USA Will Never Bend Cuba with Helms-Burton Act, India Says

By Alfredo Boada Mola New Delhi, July 4 (Prensa Latina) The United States will never be able to destroy the Cuban Revolution by implementing the Helms-Burton Act as well as activating its title III, according to Sitaram Yechury, general secretary of the Communist Party of India (CPI).

The Donald Trump administration wants to further stifle the Cubans and this year activated the Title III, said Sitaram Yechury in an interview with Prensa Latina news agency in New Delhi.

Regarding this last step taken by the US government to try to break the Cuban Revolution, Yechury said that Washington has been trying since 1960, but have not succeeded and will not get their goals done, although they try to continue increasing economic pressure on the courageous Cuban people.

The Helms-Burton Act was enacted in 1996, 23 years ago. Through it, the White House has been further strengthening the criminal blockade against Cuba, and this Title III activated last March deals with properties nationalized in Cuba after the 1959 triumph of the Revolution, he said.

But those properties were nationalized according to Cuban norms. Cuba, as I remember it, negotiated with many European nations including Spain and other countries with whom it has excellent economic relations, all nationalization proceedings that were enacted, and there was no problem.

Donald Trump as president of the United States, such an aggressiveness increased considerably. And that is a part of Trump’s policy of trying to establish US hegemony worldwide. They consider that Latin America is their backyard and that is why they meddle into internal affairs of Latin American nations, he added.


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