New York, 23 September 2019. The main example of the implementation and tightening of the U.S. blockade against Cuba has been the decision of the U.S. Department of State, dated 17 April 2019, to permit the lawsuits conceived by Title III of the Helms-Burton Act, which came into force in 1996, also known as the Cuban Liberty and Democratic Solidarity (LIBERTAD) Act. All this despite the opposition from members of Congress -including Republican members-, the business sector, different organizations, and U.S.
The Foreign Affairs Ministers of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our Americas - Peoples’ Treaty of Commerce (ALBA-TCP), assembled at its 19th Political Council, in the context of the 74th Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations Organization (UN), hereby convey the following agreements:
They deplored the expulsion of two diplomats from the sisterly Republic of Cuba to the UN by the authorities of the State Department of the United States of America (USA) on September 19, 2019.
Dublin, September / 2019. Cuban Ambassador Hugo René Ramos Milanés held a working meeting with Minister Finian McGrath with the aim of examining common commitments to expand bilateral relations in the commercial and economic field.
Both parties found that several sectors have special potential to foster greater trade and cooperation between Ireland and Cuba and agreed to continue these efforts aimed at identifying new opportunities and potential actors. Eleanor Lanigan, assistant to Minister Mc Grath, also participated in the meeting.