Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez said at a press conference on the “2022 Cuban Report on the Blockade” that Cuba has the right to survive without the blockade, and the unilateral sanctions imposed by the United States against Cuba It will only discredit it, which has been unanimously opposed by the international community.
At a press conference, Rodriguez said that the 60-year-old U.S. sanctions against Cuba have caused Cuba’s economic losses to total more than $154.2 billion. In the 14 months after U.S. President Joe Biden took office, the U.S. caused economic losses to Cuba of $6.364 billion. Between August 2021 and February 2022, the economic embargo of the United States caused economic losses to Cuba of $3,806.5 million. “Without the U.S. embargo, Cuba’s GDP would have grown by 4.5 percent year-on-year during the period.”
Rodriguez also said that the US blockade continues to escalate. Against the background of global health, energy, food and environmental crises, Cuba has to face “unprecedented” US sanctions.
He also pointed out that the embargo policy will only cause isolation and discredit of the US government, “it is opposed by the majority of Americans, the majority of Cubans living in the United States and other countries, and it is actually opposed by the international community.” . He said that Cuba has the right to survive and develop without the blockade, and it has the right to enjoy peace.