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Argentina praises Cuba’s scientific breakthroughs despite US blockade

Havana, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) Argentine President Alberto Fernandez praised at the G77+China Summit –held at the Havana International Conference Center (HICC)- Cuba's scientific and technological breakthroughs despite the hostile and unjust economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States for over 60 years.

During the Summit, the Argentine leader described the US blockade as shameful and also condemned that Washington made pressures around the world to punish Cuba for 60 years.

Medicine, science and Covid-19 vaccines, however, were developed here in Cuba, in absolute solitude and with great effort. We can join forces between Cuba, Argentina, Brazil and many others to quit depending on others, Fernandez said, while stressing the significance of working together and investing in public education and knowledge economy so that the global south can move forward.

What is really expensive is not science, but ignorance. Let us be masters of our future.

Let´s unite our votes and seek the necessary changes. Let´s all dream together to transform this reality. What would happen if the South were to rise up and say Enough! to so much injustice?

As Fidel Castro said, great works are done by engineers, but are carried forward by dreamers. Let´s fight for a more just and egalitarian world, he added.

Fernández also assured that the hegemony of the United States came to an end and groups such as the BRICS are emerging, adding new members and representing 44% of the population and 36% of the global Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

He also announced he had requested that the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States join the G20 to guarantee their voices are heard, especially ahead of the serious effects caused by climate change.

For the current situation to change, the first thing that must be done is to transform the international financial system, which continues to work and operate under the same rules.

Once again we see the World Bank (WB) and the Monetary Fund (IMF) applying orthodox logics that led us to this state of crisis: the concentration of income in the hands of a few and the distribution of poverty among millions, he pointed out.

How much longer will we put up with the IMF following the rates set by the U.S. government through its Federal Reserve and, on top of that, applying surcharges, he questioned.


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