The US is hindering Cuba‘s economic relations with other countries drastically. Its economic blockade violates the Cuban right to independent development and has increasingly (extraterritorial) effects on third countries, including us. The US threats violate local law, hinder economic, cultural and private exchanges with Cuba and af- fect, among other things, companies, non-governmental organizations, artists and in- dividuals. Cowardly politicians turn their backs and ignore the violation of the regula- tions they themselves have created. These crimes cannot be downplayed as banality or absurdity – we must name them and combat them.