United Nations, New York.- The condemnation of the US blockade against Cuba grows today at the high-level meeting of the UN General Assembly, a forum used by several countries to show support for that Caribbean island.
Upon arriving at its third day of debates, nations from different parts of the world have used this platform to express their rejection of the siege that the US government has imposed on Cuba for more than 55 years.
The day before, the president of Bolivia, Evo Morales, said that his country ‘rejects in the clearest and most energetic way the illegal, inhuman and criminal economic and financial blockade’.
The United States has the obligation to make economic reparations for the damage caused to the Cuban people and, in addition, must comply with the resolutions of the General Assembly and immediately lift the blockade, he said.
The president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, also joined this demand, expressing ‘solidarity with the heroic people of Cuba.’
In coming days we will vote here in the General Assembly in favor of the resolution calling for an end to the blockade, said the president.
For his part, the president of El Salvador, Salvador Sánchez Cerén, considered that in order for the international community to advance steadily towards development ‘unilateral measures must be put to an end, such as the unjust and anachronistic economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed on Cuba’.
This coercive measure must end, because it generates incalculable damages to the Cuban people, he stressed.
Similarly, he highlighted the collaboration that drives the Caribbean island in El Salvador and other regions with the goal of eradicating illiteracy with the method Yes I can.
For his part, the president of Namibia, Hage Geingob, renewed his call to end the economic and financial siege imposed by the United States on Cuba, which he considered as an ‘antiquated, inefficient and counterproductive’ mechanism.
The presidents of Ecuador, Lenin Moreno, and of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, also expressed a rejection of the blockade that the United States imposes on Cuba.
The Ecuadorian president pointed out that he does not understand how it is possible for a country like the United States – which declares itself to defend liberties – to block a people like Cuba.
It is impossible for us to understand that the possibility of these rights to life, to freedom, to the pursuit of happiness, is blocked for others, said Moreno.
Meanwhile, the president of Mexico said he is convinced that the end of the US blockade against Cuba will bring benefits for the entire region.
Currently, the blockade imposed by the United States on Cuba is considered the longest in history and is widely rejected by the international community, as evidenced by the votes held each year in the General Assembly.