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Russian parliamentarians condemn U.S. blockade against Cuba

Moscow, Oct 1 (Prensa Latina) Condemning the U.S. blockade against Cuba was present in Sunday's sessions of the First Russia-Latin America Parliamentary Conference being held in Moscow, Prensa Latina reported.

At the round table “Security for all: the position of parliamentarians”, Cuban deputy and head of the Constitutional and Legal Affairs Committee, José Luis Toledo, explained Cuban society has been facing the U.S. blockade for over 60 years.

These actions try to impose certain essential needs on the Cuban people, a situation that has been kept and tightened by the last two US administrations which have even managed to include Cuba in the spurious States Sponsoring Terrorism (SST) list, Toledo pointed out.

“In this scenario, Cuba has constitutionalized national security and defense along with the basic freedoms of the people as assets susceptible to special constitutional protection and the nation’s legal system,” he said.

Likewise, in the round tables of the First Parliamentary Conference Russia Latin America, delegations from MERCOSUR, Argentina, Bolivia, Venezuela and Nicaragua also expressed their strong condemnation of the hostile and unjust US blockade against Cuba.

Meanwhile, in another Round Table: “Equitable and mutually beneficial economic cooperation; the role of parliaments”, Cuban Deputy Feliz Martinez referred to the traditional relations between Russia and Cuba marked by the commitment that a better world is possible.

Martinez, who also serves as president of the Permanent Commission of Economic Affairs of the National Assembly of People’s Power of Cuba (ANPP) referred to the progress of work done by both countries´ parliaments in economic, commercial and financial matters. pll/oda/gfa

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