The US government announced Thursday that it has fined Expedia Group, Hotelbeds USA and Cubasphere for the violation of the blockade, by selling travel tours and packages.
Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez has reiterated that his country and people will remain strong and committed with the Revolution despite the actions by the US government to increase the blockade against Cuba.
The Revolutionary Government of the Republic of Cuba repudiates, in the strongest terms, measures announced by the United States government on June 4, 2019, reinforcing the economic blockade imposed on Cuba for more than 60 years, at a cost to the Cuban economy that in 2018 exceeded 134 billion dollars at current prices, or 933 billion dollars, when considering the depreciation of the dollar as compared to the value of gold on the international market.
Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno RodrIguez has denounced on Tuesday that tightening and extraterritorial application of the US economic, financial and commercial blockade is an attack on international law and the sovereignty of States.
Given the impossibility of accessing the U.S. market, the Havana Anti-Doping Laboratory was obliged to invest an additional one million dollars to acquire supplies last year, yet despite the constraints, 4,050 tests were carried out during the period, more than 3,000 for international entities
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.