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Cuban Ambassador Vidal condemns the tightening of US blockade

Cuban Ambassador Vidal condemns the tightening of US blockade

Ottawa, Jun 10 (Prensa Latina) Former President Donald Trump´s policies on Cuba are Joe Biden´s ones, who keeps sanctions to tighten the US blockade against the Caribbean country, Josefina Vidal, Cuban ambassador to Canada, stated.
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In an interview with Bloomberg news agency, Josefina Vidal referred to how five months after Biden´s assumption more than 240 measures -adopted by his predecessor- remain unchanged despite his electoral promises to lift them.

Vidal recalled the US blockade´s extraterritorial scope and its impact on the legitimate economic interests of third countries in Cuba, as a result of the activation of Title III of the Helms-Burton Act in April 2019.

She mentioned that under this legislation, international banks have closed many Cuban entities´ accounts and foreign international suppliers have called off their contracts with Cuba.

The Cuban ambassador, considered as the most visible face of the Havana-Washington rapprochement process under Barack Obama, reiterated that despite everything, Cuba is still ‘willing to build a civilized, respectful relationship with the United States.’

However, President Joe Biden, State Secretary Antony Blinken and other US administration´s members, deep-sixed a policy change towards Cuba as a priority.

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