Venezuelan president condemns blockade against Cuba

Caracas, Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro today reiterated his condemnation of the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States on Cuba.

‘Fifty-nine years after the genocidal U.S. blockade against Cuba, we praise the resistance of the heirs of Jose Marti’s legacy.

We raise our voices to demand the lifting and end of this criminal policy that threatens the human rights of the noble Cuban people. Enough of imperial aggression!,’ the president tweeted.

Social organizations across the world have mobilized to call for the end of the blockade, which was tightened by the outgoing Trump administration.

Since November 24, 1992, the UN General Assembly has spoken out against the measure in almost unanimous votings in favor of its lifting.

The blockade policy has been condemned in 28 consecutive votings by UN member countries, and in May, 2021, the resolution: Necessity of putting an end to the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States of America on Cuba, is expected to be supported again.

On February 3, 1962, the then President of the United States, John F. Kennedy, signed Executive Order 3447, which made the blockade against that Caribbean nation official.

Since then, this unilateral policy has hampered the island’s economic development, with losses worth of around 144.413 billion dollars, according to official figures.

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