Ecuador Peace Committee Supports Cuba’s Right to Self-Determination

Quito, May 2 (Prensa Latina) The Ecuadorian Coordinating Committee for Peace, Sovereignty, Integration and Non-Interference urged social action and international vigilance to support the right to self-determination of the Cuban people.

The call, issued in an official statement, answers the new decisions taken by the U.S. government against the Caribbean country, through the application of Title III of the Helms-Burton Act.

Promulgated in 1966 and with extraterritorial scope, the regulation is, in the opinion of the members of the Coordinadora, the main instrument of the interference plan intensified by Washington against Cuba.

In this regard, he defined Title III as serious, according to which U.S. citizens can sue companies that supposedly benefited from nationalized properties after the triumph of the Cuban Revolution in 1959.

In the text, the Coordinator also referred to the tightening of sanctions from the White House against entities and countries that maintain commercial, economic and financial relations with Cuba, which, she warned, ‘points to its isolation and violates the right to free and healthy international coexistence.

The text added ‘that these interfering practices have been repeatedly denounced by various countries and blocs, such as the European Union, the G77 plus China or the Movement of Non-Aligned Countries, while the blockade against Cuba has been condemned year after year by the entire world within the UN.

The Coordinator brings together numerous social organizations, the Network of Intellectuals and Artists in Defense of Humanity, the Movimiento Revolución Ciudadana, the Network of Women Transforming the Economy, the Ecuadorian Federation of Indians and South-South/LGBT-Ecuador Dialogue.

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