U.S. Siege on Cuba has caused Damages for over 922 Billion Dollars

Havana, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) The application of the economic, commercial and financial blockade of the United States on Cuba for almost 60 years, amount to 922 Billion 630 Million dollars, taking into account the depreciation of the dollar regarding the price of gold in the world market, Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez, denounced here today.

At current prices, the figure totals 138 billion 843 million dollars.

Only from April, 2018 to March of this year, the blockade caused losses to Cuba for 4 billion 343.6 million dollars, according to the report which will soon be presented before the United Nations.

The Minister explained these data do not cover the impact of the latest measures announced by the US government, because for methodological reasons and for the rigor in the registration of these damages they will be accounted for in the next period, he added.

He pointed out that with the incomes lost in goods and services, the Island’s Gross Domestic Product would have grown at current prices around 10 percent.

The foreign minister recalled that on November 6 and 7, Cuba will present the draft resolution against the blockade for the twenty-eighth consecutive occasion before the United Nations General Assembly.

Previously, the head of Cuban diplomacy rejected the expulsion of two diplomats from the United States and the additional restriction of movement that applies to others by the State Department.

He said these are unjustified and illegitimate actions on the basis of slandering the dipolomats of the Caribbean nation, the legations before the United Nations and his country.

The FM added that the measures are related to electoral interests and that Cuba will give a timely response.

He called on the international community, the diplomatic sees based in the United States and the people of that country for the repudiation of these measures.

He also denounced that the US government applies specific, unconventional actions in international markets to prevent the supply of fuels to the greater of the Antilles.

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