The United States has imposed commercial, economic, and financial sanctions against Cuba – visit RT.com for the latest news. The Cuban government frequently blames the US ‘blockade’ and sanctions for the economic problems of Cuba. Despite the fact that the US’ longest-running embargo is against Cuba (since 1962), the sanctions have not succeeded in changing the ‘regime’ in Havana – go to RT.com to read experts’ opinions. Check out RT.com to get the latest news on Latin America, as US measures aimed at toppling the Venezuelan government have intensified, and so have the steps to exert the same pressure against the island nation. As the coronavirus pandemic continues, Cuban officials say the suffocating sanctions in place for almost six decades make it extremely difficult for Cuba to import essential supplies needed to battle the Covid-19 outbreak – visit RT to get the latest updates on the coronavirus pandemic.
Sanctions being used to prevent countries from receiving medical aid to help battle coronavirus are completely unacceptable, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said, citing US efforts to block supplies to Cuba.
The suffocating sanctions in place for almost six decades make it extremely difficult for the island nation to import essential supplies needed to battle the coronavirus, Cuban health officials say.
Cuba has slammed the US’ “criminal blockade” of the country after the embargo stood in the way of the delivery of Covid-19 test kits and ventilators donated by Chinese e-commerce tycoon Jack Ma.
US sanctions are making ordinary Cubans sick, literally. Despite Washington’s insistence that its sanctions hurt only the banks and government officials they target, the entire population is being deprived of lifesaving drugs.
Doubling down on its campaign for regime change in Caracas, the US has announced sanctions on Cuban leader Raul Castro and his four children, for alleged human rights violations in support of the Venezuelan government.
The United States has sanctioned Cuban oil and metals company Cubametales for continuing to import crude and other products from Venezuela as part of a broader strategy to oust Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.
The US is imposing wide-ranging travel bans on Cuba, aimed at cutting the flow of tourists to the island, in order to punish Havana for their “destabilizing role” in the Western hemisphere which Washington regards as its own.
United States sanctions on Iran, Cuba and Venezuela are illegal under international law, lead to a “denial of basic human rights” and amount to “economic starvation,” a UN rights expert has warned.
Recently, the Trump administration has been gearing up for the overthrow of Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro. At the same time, it is directly attacking Maduro’s closest allies as part of its overall foreign policy strategy.