Cuban embassy in PH shuts down due to financial woes

Veronica Uy of reports that the Cuban embassy in the Philippines "is shutting down due to financial difficulties brought about by the global economic crisis and the United States' blockade."

According to the report, former Cuban Ambassador to the Philippines Jorge Rey Jimenez announced the embassy's closure at a forum organized by the Philippine-Cuba Friendship Club late last week. Jimenez said "those who wish to transact with Cuba will have to deal with the Cuban embassy in Kuala Lumpur."


The report explained that "a commercial, economic, and financial embargo" has been imposed by the US on Cuba since the 1960s, after Fidel Castro and his fellow communists won the revolution and "nationalized the properties of American citizens and corporations."


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