On January 16, 2019, the United States State Department announced the decision to suspend for only 45 days the application of Title III of the Helms-Burton Act, “to conduct a careful review… in light of the national interests of the United States and efforts to expedite a transition to democracy in Cuba and include factors such as the Cuban regime’s brutal oppression of human rights and fundamental freedoms and its indefensible support for increasingly authoritarian and corrupt regimes in Venezuela and Nicaragua.” The government of President Donald Trump threatens to take a new step
Doha, 2nd January 2019.- The Amir His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani, the deputy Amir His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad al Thani and H.E. the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior H.E. Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al Thani, sent a cable of congratulations to President of the State Council and Council of Ministers of Cuba Miguel Diaz-Canel on the anniversary of the Revolution victory in his country.
Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Party, said today in Santiago de Cuba that the Revolution is still young, when pronouncing the central words of the Anniversary Commemorative Act 60 of the Triumph of the Cuban Revolution. The Cuban leader recalled that the Cuban Revolution led by Fidel was continuity of the struggles for independence initiated by Carlos Manuel de Céspedes in 1868 and that had the National Hero José Martí as a top figure.
Havana, Dec. 31.- Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel congratulated the people of the island on the 60th anniversary of the triumph of the Cuban Revolution. 'There are only hours left before the 60th anniversary of the revolutionary victory. Congratulations,' he wrote in Twitter. Besides, he highlighted that on December 10 Yeyé (fighter Haydée Santamaria) was born, the city of Santa Clara was liberated and 'Cuban mambises of the twentieth century' reached the gates of Santiago de Cuba.