Cuba in USA

Remarks by Ambassador José R. Cabañas during the International Conference for U.S.-Cuba Normalization

November 14, 2020

We understand the many efforts you must have to organize something like this. You have people coming from Havana, you have technical issues but the common will among ourselves is simply to continue the fight against the Blockade.

This conference is especially useful to educate and share knowledge about what the blockade is all about and that it impacts not only Cuba but the United States, and third countries all over the world.

Measures imposed by US Government against FINCIMEX harm the Cuban people

The inclusion of Fincimex in the list of restricted entities of the US State Department in June last, as well as the Treasury Department’s modifications to the regulations for the control of Cuban assets announced on Friday, October 23, will prevent remittances to Cuba through US companies with general licenses, which will directly harm the Cuban people and their relatives in the US.  

Doing so in the middle of a pandemic corroborates the US government’s cynicism, opportunism and contempt for the Cuban people.

Cuban Ambassador to the United States` remarks in the event “The Life and Legacy of Fidel Castro”

Thank you to all organizers and thanks for having us

In terms of Fidel Castro’s legacy, there is no doubt that his ideas, speeches, works and reflections are the main asset, the cornerstone of the Cuban foreign policy in general, but particularly in terms of our bilateral ties with the United States.

Let´s remember Fidel´s visits to the United States before the Revolution and immediately after, in April 1959. We treasure at the Embassy many pictures of those moments.