Congressman Denounces Impact of Helms-Burton Law on Cuban Society

Havana, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) The impact that the Helms-Burton law and the activation of its Title III generates in Cuba is of great magnitude because it is diversified to all branches of the economy, said legislator Julio Cesar Garcia on Friday.

In the opinion of the MP, the extraterritoriality of this law has influenced that ‘there are not a few countries and companies that have decided not to continue establishing relations after years of work with our nation’.

In statements to Prensa Latina, Garcia explained that, regarding the issue of energy carriers, Helms-Burton has an impact on society as a whole by preventing fuel carriers from reaching the island.

As a consequence of this, the transport service and other vital services in the country have been affected, complemented the parliamentarian who participates in meetings prior to the third regular session of the 9th Legislature of the National Assembly of People’s Power, scheduled for this weekend at the Convention Center.

Garcia affirmed that the Helms-Burton law, and above all, the activation of its Title III, has once again tested the intelligence and capacity of Cubans.

In force since 1996, the regulations codify the blockade imposed by the United States against Cuba for almost six decades.

With its four titles, it seeks to coke the country through direct meddling in its internal affairs.

The Helms-Burton, whose section III was activated last May 2, also has a marked extraterritorial character, by seeking to hinder foreign investment in the island.

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