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Statement to the press by Josefina Vidal Ferreiro, Director General for US Affairs at Cuba's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on the provisions and regulations issued by the Departments of State, the Treasury and Commerce on November 8, 2017.

Today, November 8, the Departments of State, the Treasury and Commerce issued new provisions and regulations to implement the measures aimed at strengthening the blockade on Cuba announced on the past June 6, by President Trump and included in the executive order entitled “National Security Presidential Memorandum on Strengthening the Policy of the United States Toward Cuba”, which established the policy of his government towards our country.
These provisions and regulations that will enter into force as from tomorrow November 9, are contained in three documents:

New Victory of Cuba in the United Nations against US blockade

CUBA, November 1st, 2017.- The Cuban resolution ¨Necessity of putting an end to the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States of America against Cuba¨ was widely supported in the United Nations this Wednesday, obtaining  191 votes in favor, 2 against (USA and Israel) and 0 abstentions.

The international community represented in the framework of the 72 session of the United Nations General Assembly strongly rejected the unjust and inhuman policy applied by the United States against Cuba for almost six decades.

Press Release: The blockade violates the right to health and food of the Cuban people

New York, October 13, 2017. Since the triumph of the Cuban Revolution in 1959, ensuring free medical care for the entire population of the country has been an inviolable principle for the Cuban state and government, for which the health of its citizens is essential. Therefore, the purpose of subjugating the Cuban people through starvation and disease as a way of violating their right to self-determination has not been effective. Nevertheless, this has caused hardships as the public health and food sectors have remained as part of the US blockade implementation objectives.