De VS moet zich dood schamen


Pers bericht over:  De stemming in de V.N vergadering, van afgelopen 23 juni 2021, over :

“Stop de Onmenselijke blokkade contra Cuba”.

184 landen stemden tegen de blokkade van Amerika en het is een grote overwinning voor Cuba dat er zoveel landen tegen de blokkade stemden.

 We zijn een poster aan het maken en hebben daar de foto’s voor nodig.

De tekst luid: De Verenigde Staten van Amerika moeten zich dood schamen dat het besluit van de VN waar 184 landen tegen de blokkade stemden op 23 juni 2021, door Amerika, niet wordt gerespecteerd.

 Opnieuw gebruikte Amerika haar onwettige en valse  veto recht en blokkeerde opnieuw de opheffing van de al 62 jaar durende blokkade tegen het Cubaanse  Volk.

De Verenigde Staten  van America moet zich diep schamen om in deze periode van pandemie van het Corona Virus, het Cubaanse Volk te terroriseren met hun valse en onrechtmatige Veto in de VN vergadering, uit te spreken, op 23 juni 2021. 

Stichting Holanda Pro Cuba,

Guillermo Willem Veldhoven 29 -6-2021.(voorzitter).

Voor meer informatie, zie



Van de Cubaanse ambassade

From: Embajada Países Bajos <>
Sent: Tuesday, June 22, 2021 1:21:50 PM
To: <>
Subject: Let’s celebrate it on Twitter
Dear friends,
Today is a very happy day for my Homeland, and I would like to share with you this happiness. Yesterday, it was announced that the effectiveness of Abdala is 92.28% 8 (A Cuban candidate vaccine against COVID), which exceeds the requirements of the World Health Organization (WHO) for a  candidate vaccine against this disease to become a vaccine, which is 50%. In the past days, also was informed on the effectiveness of Sovereign 02, which is 62 percent, which also exceeds the requirements of the World Health Organization (WHO). However, the efficacy of the combination of the doses of Soberana 02 with Soberana Plus, ( A candidate vaccine led by the Finlay Institute along with other Cuban scientific institutions), remains to be known. Further, clinical trial of the candidate vaccine in the pediatric age group begins, with strict protocols observed. 
Once more thing I would like to share and I would like to invite you to join us on Twitter through the Official Accounts of the Embassy @EmbaCubaHolanda and the Consulate @ConsulcuBEncourage to use the # (Hashtag) contained in our tweets. This celebration on Twitter will be held tomorrow 23 June at 16.00 (The Netherlands) on the occasion of the consideration of a draft resolution “Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States of America against Cuba”. It will be presented by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba, H. E. Mr. Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla at the UN General Assembly. 
Accompaniment on social networks is highly appreciated, considering this is one of the most recognized means of communication and to make reality known.
If you consider it, you can also provide your support on the Facebook social network.
Thank you very much in advance.
Kind regards, 
Soraya Alvarez
Embassy of the Republic of Cuba
Koninginnegracht 37, 2514 AD, The Hague
Tel. +31 6 13092225
Facebook: @EmbaCuba.Holanda
Twitter: @EmbaCubaHolanda 

Verenigde Naties, algemene vergadering over de blokkade

Seventy-fifth session

Agenda item 42

Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by theUnited States of America against Cuba



          *  Reissued for technical reasons on 15 June 2021.




                Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States of America against Cuba



                     Report of the Secretary-General












                      II.    Replies received from Governments………………………………………….








         II.   Replies received from Governments





[Original: Spanish]

[5 May 2021]

        This addendum contains an update of the report of Cuba on General Assembly resolution 74/7, entitled “Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States of America against Cuba”, and includes descriptions of the main hardships caused by this policy between April and December 2020. During this period, the United States Government tightened the embargo in an opportunistic and unparalleled way, against the background of the difficult conditions triggered by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

        In the last four years, the Government of the United States has added more than 240 coercive measures against the Cuban people and its Government which remain in effect. These measures are not mere actions to tighten the embargo, but new methods, some of them unprecedented, that have escalated the economic war against Cuba to extreme levels, as seen in the shortages that are part of daily life for every Cuban.

