Havana, Saturday 19 de October de 2019 06:01 am

US blockade cost Cuba 4.3 billion dollars in just one year, says Minister

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US blockade cost Cuba 4.3 billion dollars in just one year, says MinisterHAVANA, Cuba, Sep 19 (ACN) Rodrigo Malmierca Diaz, Minister of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment (MINCEX) of Cuba, denounced the damage caused to his country during recent months by the U.S. blockade.

In his Twitter profile Malmierca published: "The blockade of the #USA government against #Cuba affected our economy between April 2018 and March 2019 by 4.343 billion dollars. The accumulated figure amounts to 138.843 billion. How much more could we do if they leave us alone? #SomosCuba @cubavsbloqueo @MINCEX_CUBA".
In addition, hewrote that "the administration of @realDonaldTrump has sharpened the aggression, but it has been maintained for 60 years. How much resistance from the Cuban people. #NoMoreBlockade
On the other hand, the Cuban Minister quoted a phrase of the Commander in Chief Fidel Castro which summarizes the attitude of the Cuban people before this genocidal policy of the empire: "The hardening of the blockade against Cuba multiplies the glory and honor of our people, we will not surrender.
The intensification of U.S. interference, through the activation of Title III of the Helms-Burton Act, seeks to subdue the Cuban people by preventing trade and exchange with third countries, which are also affected.

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