New York, 16 September 2019. Annually, Cuba prepares a report on the effects of the criminal and genocidal economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the U.S. government against the island. The report for the period between April 2018 and March 2019 shows how relations between the two nations have been marked by the hostile policy promoted from Washington against Havana and by an increase in sanctions in the banking-financial sector, affecting Cuban entities and third parties, in clear violation of international law.
To mention just one example, between June 2018 and April 2019, the U.S. government imposed nine sanctions on third country companies or banks, including those in the U.S. The total amount of these penalties amounted to 3,751,449,017 dollars.