The U.S. economic blockade has caused over US$ 138.8 billion in losses to Cuba since the 1960s.
“The U.S. blockade against Cuba impacts, as never before, on the everyday life of every Cuban family, in every sector of our economy, in every social development project in the country,” Rodriguez said and anticipated that his country will insist on the elimination of such arbitrary policy before the international community.
“The U.S measures have a political motivation. Our Government will exercise its sovereignty and self-determination.”
On November 6, for the twenty-eighth occasion, Cuba will present to the United Nations General Assembly the draft resolution entitled “Need to End the Economic, Commercial and Financial Blockade Imposed by the United States of America against Cuba.”
This diplomatic initiative occurs in a context of growing aggressiveness against the Caribbean country. Over the last two years, U.S. President Donald Trump has strengthened a 60-year-old policy which attempts to use coercion instruments to overthrow Cuba’s democratic government.
As a result of the above, and as a side effect of the aggressions the U.S. is deploying against Venezuela, Cuba is going through a fuel shortage, as shipping and insurance companies feel threats and pressures from Washington.