Sept 28, -- The United Nations General Assembly has begun its 68th Session in New York, and the condemnation of the U.S. blockade against Cuba has been a constant in the speeches of Heads of State and Government.
Latin America, Asia and Africa have again raised their voices to demand an end to a policy described as genocidal and anachronistic. Salvadoran President, Mauricio Funes, stressed the right of the Cuban people, as all peoples of the world, in search of their development and welfare through full integration.
For his part, the Bolivian President, Evo Morales, described as "the worst genocide" the economic, trade and financial sanctions imposed by the United States for more than half a century, while criticizing the U.S. government for ignoring UN General Assembly resolutions requesting the lifting of this criminal siege.
Each year since 1992, the UN General Assembly has passed an overwhelming resolution demanding an end to the blockade imposed on Cuba by the United States for over half a century, a global claim rejected by successive U.S. administrations.
Going against the will of the international community, Washington’s authorities have continued to adopt new economic sanctions, and even stolen Cuba’s trademarks while having intensified the persecution of the business activity and Cuba's international financial transactions, including those designed to make payments to UN agencies.
It is a fact that the government of U.S. President Barack Obama has strengthened the extraterritorial application of the blockade to impose fines on foreign and domestic companies operating in third countries.
On this topic, in more than a trillion dollars are accounted the losses caused by Washington's hostile policy against the Cuban people, 70% of whom have been born and raised under this inhumane measure.
Sensitive areas such as health, nutrition and education have been seriously affected by the unilateral measure, which was rejected by 188 countries last year as a violation of the rights of a people defending their sovereignty at all costs and despite all obstacles, and has known how to thrive on adversity to further advance its socioeconomic development.