The Cuban ambassador to Spain, Gustavo Machín, denounced on Friday the tightening of the economic, financial and commercial blockade imposed by the United States on Cuba for almost six decades.
Expanding markets, identifying new niches and diversifying exports amidst the ongoing US blockade is a priority for Cuba at present, Vice President of the Cuban Chamber of Commerce Rubén Ramos pointed out.
The cruise line Carnival Cruise Lines is today the first target of lawsuits following the activation in the United States of Title III of the controversial Helms-Burton Law against Cuba.
The measures taken by the US government against Cuba could strike new blows to the relationship between both countries, the private sector of the island and US companies today consider a coalition promoting the bilateral approach.
Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell predicted today numerous disputes between Europe and the United States, following the latter's decision to intensify economic sanctions against Cuba.
The government of Portugal has rejected the new wave of U.S. unilateral sanctions against Cuba and their extraterritorial nature.
Washington's decision to implement Title III of controversial Helms-Burton Law is "bad news for everyone, especially business-people, as it seeks to asphyxiate the Cuban economy," said Mexican businessman Jaime Torres Escuen.
As the Trump administration disclosed on Thursday a new package of punitive measures aimed at hampering foreign investment in Cuba, companies doing business here reacted swiftly and strongly by renewing their determination not to leave the Caribbean state.
Cuban-Americans favorable to the normalization of relations between Cuba and the United States have condemned the new measures announced by the administration of Donald Trump against the island, including the implementation of Title III of the Helms-Burton Law.
Vice President of the Cuban government, Ricardo Cabrisas, assured there is no aggression by the United States that will defeat the resistance of the Cuban people.