Havana, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) The US blockade against Cuba violates International Law and the prerogative of any country to exercise self-determination, jurist Desireé Llaguno affirmed here today.
The assistant professor of Public International Law at the Law School of the University of Havana said in an interview with Prensa Latina that this policy of hostility goes against a principle of the United Nations (UN) Charter.
International Law does not recognize as a justification for intervening in the internal affairs of a State the assumption of a certain ideological model, Llaguno pointed out.
Much less after the UN assumed the relations of peaceful coexistence of capitalism and socialism as a way of sustaining a lasting world peace, she added.
With such legal arguments, the expert considers that the blockade proclaimed by the U.S. government in 1962 had and has as its objective ‘to sweep away the Cuban sovereign pretension of building an alternative of popular socialist government, far from the hegemony of U.S. capital’.
In this regard, she recalled that under such pretension the Caribbean island even suffered an armed intervention (Bay of Pigs, 1961) which had as its objective ‘the reestablishment of the model of subordination’ towards Washington that the Cuban Revolution cut since January 1, 1959.
For Desiree Llaguno, the Organization of American States (OAS) has been an instrument of the United States in its siege policy.
The OAS could have been concerned about the ideological projection of the Cuban Revolution, but the exclusion (1962) of our country was clearly contrary to the recognition of its own Charter, said the member of the Society of International Law of the National Union of Jurists of Cuba.