The Director General in charge of the United States Carlos Fernández de Cossío alerted that in recent months the US government has escalated its hostile rhetoric against Cuba. “It makes use of reiterated statements from high level officials aimed at manufacturing pretexts that steer toward a climate of greater bilateral tension”, said the official.
The U.S. Department of State issued a press release on 12 October, informing of the Government's intention to use the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Chamber of the United Nations to hold an event aimed at launching a Campaign called "Jailed for What?" against Cuba on Tuesday, 16 October 2018.
This action at the ECOSOC Chamber, a Major Organ of the Organization, seeks to tarnish the name of the United Nations in an act against a Member State, in contravention of the purposes and principles of the Charter.
Between April 2017 and March 2018, Cuban financial institutions continued to be subject to a policy of hostility and persecution by the United States government. The monetary-financial effects as a result of the blockade amounted to 538,300,000 dollars, to which were added, damages to the Cuban banking system from incidents reported in 128 foreign banks, between April 2017 and March 2018.