Bogota, Nov 4 (Prensa Latina) The progressive Latin American and European sector called for immediate end of the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States on Cuba for over 60 years.
In a joint statement issued at the close of the Board of Directors of the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly meeting held in Bogota, it condemned the policies of US blockade and sanctions hindering States´ development and seriously harm workers and peoples, especially amid nearly two years of the Covid-19 pandemic that have made it impossible and hindered the supply of medicines and sanitary materials.
“We really value Cuba´s example and efforts that, despite a blockade that has increased costs by over 50%, has been able to develop three Covid-19 vaccine candidates,” the progressive parliamentary sector highlighted.
Likewise, it called for the immediate lifting of patents on vaccines and treatments to face this disease and thus end the existing obstacles to universal access to them.
This progressive parliamentary sector recalled that the World Health Organization pointed out that Covid-19 vaccines should be considered as a global public good and therefore their production should be democratized in all countries.