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UK trade unions condemn U.S. harassment of Cuba

London, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) The National Trade Union Confederation of the United Kingdom (TUC) reiterated its condemnation of the United States' attempts to intimidate the Cuban people and government, reported today the British media The Morning Star.

During a meeting held on Monday, on the sidelines of the TUC congress, delegates recognized Havana’s leadership in education and health sectors, and the programs promoted by the island aimed at training thousands of doctors from Asia and Africa.

However, Washington ‘does not want us to be aware’ of this solidarity work, said the recently appointed president of the Cuba Solidarity Campaign, Kevin Courtney, during the meeting between representatives of trade union organizations.

He also criticized the reincorporation of Havana in the unilateral list of alleged state sponsors of terrorism, drawn up by the Pentagon, after welcoming members of the National Liberation Army (ELN) of Colombia for the peace talks.

In turn, the secretary of the General Federation of Trade Unions, Gawain Little, praised the Cuban educational system and recalled that, during a solidarity trip to the Caribbean nation, he noted the excellence of the curriculum, despite the impact of the inhuman economic, commercial and financial blockade.

In his opinion, the ‘inspiring example of Cuba constitutes a threat to the United States and Great Britain’, not as military or political intimidation, he clarified, but ‘there is a threat that people will begin to think differently’.

At that meeting, the Cuban ambassador in London, Barbara Montalvo, thanked those present for their solidarity and assured that ‘we will not stop working to achieve our dream of a more just and equal society’.