Mexican Journalist Calls for Worldwide Rejection of Anti-Cuban Law

A call to join the international rejection of the Helms-Burton law that codifies and deepens the economic, commercial and financial blockade of the United States against Cuba was formulated today in an article by Mexican guild leader Teodoro Rentería.

This is a matter of human solidarity, of respect for the sovereignty of nations. Let’s join the international rejection of the criminal and interventionist Helms-Burton Act, Rentería urged.

Let’s placate the hawks and their current boss, Donald Trump, said the journalist and writer; president of the National College of Journalism Graduates and secretary of Social Development of the Latin American Federation of Journalists.

Rentería affirmed that the Helms-Burton Act is unquestionably a criminal and interventionist unilateral norm of the United States devised by the hawks of the past and now those of the present in their attempt to apply it and whose chief Donald Trump does not hide, and he boasts in his threat to the Cuban people.

The founder and honorary life president of the Federation of Associations of Mexican Journalists, member of the permanent Consultative Council of the First Plane Club, Honorary Doctorate from the International University and Academician of Number of the National Academy of History and Geography, enumerated some of the consequences of the blockade of Cuba by the United States.

He expressed that to the consequences of the blockade that prevents Cuba from exporting its products to that nation, importing goods or technologies for medical attention, trading with subsidiaries of U.S. companies, receiving U.S. tourists or using the dollar in their transactions, Helms-Burton is added to force the destruction of the Revolution and eliminate the socialist system that the people build sovereignly.

This objective has been common to 12 U.S. administrations that since the implementation of the blockade have focused on subverting the Cuban socio-political order with measures that asphyxiate citizens and their human rights, with the sole purpose of changing the course of socialism in the Western Hemisphere, as advisors and congressmen of the Donald Trump administration have affirmed, he adds.

If Title III of the Helms-Burton Act is applied, any Cuban would be faced with demands for the ownership of his or her home, work or study center, medical center where they attend cultivable land or where their communities are built, warns the political analyst.

In this regard Rentería requested international support for Cuba, in the same way that the economic blockade of the United States against Cuba has been rejected by the international community in the votes for the cessation of this policy in the General Assembly of the United Nations in the 26 resolutions adopted by the organization for this purpose.

On May 9, he recalled, the Mexican government made public its rejection of the application of Title III of Helms-Burton against the Island and reiterated its commitment to legally protect Mexican companies that might be affected.

The European Union also condemned this law through a communiqué on 20 April, signed by the High Representative for Foreign Affairs of that body, Federica Mogherini. From Russia, the spokeswoman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, María Zajárova, recently expressed that her country opposes the imposition of unilateral sanctions against other states.

On the other hand, the special rapporteur of the United Nations Human Rights Council, IdrissJazairy, assured on May 13 that the activation of titles III and IV of the Helms-Burton Act undermines Cuba’s economic prospects and causes a serious impact on the Island’s people.

(Taken from PL)

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