The countries of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America – Peoples’ Free Trade Agreement (alba-tcp) expressed their strongest condemnation of the measure announced by the U.S. government, which includes seven new companies on the State Department’s List of Restricted Cuban Entities (crl).
“The coercive, unilateral and interfering measure, which violates International Law, affects entities in the financial and tourism areas of Cuba and shows the criminal interest of tightening the economic, commercial and financial blockade, and affecting the Cuban people and family,” said the member nations of the alba-tcp, in a statement issued on Sunday.
Through this document, the members of the alba-tcp denounced before the international community this kind of criminal measures, especially at a time when the countries are facing a serious crisis generated by the covid-19 pandemic, according to a note from the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The new aggression became known last June 3 through the Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, and included in his arbitrary disposition the Financiera Cimex s.a. (Fincimex), three hotels, two diving centers and a marine park.
In this regard, Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla said: “I strongly reject the sanctions announced by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo against seven entities in Cuba, designed to affect Cuban families. It is shameful and criminal to tighten the blockade during Covid 19”.
(Taken from Granma)