Communist Parties Demand Lifting of the U.S. Blockade Against Cuba

Havana.- Among resolutions passed by the 13th Meeting of Communist and Workers Parties held in Athens, capital of Greece, participants expressed the need to bring the economic, financial and commercial blockade imposed by the United States against Cuba to an end.

Likewise, the representatives of 78 parties agreed to claim for the return to the island of the five Cuban antiterrorist fighters who were unjustly sentenced to outrageous terms in the U.S., including Rene Gonzalez, who after having served his 15-year sentence, was submitted to a new punishment that forces him to remain in that country on probation for other three years.

According to a Granma report, the meeting passed as well a resolution –regarded as one of the most relevant statements of the event- recognizing the importance of the recent foundation of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC).

After three days of work under the slogan "The Future is Socialism," participants, from 59 countries, issued the Final Statement reaffirming that the most important task for the communists is to fight against the neoliberal model.

The document states that parties are required to contribute to the fight against imperialism and the building of fairer society as neo liberalism worsens as a result of the crisis of the capitalist system.

"Only socialism can create the necessary conditions to eliminate wars, unemployment, hunger and poverty," reads the document.

The Cuban Communist Party was represented by Oscar Martinez Cordoves, vice head of the Department of International Relations of the Central Committee. (acn)

Source: Periodico 26.cu

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