        For Cuba, these restrictions magnify the many challenges imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic and multiply its devastating socioeconomic, health-related and financial impacts. The measures have repeatedly hampered the arrival of humanitarian aid in the country which, in the context of addressing the pandemic, is immoral and unjustifiable and highlights the embargo’s criminal nature.

        Between April and December 2020, the embargo cost Cuba in the order of $3,586.9 million in losses; added to the losses of the previous period, the total from April 2019 to December 2020 amounts to more than $9,157.2 million.

        At current prices, the losses accumulated in almost six decades of application of this policy amount to over $147,853.3 million. Taking into account the depreciation of the dollar against the price of gold on the international market, the embargo has caused quantifiable losses of more than $1,377,998 million.

        If Cuba had had the payment capacity it lost to the embargo, in less than five years the country could go a long way towards bringing much of its infrastructure up to date and could, in particular, change the national energy mix in favour of renewable energy sources. That amount, were it available, would turn the country’s financial situation around, boost the confidence of foreign investors and creditors and substantially increase access to financial and capital markets.

        Under the present conditions, the embargo represents a huge burden for the Cuban population and economy, with particularly devastating effects owing to the COVID-19 pandemic: Cuba has been forced to allocate considerable resources to urgently secure necessary equipment and materials for its national health system.

        The impact of the embargo on the health sector, one of the hardest hit during the reporting period, may be seen in the shortages of essential consumer products, as well as the difficulties national industries face in acquiring the necessary supplies for, inter alia, food preservation and drug manufacturing.

        The refusal of some providers to deliver agreed supplies, delayed deliveries and costs driven higher by the need to resort to distant markets and intermediaries, among other negative effects, caused losses in this area amounting to $198,348,000 between April and December 2020, an increase of $38 million with respect to the previous period.

        The cases of German companies Sartorius and Merck stand out, as well as those of Cytiva and other regular suppliers of laboratory materials, reagents and supplies. Owing to the intensification of the embargo, they stopped trading with Cuba in 2020. During the period under review, the country was unable to obtain a total of 32 pieces of equipment and supplies related to the production of candidate vaccines against COVID-19 or to the conduct of stages necessary for the completion of the clinical trials of the candidate vaccine, including equipment for the purification of the candidate vaccines, accessories for production equipment, filtration tanks and capsules, potassium chloride solution, thimerosal, bags and reagents.

        Cuba had to resort to other providers and intermediaries, which led to price increases of 50 to 65 per cent above normal established prices, because it was impossible to enter into a contract directly with the manufacturer.

        This had an impact on the work of several institutions in the biopharmaceutical sector in Cuba, including the Centro de Ingeniería Genética y Biotecnología (Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology), the Instituto Finlay de Vacunas (Finlay Vaccine Institute), the Empresa Laboratorios AICA (AICA Laboratories Company) and the import-export company FarmaCuba, which are directly involved in the country’s efforts to tackle the pandemic.

        In November 2020, the United States Department of Transportation denied, at the behest of the Department of State, a request by IBC Airways and SkyWay Enterprises to operate humanitarian cargo flights to Cuba. The former alleged that the decision was because Cuba is one of the “countries under U.S. economic sanctions”, while the latter alluded to problems with Stripe, a United States company that serves as its payment provider.

        In February 2021, the companies JustGiving and Crowdfunder UK blocked the pages of the “Cubans in UK” solidarity organization, created to raise funds for the purchase of medical supplies and to support the COVID-19 vaccination campaign in Cuba.

        Despite these enormous obstacles and limitations, the work by Cuba to tackle the pandemic has been recognized internationally. The country has five candidate vaccines in development and has sent 57 medical brigades to support the fight against the pandemic in 40 countries and territories. The immoral smear campaign led by the United States against Cuban medical aid efforts has not been able to curb our people’s instinct for support and humanitarianism.

