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Belgian associations call for solidarity with Cuba

Belgian associations call for solidarity with Cuba

Brussels, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) Belgian solidarity associations as well as Cubans and Latin Americans residing in Belgium on Thursday launched a joint call for solidarity with Cuba in face of the consequences due to the Matanzas oil terminal fire.
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“We urge everyone in Belgium to support those helping in site. We want to send the largest possible number of specialized materials and medicines for treating the victims”, according to the statement.

This solidarity campaign was activated by separate associations including Los Amigos de Cuba en Bélgica, Cubanismo.be, Cuba-Soberana, CubaBel, Belgian Coordinator against US blockade, Latin American Solidarity Coordinator Ardor Cubano, Salsa Brujas and Pulso Cubano.

All these associations also urged governments and institutions to make critical resources available to Cuba, both material and financial ones, and to do so in as many quantities as possible and urgently.

The organizations regretted the serious accident in the Matanzas oil terminal, where on Friday a lightning struck on one of the oil storage tanks, unleashing a huge blast and a raging fire that spread to three other tanks.

The situation is even more complex for Cuba, a nation that is currently facing up fuel, transportation, food and medical supply shortages due to the tightening of the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States for over 60 years.

Likewise, they reaffirmed their deepest solidarity with courageous and hard-working firefighters and health professionals, who are presently striving to mitigate the fire effects. The call acknowledges President Miguel Díaz-Canel´s actions.

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