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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