US blockade

Ian Ellis-Jones writes that the United States' ban on remittances to Cuba has had a detrimental impact on the standard of living of Cuban families, compounding the impact of the decades-long economic blockade.

Ross Davidson presents two new free publications that provide some essential background to the Cuban Revolution and Washington’s implacable hostility to it.

The tourist industry in Cuba has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic and the United States’ economic, financial and commercial blockade, reports Ian Ellis-Jones.

United States president Joe Biden has imposed further sanctions on Cuba — targetting two leaders of the Cuban national police as well as the organisation as a whole, reports Ian Ellis-Jones.

The Cuban government gave the green light, on August 6, for the creation of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs), reports Ian Ellis-Jones.

For six decades now, the United States has unsuccessfully sought to achieve regime change in Cuba, writes Ian Ellis-Jones.

In the face of a deep economic and political crisis, Venezuela’s government has turned right on policy while repressing the left. Antonio González Plessmann speaks to Green Left about the situation.

Cuban banks and other financial institutions will cease accepting US dollars on June 21, reports Ian Ellis-Jones, due to the tightening of restrictions on United States and foreign banks.

Venezuela has an anti-blockade law the government says will help circumvent US sanctions. But some argue it is a departure from the socialist policies of former president Hugo Chávez, writes Federico Fuentes.

Paul Dobson reports Venezuela has set in motion legal proceedings to have the United States government investigated at the International Criminal Court (ICC).

 

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