Cuban University Students Demand End of U.S. Blockade

Havana, Oct 31 (Prensa Latina) Cuban university students demanded on Wednesday the end of economic, commercial and financial blockade the U.S. has kept against the island for almost six decades.

From different parts of the country, students and professors supported the presentation in the United Nations of the draft resolution ‘Need to end the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States against Cuba.’

Also, foreigners who are studying careers in higher education in Cuba, demanded the end of the blockade and considered that it hinders the development of the Caribbean nation.

The initiative was joined by Spanish-French journalist Ignacio Ramonet, who predicted a new diplomatic success for Cuba at the UN, considering that tomorrow the resolution will be overwhelmingly supported.

The blockade policy has no sense and has failed. It also had negatively impacted the economic and social life of Cuba, Ramonet said in statements to national television.

Headquartered at the Technological University of Havana Jose Antonio Echeverria, many students agreed that the fence hinders scientific exchanges and the acquisition of inputs for work in this field of knowledge.

The demonstration was called ‘wasp nest’ because of the mobilization of young people throughout the island and captured the attention of thousands of Internet users in social networks, which supported the students’ position against the unilateral measure.

Tomorrow, the UN General Assembly will vote for a twenty-seventh consecutive year on a draft resolution calling for the cessation of the U.S. siege against Cuba.

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