On May 4, the Bloguerías de Mayo #UnblockCuba space was inaugurated, as part of traditional celebrations held over these days in Holguin
Author: Madeleine Sautié | firstname.lastname@example.org
may 5, 2017 10:05:57
Holguin.– On May 4, the Bloguerías de Mayo, #UnblockCuba space was inaugurated, as part of traditional celebrations held over these days in the City of Parks, during which participants in the annual Romerías cultural festival raised their voices in opposition to the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the Unites States on Cuba for over five decades.
The Alex Urquiola provincial library played host to the event, which kicked off with a conference by historian and essayist, Ernesto Limia.
The event, which was attended by Liliem Aguilera, president of the AHS in Holguin, and Alexis Triana, a member of the event organizing committee, together with social network activists, was a moment of intense exchange, during which Limia referred to the need to investigate country’s true history in the face of the United States’ unrelenting campaign of intervention waged since the triumph of the Revolution.
According to Limia, in its actions against Cuba, the U.S. only extols those who play by the rules of the market and their societies; marked by unbridled individualism. “The most important thing is to share the truth and that’s what this people in Revolution are doing. A better world is not only possible, but is also what we are currently building,” she insisted.
Minute by minute: Cuba vs. the blockade, the world has the floor
Follow the presentation of Cuba’s resolution in the United Nations calling for an end to the U.S. blockade • Witness international condemnation of this hostile policy.
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october 26, 2016 12:10:04
12:25.- Final vote: 191 in favor // 2 abstentions // and zero against. For the first time in history, the world unanimously rejects the U.S. blockade against Cuba.
12:10.- Rodríguez thanked Samantha Power for her touching words regarding the Cuban doctor who contracted Ebola whilst serving on an internationalist mission in West Africa, noting however, that Cuban medical assistance has been hindered by Washington’s financial persecution of the island.
12:07.- The Cuban Minister highlights the incalculable human losses caused by the blockade; noting that there is not a single Cuban family that has not suffered its effects.
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U.S. Prevents Spanish Bank from Offering Services to Cuba
Madrid, Sep 10 (Prensa Latina) The economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the U.S. on Cuba over 54 years ago, prevented Spanish Banco Santander from offering services to representatives of the Caribbean island in this country, trascended here today.
A press release of Havana’s embassy in Madrid revealed the system of sanctions of Washington prevented the Santander from having sales outlets at the Cuban General Consulates in the cities of Barcelona, Sevilla and Santiago de Compostela.
‘It is disappointing that three Cuban consulates have been banned from receiving services from a Spanish entity to improve attention to their users’, lamented the Cuban ambassador to Spain, Eugenio Martinez.
The diplomat attributed those restrictions to ‘obscure and unjustified unilateral decisions of the U.S. that affect negatively the Cubans and third countries’.
How is it possible that two months after the visit to Havana of President Barack Obama, last March, a subsidiary of the Santander bank in Catalonia tells the Cuban consul in Barcelona that they could not put an outlet to facilitate users the payment of consular tariffs through magnetic cards, asked Martinez.
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The Co-operative Bank acknowledges extraterritorial application of the blockade in Britain
The bank’s Chief Executive has finally confirmed in writing that the closure was due to the sanctions imposed by the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)
Author: Catriona Goss | firstname.lastname@example.org
may 5, 2016 15:05:27
The Co-op Bank closed the accounts of the British Cuba Solidarity Campaign in November 2015. Photo: Getty Images
As reported in GI in March, the Co-op Bank closed the bank accounts of the British Cuba Solidarity Campaign (CSC) in November 2015, citing among the reasons a change in its “risk appetite” and “global regulations”.
Now, following a huge campaign by CSC members and affiliates, the bank’s Chief Executive Niall Booker has finally confirmed in writing that the closure was due to “risk” arising from the sanctions imposed on the island by the U.S. government.
Responding to direct questions from concerned CSC members, Booker stated “It is correct that the sanctions that are in place are those imposed by OFAC.”
As such, the bank has acknowledged the extraterritorial application of the blockade in closing the accounts. Obeying the sanctions imposed by the United States Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is illegal under British and European Union law.
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