Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Prensa Latina: Cuba Denounces at UN Persistence of US Blockade Despite New Measures


United Nations, Oct 18 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Permanent Mission to the UN denounced today the persistence of the economic, trade and financial blockade of Cuba by the United States, despite the new measures announced by the President Barack Obama to change it.

In a press release circulated here, the diplomatic mission described as positive the sixth package of measures issued by the White House, but insisted on its very limited nature.

It is guideline to open transactions already authorized in previous packages, keeping the prohibition of US investments in Cuba, except in the sector of telecommunications, the strict limitation of US exports and the restriction on imports from Cuba, thew text warned.

According to the diplomatic entity, it does not cover either the financial sphere, because the possibility for Cuban banks to open accounts in US entities remains unchanged.

In general, the new measures are more beneficial to the United States than to the Cuban people. The truth is that the blockade persists, the text said.

In today's press release, the Cuban Permanent Mission to the UN considered the guideline a significant step forward as part of the process to lift the blockade and the improvement of the bilateral relations, because it recognized the Cuban Government as legitimate interlocutor and also the benefits of bonds observing civilized coexistence.

The UN General Assembly will analyze again, on October 26, a bill that demands the end of the blockade.

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