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U.S. Blocks Aid to Cuba...Again

9. July 2004 • Ari Paul
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Granma, the Cuban State newspaper reports:

The Chiron Corporation, a pharmaceutical company, has been fined $168,500 by the U.S. government for exporting vaccines to Cuba, the U.S. Treasury Department reported today.

The sanction, in keeping with the U.S. economic blockade against Cuba, occurred when the company revealed that a European subsidiary illegally sold two types of vaccines for Cuban children between the years of 1999 and 2002.

John Gallager, a spokesman for Chiron, clarified that they were authorized by UNICEF to sell one type of children’s vaccine to Cuba, but another two types not authorized by Washington were included.

Looks like the children of Cuba are still paying a deadly price from America’s dogmatic refusal to deal with the head of the Cuban state they tried to kill several hundred times.