Italian city of Rende condemns US blockade against Cuba

Rome, Oct 27 (Prensa Latina) The town council of the Italian city of Rende, in the southern region of Calabria, approved a resolution against the US economic, commercial and financial blockade against Cuba, a spokesperson reported on Thursday.

Marco Papacci, president of the Italy-Cuba National Friendship Association (ANAIC) told Prensa Latina that the town council of Rende joined a call made by his group to condemn that US unilateral measure against Cuba.

This proposal was presented to the council by councilwoman Lisa Sorrentino, who said that this is an action that urges the UN General Assembly to call for the lifting of the blockade.

The effects of this unilateral measure against the development of Cuba and its people force this country to survive in negative conditions.

Despite this, efforts made in education and health care have so far allowed the formation of a country universally considered to be at the forefront in science and health care, the resolution stresses.

It also indicates that Washington´s aggressive policy, which violates international laws especially due to the enforcement of articles III and IV of the Helms Burton Act, seeks to limit the spaces of free economic and commercial exchange in Cuba.

This blockade does not only have a negative impact on Cuban economy but also on that of other countries due to its extraterritorial effects by enforcing fines and sanctions that harm companies that have economic and commercial relations with Cuba, it adds.


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