Rome, Italy.- The Italian-Cuba National Friendship Association (Anaic) has demanded this Monday the lifting of the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States against Cuba for almost six decades.
In the Final Declaration of its First National Festival, held in Livorno on July 24-28, Anaic recalled that the extraterritorial effects of the blockade ‘harm people, businesses, banks and even non-governmental organizations in the European Union and the rest of the world.
The solidarity organization’s demand also included the closing of the U.S. military base in Guantanamo and the return of that illegally occupied territory to Cuba.
They also supported ‘the progressive governments and movements of Latin America and the Caribbean in their struggle against imperialism, defending their sovereignty, including the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.
In addition, ‘by positively assessing the political result of the event,’ they proposed to the Presidency and National Direction of the Association the holding of another similar meeting on the occasion of the 67th anniversary of Cuba’s National Rebellion Day, on July 26, 2020.