In his official Twitter account, the president pointed out: “No more summits with exclusions, no more summits with OAS, no more summits with blockade to Cuba”.
He then stressed that “this is what the governments and peoples of Our America who raised their voices for Cuba demanded”.
Precisely, and against all odds of the hosts of the so-called IX Summit of the Americas, which ended on Friday in the U.S. city of Los Angeles, the need to end the blockade maintained by Washington against Cuba for more than 60 years and reinforced to the limit, was one of the issues most raised by the participants.
The arbitrary exclusion by the United States of the presidents of Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela from participating in the meeting was also widely rejected by most of the attending dignitaries.
Both issues overflowed the halls of the hemispheric meeting and permeated the atmosphere of the People’s Summit, whose participants took to the streets of Los Angeles the denunciations and repudiation of the exclusion also of representatives of Cuban civil society, who were unable to attend.
Nevertheless, they were present in forums and conferences, through video-conferences from the island, in which they denounced the flagrant violation of the human rights of an entire people that constitutes the US economic war against the island.