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Wed Feb 3, 2021, 10:47 PM

US blockade against Cuba: 59 Years Hurting Cuban people

Published 3 February 2021

Between April 2019 and March 2020, the unilateral policy caused over $5 billion losses, an unprecedented figure in a year.

Cuba's Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla condemned the U.S. blockade against the Caribbean island on the 59 anniversary of its signing into law by former president John F. Kennedy.

"This failed Cold War policy still constitutes the longest and most comprehensive economic, commercial and financial siege against any country," the official recalled via Twitter. Last year alone, Cuba endured more than 200 coercive measures imposed by Donald Trump's administration to push the Cuban society to the brink of collapse amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Moreover, between April 2019 and March 2020, the unilateral policy caused over $5 billion losses, an unprecedented figure in a year. In particular, the loss regarding income exportation surpassed the $2 billion.

The authorities reported that between April 20019 and March 2020, the hardest-hit sectors were foreign trade, with losses of over $3 billion, Tourism, damages near $2 billion; and Agriculture and Food, with almost half a billion economic losses.

Nonetheless, this unilateral policy, which aims at suffocating the Cuban people, has been rejected by the United Nations General Assembly since 1992.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Feb 3, 2021, 10:57 PM

1. What a fucking joke.

Stop the bullshit, normalize our relationship with Cuba. Pop another Republican boogeyman balloon.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Feb 4, 2021, 12:26 AM

2. There is no defensible reason for continuing this harm.

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Thu Feb 4, 2021, 10:01 AM

3. Hoping Biden will end this soon.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Feb 7, 2021, 01:12 PM

4. Of course there is no blockade of Cuba.

A trade embargo and a blockade are two very different things.

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