Caribbean nations reject US sanctions against Cuba

Jun 22, 2020 by

Caribbean nations reject US sanctions against Cuba
HAVANA, Cuba, Jun 22 (acn) The Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) demanded the lifting of the unjustified sanctions of the United States against Cuba and the economic, commercial and financial blockade.
The demand appeared in a statement issued by the OECS Authority, its highest level, “on the recent escalation of US actions towards Cuba” and was published on the website of the regional body, reported Prensa Latina news agency.
The pronouncement, approved at a meeting of that organization on June 18 last, condemned the recent certification of Cuba by the US government for “not fully cooperating” with Washington’s anti-terrorism efforts.
It also warned that this decision contravenes the United Nations call for the US administration to ease sanctions in midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The text explains that with such a measure USA prevents access of the Caribbean island to economic assistance and loans from external and international organizations.
To OECS, the new attack against Cuba increases the erosion of progress made in recent years in relations between the two countries and undermines the stability, peace and security of the Caribbean region.
These are unjustified measures that will only serve to cause great human suffering on the Cuban people, concludes the note of the body that groups together a dozen countries in the eastern Caribbean.
Shortly before, the same entity issued another statement thanking Havana for its medical collaboration and repudiated a bill in the United States that attacks Cuban assistance to other countries in that field.
That pronouncement recognized Cuban aid to eight OECS members, and to the rest of the Caribbean, in their efforts to confront the spread of the new coronavirus.
It also stated that the collaboration of the Henry Reeve Medical Brigades increased the scarce medical resources of those nations and provides guarantees to the capacities to combat and manage the disease.
Cuba’s support for the health sector in the Caribbean has a long and exemplary history that has benefited several Caribbean citizens, it added.
Abel González Alayón
Chief-Editor Language Department
Cuban News Agency


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