At a press conference on the occasion of the Latin American Day in the European Parliament, organized by the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats, the 76-year-old politician denounced that the human rights of Cubans have been violated for 60 years by this siege.
“Something is happening in Cuba that is unacceptable, which is not fair, normal or democratic (…) The United States must understand what is happening in Cuba and allow it to decide its own destiny,” stressed the leader of the Workers’ Party, who is on a European tour .
Lula commented that on one occasion during his time as head of state of Brazil he asked then-US President George W. Bush the reason for maintaining an eternal cold war with the island and not accepting his sovereignty.
In this regard, he shared his expectation that Washington assumes the generosity and greatness of recognizing that the Cuban people have the right to determine their destiny.
As long as I live, I will say that the United States must end its blockade, he insisted.