As voting gets closer, the international condemnation against such a genocidal measure increases as well.
Salvadorian President Maurico Funes -- during his recent visit to Havana -- described the U.S. economic siege as outdated.
Over these 50 years of revolution, the blockade has caused losses reaching 751 billion 363 million dollars, according to the present exchange rate and prices.
Uruguay’s Foreign Minister Luis Leonardo Almagro defined the unilateral measure as a crime of lese-humanity.
During a visit to Russia, the Uruguayan diplomat emphasized that the blockade affects the Cuban development project which must be respected in its independence, its vision and its policy.
Condemnation of Washington’s blockade against Cuba was also one of the five most-mentioned topics during the recent debates of the UN General Assembly.
A number of governments from all over the world criticized the ridiculous policy the U.S. administration maintains against the island and which has affected key sectors like health and education.
The dignitaries who raised that topic at the UN General Assembly agreed on the fact that the blockade totally lacks justification. They also called on the U.S. president to put an immediate end to that irrational policy.
Likewise, organizations supporting the Cuban Revolution and people have manifested their rejection of the blockade over the past few days.
In Peru, the 11th Cuba Solidarity Meeting stated that the vain attempt of forcing the Cuban people to surrender by means of hunger and disease is still intact.
The final declaration of the meeting states that the complex structure of laws and legal dispositions governing that policy has still not been dismantled.
The blockade against Cuba is still “the longest and most brutal ever applied by the U.S. against any nation.”
The Association of Latin American Studies in Toronto, which is made up of about 5,000 academics from Canada, the U.S. and other countries, has also called for the end of the U.S. blockade against Cuba.
All these signs of support for Cuba and condemnation of the economic, commercial and financial siege against the island show us that there will be an overwhelming repudiation of the blockade during the upcoming debate at the UN General Assembly.
We should remember that last year, 187 countries declared themselves against the U.S. blockade, which marked the biggest vote in favor of Cuba’s annual resolution to lift the unilateral measure against the island.
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