Latin American Parliamentarians Condemn U.S. Blockade of Cuba

EDITED BY JUAN LEANDRO | 12:22 PM

 

Havana, October 17 (RHC)– The Twelfth General Assembly of the Confederation of Parliamentarians of the Americas passed a resolution in Brasilia condenming the over-50-year U.S. blockade of Cuba.

During the debates, dozens of parliamentarians raised their voices to condemn the negative impact by the criminal U.S. siege on the health of the people of Cuba.

Speakers recalled that the application of the blockade conspires against the right of the people of Cuba to a healthy life, just as proclaimed by the Pan American and  World Health Organizations.

According to PL news agency, a resolution issued by the parliamentarians notes that Cuba is prevented from access to modern medical equipment, as well as drugs and lab items if they are produced by U.S. owned or controlled corporations.

The Conference held in Rio de Janeiro also proclaimed the rights of the peoples of the American continent to safe water and condemned the traffic of weapons, responsible for thousands of unnecessary deaths in the hemisphere.

The meeting confirmed Cuba as chair of the Health and Social Protection Comission and as Vice President of the Confederation of Parliamentarians of the Americas for the Caribbean region.

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