U.S. imposes new fine for trading with Cuba

The fine was levied on National Oilwell Varco, and its subsidiaries Dreco Energy Ser­vices and NOV Elmar, by the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, as part of U.S. government efforts to enforce the blockade

Ten key points on Cuba-U.S. relations

Key points made by Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez in his remarks prior to the United Nations vote condemning the U.S. blockade

The U.S. blockade harms Cuban agriculture

Minag officials cited examples in several enterprises, such as the fruit production group which has seen an 11% drop in exports (104.9 tons of product) due to weather conditions in Cuba and potential shipping delays to the European market

The blockade persists

The extraterritorial application of the blockade is preventing the donation of a piano to Cuba from the UK

Ten key questions

A policy directive issued by President Barack Obama, October 14, describes the blockade as an “outdated policy.” Will Washington recognize that it has caused billions of dollars in economic damages and incalculable human losses. Will the Cuban people be compensated for these losses? See the data

Cuba hopes U.S. vote in the United Nations is reflected in reality

Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, today October 26 during the General Assembly discussion on Cuba's resolution against the blockade, said that the U.S. abstention in this year’s vote was “a positive sign,” and hopes the change would be “reflected in reality”

General Assembly session to vote on U.S. blockade of Cuba begins

At 10:00am, this morning October 26, Cuban ambassador to the U.S. José Ramón Cabañas announced on his Twitter account that the General Assembly session to vote on the U.S. blockade of Cuba was about to open. Speakers from Africa, Asia and the Caribbean were among the first to express support for the Cuban resolution

The world has the floor

Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez will address the United Nations General Assembly today, October 26, prior to the vote on Cuba's resolution calling for an end to the U.S. blockade, as Cubans across the island continue demonstrating against this hostile policy and the interventionist Presidential directive recently issued by Barack Obama