        Cuban commercial and financial activity faces further obstacles owing to the intensification of the extraterritorial effects of the embargo. The updating of unilateral lists by the United States limited the country’s entrepreneurial and tourism activity and reduced the Cuban State’s income from those sectors. The United States Department of State has added new companies to the List of Restricted Entities and Subentities Associated With Cuba, designed for Cuba alone, with the purpose of blocking operations involving citizens subject to United States jurisdiction. This unilateral list has intimidated and had a dissuasive effect on the international business community.

        Fincimex and American International Service, Cuban remittance brokers, suffered significant losses when they were included in the list in June and September 2020, respectively. The decision was intended to cut off the revenue sources of families and substantially limit the entry of foreign currency into the country. Western Union, the financial company most widely used for remittances to Cuba, has ceased its operations in the country. These measures are having lasting effects. In addition to the general impact on the Cuban economy, those who depend on those remittances for their personal income and the negative impact on those who transfer money from the United States to their relatives in Cuba are being punished individually.

        During the period under review, seven lawsuits were filed under Title III of the Helms-Burton Act. Since its activation in May 2019, 34 legal proceedings have been instituted. Due to its extraterritorial nature, this Act violates the sovereignty of third countries, impairs the interests of their nationals and thwarts their trade relations with Cuba.

        Threats and coercive measures against ships and companies linked to fuel transportation remained in full force, posing considerable obstacles to daily life in the country and directly harming Cuban families.

        Between April and December 2020, monetary and financial losses reached $404.2 million. This figure represents an increase of 42 per cent with respect to the previous period and shows the aggressive nature of the financial persecution of Cuba in 2020.

        In turn, the inclusion of Cuba in January 2021 on the unilateral list of State sponsors of terrorism, widely rejected within and beyond the United States, reinforces the consequences of the embargo by making it more difficult for the country to engage in international trade, carry out financial operations and acquire basic supplies.

        Dozens of banks have suspended their operations with Cuba; these include legitimate transfers for the purchase of food, medication and consumer goods. In the midst of the difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, dozens of Cuban diplomatic missions around the world have had their ties cut with the banks that traditionally provide them with services for fear of reprisals from the United States Government. This affects the operation and livelihood of the missions and their staff. The extraterritorial tightening of the embargo in the financial field also affects individuals. Reports are increasing of Cubans all over the world becoming victims – even though they do not live in Cuba – of banks’ refusal to assist them or carry out wire transfers related to Cuba.

        The coercive measures taken by the Office of Foreign Assets Control against United States and third-country entities for alleged violations of the embargo remained a recurring practice during the period. Between 2017 and 2020, the total amount of those penalties amounted to more than $3,761,876,629.

        Measures were also applied to limit the travel of United States citizens to Cuba, completely disregarding the support of broad sectors in the United States for exchanges between the peoples of the two countries. In September 2020, licences for individuals subject to United States jurisdiction to attend or organize professional meetings or conferences in Cuba were eliminated, as were licences for transactions related to such events as public performances, exhibitions and sports competitions. Additionally, the Cuba Prohibited Accommodations List was established, which includes 422 hotels and rental houses.

        Restrictions on travel and remittances harmed the Cuban public and private sectors equally. If those stumbling blocks were removed, a large number of transport companies, owners of houses for rent and artisans, among others, could receive greater revenue and would be better able to build their economic activity.

        The interests of United States companies were also harmed by the tightening of the embargo. In June 2020, it emerged that the United States Department of the Treasury had denied the company Marriott International renewal of the licence that allowed it to operate a hotel in Cuba, and banned it from carrying on future business in the country.

        This policy prevents Cuban and United States companies from moving forward in reaching mutually beneficial agreements in several sectors, including telecommunications. The impact of the embargo in this field has stood in the way of previously established agreements, such as the submarine cable capacity rental project between Empresa de Telcomunicaciones de Cuba (ETECSA) and the C and W Networks company. The latter applied for the required licence from the United States Federal Communications Commission in September 2018 and withdrew that request in October 2020 because it had gone unanswered.

