International Committee for Peace, Justice and Dignity
Friday March 17, 2017
Tuitazo for the End of the Blockade Against Cuba
NO MORE BLOCKADE!
On April 2015, during the Summit of the Peoples of Panama and in 2016 in various regional meetings of solidarity with the Cuban revolution, an agreement was made for visible actions to take place to show our forceful rejection of the criminal blockade.
Han transcurrido casi dos años desde que el presidente Barack Obama anunciara su disposición a emplear sus facultades ejecutivas y a trabajar con el Congreso con el objetivo de levantar el bloqueo a Cuba.
Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, today October 26 during the General Assembly discussion on Cuba's resolution against the blockade, said that the U.S. abstention in this year’s vote was “a positive sign,” and hopes the change would be “reflected in reality”
For the first time not a single country voted against the resolution to end the genocidal policy imposed on Cuba by the U.S. government. The result of the vote – 191 in favor and two abstentions – is a triumph of the heroic resistance of the Cuban people
Today 17 October 2016 the new amendments to the U.S. sanctions on Cuba will come into effect. The announcement came three days ago from the U.S. treasury Department. On that same day the Obama administration released the accompanying document titled “Presidential Policy Directive – United States-Cuba Normalization.”
Later this month, the United Nations General Assembly will vote for the 25th consecutive year on a resolution calling upon the United States to end its blockade against Cuba. Last year, the resolution was adopted by a vote of 191 in favour and just two opposed – the U.S. and its faithful ally, Israel.