Banjul, October 20th, 2016.- The Ambassador of Cuba to Banjul, Lázaro Herrera, denounced this evening the purposes of the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States against the island and demanded its lifting, in concordance with the claims of the Cuban people and of the international community.
Banjul, October 10, 2016.- Gambian newspaper Daily Observer published an extensive article in his Commentary section entitled "US embargo leaves Cuban farmers waiting for modernity", which assures that “nowhere in Cuba are the effect of the continuing US economic embargo more apparent than in the countryside, where farming cooperatives relay on outdated tools and processing plants can´t obtain spare parts”.
Gambia, October 5, 2016. - In a full page article titled "United States blockade against Cuba after the establishment of diplomatic relations in December 2014", Gambian newspaper The Standard published a summary on the main economic, financial and commercial measures against the island in this period.
The summary includes repercussions of blockade policy on Cuban and third party entities to the detriment of the normal functioning of important sectors of the island and the human rights of the Cuban people, even after President Barak Obama´s visit to the Caribbean island.