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U.S. Blockade Causes Millions Losses to Cuban Sports

Sept 27, -- The economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States on Cuba resulted in the loss of 1 million 70,000 US dollars to the sports in the country just last year alone.

According to a report by the Institute of Sports, Physical Education and Recreation, INDER, that figure is the result of imports of inputs needed for the various disciplines in the sector.

The National Baseball team still expected to promptly settle payments due from its participation in the World Classics II and III, which total $ 2.3 million, and can not be transferred to the Island, reported.

The U.S. blockade also prevented the presence of 300 Cuban athletes at the popular Cuban Marabana marathon because, according to the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the Treasury Department, the competition program did not qualify as "people to people."

Furthermore, the Executive Committee of the International Basketball Amateur Federation, scheduled for November 2012 in Havana, was canceled by denying permits U.S. authorities executives travel from the United States and Puerto Rico.

Every year since 1992, Cuba presents a report to the UN against the US blockade, which has been approved by most of the member countries of this organization.

In 2012, for instance, 188 nations voted in favor of lifting the unilateral sanctions to the Caribbean nation, while only three were opposed and two abstained.

Cuban authorities prepare a report with these and other incidents, which will be soon submitted to the General Assembly of the United Nations.

Edited by Juan Leandro
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