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Friday, February 14, 2020

Trump hostility against Cuba will not earn him Cuban-American vote in Florida: Foreign Minister

Havana, February 14 - Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez says the current US hostile campaign against Cuba will not help Donald Trump, who seeks to be reelected this year.

Rodriguez recalled on a tweet that Trump obtained in 2016 the second-worst result of Cuban voters in Florida among the Republican candidates. 

"Hostility and measures to economically asphyxiate Cuba do not favor his election interests and affect Cubans heavily," wrote the diplomat on Twitter.

According to Rodriguez, the US president is badly advised by those who insist on the blockade against Cuba to raise his ratings.

Calculations made by the Cuban diplomatic mission to the United Nations confirm that nearly six decades of US blockade have caused damage for over 922.630 million dollars, but the human damage caused by the policy cannot be calculated.

During the last few months, for example, Washington began applying measures to prevent the supply of fuel to Cuba from different markets.

In 2019, the US government increased its hostile actions, imposing additional obstacles on foreign trade and increasing 'the persecution of our banking financial relations with the rest of the world.'

Among the recent measures is the imposition of a thousand-dollar limit per quarter to the monetary remittance a person from the United States can send to Cuba, and the elimination of the permission to carry out U-turn bank transactions.

There is also the restriction on all flights from the United States to any Cuban air terminals except those in Havana. (RHC)