New York, September 19, 2017. During her statement at the Ministerial Meeting of the NAM Committee on Palestine, Ambassador Ana Silvia Rodríguez Abascal, Deputy Permanent Representative of Cuba to the United Nations, demanded the restitution of the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people, violated by Israel for more than half a century of occupation, as well as the immediate end of the Israeli occupation.
Havana, 15 September 2017. A few days after the recovery phase started in Cuba in the wake of Hurricane Irma, the country continues to receive multiple messages of solidarity and humanitarian aid shipments.
To this aim, the bank account entitled HURACAN-DONACIONES, No. 0300000004978829 of the branch of Banco Financiero Internacional, with offices in Calle 18 entre 1ra y 3ra, Playa municipality, Havana, Cuba is available. To all those interested, contributions should be made in freely convertible currency.
New York, 14 September 2017. During the years 2015 and 2016, the government of the then President of the United States, Barack Obama, put in place some measures seeking to modify the application of certain elements of the blockade against Cuba, which occurred in the framework of the reestablishment of the diplomatic relations between both countries.
However, significant obstacles to its implementation have persisted and key aspects of the blockade have been maintained, as well as the laws on which this policy is based.
New York, 13 September 2017. The presentations of the book Knockout, Fidel Castro visits South Bronx, by Puerto Rican activist Julio Pabón, and Prensa Latina's exhibition of photos of the Commander-in-Chief served as an excuse for the Cuban Mission to the United Nations to pay tribute to the figure of the man who built a sovereign, independent and resilient nation proud of itself.