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PT Brazil asks to exclude Cuba from US unilateral list on terrorism

Brasilia, July 5 (Prensa Latina) The Workers' Party (PT) of Brazil asked the US to exclude Cuba from the unilateral list of countries that sponsor terrorism and condemned the blockade that weighs more than ever on the island today.

The inclusion in that spurious table by the “United States Government represents an unfounded and unjust attack against the Cuban people,” indicates a PT note published on its website.

It denounces that “the Caribbean island, internationally recognized for its commitment to solidarity and social equality, has been the object of constant pressure and economic sanctions that suffocate its economy and seriously damage the rights and quality of life of its population.”

The political organization, the one with the greatest leftist militancy in Latin America, expresses “its total repudiation of such measures, understanding them as flagrant violations of the sovereignty and self-determination of a country that has historically resisted external impositions in defense of its dignity and independence.”

As the world faces increasing social and economic challenges, the text indicates, it is essential that ties of cooperation and fraternity between nations be strengthened, instead of intensifying blockades and unilateral measures that only deepen inequalities and expand the suffering of the most vulnerable. vulnerable.

“The PT stands in solidarity with Cuba and reiterates its commitment to the defense of the principles of peace, social justice and international cooperation as the only solid foundations for the construction of a more just and supportive world,” the content emphasizes.

Finally, the party founded by President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva revalidates its unconditional support for the Cuban people “who deserve to be recognized and respected for their history of struggle and solidarity.”

At the summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac), held in March in Kingstown, capital of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Lula defended the end of the United States siege against Cuba and condemned all unilateral sanctions without protection of the law. International.

“Defending the end of the blockade of Cuba and Argentina’s sovereignty over the Malvinas is of interest to all of us,” he stated on the occasion.

He assured that “all forms of unilateral sanctions, without protection in international law, are counterproductive and penalize the most vulnerable.”

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