Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla said Thursday that next June 23 the United Nations General Assembly will consider the resolution to put an end to the U.S. blockade against the island.
Havana, Cuba.- He emphasized that the blockade is an act of genocide that constitutes a massive violation of human rights.
On Twitter, the Cuban foreign minister referred to the 243 coercive measures applied by former U.S. President Donald Trump, which remain in force under the administration of President Joe Biden.
"The blockade is a cruel policy, which causes suffering, deprivation, and shortages to Cuban families. It has been deliberately tightened during the COVID-19 pandemic; it hinders access to medicines, supplies, and necessary equipment," he stressed.
He added that the measure against the island restricts Americans' freedom to travel, and "its extraterritorial application drastically reduces our income and hinders development."
"Like the virus that causes this pandemic, the U.S. blockade suffocates and damages Cuban families," he said.
The Cuban foreign minister also pointed out that Cuba trusts in the support of the international community to put an end to this inhuman policy.
NEW WORLDWIDE CARAVAN AGAINST THE U.S. BLOCKADE OF CUBA TO TAKE PLACE OVER THE WEEKEND
Friends from different continents, solidarity movements with Cuba, Cubans living in other nations, honest citizens, and international forces that dream of a better world will participate this weekend in a new World Caravan against the U.S. blockade of the island.
Having as a precedent at the end of last March in more than 60 c0untries, this weekend, marchers will once again rain their voices throughout the world to demand the end of the blockade, a genocidal policy that has of more than six decades.
The Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP) is constantly receiving information and images of the preparations for this mega solidarity caravan, which originated in a similar initiative in Miami called Bridges of Love.
The U.S. initiative, launched by Cuban American Carlos Lazo, has gained international strength in support of the Cuban people who are resisting the blockade and defending the sovereignty and dignity of their country.
They announced that emigrants and associations of Cubans living in different regions; organizations, and groups of the Solidarity Movement; parliamentarians; academics; artists; graduates in Cuba, and countless people of various ideologies and creeds who condemn the brutal blockade against a small country would join in.
In the United States, protesters will participate in more than 20 cities, among them Miami, New York, Washington, Detroit, Milwaukee, Chicago, Los Angeles, Sacramento, and Oakland, while in Canada, they will participate in Vancouver, Montreal, Winnipeg and other regions.
The World Caravan against the #Cuba #blockade this Sunday will involve demonstrators in the U.S in Miami, New York, Washington, Detroit, Milwaukee, Chicago, Los Angeles, Sacramento, Oakland, San Diego, San Francisco, Tampa, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, Seattle and Indianapolis pic.twitter.com/0bCcuRQAcd— Cuban Embassy in US (@EmbaCubaUS) April 23, 2021
In Latin America and the Caribbean, events will be held in Mexico, El Salvador, and Santo Domingo. Marches will also take place in Belize, Panamá, Ecuador, Uruguay, and Argentina.
Numerous mobilizations have been called in Europe, such as in Brussels, Madrid, Barcelona, London, Birmingham, Manchester, and Glasgow, and a bike ride from Elephant and Castle to Lambeth Bridge in the United Kingdom. Actions will also take place in Russia, Italy, France, Serbia, and Ireland. (RHC)
The blockade is a cruel policy, which causes suffering, deprivation and shortages to Cuban families. It has been deliberately tightened during the COVID-19 pandemic; it hinders access to medicines, supplies and necessary equipment. #UnblockCuba #Cuba pic.twitter.com/BwivrLcEbM— Cuban Embassy in US (@EmbaCubaUS) April 23, 2021