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Religious in the U.S. call for change in Biden’s policy towards Cuba

Washington, May 16 (Prensa Latina) More than 20 religious organizations and faith-based institutions in the United States called for a change in the policy of Joe Biden's administration towards Cuba, whose people it is trying today to override the blockade.

“The current U.S. policy of strangling Cuban society with an economic embargo (blockade) to force it to overthrow its government, is morally unacceptable and contrary to our faith, as well as to basic human rights and principles,” they expressed in a letter addressed to Biden.

The text, circulated in digital media, stressed the “deep concern for the plight of the Cuban people” and the effects of Washington’s failed foreign policy towards the Caribbean country.

“It is crucial that your administration remove Cuba from the list of State Sponsors of Terrorism and expedite the processing of assistance from humanitarian organizations,” the missive stressed.

The signatories felt that such a decision would not only help save lives, but would also further the stated goals of U.S. foreign policy to defend human rights (of which it is a self-vindicator).

Reincorporating Cuba on the State Sponsors of Terrorism List in January 2021, days before the end of Donald Trump’s presidency, “was a grave mistake and has had a hugely detrimental effect on the Cuban people,” they added.

They argued that this led “international banks, financial institutions and suppliers to withdraw support for regular trade and collaboration with religious groups providing humanitarian aid in Cuba.”