Havana, May 13 .- Anachronistic, criminal, genocidal, extraterritorial, are just a few qualifications with which many people characterize the economic, commercial and financial blockade of the United States against Cuba, intensified in the midst of the global health emergency.
At the same time, they demand their immediate lifting because they consider that the policy of the successive governments of the United States directly affects the Cuban people in all aspects of their daily life.
In this sense, the foreign ministers of the countries of the Caribbean Community ( Caricom ) reiterated their rejection of the blockade and called for its lifting.
The claim against the unilateral measure with which for almost 60 years the United States has pressured Cuba to abdicate its revolutionary process and socialist development system, took place in the context of the twenty-third Meeting of the Council on Foreign and Community Relations ( Cofcor ) of the Caricom .
The Cofcor , in the meeting held virtually on Thursday and Friday of last week, paid tribute to the Government and people of Cuba for the provision of public health personnel to increase the limited capacity of the region in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic , despite the country's own challenges, exacerbated by US measures.
The Caribbean foreign ministers called for an immediate and unconditional lifting of the economic, commercial and financial blockade of the United States against Cuba, a policy that they classify as an international crime of genocide, in accordance with the Convention for the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, approved by the Assembly General of the United Nations on December 9, 1948.( Text and Photo: PL)