Mobilization in Colombia against the US Blockade on Cuba

Bogota, June 20 (Prensa Latina) Colombian political and social personalities and organizations called for demonstrations in different cities across the country to reject the escalation of US sanctions, which intensify the prolonged and criminal blockade against Cuba.

Solidarity mobilizations are scheduled in cities such as Barranquilla, Bucaramanga, Cartagena de Indias, Monteria, Medellin and in Bogota.

At 16:00 local time on Thursday, a sit-in was called in front of the United States embassy in Bogota to demand the end of the blockade against Cuba, a request reiterated by the United Nations General Assembly when considering the blockade a practice contrary to International Law and to the sovereignty and self-determination of people.

As a result of the blockade in Cuba, medicines, food and essential goods for the survival of their people are scarce, stressed the organizers of the call to the National Solidarity Plan with the Caribbean country.

The groups gathered around the Colombian Movement of Solidarity with Cuba re-emphasized that this genocidal policy is the punishment imposed on Cubans for defending their sovereignty and independence in an unwavering manner.

The aggression against Cuba is also against all Latin America and we must pronounce ourselves by all means at our disposal so that the blockade on Cuba ceases, expresses the call for mobilization in Colombia.

The demonstrations of this day, supported through alternative media and social media, mark the beginning of a group of popular actions in Colombia, aimed at denouncing the blockade and in particular the latest measures of the White House that have intensified it, such as the activation of the Title III of the Helms-Burton Act.

Colombian Krinsa Polo, graduated from the Higher Institute of Art of Havana, highlighted her training on the island, where she said she knew about the humanistic values ​​of solidarity, respect and dignity of the Cuban revolutionary people.

Also, there are statements from numerous social and trade union organizations and recognized political persons such as former President Ernesto Samper, Democratic Pole Senator Ivan Cepeda, Professor Renan Vega, dramatist Patricia Ariza and FARC president, Rodrigo Londoño (Timochenko), among others .

In the solidarity declarations with Cuba, the recognition to the government and people of the island for the substantial contribution to the construction of peace in Colombia has prevailed.

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