U.S. Blockade of Cuba: Behind Figures

U.S. Blockade of Cuba: Behind Figures
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28 October 2022
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A total of 154 217.3 million dollars is a lot of money and is equivalent to the damage accumulated during the decades of application of the U.S. blockade against Cuba; but even when it cannot be quantified, the suffering of Cubans as a result of that evil policy is far greater.

Each and every one of the citizens of this Island has its own personal experiences in this regard, but the anguish and sometimes even the tears, cannot be measured in the number of bills, nor in units of volume or weight.

For this reason, in addition to the quantifiable damages, the Cuba Report under resolution 75/289 of the United Nations General Assembly https://cubaminrex.cu/es/informe-de-cuba-en-virtud- of-the-resolution-75289-of-the-general-assembly-of-the-united-nations#_Toc89098218 , entitled " Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States of America against Cuba", contains a section dedicated to this aspect of non-quantifiable damages.

Thus, the document refers to the psychological impact and unease caused by the blockade in the Cuban population, and exemplifies the anguish generated by accessing basic medicines "because a U.S. entity refused to send the necessary supplies for their production" , or the desperation caused because certain companies involved in the transportation of donations cannot fulfill their mission because "they have a U.S. company as a shareholder and they fear being subject to punitive measures."

The frustration of professionals, scientists, academics, artists and also workers in general who cannot develop their innovations or simply keep their machinery and equipment due to the blockade cannot be translated into statistics either.

But once again, the international community will be able to see https://www.cubasi.cu/es/noticia/canciller-cubano-el-mundo-seria-mejor-sin-el-programa-cuba-video, at least approximately, what that U.S. policy means, when on November 2nd and 3rd, the United Nations General Assembly will consider the agenda item entitled "Need to end the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States of America against Cuba”.

So, for the thirtieth time, those in the world who know justice and decorum will once again cast their vote condemning the blockade, even though they cannot really tell how much suffering and pain pulse in each of those figures of shortages, and damage.

Translated by Amilkal Labañino / CubaSí Translation Staff

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