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US increases sanctions against Cuba

US increases sanctions against CubaHAVANA, Cuba, Sep 17 (ACN) The increase in sanctions affecting Cuban entities and third countries in flagrant violation of international law, currently marks the policy fostered by the United States towards Cuba, according to Prensa Latina.

A statement from the Cuban mission to the UN, quoted by the press, publishes figures from the most recent report on the impact of the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by Washington almost 60 years ago.
The report includes data corresponding to April 2018 to March 2019, and reflects how relations between the two nations have been marked by the hostile policy driven by the Donald Trump administration.
From June 2018 to April 2019, the US government imposed nine sanctions on companies or banks from third countries, including the United States, the statement said.
The total amount of these fines amounted to 3.7 billion dollars, the statement reads.
The Office of Foreign Assets Control of the US Department of the Treasury (OFAC) imposed on Applichem GMBH headquartered in Darmstadt, Germany, a penalty of 5.512.564 million dollars on February 14, 2019.
It also imposed a sanction on Acteon Group LTD and its UK-based subsidiary 2H Offshore on April 11, 2019, for violations of the Cuban Asset Control Regulations.
Another of the incidents mentioned in the statement is that in May 2019, the International Air Transport Association cancelled the access of the Cuban travel agency Havanatur and the Cuban airline Cubana de Aviacion to the payment mechanism and booking of air tickets for the offices of these entities in Mexico, France and Italy.
Maria Fernanda Espinosa, the outgoing president of the UN General Assembly, stressed on Monday that for decades this organization has had a very clear position against the US blockade against Cuba.
Since 1992, 27 resolutions have been passed calling on the U.S. government to put an end, without any conditions, to its policy of blockade against Cuba.

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