New York, 27 June 2017. The US Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) imposed a fine against US insurance company American International Group (AIG) for $148,698 on June 26, owing to the alleged violation of several sanctions programs of the United States government, including the blockade against Cuba.
New York, 19 June 2017. At the Committee on Decolonization, under item: The Question of Puerto Rico, the Deputy Permanent Representative of Cuba to the United Nations, Ambassador Ana Silvia Rodríguez Abascal, defined the session as “a historic day” by the presence of Oscar López Rivera,a fighter against colonialism, imprisoned for more than 35 years in US prisons, struggling for the self-determination, independence and freedom of his homeland.
New York, 19 June 2017. The UN Special Committee on Decolonization adopted today another resolution, by consensus, on the Question of Puerto Rico, which already adds up to 35 in the last 17 years.
The Resolution, presented by Cuba and cosponsored by Nicaragua, Venezuela, Bolivia, Ecuador, Russia and Syria, is a proof of the historical commitment with the brotherly people of Puerto Rico and its patriots.
New York, 19 June 2017. On behalf of the Cuban delegation and following the adoption of draft resolution on the question of Puerto Rico, Ambassador Ana Silvia Rodríguez Abascal, Deputy Permanent Representative of Cuba to the United Nations, thanked all members of the Special Committee on Decolonization and the other delegations that spoke on the issue, for the strong and valuable support to the adoption of the resolution, once again, by consensus.
The United Nations Cuban Association (ACNU) and its 105 associated civil society organizations support the negotiations within the framework of the United Nations Organization (UNO) of a legally binding international instrument prohibiting nuclear weapons leading towards their total elimination.
Reaching a binding agreement on this matter would demonstrate the political will of States in building a world of peace, consistent with the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations.