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.