The US blockade of Cuba began on February 3, 1962. lame. The measure was always in the genetics of the American Empire.
Two of the nation’s so-called Founding Fathers, Benjamin Franklin and John Adams, publicly pioneered an expansionist argument in which Cuba was already conceived as a forced victim in a strategy of hegemony in the late eighteenth century. Hunt for the Territories of the South.
The data is interesting. He points out that the bilateral dispute is historical and that only the 1959 revolution led by Fidel Castro made it universal, placing it in a more challenging, decisive and radical dimension that it has reached today. Since then, Washington has played the card of implosion of the walls of the Cuban system, thwarting the rest of the moves and attacks.
For this reason, in more than sixty years, administrations that have passed through the White House have barely loosened the ropes of oppression, except for the Obama administration, which resorted to Plan B. At the beginning of the two thousand years, he allowed the purchase of food with money in hand, but he has made it impossible to stop the island’s finance and commerce and with a Luciferian imagination—Trump’s most brilliant—he has spun a trap in Cuba. Hundreds of iron threads, read action, to trap the economy of India and keep it in a state of stress and bankruptcy. The intention is clear. Using Cuba as a demonstration influence that condemns the United States’ unlicensed development efforts.
Swimming against the stream is not impossible, but there is a price to be paid. Havana acknowledges this when it claims that the blockade is the main obstacle to the development of the island. The statistics are appalling and tend to confirm conscience.
It is estimated that the island is losing fifteen million dollars a day due to the US sanctions still in force during the Biden administration. The losses total from the early 1960s to the present day and at current prices exceed $155 billion, which is close to seven times the GDP of the offending power, by far the largest economy on the planet.
From forgetting statistics, always accused of being something cold and impersonal, the blockade cut Cubans’ lives apart from the ridiculous to the tragic, from not being able to send important files over the Internet to stopping cancer treatments.
Consider these names: Johnson & Johnson subsidiaries, Pfizer and Merck Sharp & Dohme are American big pharma companies that generate billions of dollars a year. Well, when Cuba asked them to buy medicines against incurable diseases, the three looked the other way.
Briefly, over seventy US companies were contacted by MEDICuba to inquire about the possibility of importing medicines, equipment and other supplies needed for the national health system. The vast majority did not respond, and three responded by arguing that they could not establish business relationships with Cuban entities because of the blockade. Even as the coronavirus pandemic raged on the island, Washington did not lift a finger to ease restrictions. and many more. This hindered or frustrated the arrival of supplies on the island, as was the infamous case of Alibaba.
But it is not just US companies, pharmaceutical and others, that are banned or barred from doing business with the island. It is banks, shipping companies, branches, tour operators and companies from third countries that are threatened, fined, co-opted for negotiating with Cuba or exporting more than ten percent of the Caribbean country’s products. Is or US North American components. The final pettiness was the denial of authorization of a submarine cable between the two neighbors citing reasons of national security.
Thirty times and in as many years, the United Nations General Assembly has voted overwhelmingly against the blockade and demanded its end, as have three successive papacy, but Washington has responded with only a few palliatives, A handout of sorts to silence the bad guys, the conscience of an empire, one of whose strategists, Deputy Secretary of State Lester D. Mallory, sent the then-young and charismatic leader Fidel Castro in 1960 to starve the Cuban population with hunger and other deprivations. It was recommended to punish the support of
Street protests in July 2021 in cities and towns on the island are part of this punitive strategy to look beyond the shortcomings, trials and distortions of Cuban socialism and update it. So Mr. Mallory’s old bet still stands. So, the challenge is on and to prevail is half the battle.