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US blockade against Cubana de Aviación condemned

Buenos Aires, May 2 (Prensa Latina) The Union of Cuban Residents in Argentina (URCA) condemned the application by this country of the US economic, commercial and financial blockade against Cubana de Aviación airline, which forced it to suspend its flights to Argentina.

In a statement issued this week, the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Minrex) pointed out that, in March 2024, the state-owned oil company Yacimientos Petrolíferos Fiscales S.A. (YPF) of Argentina informed the airline of its refusal to continue supplying fuel to its aircrafts, in application of the aforementioned Washington’s hostile policy.

As a result, Cubana was forced to suspend regular flights between Cuba and Argentina, a route it has covered for 39 years. The application of this arbitrary measure by YPF is an evident demonstration, not only of the application of the genocidal blockade, but also of its extraterritorial nature, in addition to the fact that it contravenes the rules of international trade, the release points out.

In a message published on its social network profiles, URCA criticized YPF’s decision and denounced the consequences of U.S. policies against Cuba.

The relations of friendship, fraternity, collaboration and interculturality between the peoples of Cuba and Argentina are of long standing and situations like this harm both, the document states.