Cuban civil society organizations discuss effects of US blockade 

Havana, Jul 7 ( Prensa Latina) Cuban civil society organizations on Friday discussed here the impact of the US economic, financial and commercial blockade on several spheres of Cuba’s everyday life.

At a meeting at the Cuban Association of the United Nations, professor and researcher at the Oncology Institute, Lorenzo Anasagasti, explained that international clinic trials are essential for this sector and this is the best strategy to treat a cancer patient.


However, he said, Washington hinders Cuba’s participation in these trials, for the purchase of specific and new medicines and teaching exchanges.

Geudis Vega, representative of the National Association of the Blind, explained that this hostile policy prevents disabled boys, girls and teenagers from enjoying a quality and inclusive education.

“The blockade also hampers access to this community’s use and procurement of medicines that minimize the effects of these disabilities.”


“The blockade, with its cruel and unjust measures, prevents Cuban disabled people from exercising their rights on equal terms with the rest of society.


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