CARICOM Demanded End of U.S. Economic Blockade of Cuba

Havana.- The leaders of the member nations of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) demanded on Thursday the end of U.S.’s almost 50-year-old economic, financial and trade blockade of Cuba.

During his speech at the Fourth Cuba-CARICOM Summit -held on Thursday in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago-, the president of this regional organization, the Prime Minister of Saint Kitts and Nevis, Denzil Douglas, highlighted every nation’s right to sovereignty and self determination.

Douglas reiterated the demand by all CARICOM countries so that Washington ends this unilateral policy that has caused economic losses to Cuba to the tune of 975 billion dollars.

The Declaration of Port-of-Spain -approved during the summit by the heads of state and government- also condemns the implementation by the U.S. Government of unilateral and coercive laws and measures that violate the U.N. Charter, international law, and the principles of multilateralism.

Finally, on behalf of all the nations of the region, Douglas sent greeting to the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro. (acn)

Source: Periodico

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