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Cuba Solidarity Meeting announced in Spain

Madrid, Jul 2 (Prensa Latina) The 17th Cuba Solidarity Meeting will take place from October 4 to 6 in Torremolinos, Malaga, the Preparatory Commission of the event announced.

The State Cuba Solidarity Movement (MESC) expressed certainty that the event will have an important participation of representatives of different organizations in Spain, in the perspective of becoming a new milestone in the reinforcement of support for the Caribbean island.

In its call, the MESC pointed out that the material living conditions of the Cuban people are in a very difficult situation as a result of the United States blockade that has been tightened in recent times.

It recalled that during the Donald Trump administration, 240 new economic measures were approved in 2019 to tighten the blockade, adding Cuba’s inclusion on the State Sponsors of Terrorism (SSOT) list.

In that regard, it meant that the action taken in January 2020, a few days before the end of his (Trump’s) presidency, implied that banking agencies and all international financial institutions would stop giving credits to Cuba and the situation of lack of foreign currency would worsen.

The MESC stressed that during the Joe Biden administration, “despite his electoral campaign promises to reverse Trump’s measures against Cuba, the blockade conditions for Cuba were maintained, since he did not dare remove them them due to pressure from the anti-Cuba mafia.”

After making a broad review of Cuba’s confrontation with Covid-19 and the ingenuity of its scientists to create the island’s own vaccines, the MESC noted that in 2023, the International Tribunal against the Blockade was held successfully at the headquarters of the European Parliament in Brussels, with the participation of world-renowned jurists and the active participation of the MESC.

The previous Cuba Solidarity Meeting was held in 2022 in Puerto de Sagunto, Valencia.