Since this Wednesday, April 17, the US government announced new sanctions against Cuba many voices in different parts of the world have expressed their support for the Caribbean island and reject the aggressive escalation of the Trump administration in the region and the activation of Title III of the Helms-Burton Act.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang called on Washington to change its hostile stance, denounced the extraterritorial nature of such sanctions and its contempt of international law and demanded the lifting of the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed on Cuba for almost 60 years.
"Mutual respect, equal treatment, peaceful coexistence and shared-profit cooperation are the best ways to develop links among different countries in the world," said the spokesman of the Chinese Foreign Ministry.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico announced, through a statement, that it will continue to protect the Mexican companies and organizations in Cuba and those that decide to establish exchanges with the Caribbean nation.
The statement rejects the application of unilateral trade laws with extraterritorial character and reiterates that before the affectations to companies that do business in and with Cuba, "the Government of Mexico will protect those Mexican companies that could be affected".
On the other hand, a joint document between the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini; the Trade Commissioner, Cecilia Malmstrom; and Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland, criticizes the US decision to implement Title III of the Helms-Burton Act and announced the application of legal measures against Washington if their countries suffer damages.
Representatives of Russia also spoke on the subject. Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Riabkov called "alarming" the new US actions against Cuba and Venezuela, and said that his Government will do everything possible to support these two countries.
Riabkov señaló que las sanciones son «absolutamente ilegales e ilegítimas» y mostró satisfacción por las posiciones asumidas por Canadá, México y la Unión Europea.
Riabkov said the sanctions are "absolutely illegal and illegitimate" and expressed satisfaction with the positions taken by Canada, Mexico and the European Union.
The spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zajárova, said on Thursday that her government "is against any unilateral sanction" and that this type of measures must be taken in international bodies such as the United Nations (UN).
In the United States, the Foundation for the Normalization of US-Cuba Relations (Fornorm) -composed by Cuban-Americans and based in Florida- expressed its support for our sovereignty, considering Washington's policy regarding the Island as “anachronistic and counterproductive ».
The new sanctions of the White House against Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua continue to focus the attention of the media all over the world, while receiving in the diplomatic missions, associations of Cubans living abroad and groups of solidarity, messages of support to the Government and the people of Cuba. / Granma