UN High Representative Highlights Damage to Cuba by US Measures

United Nations, June 27 ( Prensa Latina ) President of the UN General Assembly, Maria Fernanda Espinosa, said Thursday that the increase in unilateral measures and U.S. sanctions against Cuba are causing greater damage to the people of the island.

In response to a question from Prensa Latina, the Head of the largest United Nations agency referred to how Washington’s activation of the Helms-Burton Act negatively impacts the Cuban economy and access to goods and services.

We have seen firsthand how these measures affect the well-being and the right to development of the Cuban people, she said, referring to her visit to Cuba in April.

She also recalled that for years, the General Assembly has had an almost unanimous vote to call for an end to the U.S. blockade against Cuba.

Recently, a series of U.S. actions have deepened the damage caused to the Caribbean people by unilateral measures and sanctions against Cuba.

These actions only affect the Cuban people, insisted the Ecuadorian diplomat.

Regarding the issue of the U.S. blockade, the voice of the U.N. General Assembly has been clear, strong and forceful, she stressed.


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