Thursday, September 20, 2007

In an insult to Brazil’s sovereignty, Dell Computers tries to apply the extraterritoriality of the Helms-Burton Act

September 20, 2007

Cuba’s daily Juventud Rebelde has reported that American computer maker Dell has tried to enforce the terms of the infamous and widely condemned U.S. Helms-Burton Act in its affairs inside Brazil. That law is the foundation of the U.S. government and its gusano buddies of Miami for its 48 year old blockade of Cuba.

Recently, Brazilian Physicist Paulo Gomes of Universidad Federal Fluminense (UFF), planned the acquisition of two Dell computers for his laboratory. Dell Computers demanded that he sign a document promising not use the computers in “the production of weapons of mass destruction” and to not give the computers to a list of citizens of countries which are “hostile” to the United States. The list was headed by Cuba.

I call upon all friends of Cuba to put Dell Computers in their ‘do not patronize’ list.

It remains to be seen how the government of Brazil will answer this insult to their national sovereignty.

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