La Paz, Bolivia.- Bolivian Minister of Communication Gisela Lopez on Thursday condemned the economic, financial and commercial blockade imposed by the United States on Cuba for more than half a century.
More than half a century of punishing a people because, autonomously, they decided to follow another ideological course, is not fair, wrote the minister on his Twitter account.
In another message on that social network, she added that the United States, the ‘owner of the world’, continues to be hostile to Cuba, and demanded an end to that policy.
Cuba considers the blockade is a massive, flagrant and systematic violation of the human rights of the entire people; as well as an act of genocide, in accordance with the Convention for the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide of 1948
It is also a violation of the UN Charter and International Law, and an obstacle to international cooperation.
On October 31, the United Nations General Assembly will vote for a twenty-seventh consecutive year a draft resolution calling for the end to the blockade.
Since 1992, the initiative has received a majority support in the main deliberative body of the United Nations.
On the last three occasions, 191 of the 193 member states of the UN supported the project.
The 2017 vote was opposed by the United States and Israel only.