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, September 13, 2017. The Mission of Cuba to the United Nations was honored to receive Puerto Rican activist Julio Pabón who presented at its headquarters, before a wide and diverse audience, his book Knockout, Fidel Castro visits South Bronx. Pabón said that the details of the visit made in 1995 by the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution to the South Bronx deserved to reach the public.
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.
New York, September 11, 2017. A memorable concert by Silvio Rodríguez at the Central Park, New York, last Sunday. His first words to the audience were of concern for and solidarity with his compatriots who, in Cuba, bravely faced the powerful hurricane Irma. Silvio also thanked the expressions of solidarity with Cuba from other parts of the world.