        The negotiations between FedEx and the business group Correos de Cuba (Cuba postal service) faces a similar situation. Both companies agreed to start operations in May 2019, but FedEx decided to push back that start to January 2020, owing to the setback in the bilateral relations between Cuba and the United States. Since then it has continued the postponement, for the same reason.

        There have been several cancellations of Cuban media accounts on various digital platforms. In August 2020, when Cuba was about to announce its first candidate vaccine against COVID-19, the company Google censored the YouTube platform profiles of news outlets Granma, Mesa Redonda and Cubavisión Internacional, citing alleged violations of United States export laws.

        Another area particularly hit by the embargo has been the agricultural sector. Lost revenue owing to the block on the export of goods and services, the additional costs resulting from the geographical relocation of trade, and other obstacles to the procurement of technologies and fuels have seriously impacted food production and supplies in Cuba, causing losses that amounted to $330,466 million between April and December 2020.

        The United States agricultural sector has also been hit. According to the letter sent by the United States Agriculture Coalition for Cuba to United States President Joseph Biden in January 2021, Cuba presents opportunities for United States farmers because it imports $2 billion in food each year, less than 10 per cent from the United States. If trade barriers between the two countries were eliminated, United States exports of several crops could increase significantly.

        In recent months, there have been numerous pronouncements within and beyond the United States calling on President Biden to use his executive powers to modify the implementation of the embargo, and its humanitarian and economic impact. In February 2021, 56 religious, environmental and academic organizations in the United States, including groups of lawyers and those concerned with human rights, signed a letter urging the President to reverse former President Donald Trump’s policies. Several United States legislators have sent letters to the current Administration for the same purpose.

        In its effort to secure the lifting of the embargo, Cuba has traditionally enjoyed the support of the overwhelming majority of members of the international community. We are confident that this seventy-fifth session of the General Assembly will be a new opportunity to reiterate the international condemnation of this irrational and cruel policy, which violates the principles of the Charter of the United Nations and international law.



Brief van de Cubaanse ambassade

Lieve vrienden,

Ik voeg hier bij deze e-mail de verklaring van opzegging van de Commissie voor Internationale Betrekkingen van de Nationale Assemblee van de Volksmacht van de Republiek Cuba vóór een nieuwe manoeuvre door het Europees Parlement.

Deze week hielden enkele europarlementariërs een debat over Cuba in de Vergadering van het Europees Parlement met de bedoeling om volgende week donderdag een resolutie tegen ons aan te nemen.

Dergelijke acties komen voor ons niet als een verrassing; ze weerspiegelen de dubbele moraal in de politiek.

Het Europees Parlement zou zich moeten buigen over de belangrijkste schending van de mensenrechten die het Cubaanse volk heeft ondergaan, namelijk de economische, financiële en commerciële blokkade die aan Cuba is opgelegd en die tijdens de Covid-19-pandemie wordt versterkt.

Als u het overweegt, aarzel dan niet om deze Verklaring te verspreiden.

Vriendelijke groeten,

Soraya Alvarez


Declaration of denunciation of the International Relations Commission of the National Assembly of People’s Power of the Republic of Cuba before a new maneuver by the European Parliament

We have learned to our disgust that a small group of MEP’s servile to Washington have placed an item on the agenda of the next plenary session of the European Parliament (8 June) regarding the “PoliticalSituation and Human Rights in Cuba”.

They are seeking the adoption of a resolution against our country based on distortion of the reality we are living; they are determined to sever the bonds that unite us with the European Union and to block implementation of the Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement currently being negotiated on thebasis of mutual respect and equality between our states.

Such actions come as no surprise to us; they reflect the double standards, the discriminatory approach that is their hallmark.

