Trump Extends for One More Year the Law Supporting the US Blockade on Cuba

U.S. President Donald Trump renewed for one more year the so-called Trading with the Enemy Act, a 1917 statute that supports the economic blockade imposed on Cuba.

“I have decided that it is in the national interest of the United States to extend these measures against Cuba for one year,” reads the statement. In addition, the ruler extended his powers to grant himself freedom of action regarding compliance with that blockade and regarding the issuance of permits for individual transactions.

Trump had to decide before September 14 whether to extend the restrictions against Cuba under the so-called Trading with the Enemy Act, a 1917 statute, which then President John Kennedy used in 1962 to impose the blockade on Havana and which has since been renewed, year after year, by the next ten presidents.

Source: Contramaestre News