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Cuban Civil Society Urges Trump to Hear Claims Against Blockade

Cuban Civil Society Urges Trump to Hear Claims Against Blockade

Representatives of Cuban civil society urged US President Donald Trump to listen to the majority of the international community in support of lifting the U.S. blockade imposed on the island.

Havana, Cuba.- In the statement issued as a result of the XIV Forum of Cuban civil society organizations against the blockade, they stressed that this policy in force since 1962 limits the development of the country.

October 8, 1967

October 8, 1967
Che Guevara was wounded and captured in an ambush by the Bolivian army on October 8, 1967. The next day he was executed in cold blood, on instructions from Washington. When this news was confirmed, on October 18, a solemn evening in memory of Che, in the Plaza de la Revolución de La Habana, was attended by a million people. There, Fidel Castro pronounces a sensitive speech.

Statement to the press by Josefina Vidal, general director for the United States at Cuba’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Statement to the press by Josefina Vidal, general director for the United States at Cuba’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Today we have learned of a State Department communiqué that reports the decision of the U.S. government to reduce personnel at its embassy in Havana.

As we reported this past September 26, in a meeting held that day with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, on the initiative of the Cuban side, our minister of Foreign Affairs, Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla:

• Advised him not make hasty decisions that were not based on evidence or conclusive results of investigations;

• Called on him to avoid politicizing an issue of this nature; and

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