Kiev, Jun 15 (Prensa Latina) Cuba’s deputy director of the Center for International Policy Research (CIPI), Santiago Perez, denounced the US blockade’s impact, in statements broadcast today on the Working on Errors Youtube channel.
In the program, hosted by Ukrainian political scientist and journalist Dmitro Djangirov, the Cuban academic referred to the scope and consequences of the extraterritoriality of that genocidal US policy against Cuba for more than 60 years.
In that regard, he cited the limitations imposed on the American people interested in visiting the country and Cubans living in the United States to send remittances to their relatives, the prohibition for Cuba to use the dollar in international transactions and to work with banks in third countries.
Perez commented on the legal bases that sustain the US policy, especially the Helms-Burton Act, which limits foreign investments in Cuba and sanctions with high fines and judicial processes to third countries or companies interested in doing business with the country.
He warned that in 2020 the nation suffered losses of approximately five billion dollars because of the blockade.
‘It was a difficult year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and yet the US government tightened its genocidal policy. The central aim has been to smother the Cuban people,’ he underscored.