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Ecuadorian lawmaker, It is incongruent to have Cuba on terrorist list

Quito, Jun 4 (Prensa Latina) For Ecuadorian Assemblyman Leonardo Berrezueta, president of the Ecuador-Cuba Interparliamentary Friendship Group, it is "incongruent" that the United States keeps Cuba on a list of alleged state sponsors of terrorism.

Cuba has to be removed from list because, not just it is simply not a terrorist country, it is a humanitarian country, Berrezueta said in adclon interview with Prensa Latina.

The legislator, a member of the Citizen Revolution movement, wondered how Washington is going to include in that group a country that exports doctors, knowledge, science, technology and education to the whole world.

He pointed out for years that Cuba has welcomed thousands of citizens from dozens of countries to study in its educational centers, including hundreds of Ecuadorians.

Capitalism is reluctant to lose hegemony and seeks by all means to impose itself, whether by military or diplomatic force, and in the case of Cuba, after six decades of resistance, they continue to tighten diplomatically its neck to suffocate it, he stressed.

The parliamentarian was confident that despite this and the US economic, commercial and financial blockade, “the glorious Cuban people are still standing and will continue to do so.”

He noted that the Ecuadorian Interparliamentary Group plans to travel to Havana for a working meeting to with Cuban deputies and, in turn, to coordinate a visit to Ecuador by parliamentarians and academics from the Caribbean nation.