Boston, USA, Oct 14 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of 57 organizations grouped in the National Network on Cuba will assess their strategies to fight off the blockade imposed by the United States on Cuba on the second day of their annual meeting.
The million signatures opposing the hostile and unjust blockade as part of the ¨Let Cuba Live¨ Campaign and the calling of upcoming international tribunal to be held in Brussels, Belgium, to condemn this policy are some of the initiatives to be shared by delegates in Saturday´s in-person and virtual working sessions.
Headquartered at the University of Massachusetts in Boston, the NNOC new board of directors as well as the affiliation of a dozen groups to this large and pluralistic movement for the defense of Cuba in the United States will be presented.
“We´re really working so hard to try to get Cuba off such a horrible States Sponsoring Terrorism (SST) list,” Diana Block, who traveled to Boston from the San Francisco Bay Area, California, told Prensa Latina.
According to Block, Including Cuba in the SST list is ironic when the country is the one that has been victim of terrorism for decades, while mentioning the recent Molotov cocktails attack on the Cuban embassy in Washington DC.
A Pan-African Forum, organized by the University’s Department of African Studies, which focused on Cuba, Haiti and the Caribbean, kicked off the meeting on Friday.
We have to do everything we can to defend our Cuban family, said activist Gail Walker, NNOC co-chair.
The meeting was attended by officials of the Cuban Embassy in the United States, who referred to Cuba´s contribution in Africa and also updated on the bilateral relations between the two countries.
Young diplomat David Ramirez illustrated in his words how Cuba has recently defied a tightened blockade.
In previous statements to Prensa Latina, Cheryl LaBash, NNOC co-chair, warned that if President Joe Biden listened to the American people he would lift the economic, commercial and financial blockade against Cuba.