New York, September 25, 2018. Since the inception of the policy of harassment and blockade by the US government towards Cuba, its people and its Revolution, a line of action aimed at limiting access to food and medicine has been present, with the objective of forcing the Cuban people into surrender through hunger and disease. However, one of the priorities of the Cuban government has always been to guarantee the welfare of its population, including universal free health care as an inviolable principle.
New York, September 24, 2018. The President of the Councils of State and Ministers of the Republic of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, addressed for the first time the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), at the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit, held on the day before the high-level general debate of the 73rd Session of the UNGA.
We are so happy and take comfort in the fact that the United Nations General Assembly is convening a peace summit, and that such summit has been named after Nelson Mandela.
Less than 30 years ago, beloved Madiba was a political prisoner in the apartheid jails, serving a life sentence as a result of his noble struggle for justice and equality among all men and women in South Africa, where a white minority was subjecting the black majority to the scorn of segregation.
New York, September 24, 2018. Rodrigo Malmierca, Minister of Foreign Trade and Investment of Cuba, participated in the high-level event "New perspectives on international cooperation for development" organized by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean of the United Nations, ECLAC, co-sponsored by the European Union and the Development Center of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
New York, September 21, 2018. On June 8, 2017, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) imposed a 87,255 dollar fine on the company American Honda Finance Corporation (AHFC) because one of its subsidiaries in Canada -Honda Canada Finance Inc.-, approved and financed 13 vehicle leasing agreements between the Cuban Embassy in Canada and a concessionary of Honda in Ottawa between February of 2011 and March of 2014.