Cuba goes to UN on economic blockade; ambassador asks for support

Cuba’s ambassador to Dominica Juana Elina Romos Rodriguez says her government is confident that it can count on the support of the international community its fight to end an economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States of America.

For the 20th consecutive occasion, on October 25th, Cuba will send for the consideration of the UN General Assembly a draft resolution entitled, “Necessity of ending the economic and commercial and financial blockade imposed by the US against Cuba”.

Rodriguez told a press conference this week that the blockade against Cuba remains in place and is further intensified despite the repeated demand by the international community to have it removed.

She says no blockade has even been as far reaching and brutal against a people as the one being implemented by the US against the Cuban population for half a century.

“The blockade violates the international law and is against the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations. It is a transgression to the right of a sovereign state of peace, development and security and in its essence and objectives, an act of unilateral aggression and a permanent threat against the stability of a country,” she said.

She stated further that the blockade causes shortages and needless suffering to the Cuban population, limits and retains the development of the country and seriously damages the Cuban economy.

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  1. likleman
    September 30, 2011

    Ha ha ha ha! Bien dicho Kamajan!Ha ha @ Whiskey, apparantly you are the one kamajan must have been talking about, because it is clear that you have NO IDEA what is going on in Cuba. How can one support an economic, financial & commercial blockade on any country? Viva cono! Cuba libre!

  2. kamajan
    September 28, 2011

    to sum things up for those who dont know. its all because of pride
    like puerto rico, usvi, hawaii, guam and many more, usa needed cuba and wanted badly to colonize it. its geographical location is key for trade thru and from europe to the americas. they lost the war cuba won, they r still bitter. shame on u amerika lol
    then came a great indivudual whose witty persona blew their minds, and left them to ponder on how blatently silly this is without war, without violence, without resistance ,only compassion. mr Fidel Castro Ruz is a hero
    believe that
    they know it too
    and cubans r proud of that fact….even those in miami
    by the way, didnt the treaty to house a base on guantanamo expire some 10 yrs ago….hmmm
    the 99 yr agreement se acabo….
    again for those who dont know….

  3. whiskey
    September 24, 2011

    i fulluy endorse the US measures on Cuba the citizens are still in the dark like how the libyans were…

    keep the pressure up PLEASE the end it will definetly cause a uprising within them….thumps up!!

    • true
      September 25, 2011

      America, cannot have it both ways, asking for “freedom” for the Cuban people while helping Israel to brutalize the Palestinans. Are they thinking of putting a bloacade on China too? China is worst than Cuba. hyppcrites.

  4. Real PATRIOT
    September 24, 2011

    Fully support the lifting of the Embargo,too much HypocracY I THINK,,,

  5. A Voice
    September 23, 2011

    It is about time that blocade end man. How do you justify trading with China and squeezing Cuba? Double standards and hypocracy that.

    1979 has NO country, I am disappointed in your arguement here.

    That blockade thing hasn’t worked for over 50 years, it is high time that stop man. It is inhumane to subject a people to hunger and starvation because you don’t like their sense of governance.

    I mean these people bend over for places like Saudi Arabia and try to squeeze Cuba.

    Magway sah!

    • Man in Dominica
      September 26, 2011

      It’s politics. There is a very large and influential bloc of anti-Castro Cuban expats in Florida. Keeping up the embargo secures their votes and doesn’t lose any. As for why China has been treated differently, they’re rather much bigger than Cuba, aren’t they? With a big economy, big markets.. Cuba is treated differently because it can be. Like Dominica in its own foreign relations, the U.S. puts self-serving pragmatism above principle.

  6. John Brown
    September 23, 2011

    “Cuban scholarships, which were always available to Dominica through official channels over the past 15 years, but rejected on spurious grounds, are now accepted.” The words of PM Edison James 1997

    Rejected on spurious grounds,so Mr.James was saying that the reason for not taking Cuban schoolarship for 15 years by Eugenia Charles a friend of Reagan, America and a hater of communism was not genuine,false, bogus,dishonest, artificial, fake, not in accordance with fact, reality or actuality.

    It’s amazing how time changes peoples purpose and opinion.

    • former police office
      September 23, 2011

      Dispite the blockade Dominica still was trading with cuba. selling soaps from nassief.It maybe time to lift the blockade.Don.t forget cuba has the highest literacy rate in the caribbean,north and south america.Research guinness book of record.

  7. ObserverDom
    September 23, 2011

    The USA is trapped in a time warped sense of its own power and self given right to define other societies.

    A US declassified state department document dated 6th April 1960 stated: “Every possible means should be undertaken promptly to weaken the economic life of Cuba, to bring about hunger, desperation and the overthrow of the revolutionary government.”

    In spite of the blockade, Cuba has become self sufficient in many areas and continues to prioritise healthcare and education as well as instigating reforms to find a uniquely Cuban solution to their problems.

    Everything has its time and the time has come to end this ridiculous blockade on Cuba NOW. Enough is enough!

    • 1979
      September 23, 2011

      my boy go read a bit of the history leading up to the bay of pigs invasion, america has way more people to protect than the tiny spec which is cuba and dominica….. tell castro when you do the crime make sure you can do the time

      • Cubano
        September 24, 2011

        Did you read the history about the bay of pigs properly? It was America that finance the revolution. Castro lived in America after the fail attempt of his first revolution. He did not bend for America, that’s why the blockade was imposed. You all guys know nothing about the Cuban revolution. There will be no leader like Castro in this world. He made his people and country independent from imperialism. Viva la revolucion cubana, viva Fidel Castro

  8. 1979 has NO country
    September 23, 2011

    Allu effing wrong we, who tell allu leader to try and put nuclear missle silo in the caribbean???? Now allu weeping and wailing?? let that be a lesson to all who want to blindly follow the leader….

    • Sout Man
      September 23, 2011

      Are you saying that they were wrong to defend their homeland from mercenary invasion, CIA sponsored assassination attempts, bombings and propaganda to creat unrest and civil disobedience? The Europeans traverse the Caribbean with their nuclear waste and nuclear submarines armed with nuclear missile warheads. Why can’t a Caribbean country have nuclear whatever on its soil unless all the Caribbean countries come together to declare the Caribbean a nuclear free zone?

    • Anonymous
      September 23, 2011

      stupes stupes stupes look at the rest of south america. is cuba in worse shape than the rest of them? Not at all. you see capitalism is a friend of western countries not black and brown countries. wake up and smell the coffee look at all cuba has achieved under a 50 year embargo. they are far re moadvanced than many of the other countries. imagine the condition of the caribbean and south america if more countries had went communist or at least socialist and were able to stand up to countries like the us to do things in the best interest of the people not the west.

      • ??????????????
        September 24, 2011

        Yes Cuba has done very well for itself under the most trying half century embargo by the US. You talk about love in this country yes unspoit love for humanity, love of country, knowing the history by the smallest to the oldest. The ideals of the patriotism held fast to their heart. I love Cuba .. Viva Cuba!

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