Cuba Expects Strong Int”l Rejection to U.S. Blockade

Mexico, Oct 23 (Prensa Latina) Cuba expects the strongest rejection of the international community to the economic, commercial, and financial blockade imposed to the island by the United States, the Caribbean country”s ambassador to Mexico, Dagoberto Rodriguez, said today.

According to the diplomat, his nation trusts that on October 29, the support given to Cuba since the issue was presented in that body for the first time in 1992 will be repeated, when the UN General Assembly vote on a resolution on that policy for more than 50 years.

During a news conference held in the embassy, Rodriguez said that in the last year, the U.S. government has intensified the blockade in all spheres, and has adopted new measures to hinder Cuba’s relationship with the world.

He recalled that the economic and political war of aggression carried out by the White House for more than 50 years have caused losses to his country calculated at $1.157 billion USD, which is the biggest obstacle for the development of the island.

The diplomat said that measure exemplifies the cruelty of the U.S. policy and its rulers, as shown the resolution “Necessity of Ending the Economic, Commercial and Financial Blockade imposed by the United States against Cuba,” which will be submitted to the General Assembly of the United Nations.

During his speech, the ambassador cited concrete cases of measures taken by the United States, as part of its policy against the island, in a period characterized by the persecution of Cuban financial transactions.

In statements to Prensa Latina, Rodriguez thanked the work by the Mexican Movement of Solidarity with Cuba, which carries out activities throughout the country, demanding not only the end of the blockade, but also support other demands, such as the island’s exclusion from the list of nation sponsors of terrorism.


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