Scholars and diplomats meet in Washington DC to examine the legacy of Cuba and Fidel Castro in Africa

On December 10, scholars and diplomats joined in a virtual conference to explore the contribution of Cuba and Fidel Castro to the struggles for the liberation of the African peoples. The event took place in the context of the 45th anniversary of Operation Carlota, the name given to Cuba's intervention in Angola, after the Lucumí black slave who in 1843 rebelled against the Spanish colonial yoke in Cuba, at the “Triunvirato” sugar mill, in Matanzas. The event was sponsored by the National Network on Cuba (NNOC) and the Alliance for Global Justice (AGJ).

Remarks by Ambassador José R. Cabañas during the International Conference for U.S.-Cuba Normalization

November 14, 2020

We understand the many efforts you must have to organize something like this. You have people coming from Havana, you have technical issues but the common will among ourselves is simply to continue the fight against the Blockade.

This conference is especially useful to educate and share knowledge about what the blockade is all about and that it impacts not only Cuba but the United States, and third countries all over the world.

Measures imposed by US Government against FINCIMEX harm the Cuban people

The inclusion of Fincimex in the list of restricted entities of the US State Department in June last, as well as the Treasury Department’s modifications to the regulations for the control of Cuban assets announced on Friday, October 23, will prevent remittances to Cuba through US companies with general licenses, which will directly harm the Cuban people and their relatives in the US.  

Doing so in the middle of a pandemic corroborates the US government’s cynicism, opportunism and contempt for the Cuban people.