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Venezuela-Cuba Parliamentary Group demands end of blockade

Caracas, Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuela-Cuba Parliamentary Friendship Group demanded the end of the US economic, commercial and financial blockade against the Caribbean nation, which is described as criminal, illegal, and unjust, as denounced in Caracas on Wednesday.

The legislators’ proposed agreement also called to withdraw Cuba from the list of countries sponsoring terrorism, as it is ‘a vile lie’ against that country.

They recognized that Havana has created humanitarian missions in favor of the health of people worldwide and is in favor of peace in Latin America and the Caribbean, especially with the peace process in Colombia.

The parliamentarians considered that Cuba currently faces unprecedented tightening of the economic, commercial, and financial blockade by the Government of the United States, which also includes ‘aggressive additional measures’ imposed during Donald Trump´s administration (2017-2021).

The coercive measures, they noted, stands for more than 60 years against the people of Cuba and violates Public International Law by not recognizing that country as an independent nation to exercise its sovereignty and free self-determination as a people.

They stressed that the continued implementation of Title III of the Helms-Burton Act to file lawsuits in US courts, along with the attack on all sources of foreign exchange earnings to the country, expands the interference scheme with third states that have trade relations with Cuba.

The legislators stated that the blockade is a ‘massive, flagrant and systemic violation of human rights’ and especially the right to life of the Cuban people, as the economy is experiencing pressures expressed in the shortage of food and medicines.


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