Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Cuba Denounces New US Sanctions at UN


United Nations, Oct 17 (Prensa Latina) Increasing US reprisals against Cuba and stepped up persecution of foreign firms doing business with the Island were denounced at the UN on Wednesday.

A communique by the Cuban mission to the UN also warns of the theft of new trademarks and millions of dollars in Cuban funds frozen in the US as part of the blockade.

Titled "Application of the Bush Plan for the Recolonization of Cuba. The US Stepped Up Blockade," the document accuses Washington of taking more reprisals against those doing business with the Island.

It refers to US pressure on allies to have them subordinate relations with Cuba to the "regime change" purposes guiding US hostile policy.

The text recalls that all these measures are facilitated by the application of the Plan approved by US President George W. Bush in May 2004, aimed at stepping up the destruction of constitutional order decided by the Cuban people, thus enabling the recolonization of the Island.

It explains that, based on the said plan, punitive actions of the US blockade have been stepped up against the Island from July 2006 to the same month this year.

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