U.S. Helms-Burton Law against Cuba Rejected in Europe

Havana, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) The strengthening of the economic, commercial and financial blockade that the United States imposes on Cuba through the Helms-Burton law has been rejected in recent days in several European countries.

The day before, Alexander Schetinin, director of the Latin America Department of the Russian Foreign Ministry, pleaded in statements to Prensa Latina in Moscow for a joint response from those who defend International Law, in the face of Washington’s attempt to universalize the encirclement of the island with a law that bets on extraterritoriality.

Schetinin framed his position in the U.S. decision to apply Title III of the Helms-Burton law to more than 200 Cuban companies included in a unilateral list of sanctions aimed at suffocating its economy, a scenario he attributed to the effort to materialize the Monroe Doctrine for hegemonic domination in Latin America.

The aforementioned Title of the law in force since 1996, with which the blockade is codified, seeks to prevent Cuba’s access to foreign investment necessary for its socio-economic development.

Also yesterday, the Solidarity Campaign with Cuba in the United Kingdom echoed Havana’s denunciation of the White House’s objective of strengthening the blockade.

The organization that groups the British in solidarity with Cuba published on its website the English version of the statement issued by the Foreign Ministry under the title of Cuba strongly rejects the new aggressive escalation of the United States.

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