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.
Cubaminrex, September 16, 2019. The Anti-imperialist Meeting of Solidarity, for Democracy and against Neoliberalism will take place in Havana from November 1 to 3 of this year, organized by the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP), Central Organization of Cuban Trade Unions (CTC), along with the Cuban Chapter of Social Movements and the Continental Conference for Democracy and against Neoliberalism.
By , August 30, 2019. Note: Following is a statement by the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cuba on one of the increased blockade measures, including lawsuits against Cuba arising from the implementation of Title III of the Helms-Burton law.
The Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement strongly rejecting a USAID program against Cuban medical cooperation. Cuban News Agency reproduces the full text of the statement:
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs strongly denounces and condemns the recent aggression against Cuba by the Government of the United States through a USAID program aimed at financing actions and the search for information to discredit and sabotage the international cooperation provided by Cuba in the area of health in dozens of countries and for the benefit of millions of people. It is an effort that adds to the gross pressures exerted against various governments to hinder Cuban cooperation and to previous efforts of the same purpose, such as the special parole program aimed at the theft of human resources trained in Cuba.