Caribbean nations reject US interference in the region

Bridgetown, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Caribbean anti-imperialist and peace organizations rejected US interference in the region, amid the threat of the Covid-19 pandemic.

According to the local newspaper Barbados Today, social activists held an expanded meeting on April 16 in which they supported the Caribbean Community (Caricom) and asked to respect the CELAC declaration of a zone of peace.

Likewise, Caribbean organizations expressed their opposition to the United States’ military and naval aggressive presence off the coast of Venezuela, as well as sanctions against the Bolivarian and Cuban peoples.

According to the newspaper, Caribbean movements further condemned the seizure by US authorities of medical equipment destined for the region, necessary in the fight against the Covid-19 disease.

They also asked Caricom to join the call for the immediate lifting of all coercive measures towards Venezuela and Cuba, so that these countries are in a better position to end the new coronavirus, SAR-CoV-2.

‘Now is the time for global solidarity against the virus, not the time for war,’ they declared.

Caribbean organizations and other regional progressive and peace movements in the region, as well as the Union of Oil Field Workers will participate tomorrow in an online demonstration in solidarity with Venezuela and Cuba.

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