Havana, Jan 19.- Since coming to power in January 2017, the Trump administration implemented unprecedented measures against Cuba, which stood out for their hostile systematicity and today exceed the figure of 240.
According to statements by Cuban authorities, each sector on the island suffered the impact of this escalation of aggression, accentuated in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The 242 measures, for the most part, intensified the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by Washington for almost six decades, with the aim of suffocating the Caribbean country, obstructing sources of income, hindering relations and creating a situation of ungovernability, official sources pointed out.
The provisions prohibited cruise ship trips, as well as regular and charter flights to the entire country, with the exception of Havana.
They also made it impossible to send remittances through Cuban firms Fincimex and American International Services (AIS), the main formal channels for carrying out transactions on the island.
Likewise, Cuba cannot import products from any country that contain more than 10 percent of US components, while the island's rum and tobacco, the main exportable items, are prohibited from entering the northern nation.
In the same way, the banking-financial operations of the largest of the Antilles are persecuted, and there are 231 companies on the List of Restricted Cuban Entities by the US State Department.
The measures against ships, shipping companies and companies linked to the transport of fuels, provisions against senior leaders, in addition to the inclusion of the country in arbitrary and unilateral lists, complete this panorama drawn by the Republican president.
On January 11, a few days after the end of his term, the Trump administration took another blow, cataloging Cuba as a supposed state sponsor of terrorism, a decision widely rejected at the international level.
The day before, the president of the largest of the Antilles, Miguel Díaz- Canel, described as shameful the legacy of the president of the United States, before which Cuba continues and will continue to stand, he said. (Text and photo: PL)