For the twentieth time and by a vote of 186 countries, the General Assembly of the Organization of the United Nations adopted a new resolution last week condemning the economic, commercial and financial blockade maintained by Washington against Cuba, reported Prensa Latina.
These measures are outdated, cruel and also ineffective, because the White House has not achieved its aim of overthrowing the Revolution, said Lamrani to Prensa Latina.
The author of the book State of Siege: The U.S. economic sanctions against Cuba, released here recently, believes that the blockade is the main obstacle to the development of the country.
Cuba is a small island, which depends on shipping and can not trade with a market located just 90 miles away, he said.
In addition, by the same extraterritoriality of the blockade it not only prevents Cuba from selling or buying there, but it hinders its freedom to trade with third countries.
For example, a builder of cars, of any nation, can not sell them in the U.S. market if some parts contain Cuban nickel.
Lamrani, an expert on Cuba-US relations, said the blockade is also rejected in the U.S., where citizens can not explain why they can not travel to the island.
We can only hope that if Barack Obama wins reelection has a consistency between his speeches and actions, and disposes of these meaningless sanctions once and for all, he said.