The government of Portugal has rejected the new wave of U.S. unilateral sanctions against Cuba and their extraterritorial nature.
Washington's decision to implement Title III of controversial Helms-Burton Law is "bad news for everyone, especially business-people, as it seeks to asphyxiate the Cuban economy," said Mexican businessman Jaime Torres Escuen.
As the Trump administration disclosed on Thursday a new package of punitive measures aimed at hampering foreign investment in Cuba, companies doing business here reacted swiftly and strongly by renewing their determination not to leave the Caribbean state.
Cuban-Americans favorable to the normalization of relations between Cuba and the United States have condemned the new measures announced by the administration of Donald Trump against the island, including the implementation of Title III of the Helms-Burton Law.
Vice President of the Cuban government, Ricardo Cabrisas, assured there is no aggression by the United States that will defeat the resistance of the Cuban people.
The Cuban Liberty and Democratic Solidarity Act is a vengeful monstrosity that is aimed at breaking the soul of Cuba, through whatever bloodletting is needed, causing an immense shock to leave us prostrate forever. The goal is the extermination of a nation.
On Wednesday, US National Security Advisor John Bolton will officially announce the decision to enforce Title III of the Helms-Burton Act and to implement other measures against Cuba, according to local media.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Wednesday that Donald Trump's administration will fully implement Title III of the controversial Helms-Burton Act against Cuba beginning on May 2.
Anti-Cuban senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Bob Menéndez (D-NJ) has introduced legislation seeking to ban official recognition or trademark rights of Cuban brands in the United States.
Cuban President, Miguel Díaz-Canel, stated that the application of Title III of the Helms Burton Act is an affront to the dignity and sovereignty of the Cuban people.