Blockade vs Cuba, the Crime Must Cease, Nicaragua Says at UN

United Nations, Oct 13 (Prensa Latina) The economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States to Cuba for more than 50 years is a crime that must end, a world demand ignored by Washington, Nicaraguan ambassador at the United Nations, Maria Rubiales, said today.

In statements to Prensa Latina, the diplomat warned that there is only one way to understand many years of unjust punishment, the fear the White House feels due to thee example of the island, and the solidarity showed by the Revolution despite the adversities of the siege.

Successive U.S. administrations have maintained the blockade, because they want to silence Cuba, delete its achievements in health, education, and human welfare, and its support to many peoples, she said.

According to Rubiales, the Cuban response to the UN call to fight Ebola epidemic, present in West Africa, is another action in its large history of solidarity.

The permanent Nicaraguan representative here predicted a new world condemnation to the U.S. siege, when on October 28, about 193 UN members should vote on at the General Assembly about a resolution reiterating the need to lift it.

Since 1992, similar initiatives have received an overwhelming support at the UN main body, where last year, some 188 countries asked for the end of the blockade.

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