Washington, Apr 22 (Prensa Latina) The Marti Alliance, which gathers organizations of Cuban emigration in the US city of Miami, rejected Washington’s new sanctions against Cuba, one of its members has confirmed to Prensa Latina.
Andres Gomez, national coordinator of the Antonio Maceo Brigade, indicated that there was a meeting Sunday at the coalition headquarters to respond to the new attacks and policies of US President Donald Trump’s administration.
In Gomez’s opinion, the US government’s actions are aimed at destroying the Cuban people’s independence, will and right to self-determination.
National Security Advisor John Bolton announced five days ago in Miami, among other steps, limiting remittances to Cuba (a maximum of 1,000 dollars every three months) and further restricting US travels to Cuba.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also announced on April 17 that beginning May 2, his nation will fully implement Title III of the Helms-Burton Act.
Under this legislative section, US nationals will have the possibility of prosecuting individuals and companies, including those from third countries, who invest in Cuban territory in properties nationalized after the triumph of the Revolution on January 1, 1959.
Due to the damages implied by that part of the law approved in 1996, not only for Cuba, but also for the United States and its allies such as the European Union and Canada, Trump’s predecessors since William Clinton (1993-2001) avoided its implementation.