Washington, Aug 6 (Prensa Latina) Activist Carlos Lazo, coordinator of the Bridges of Love project, talked on Friday to the leader of the progressive caucus of the US Democratic Party, Pramila Jayapal, about the need to lift US sanctions against Cuba.
During the meeting, which took place in the US city of Seattle, members of the solidarity group explained to the federal representative about the sanctions that, amid the pandemic, prevent the sending of family remittances to Cuba.
In statements to Prensa Latina, Lazo commented that his visit to the congressperson was opportune since they talk about the need to restore the family reunification program and to reopen the consular services at the US embassy in Havana.
‘We are moving forward in the fight to lift the US sanctions that are smothering the Cuban family,’ Lazo added.
In late July, Bridges of Love staged a sit-in in front of the White House and arranged caravans in Washington’s and California’s cities to demand an end to the blockade against Cuba.
Members of other groups in solidarity with Cuba in the United States crossed the country to join the demand.
How is it possible that the US government does not listen to the call of Cuba and the world against this criminal policy? We do not want more suffering for Cuban families, Lazo said at the time.
On June 23, 184 countries of the 192 members of the United Nations (UN) voted for the lifting of the US blockade against the country. The United States and Israel voted against, while Brazil, Colombia and Ukraine abstained.