Havana, Dec 18 - The aggressiveness of the current US government threatens to reverse the process of rapprochement with Cuba that began five years ago today with the process for the re-establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
On December 17, 2014, the then presidents of Cuba, Raul Castro, and the United States, Barack Obama, made the historic announcement after more than half a century of broken relations.
In the opinion of many analysts, this representing recognition of the resistance and struggle of the Cuban people, who stood firm under their leadership, in the defense of sovereignty and their achievements.
At that moment it became clear that while a new path was being opened with the re-establishment of relations, the normalization of ties was quite another issue, which would not be possible with the continued enforcement of the economic, financial and commercial blockade imposed on the Caribbean nation for almost six decades.
The blockade, the longest that any country in history has suffered, is rejected by the majority of the international community.
Official data shows that the current US President has issued 56 fines for violations of Washington's sanctions, valued at 14,272,985,610 dollars.
As the authorities in Havana have denounced, the Helms-Burton Act, which was approved by the US Congress in 1996, highlights the extraterritoriality of the blockade.
Undoubtedly, Trump has imposed additional obstacles to foreign trade and increased the persecution of all banking and financial relations between Cuba and the rest of the world, while also extremely limiting travel and any interaction between the peoples of the two nations. (PL)