Mexican Journalist Calls for Global Rejection of Anti-Cuban Law

Mexico, May 20 (Prensa Latina) A call to join the international rejection of the Helms-Burton law that codifies and deepens the economic, commercial and financial blockade of the United States against Cuba, was made today by journalist guild leader Mexican Teodoro Renteria.

This is a matter of human solidarity, of respect for the sovereignty of nations. Let us join in the international rejection of the criminal and interventionist Helms-Burton Act, exhorted Renteria.

Let’s placate the hawks and their current boss, Donald Trump, expressed the journalist and writer; President of the National Association of Graduates in Journalism and Secretary of Social Development of the Latin American Federation of Journalists.

Rentería affirmed that the Helms-Burton Act is undoubtedly a criminal and interventionist unilateral rule of the United States devised by the hawks of the past and now of the present in its pretension to apply it and whose leader Donald Trump is not hidden, and is vain in its threat to the Cuban people.

The also founder and honorary life president of the Federation of Associations of Mexican Journalists, member of the Permanent Consultative Council of the Club Primera Plana, Doctor Honoris Causa by the International University and Academic Number of the National Academy of History and Geography, listed some of the consequences of the United States blockade on Cuba.

He said that the consequences of the blockade that prevents Cuba from exporting its products to that nation, import merchandise or technologies for medical care, trade with subsidiaries of American companies, receive American tourists or use the dollar in their transactions, adds the Helms- Burton to force the destruction of the Revolution and eliminate the socialist system that the people build sovereignly.

This objective has been common to 12 US administrations that since the implementation of the blockade has focused on subverting the Cuban socio-political order with measures that suffocate citizens and limit their human rights, with the sole purpose of changing the course of socialism in the hemisphere, he added.

If Title III of the Helms-Burton Act is applied, any Cuban would face demands for the ownership of their home, the work or study center, the medical center they attend, to the land or where their communities are built, warns the political analyst.

In this regard, Rentería requested international support for Cuba, in the same way that the US economic blockade against Cuba has found the rejection of the international community in the voting for the cessation of this policy in the General Assembly of the United Nations.

On May 9, he recalled, the Mexican government made public its rejection of the application of Title III of Helms-Burton against the island and reiterated its commitment to legally protect Mexican companies that may be affected.

The European Union also condemned this law through a statement on April 20, signed by the High Representative for Foreign Affairs of that body, Federica Mogherini. From Russia, Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman María Zajárova recently said that her country opposes the imposition of unilateral sanctions against other states.

For his part, the special rapporteur of the United Nations Human Rights Council, Idriss Jazairy, assured on May 13 that the activation of titles III and IV of the Helms-Burton Act undermines the economic prospects of Cuba and causes a serious impact on Cuba.


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