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Cuban civil society to denounce US blockade at People’s Summit

Brussels, Jul 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and its civil society will denounce the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States and its consequences, at the Brussels-2023 People's Summit, economist Nicolás Valladares said here on Sunday.

In statements to Prensa Latina, the president of the National Association of Economists and Accountants of Cuba (ANEC) in Havana highlighted the space that the forum at the Free University of Brussels represents to debate international problems and make complaints.

We wonder why a country like Cuba, which sends doctors and educators to so many places on the planet, is blockaded, said the delegate to the People’s Summit, which will meet on July 17 and 18 in parallel to the 3rd Summit between the European Union (EU) and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac).

According to Valladares, despite the complex situation resulting from US aggressiveness, Cuba has made achievements in several sectors, including health care and education, and shares them internationally.

Therefore, we have a lot to contribute to the world, and that will be our message at the meeting of social movements, said Valladares, who is also the president of the Economic Association of the Cuban Association of the United Nations (ACNU).

The economist insisted on the value of the People’s Summit to analyze the challenges of humanity and seek unity and solidarity to counter them.

There are many challenges, more than 750 million people are illiterate, hundreds of millions live in poverty and there are many inequalities on a planet where a few accumulate more assets than 50 percent of the global population, he stressed.


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