part, the heads of Russia and China’s diplomacy, Sergey Lavrov and Wang Yi, respectively, rejected the U.S. attacks in Iraq, and declared their support for efforts to reduce tensions in the region. In a statement published by Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza, Venezuela expressed its firm condemnation, stating, “This is an action that clearly raises tensions in the region, without any basis in international law.”

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Cuba rejects threatening U.S. sanctions on FAR Minister

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Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez today rejected the impractical and threatening measures imposed by the United States. “I strongly reject the decision of the State Department to prohibit the entry of the Minister of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Cuba (FAR) to the United States, a measure without any practical effect, threatening and slanderous. I reiterate our invariable solidarity with Venezuela,” Rodríguez wrote in his Twitter account.

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The real interest of the United States and transnational corporations in Latin America and the Caribbean

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Our America is again suffering escalating aggression by U.S. imperialism and local oligarchies. The region is experiencing a sad reality involving dangerous turmoil and socio-political instability, promoted by Washington. The hemisphere’s most reactionary forces are attacking sovereign governments with coups, methods of unconventional war,

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Our America confronts escalating attacks by imperialism and oligarchies

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As the First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba, Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, foresaw January 1, 2019: “Those who have illusions about the restoration of imperialist rule in our region should understand that Latin America and the Caribbean have changed and so has the world (…) The region resembles a prairie in times of drought. A spark could generate an uncontrollable fire that would harm the national interests of all.”

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Latin America: Imperialist subversion forges full speed ahead

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The United States is losing ground. Its projected dream of an American century, in the 21st, is fading away, and the Yankee battleship sinking. For its experts, it is no secret that the People’s Republic of China, with its booming economy, is on its way to becoming the world’s number one power by 2030, and Russia is not far behind. The confluence of the international interests of these two powerful nations, and their allies, make them an influential counterweight to U.S. power.

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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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Díaz-Canel: Cuba will not renounce its sovereignty or independence

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“We are not intimidated by threats from the United States, which are part of its interventionist policy toward Cuba. It is deplorable that the country’s diplomats are incited to violate international law and the laws of the United States. Cuba will not renounce its sovereignty or independence,” said President of the Republic of Cuba Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, on his Twitter account.

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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.