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Press Statement by Josefina Vidal Ferreiro, Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs Director General for U.S. Affairs

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avana, January 9, 2018. In the morning of January 9, a hearing of the Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere of the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations was held, which was organized by Marco Rubio, the Republican Senator for Florida and co-chaired by Robert Menendez, the Democrat Senator for New Jersey, who have a vast work history against the betterment of relations between Cuba and the United States

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Cuba-U.S. relations: Advances and setbacks

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On December 17, 2014, the Presidents of Cuba and the United States, Raúl Castro Ruz and Barack Obama, simultaneously announced that diplomatic relations between the two countries would be reestablished and they would advance toward the normalization of bilateral ties. The return to Cuba of the three Cuban heroes, Gerardo, Ramón and Antonio, who remained unjustly imprisoned in U.S. prisons after 16 years, was also announced.

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Cuba highlights international support for an end to the blockade

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The Permanent Representative of Cuba to the United Nations, Anayansi Rodríguez, assured that the island has the support of the international community in its just demand that the U.S. blockade be lifted, and thanked all those countries who have expressed their condemnation of the policy.

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Cuba willing to continue working to improve relations with U.S.

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Director General for the United States at the Cuban Foreign Ministry, Josefina Vidal, offered the closing remarks at the Workshop on Cuba-U.S. Relations of the Center for International Policy Research (CIPI), held at the Higher Institute of International Relations (ISRI), on December 15. Among the characteristic elements of relations over the last year she highlighted:

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U.S. organization supports Cuba’s struggles

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In defiance of the U.S. government’s attempts to spread fear and discredit Cuba’s reputation as a safe country, members of the U.S. Non-governmental organization CODEPINK, visited the Caribbean island to show their opposition to the White House’s hostile policy. Speaking before national press outlets at the Havana headquarters of the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP), the activists condemned the criminal economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the U.S. on Cuba.

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U.S. announces new restrictions on trade and travel to Cuba

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The United States government announced November 8 new restrictions on U.S. citizens interest in doing business with and traveling to Cuba, as part of the Presidential Memorandum which reverses key aspects of the process of rapprochement between the two countries.

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A new chapter of relations between Cuba and the EU

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Cuba and the European Union opened a new chapter in bilateral relations after the Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement (PDCA) between the two parties provisionally entered into force, this November 1.

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Nomination of candidates for Municipal Assembly delegate concludes

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The process of nominating candidates to be elected as delegates to Municipal Assemblies of Peoples Power, scheduled September 4 through October 30, has successfully concluded across the country. Discipline, organization, and massive, active participation by the population characterized the assemblies held in all constituencies, with the attendance of 6,746,867 electors, representing 78.35 % of eligible voters.

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Cuban Foreign Minister meets with U.S. legislators

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Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez, met with a dozen U.S. Senators and members of Congress to discuss the current state of bilateral relations between the two nations, and recent setbacks in this regard, reported Cubaminrex, November 3.

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“We will persevere, with the consensus of our people and especially the patriotic commitment of the youngest Cubans”

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BRUNO ONU BLOQUEOFull text of speech by Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, on the “Necessity of ending the economic, commercial, and financial blockade imposed by the United States against Cuba,” in United Nations headquarters, New York, November 1, 2017