August 14, 2022

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Cuban president thanks international solidarity against blockade

A global convoy of bridges of love and an end to the embargo imposed on Cuba

The president wrote on his official Twitter account: “Bridges of love cannot be destroyed, they reach our island and overcome any obstacle. Solidarity cannot be frozen.”

Also at this podium, Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez highlighted international support for the lifting of coercive measures against the Caribbean nation and the normalization of relations between Washington and Havana.

“A new weekend full of love and solidarity in the face of the continuing brutal US blockade that is suffocating our people,” the foreign minister affirmed.

This Sunday, as it happens every month, friends and Cubans residing abroad rallied from various cities to demand the abolition of the embargo.

According to the Bridges of Love project coordinator, Carlos Lazo, the convoy in Miami received the May 16 announcement by the Joe Biden administration of an alleged facilitation of actions related to Cuba.

In this sense, he commented, “These are changes that we have been calling for for two years, but they are not sufficient to meet the needs of the Cuban family.”

Puentes de Amor and other solidarity groups, such as Antonio Maceo’s Brigade, demanded the United States remove Cuba from the list of terrorist states, a “defamatory accusation that undermines the island’s access to the international banking system,” they asserted in a press release. statement.

They also demanded the cancellation of the 243 measures imposed by the Donald Trump administration (2017-2021) to intensify the blockade and called for increased scientific and cultural cooperation between these neighboring countries.

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Items notified to the Biden government this month, which are here limited, include resuming the family reunification program, lifting restrictions on transfers, and re-establishing flights to county capitals.

According to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the blockade is the main obstacle to the development of the nation, because of its devastating effects on the people and damages that can be measured at more than one billion 326 thousand 432 million dollars in six decades of implementing this policy.

mgt / cgc