“Conference calling for Cuba’s removal from the List of State Sponsors of Terrorism. Thursday December 1 [2011]… in Washington, D.C: One of the most cynical aspects of the U.S. policy toward Cuba is to keep it on the List of State Sponsors of Terrorism, for there is no evidence that would place it there. One […]

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“US representative Ronald Godard said that for yet another year, the Assembly is taking up a resolution designed to confuse and obscure. ‘But let there be no confusion about this: the US, like most Member States, reaffirms its strong commitment to supporting the right and the heartfelt desire of the Cuban people to freely determine […]

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“Drawing parallels to recent political uprisings in defence of freedom and self-determination, General Assembly delegates today again denounced the decades-old economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States on Cuba, voting overwhelmingly to adopt the world body’s twentieth consecutive resolution calling for an end to the measures. The resolution – adopted by a […]

Read More… from 10/25/2011


“Yesterday [September 13, 2011] President [Barack] Obama authorized the continuation of the embargo for another year under the Trading with the Enemy Act, stating that it is in ‘the nation interest of the United States’ to do so.’” [Pro Embargo] Portia Siegelbaum, “Cuba: U.S. embargo causes $1 trillion in losses,” CBSNews.com, September 14, 2011 […]

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“[New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson speaks] ‘Now, my thesis has been that the big issues, the embargo, which largely is controlled by the Congress, the Cuban 5, Guantanamo, the issues that really divide us, I believe should be put aside and dealt with after a series of humanitarian and other measures are dealt with…Therefore, what […]

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“He [Vice Foreign Minister of the Republic of Cuba Abelardo Moreno] also noted the embargo interfered with Cuba’s cooperation with international agencies giving the example of how in January 2011, the U.S. Government seized over $4.2 million of funding from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria because they were earmarked for the […]

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“[President] Barack Obama has eased America’s long-standing embargo on Cuba, allowing many Americans to travel there for the first time and increasing the amounts that they can invest in the island. Other changes announced by the president will allow all US international airports to accept flights to and from Cuba; at present, chartered flights are […]

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“Vice Foreign Minister [of the Republic of Cuba] Abelardo Moreno said that at current prices a conservative estimate of economic damages to the island up until December 2010 would be more than $104 billion. However, he added, if you take into consideration the extreme devaluation of the dollar against the price of gold on the […]

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“The General Assembly, determined to encourage strict compliance with the purposes and principles enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations…recalling the statements of the Heads of state or Government at the Ibero-American Summits concerning the need to eliminate the unilateral application of economic and trade measures by one State against another that affect the […]

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“At present the U.S. State Department says the biggest obstacle to improving relations between the two countries is the imprisonment of an American aid worker Alan Gross. Gross was arrested in December 2009 and sentenced last March [2010] to 15 years in prison for bringing illegal communications equipment into Cuba as part of a program […]

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