They feign concern for human rights in Cuba, a free, independent, sovereign, democratic nation that embraces social justice and human solidarity, whose people decide their destinies and where – based on an inviolable principle enunciated by José MartÍ and enshrined in our constitution – the first law of theRepublic is the Cubans’ cult of the full dignity of Man.

It is strange that, being so exercised by the human rights situation in Cuba, they have not convened theEuropean Parliament to consider the main violation of human rights suffered by our people, namely thegenocidal blockade imposed on our country for the last 62 years and intensified to incredible levels in the midst of a pandemic and a global economic crisis; a blockade which also affects European citizens -notably their entrepreneurs.

They are also acting in total indifference to flagrant violations of such rights in America and othercountries, some European, which during the last 12 months have seen a rising trend in police brutality, the application of policies that discriminate against migrants, speeches inciting hatred and promotingsupremacist ideas, curtailment of freedom of the press and freedom of expression, accompanied by manifestations of racism, xenophobia and other forms of intolerance.

Be aware that those behind this maneuver do not represent the totality of the MEPs. These politicizedexercises serve external interests seeking to compromise the EU’s autonomy in matters of foreign policy.

We respectfully call on the MEPs not to acquiesce in this duplicitous stratagem, to put a stop to themaneuver.

Havana, June 4, 2021

“63st year of the Revolution”

International Relations Commission. National Assembly of thePeople’s Power.

Pers Bericht; “Stop blokkade contra Cuba”, 2021

Dit zijn enkele van de vijfduizend actieborden die we de komende maanden in heel Europa willen gaan plaatsen. De rekening {5000 x 100 euro} gaat naar de Amerikaanse Ambassade in Den Haag.

De V.S. zijn door hun aangescherpte blokkade tegen Cuba verantwoordelijk voor de Economische Crisis op Cuba. Een blokkade die al 61 jaar duurt, immoreel, schandalig en crimineel is en heel vaak is veroordeeld door alle leden van de Verenigde Naties (op het veto-onrecht-stem, van Amerika na).

Vamos a mandar a confeccionar 5000 pancartas con el texto: Alto al bloqueo de Estados Unidos a Cuba. Esas pancartas se colgaran een los próximos meses en toda Europa.

El costo (5000×100) de produción de las mismas se enviará a la embajada de Estados Unidos de America en Den Haag porque ellos son resposables de la crisis económica de Cuba debido al bloqueo que ahora dura 61 años.

Guillermo Willem Veldhoven 2021 


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The Network In Defense of Humanity appeal to all lovers of peace, justice and international law to denounce the unprecedented aggression of the government of the United States against Cuba, which has been going on for almost 60 years.

The blockade of Cuba is based on provisions that qualify, according to international law, as unilateral coercive measures, as a crime of genocide under the Geneva Convention of 1948 and as a crime against humanity under the Roman Statute of the International Criminal Court.

The U.S. government pressures and limits the actions of international banks, interferes with the granting of credits and all types of operations with Cuba, pressures suppliers of essential products -including medical instruments, medicines and food products-, sanctions shipping companies that touch Cuban ports, persecutes those who transport fuel, prohibits commercial and charter flights, prevents the arrival of US tourists and cruise ships to its coasts, restricts cultural, academic and professional visits and exchanges, prohibits sending remittances to family members, among many other damages not only for Cuba, but for other states. These measures affect the entire Cuban population and their objective is to make daily life unbearable, in order to motivate political reactions and achieve the desired regime change.

It is urgent today, with the special scenario imposed by the COVID19 pandemic and the global crisis, to mobilize public opinion more strongly than ever in the face of such a long-standing outrage against a people always supportive and courageous, punished for deciding to be master of their own destiny, build a more just society and defend a sovereign country. Not even the blockade has been an obstacle for Cuban doctors, from the “Henry Reeve” Brigade, to have deployed their generous support in more than 40 nations helping to combat the pandemic.

Let us fulfill our ethical duty to denounce this injustice and demand that the principles of peace, international legality, multilateralism and mutual respect prevail and that civilized relations between States prevail, as the only way to guarantee the survival of the human species on the planet.