German Drug Store Chain Defies U.S. Blockade of Cuba

German Drug Store Chain Defies U.S. Blockade of Cuba Havana, Sep 6. – In response to a boycott of Cuban products by the online payment company PayPal on its website, German drug store chain Rossman announced it would no longer use PayPal.Granma newspaper reported Tuesday that Rossman announced on its website that there was no justification for applying U.S. laws in Germany, according to the National Information Agency (AIN).

Rossman was responding to a PayPal request to remove Cuban cigars and rum from its online sales, showing how PayPal has bowed down to the U.S. blockade against Cuba.

The German company's decision came in addition to a lawsuit filed on behalf of dozens of online business representatives over the obstacle created by PayPal to sales of Cuban products.

The pharmaceutical conglomerate, with more than 1,600 subsidiaries in Germany and around 800 in other European countries, said that allthough many of its clients use PayPal, it opposes PayPal's demand to ban the sale of Cuban products.

PayPal suspended the accounts of many European operators with the pretext of Washington's blockade against Cuba, which affects third countries.(Prensa Latina)