Category Archives: US Blockade

Cuba’s two pandemics: The coronavirus and the US embargo – Via Aljazeera

By Josefina Vidal Ferreiro ( Cuban Ambassador to Canada. She chaired the Cuban delegation during the talks to restore formal ties with the US under President Obama).

As soon as the first cases of COVID-19 were detected in Cuba, our country mobilised all its resources to contain the spread of the virus.

Our healthcare workers go door to door checking people for possible symptoms. Those with symptoms are transferred to specially designated centres to receive treatment, mostly with medication developed by Cuba’s own pharmaceutical and biotech industry. The medical examinations and treatments are all provided free of charge.

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Caribbean diplomat criticizes US attacks on Cuban doctors – Via Prensa Latina

The growing US hostility against Cuba’s medical cooperation, which has escalated amid the Covid-19 pandemic, was criticized by Caribbean diplomat Ronald Sanders. Continue reading Caribbean diplomat criticizes US attacks on Cuban doctors – Via Prensa Latina

New U.S. attack on Cuban medical missions – Via Prensa Latina

Three Republican senators from the United States are promoting a new attack against Cuba’s medical missions this Thursday, with the presentation of a bill aimed at punishing countries that accept such cooperation. Continue reading New U.S. attack on Cuban medical missions – Via Prensa Latina

Trump Hammers Cuba While Cuba Cures the Sick Worldwide – Via CommonDreams

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A team of 85 Cuban doctors and nurses arrived in Peru on June 3 to help the Andean nation tackle the coronavirus pandemic. That same day, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced another tightening of the sanctions screws. This time he targeted seven Cuban entities, including Fincimex, one of the principal financial institutions handling remittances to the country. Also targeted was Marriott International, which was ordered to cease operations in Cuba, and other companies in the tourism sector, an industry that constitutes 10 percent of Cuba’s GDP and has been devastated globally by the pandemic.

It seems that the more Cuba helps the world, the more it gets hammered by the Trump administration. Continue reading Trump Hammers Cuba While Cuba Cures the Sick Worldwide – Via CommonDreams

US aggression against Cuba: frustration over success against Covid-19 – Via Prensa Latina

The director general of the United States Department of Cuba’s Foreign Ministry, Carlos Fernández, stated that the US attacks on Cuba seem motivated by frustration as a result of Cuba’s successes against Covid-19. Continue reading US aggression against Cuba: frustration over success against Covid-19 – Via Prensa Latina

Venezuela condemns new US Government’s aggression against Cuba

(Prensa Latina,  Jun 4). The Government of Venezuela on Thursday rejected a new aggression by the US administration of Donald Trump against Cuba, after seven companies from the Caribbean island were included in the unilateral list of Cuban Entities Restricted by the Department of State.

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British government reiterates is against to the US blockade to Cuba – Via Prensa Latina

The British conservative government reiterated its opposition to the unilateral blockade of the United States against Cuba, and assured that its North American counterpart knows the position of the United Kingdom on the issue, it transpired here today.

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Lift Cuba embargo or risk many lives lost to COVID-19, UN rights experts warn US – Via UN News

The United States must urgently lift its blockade on Cuba to save lives amid the expanding COVID-19 crisis, UN human rights experts stressed on Thursday, emphasizing that the more than six-decades-old sanctions are impeding the supply of medicine, medical equipment, food and other goods essential to surviving the pandemic.

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US blockade violates human rights, more in times of COVID-19 – Via Prensa Latina

President of Cuba, Miguel Diaz-Canel, charged on Wednesday that the United States blockade against Cuba violates the people’s human rights by preventing the arrival of humanitarian aid from China. Continue reading US blockade violates human rights, more in times of COVID-19 – Via Prensa Latina