Tuesday, 12. December 2017

pcc cubaCuba yesterday highlighted the significance of the Great October Socialist Revolution, after a floral wreath-laying ceremony at Vladimir Ilyich Lenin’s Mausoleum and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, in this capital.

In the world that we want and we will build, we must all remember that moment of the Revolution, stated José Ramón Balaguer, a member of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC) Central Committee Secretariat and head of its International Relations Department.

wfdyFor once more the U.N. General Assembly, held yesterday on November 1, 2017, has voted a special Resolution for the lifting of the U.S. blockade on Cuba. The total number of 191 countries voted in favor of the Resolution, while only the United States of America and their puppet Israel were the only countries to vote against the resolution.

The blockade against Cuba is a policy, which has been imposed for over 50 years by the U.S.A. and constitutes a flagrant, massive, and systematic violation of the human rights of the Cuban people. This imperialist policy of blockade is an act of genocide, which intends to economically strangle the Cuban people and force their surrender. The human damage produced by the implementation of this policy is incalculable. It constitutes clearly an obstacle to Cuba's economic and social development.

Screenshot: TeleSurScreenshot: TeleSurThe U.N. General Assembly has voted 191 to 2 for the lifting of the U.S. blockade on Cuba as the United States and Israel were the only countries to vote against the resolution.

Delegate after delegate called for the end of the blockade, highlighting the progressive and positive role Cuba plays in the international community.

bloqueo cubaAlmost 60 years after its implementation, the United States blockade policy against the Cuban people is intensifying, in a context of heightened tensions impacting on the progress achieved by the two countries in the diplomatic sphere.

This is reflected in the Report to the United Nations General Assembly on Resolution 71/5 entitled “Necessity of Ending the Economic, Commercial, and Financial Blockade Imposed by the United States of America on Cuba,” which outlines the extensive damages suffered by the island.

Bruno Rodríguez. Photo: UN Photo/Cia PakMr. President:
Mr. Secretary General;

Allow me to reiterate to you Cuba's, support to your work at the helm of the United Nations and as a guarantor and advocate of international peace.

Heads of State and Government;
Distinguished delegates;

I would like to express my deep condolences to the relatives of the deceased and the victims of hurricanes Irma and Maria, as well as our disposition to increase our cooperation, to the extent of our modest possibilities, with the brother peoples and governments of Dominica and Antigua and Barbuda, small Caribbean islands which suffered a terrible devastation; with the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Saint Martin, Sint Maarten, Virgin Islands and Anguilla.

cuba minrexOn 17 February this year, the United States Embassy in Havana and the Department of State informed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the occurrence of some alleged incidents affecting some officials of that diplomatic mission and their families.

Cuba took this issue with the utmost seriousness and acted expeditiously and professionally in order to clarify the facts of this situation, initiating a comprehensive, priority and urgent investigation on the indications of the highest level of the Cuban government. To this end, it conveyed to the United States Embassy the need for information-sharing and proposed to establish cooperation between the competent authorities of both countries.

World Federation of Democratic YouthOn June 16, 2017 the president of the United States, Donald Trump announced the policy of his government towards Cuba in a public act where he demonstrated total ignorance of the history and reality of the Cuban people. His decision was countersigned in the signature of a directive of policy called »Presidential Memorandum of National Security on the Strengthening of the Policy of the United States towards Cuba« by the aim to worsen the aggression against the Cuban Revolution.

cuba wappenJune 16, 2017, the President of the United States, Donald Trump, in a speech replete with hostile rhetoric which recalled the era of open confrontation with our country, announced in a Miami theater his administration's policy toward Cuba which reverses advances made these last two years, after December 17, 2014, when Presidents Raúl Castro Ruz and Barack Obama made public the decision to reestablish diplomatic relations and initiate a process toward normalization of bilateral ties.

Raúl Castro. Photo: Estudio RevoluciónRaúl Castro. Photo: Estudio RevoluciónSpeech presented by Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, first secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee, and President of the Councils of State and Ministers, during the Second Extraordinary Session of the 8th legislature of the National Assembly of People's Power, in Havana's International Conference Center, June 1, 2017, Year 59 of the Revolution (Council of State transcript/ GI translation)

Dear compañeras and compañeros:

I will only present a few words, given the extraordinary nature of this Assembly, convoked by the Council of State to analyze far-reaching, complex documents, which as we stated in our principal report to the 7th Party Congress, set the course of the Cuban revolutionary process, that of the Party and society, toward the future in the construction of our socialism.

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