COPPPAL asks Biden to exclude Cuba from terrorism list

Buenos Aires, Feb 11 (Prensa Latina) The Permanent Conference of Political Parties of Latin America and the Caribbean (COPPPAL) today sent a letter to U.S. President Joe Biden, in which it demands to exclude Cuba from the list of ‘States sponsoring terrorism’.

The measure was one of the last taken by Donald Trump’s administration, who during his mandate tighten up the aggressive policy against Cuba with more than 240 measures in his attempt to asphyxiate the island. We consider that the time has come to put an end to the blockade against Cuba and, of course, to its unfounded inclusion in the list of ‘states sponsoring terrorism,’ in violation of international law, the letter states.

COPPPAL also points out in its letter to Biden that a new globalization is possible if it promotes solidarity and cooperation among our countries.

We believe that the purpose must be to achieve the sustainable development goals: to put an end to poverty, to expand people’s opportunities to allow them to be masters of their own lives, to protect the planet, notes the text, which also advocates a multilateral architecture of the planet as a reflection of the current composition of the world.

COPPPAL maintains that since last year, health, economic and social challenges have increased in number and depth around the world, ‘clearly showing that to overcome them it is necessary to work together and something has become very clear: either we all save ourselves, or we will perish.’

If we are able to begin by reestablishing among ourselves a respectful, constructive and symmetrical dialogue on the different topics on our respective agendas, we can be key players in this dialogue and successfully achieve our agreed goals, states the letter, signed by the COPPAL president, Mexican Alejandro Moreno.

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