Cuban President rejects hostile rhetoric from the US
Havana, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) President Miguel Díaz-Canel today rejected the hostile rhetoric of the United States regarding the suspension of private charter flights to Cuba.
'The hostile rhetoric continues, the intensification of the blockade, hatred and contempt for Cubans,' Diaz-Canel remarked on his Twitter account.
Díaz-Canel said the measure seeks to further isolate Cuban families, which he accompanied with the labels AquiNoSeRindeNadie, NoMásBloqueo and SomosCuba.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Thursday the ban on private charter flights to the Caribbean nation, including Havana (the only ones allowed for months).
However, the director general for the United States of the Cuban Foreign Ministry, Carlos Fernández de Cossío, said that the action had little impact but was reprehensible for playing on the concerns and needs of family contacts of Cubans on both sides of the Florida Strait. .
The sanction, he added, seeks to satisfy the electoral political machinery of South Florida and confirms the contempt of imperialism towards Cubans and Americans of Cuban origin.
Communicated through the social network Twitter in the midst of global efforts to contain the expansion of the Covid-19 pandemic, the measure will take effect on October 13, and is added to others that reinforce the siege of the government of U.S.
In January, the administration of President Donald Trump eliminated all public charter flights to the Caribbean nation, except those that run to the José Martí International Airport in this capital.
Previously, the White House banned all commercial flights from the United States to Cuba, except those that arrive in Havana, thus cutting off direct air communication from that country with another city on the island.
Likewise, it revoked the authorizations that allowed North American companies to rent airplanes from Cuban state airlines.
With six decades of duration, the economic, commercial and financial blockade of the United States against Cuba, is nourished and applied with special harshness by Trump.
Its arsenal includes everything from sanctions against international financial entities that do business with Cuba, threats to suppliers, to the persecution of insurance companies, shipping companies and vessels that transport oil to the island.
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