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German artists and intellectuals raise more than 50 thousand signatures against blockade



Havana, Jul 22.- Around 60 German personalities are promoting an initiative that has already reached more than 50,000 signatures to call for an end to the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States on Cuba.

Through the online platform change.org, artists and intellectuals published a petition to their government to help eliminate once and for all the unjust blockade that the White House has maintained for almost six decades against Cuba.

The portal Cuba vs. Bloqueo indicates that the personalities of that European nation have made their request under the motto "Let's help the Cuban people, in the same way that their doctors and scientists help the world!"

For the second half of 2020, Germany assumes the presidency of the Council of the European Union, so the petition is aimed at the country working actively from that position with a view to ending sanctions contrary to international law.

In their initiative, they highlight that the blockade, far from easing, has become more intense in recent times, and right now the Donald Trump government is hindering the entry into Cuban soil of medicines, equipment and medical supplies to combat the new coronavirus and others. diseases.

They have also pointed out the arbitrary inclusion of Cuba in the list of countries that do not collaborate in the fight against terrorism, as well as pressure on other states not to hire their doctors or hold commercial exchanges with the Greater Antilles, which accounts for the extraterritorial nature of the blockade.     

Historian Rainer Schultz, theater director Andreas Baesler, cultural promoter Michael Thoss, filmmaker Hans-Peter Weymar, and anthropologist Katrin Hansing, are among the leading figures promoting this petition.

For the moment, they have agreed to send a document with the first 55 thousand 555 signatures collected to the German ministries of Foreign Affairs, Health and Economic Cooperation and Development. (ACN) (Photo: File)