Great Support for Cuba from Solidarity Movements in New York

New York, USA, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) Cuba’s Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Anayansi Rodriguez, thanked Saturday the solidarity movement with Cuba in New York for its support during difficult times in the face of pressure and hostility from Washington.

In an evening to mark the 60th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution, she highlighted the courage of those who support Cuba in the United States, in a very hostile environment.

When in October last year the UN General Assembly discussed the resolution calling for an end to the U.S. blockade against Cuba, the solidarity movement was on the street to demand the cessation of this mechanism, the diplomat recalled.

While Washington tried to pressure from the Security Council to condemn Venezuela, these activists protested against US arbitrary actions, she added.

Rodriguez, who worked for two years as Cuba’s permanent representative to the UN, thanked those expressions of support and unconditional solidarity.

The Revolution you support is the same as that of Carlos Manuel de Cespedes, Antonio Maceo, Jose Marti, and Henry Reeve, the same one the tobacco growers in Tampa contributed to, and now this movement does, she expressed.

While some encourage confrontations between both countries, the solidarity movement continues to commit to peace, she stressed.

Threats may continue in the future, she warned, but Cuba will always defend peace and the sovereignty of peoples at the UN.

There are still many unresolved issues, the recognition of Palestine, the struggle for Puerto Rico’s independence and support for the brothers of Venezuela in the midst of growing hostility, she emphasized.

Cuba will also defend its right to live in peace and freedom, despite the pressures, said Rodriguez, who will soon assume her functions as Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs in Cuba.


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