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Monday, June 18, 2018

US Blockade on Cuba


  • Trinidad and Tobago Organizations Demand End of US Blockade on Cuba

    Trinidad and Tobago Organizations Demand End of US Blockade on Cuba

    Havana, Cuba, Nov 3.- The Federation of Independent Trade Unions and Non Governmental Organizations of Trinidad and Tobago (FITUN) demanded the lifting of Washington’s almost 50 year-old economic, financial and commercial blockade of Cuba. According to Prensa Latina news agency, this organizati…
  • Obama’s Failures in his Policy against Cuba

    Obama’s Failures in his Policy against Cuba

    By Conrado Vives Anias / Radio Cadena Agramonte.conrado@rcagramonte.icrt.cuAfter the categorical condemnation at the U.N. General Assembly to the U.S. blockade on Cuba, Barack Obama’s administration pretends to be prudish on political issues. A few days before the voting at the U.N., Obama told…
  • Blockade: A Recurrent Weapon in the US Arsenal

    Blockade: A Recurrent Weapon in the US Arsenal

    The United States of America has used blockades as offensive weapon against those governments that are not of its liking. History shows us many examples.

    The one that started on February, 1962 was not the first they used against Cuba since at the end of the XIX century the Cuban people had to suffer from its deadly consequences.

    In 1898, after the colonial government of Valeriano Weyler Nicolau, the Cuban population attempted to recovery from the shortages inflicted by the genocide re-concentration policy dictated by the Spanish General on October 21st, 1896 in an attempt to stop the population´s support to the members of the Liberation Army.

    It was in April of 1898, the last year of the Cuban war for its independence against the Spanish colonialism, that the then US president William McKinley, decreed a naval blockade against Havana, Cienfuegos, Cardenas and other cities.

    At this moment, the material shortages on the island began to be felt by the population, especially in the rural areas which were worsened by the cruel Weyler policy.

    The 200 000 people that died on the island were not only inflicted by the re-concentration but also by the cruel US blockade at the time.

    After the years, such measure was used by Washington against Vietnam after April 30, 1975 that marked the end of the bloody war in that Asian nation.

    A similar recipe was used againat Iraq after Operation Desert Storm in 1991 when hundreds of tanks led by General H. Normal Schwarzkopf reached the doors of Bagdad.

    With the pretext of punishing and making Saddam Hussein fall, the US decreed a blockade that inflicted in the death of hundreds of the civilian population, mainly children and elderly.

    After the just revolutionary measures of the nationalization of US companies in 1959 and 1960, the White House announced similar measures against Cuba on October 21, 1960.

    Such measures of aggression and crime continue, broadened and upgraded by the Torricelli and Helms-Burton Laws signed in 1992 and 1996 respectively.

    This illegal and extraterritorial method continues intact despite the unanimous demands against such laws of the international community at the UN General Assembly.

    This genocide, applied against Cuba and in other latitudes has one objective:  to deprive the population of food and medicine, avoid the Cuban State access to finance al credits and make it difficult to trade with other nations.

    Successive US administrations never cared if the Cuban population was affected by their actions.

    In all case, the minds of presidential advisors, think tanks and other designers of such a policy are ticketed as “collateral causalities” and even “necessary”.

  • Cuba, once again: victorious and strengthened!

    Cuba, once again: victorious and strengthened!

    By Tay Toscano Jerez /  Radio Cadena Agramonte.

    Although every one expected that, today’s voting at the U.N. General Assembly on the necessity to lift the U.S. blockade against Cuba confirms that the westernmost island of the Greater Antilles is not alone. The taking of this stance (187 in favour of Cuba’s resolution) by the overwhelming majority of the U.N. member nations shows that the truth is on our side.

  • Cuba Friends in France and Portugal Claim for the End of US Blockade

    Cuba Friends in France and Portugal Claim for the End of US Blockade

    Havana, Cuba, Oct 25.- Actions in solidarity with Cuba took place in France and Portugal where several organizations and personalities demanded the end of the US siege against Cuba and in particular of the economic,commercial and financial blockade of that country against the island. Prensa Latin…
  • Cuban Resolution against US Blockade Ready

    Cuban Resolution against US Blockade Ready

    HAVANA, Cuba, Oct 25.- For the nineteenth consecutive year, the General Assembly of the United Nations will vote on a Cuban resolution demanding the end of the almost 50-year-old US blockade against the island. Prensa Latina news agency reports that the UN General Assembly will vote on the docum…
  • Cuba to Give the U.S. Blockade a Beating at the U.N. General Assembly

    Cuba to Give the U.S. Blockade a Beating at the U.N. General Assembly

    By Arailaisy Rosabal García / Radio Cadena Agramonte.
    lasy@rcagramonte.icrt.cu

    For Cuba October is a month full of important historical dates. In this month our people began to write the glorious pages of their wars for the independence, which would last nearly one century until the Revolution triumphed in 1959. Since 1992, the tenth month pleases us on two accounts because it is when the U.N. General Assembly votes the resolution to put an end to the 50 year long economic war unleashed by the White House against the island nation.

  •  Categorical Victory of Cuba at UN General Assembly

    Categorical Victory of Cuba at UN General Assembly

    A total of 187 of 192 UN member countries voted for the end of the US blcokade, with only two voting against and three abstentions.
  • World Condemns US Blockade against Cuba at UN General Assembly

    World Condemns US Blockade against Cuba at UN General Assembly

    Havana, Cuba, Oct 26.- An overwhelming majority of the countries represented at the United Nations condemned for the 19th consecutive time the US commercial, economic and financial blockade imposed on Cuba for almost half a century. Cuba´s report on the UN 64/6 Resolution received the support of…
  • The U.S. Blockade Directly Affects Pediatric Oncology in Cuba

    The U.S. Blockade Directly Affects Pediatric Oncology in Cuba

    By Arailaisy Rosabal García / Radio Cadena Agramonte.
    lasy@rcagramonte.icrt.cu

    The story of José Miguel Rodríguez Rondón, a four year old boy who suffers from non-Hodgkin lymphomas stage III, can be told today thanks to the efforts of Cuba in the public health sector, in spite of the absurd sanctions the U.S. economic blockade imposes on the island nation.