Blockade policy is still intact and its regulations are being fully applied

Blockade policy is still intact and its regulations are being fully applied

Condemned in public hearing of the International Relations Commission of the National Assembly of People’s Power

Susana Lee 

THE criminal, illegal and immoral essence of the blockade imposed by the United States was once again exposed during a public hearing convened by the International Relations Commission of the National Assembly of People’s Power.  

Thanks to the presentations by José  Alejandro Aguilar Trujillo, head researcher at the National Institute of Economic Research, on the principal economic consequences of the blockade in 2009, and those of Deputies Randy Alonso Falcón and Lázaro Barredo Medina, members of the aforementioned parliamentary commission, director of the Roundtable program and editor of Granma newspaper respectively, it was demonstrated the blockade policy – implemented some 50 years ago, is still intact and its regulations have been fully applied throughout these first 10 months of the Obama administration, thus confirming that the media’s widespread portrayal of its flexibility is a fallacy.   

The meeting, which took place yesterday at the International Press Center, as part of many activities throughout the country prior to the upcoming vote at the United Nations on the resolution: The need to bring to an end the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed on Cuba by the United States, scheduled for October 28 at the UN headquarters for the 18th consecutive year, and in accordance with a call directed at all governments, parliamentarians and peoples of the world.  

Later in the event, there were speeches by deputies and officials from various state organizations who, with a plethora of figures and eloquent points, discussed the consequences suffered during the last 50 years in culture and the arts, meteorology, education at all levels, the agricultural sector and basic industry.  

For his part, Abelardo Moreno, deputy minister of foreign affairs, referred to the genocidal dimension of the blockade, beyond the human and economic costs, in violation of international law and the UN charter.  

The hearing concluded with a short speech by Deputy Ramón Pez Ferro, president of the International Relations Commission.

Translated by Granma International  
 

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