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Regional leaders call for an end to the U.S. blockade at the UN

Cuba Bloqueo UNThe call for an end to the economic, financial and commercial blockade imposed on Cuba by the United States was heard in the 72nd Regular Session of the UN General Assembly, whose General Debate opened on Tuesday, September 19.

According to PL, Bolivian President Evo Morales described the blockade, in force for over 55 years, as an unjust and failed policy, adding that the U.S. must not only lift it, but also compensate Cuba for the damages caused its people, and return the territory illegally occupied by the Guantánamo Naval Base.

Meanwhile, President of Costa Rica Luis Guillermo Solís, also harshly criticized the high social, human and economic cost of Washington’s sanctions on the Cuban people.

According to Solís, the aggressive unilateral economic policy is ineffective and constitutes a serious violation of the Cuban peoples’ right to wellbeing and development.

On the second day of the 72nd Regular Session of the UN General Assembly, held September 20, Guyanese President David Granger, demanded an immediate end to the hostile policy which constitutes an obstacle to Cuba’s development.

Meanwhile, President of Panama Juan Carlos Varela, recalled the historic meeting which took place between the presidents of the United States and Cuba during the 2015 Summit of the Americas, held in his country.

In this sense, he called to continue supporting dialogue, social peace and unity looking toward the next Summit to be held in Lima, Peru.


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