Trump Tightens Economic Blockade on Cuba, Researcher Says

Havana, Oct 26 (Prensa Latina) Cuba resists and is in a position to articulate collaboration and international relations despite the blockade, said Juan Cordero, a specialist at the Center for International Policy Research (CIPI).

In statements to Prensa Latina on the third and final day of the 4th Conference on Strategic Studies, Cordero explained that Trump’s arrival in power intensified the U.S. blockade.

The CIPI researcher highlighted how Washington assumes the style before Barack Obama’s administration (2009-2017) and argued that the opening to a negotiation process with that government allowed sectors of the northern nation to understand the benefits of a policy change towards the island.

It does not mean that Obama’s way was better, but the advances in the negotiation process during that term constituted an expression of the possibility that the United States had to rectify a failed attitude towards Cuba, however, Trump attempted to reverse everything, said the CIPI researcher.

On Thursday, Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel denounced the U.S. mission’s maneuver to the UN, which circulated a document with amendments to the draft resolution that the Caribbean country will present to the United Nations General Assembly on October 31st to demand the end of the economic, commercial and financial blockade.

‘#The United States initiates a new political maneuver, with propagandistic purposes against Cuba to manipulate public opinion, the States and weaken the support of the international community for the Resolution against the blockade. #NoMoreBlockade #IVoteVsBlockade’, Diaz-Canel tweeted.

Washington’s blockade on Cuba is a unilateral measure for almost 60 years that, according to a preliminary report by the island’s Foreign Ministry, has generated damages equivalent to 933,678 million dollars.

The 4th Conference on Strategic Studies focuses on the complexities of an international order in transition: threats, challenges and opportunities.

Specialists from 16 Cuban and foreign universities, as well as 11 research centers, will participate in the conference.

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