The Cuban Parliament’s International Relations Commission issued a statement this July 11, as deputies meet to discuss the nation’s development in the lead up to the Ninth Period of Ordinary Sessions of the Eighth Legislature of the National Assembly of People’s Power (ANPP)
According to the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of that Group, the entity became involved in 29 apparent violations by providing insurance coverage for several shipments of goods to or from Cuba or related to an entity of the island.
AIG received its second punishment in three years because in May 2014 the US government claimed that insurer subsidiaries in Canada violated three thousand 560 times the regulations against Cuba from January 2006 until March 2009.
According to the newspaper Cubarte of the Ministry of Culture, the document has so far more than 800 signatures of people from 35 countries.
Among the most recent signatories are the legendary Uruguayan troubadour Daniel Viglietti and the Spanish singer Pilar Boyeros, who recently performed in this capital at the Cubadisco Festival.
Trump said a week ago in Miami, Florida, that his executive order to restrict U.S. citizens’ travels to Cuba further and to limit trade and business was seeking a ‘better deal’ for the Cuban people and for the United States.
However, in an interview with Prensa Latina, LaBash noted that if the president really wanted that, he should not only keep the rapprochement with Cuba but also eliminate all aspects of the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by Washington for 55 years.
‘How is the continuation of the blockade a better deal for farmers who grow black beans in Michigan, or for milk producers in Pennsylvania?’ She wondered.
‘How is it a better deal for dozens of thousands of Americans whom are denied Cuba’s treatment against diabetic foot ulcers that can prevent 70 percent of amputations?’ The Cuba solidarity activist added.
For Cuba, the best deal is that the blockade and regime change programs come to an end, that the country’s self-determination and autonomy are recognized and that its people are allowed to decide the socialist forms and their future, she pointed out.
According to the NNOC co-president, Trump’s speech and the executive order signed on June 16 are full of contrasts with reality.
It is an insult and a farce for a U.S. president to punish Cuba for human rights, she noted.
Activists from the United States and Canada gathered to participate in a meeting to show solidarity and condemn the United States’ continued blockade against Cuba.
U.S. Republican Senator Jerry Moran introduced a bill in Congress to effectively lift the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by Washington against Cuba, in an effort to open up agricultural markets for his home state of Kansas.