New York, October 19, 2018. The extraterritorial nature of the economic, financial and commercial blockade imposed by the United States against Cuba for almost 60 years has been widened by the Helms-Burton Act, affecting all areas of the Cuban economy, and therefore, its people.
Some examples that stand out between April 2017 and March 2018 are:
New York, October 18, 2018. From the second semester of 2017, the blockade has had a negative and unprecedented impact on the Caribbean nation, especially on the banking and financial area. Although the enactment of the Helms-Burton Act and the extraterritorial nature of the blockade determined the creation of "antidote legislation" designed by third countries to protect themselves against possible damages caused by the implementation of this policy, the intimidating effect of the blockade against Cuba has prevented these regulations from being properly implemented.
New York, 16 October 2018. Today, Tuesday, 16 October 2018, the United States of America has once again sullied the name of the United Nations.
The United States, in another action of contempt for human rights and this Organization, has preferred to create absurd lies about Cuba rather than recognize and promote a campaign to redress its multiple human rights violations, both in its territory and in the rest of the world.
This event is totally lacking legitimacy and its holding should have never been allowed on the premises of the United Nations as it violates the Charter of the Organization, its purposes and principles. It is intended as an attack on Cuba and constitutes an affront to our sovereignty, which we will never allow.