The United States government is applying an unprecedented policy of hostility towards Cuba, from blockades to smears, with no concern for the adverse effects this has on the island’s population.
The Cuban government will submit a report on this issue to the United Nations General Assembly next May.
This report reveals the damage caused by the economic, financial and commercial blockade imposed by the most powerful country in the world against its Caribbean neighbour.
It lists and details the various regulations and provisions issued by Washington, which extend to reissuing punishments against countries in situations of war.
The report underlines that between April 2019 and March 2020, persecution of Cuban financial and commercial transactions increased, with the aim of producing hardship for the population.
In addition, flights were banned from the United States to all Cuban provinces, with the exception of Havana’s international José Martí airport, which also faces restrictions.
Announced last month by Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez, the report condemns the persecution and intimidation of businesses that supply Cuba, the largest island in the Antilles, with fuel.
Particularly alarming are the five packages of measures adopted to monitor and impose punishment on companies, vessels and shipping lines that transport energy supplies to Cuba, as pointed out by the Cuban Foreign Ministry’s web portal, Cubaminrex.
The portal adds that, with the aim of making the island collapse, “illegitimate sanctions” were imposed against 27 companies, 54 vessels and 3 individuals linked to the sector – yet in none of the cases were they of US origin nor subject to the jurisdiction of the North American country. In the space of a year, Washington decided 90 coercive economic actions and measures designed to intervene in Cuban internal affairs and undermine the freedom of commerce and navigations, says the source. (PL)