Havana, Dec 22 (Prensa Latina) The president of Cuba, Miguel Diaz-Canel, reaffirmed his rejection of the ongoing aggression by the United States government, following new punitive measures implemented by the Department of Treasure against further island’s enterprises.
The President tweeted reiterating the will to resist the hostility of the current US administration, which he described as a failed government.
‘Cuba will succeed regardless of the spurious lists of the U.S. The hostility of a failed government does not cease. Always firm,’ Díaz-Canel pointed out.
The US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, reported on Monday that the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) included in its ‘black list’ the Cuban entities Gaesa, Fincimex and Kave Coffee SA, as well as three Nicaraguan citizens.
Pompeo justified this action on the pretext of ending economic practices that ‘disproportionately benefit’ governments such as Cuba’s and Nicaragua’s.
Since coming to power in 2017, Trump has promoted an intense agenda to break the bilateral rapprochement that began during the mandate of his predecessor Barack Obama, and ostensibly increased the economic, financial and commercial blockade against Cuba.
The extraterritorial application of said hostile policy worsened between 2019 and 2020, a period in which the OFAC imposed 12 penalties on US and third-country entities that exceeded 2,403,985,125 dollars.