Grupo de PueblaThe Grupo de Puebla issued this Sunday a communiqué where it reiterates the need to lift the economic, financial and commercial blockade suffered by Cuba and Venezuela in the framework of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Buenos Aires.- "The illegal and interfering nature of the blockades affects the human rights of the most vulnerable population of the two countries at a time when they are going through an unprecedented health crisis," the statement said.

The Group emphasizes that the illegal measures against the two South American countries prevent them from importing food and medicines. "Cuba and Venezuela require medical supplies, food and vaccines to manage and overcome the pandemic," the statement says.

"As a Group, we urge international agencies, governments, leaders, and all those who are committed to democracy, social justice, and peace, to commit themselves to the people of Cuba and Venezuela," the Grupo de Puebla points out. (RHC)