Paris, May 20 (Prensa Latina) France’s Cuba Linda solidarity association warned on Friday that the measures announced by the Government of the United States to ease the blockade against Cuba are very limited and do nothing to change the siege that has lasted for more than 60 years.
“Nothing to relax the blockade against Cuba that prevents the entry of molecules for medicines, basic products, fuel or spare parts for the maintenance of medical equipment, factories, airplanes and elevators,” Cuba Linda stressed in statements to Prensa Latina.
According to the association, founded in 1998 to promote ties between the French and Cuban peoples, the measures announced by Washington this week on flights to Cuban provinces, remittances and transactions with non-state stockholders do not change Title III of the Helms-Burton Act, which reinforces the extraterritorial nature of the blockade.
The administration of Joseph Biden continued to say nothing about removing Cuba from the fallacious list of countries that supposedly sponsors of terrorism, which serves as a pretext for the arbitrary sanctions by the United States against the peoples that do not submit to its interests, it denounced.
According to Cuba Linda, the State Department’s announcement is a measure in function of US interests, and not a step in the alleged objective of helping the Cuban people.
The announcement was also made at a time when Latin American and Caribbean countries affirm that they will not participate in the 9th Summit of the Americas, to be held in Los Angeles in June, if Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela are excluded, and in a context prior to the November elections, the French association stated.