Initiatives to obliterate the US blockade on Cuba – Prensa Latina

Cuban-American activist Carlos Lazo recently commented to Prensa Latina that such projects are showing immigrants and friends of the country demanding an end to coercive measures against the largest Antilles worldwide.

In fact, the previous version of Puentes de Amor was organized in seven cities in North America from which participants called for an end to the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed on the island.

This is a claim from the international community so widespread that during the last vote at the United Nations, at the end of 2019, the initiative to end the blockade reached 187 votes in favor, three against and abstaining.

Nevertheless, the Cuban press provided evidence of some Internet sites that do not know these numbers and incite hatred, social disobedience and toughened penalties as part of a soft coup scenario against the Caribbean state.

In the opinion of the Cuban Foreign Minister, Bruno Rodriguez, the global support for the people and government of the island indicates the distortion and isolation of Washington’s policy.

In this sense, the latest report on the harm caused by the blockade against Cuba contains examples of other initiatives that have strengthened new ties between the two peoples around the world and within the United States.

According to the document, in the period from April 2019 to March 2020, countries, organizations and international institutions such as the Parliament of Latin America and the Caribbean, the African Union, the Caribbean Community, the Bolivarian Alliance of the Peoples of America – Trade Treaty of Pueblos and the São Paulo Forum demanded an end to the coercive measures.

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For its part, the Non-Aligned Movement has repeatedly condemned the blockade, the Helms-Burton Act, and other attacks imposed by the United States government.

In addition, politicians and representatives of the agricultural, cultural, academic and commercial sectors of the northern country also demanded measures in favor of the island.

The report cites other examples of solidarity from organizations such as the Cuban Educational Travel and Participation Organization in Cuba, the Episcopal Church Government Relations Office, the National Council of Churches of Christ in the United States, and the Travel Agencies Association, to name a few.

Likewise, the text mentions members of Congress, senators and Cuban immigrant associations who expressed their disapproval of the blockade.

Cuba will submit this document to the United Nations to request once again an end to its 60-year-old blockade, which has been intensified during the current epidemiological situation.

In this regard, the report emphasized that for the first time in six decades, the effects of the US blockade of the island exceeded five billion dollars in one year.

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Aileen Morales

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