MEP condemns U.S. stubbornness imposing hostile blockade on Cuba

Brussels, Nov 17 (Prensa Latina) Spanish MEP Manu Pineda on Thursday condemned and rejected the U.S. government´s persistence in brushing aside the international community´s call to lift the economic, commercial and financial blockade against Cuba.

The UN General Assembly (UNGA) has been calling for this action for 30 years, but Washington really ignores it, according to Pineda who organized alongside colleagues from La Izquierda group a forum in the European Parliament on the US blockade, consequences on the Cuban people and its extraterritorial nature.

The event called “Let Cuba Live: End the Blockade” brought together on Wednesday and Thursday a great number of society sectors from a dozen European nations, a setting in which several speakers celebrated the thirtieth resolution passed at UNGA since 1992 on the need to end the blockade.

According to Pineda, there is an pressing need for global mobilization to redouble demands on the United States to lift its criminal policy.

Pineda called on civil society to be active in the demand, which should be accompanied by concrete actions to support Cuba´s ravaged economy.

The blockade is not a slogan, an embargo, nor a bilateral issue; the blockade is a criminal measure that really affects Cubans from the moment they are born till they die, from the moment they get up till they go to bed, he warned.

Cuba has never asked to offer its solidarity and has taught us to offer it, let’s not wait for it to call for ours, because it will not do it, it needs political support and also tangible actions, he insisted.


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