Havana, Dec 13. -U.S. legislative and institutional aggressions against Cuba increased in 2011, despite the blockade's relative flexibilities President Barack Obamadecreed early this year.Attacks and attempts against managerial projects from the island's government and people were mainly led by congress people linked to the Cuban-American extreme rightwing, based above all in the cities of Miami and New Jersey.
In general, the historic Washington's hostile behavior towards the Caribbean nation maintained without significant changes, despite that, for 20th consecutive year, the UN General Assembly cast in October a new condemnation to the U.S.-imposed blockade against Cuba for 50 years.
In the presence of Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla, the global top forum voted in favor of another resolution entitled "The Necessity of Ending the Economic, Commercial, and Financial Blockade Imposed by the United States of America against Cuba," with 2 votes against and 186 in favor.
Two days after the historic vote in New York, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, from the presidency of the Foreign Relations Committee of the House of Representatives, openly requested Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, "more convincing actions against the Havana government."
During a hearing in the Congress, Lehtinen slammed Clinton because Washington has used what it called a double standard to use force to remove presidents such as Muammar Gaddafi, as abstains from similar actions against Cuba.
Lehtinen's provocative statements joined to others throughout the year with equal tone, issued by legislators belonging to the group of politicians termed as anti-Cuban reactionaries: Marco Rubio, Mario Diaz-Balart, Bob Menendez, David Rivera, Bob Graham and Bill Nelson, among others. (Prensa Latina)