On his Twitter account, the Cuban leader wrote, “The Revolutionary Government, on behalf of the Cuban people, emphatically demands the end of the blockade imposed by the US. Our denunciation will remain firm and invariable until this inhumane and illegal policy ceases.#60OfResistance.”
Executive Order 3447, signed by then US President John F. Kennedy on February 3, 1962, formalized the US actions against the emerging Cuban Revolution, which after its triumph three years earlier had to deal with undercover operations and the mercenary invasion of Playa Giron (Bay of Pigs) in 1961.
With the declared intention of provoking hunger and discouragement within the Cuban population, and promoting the overthrow of the government, this policy has been intensified and strengthened during these six decades with measures such as Torricelli (1992) and Helms-Burton (1996) acts, despite the almost unanimous rejection of the international community.
In the last five years, the United States has strengthened the blockade against Cuba by adopting more than 240 unilateral coercive measures dictated by Republican President Donald Trump (2017-2021), 55 of them were approved in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Failing to fulfill its campaign promises, the current Democratic administration of Joe Biden maintains and expands the economic, commercial and financial blockade against Cuba while promoting campaigns of international discredit and internal destabilization.