Paris, Jan 19.- French organizations today circulate on social networks a new call to celebrate a mobilization on Sunday in this capital against the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed on Cuba by the United States.
Signed by the French Coordinator of Solidarity with Cuba, the call joins those released in recent days to invite unions, associations and friends of the island to meet in Jacques Rueff square on the Champs de Mars, in front of the Eiffel Tower, in rejection of Washington's aggressiveness.
The invitation emphasizes that in the current scenario of Covid-19, while Cuba ratifies its internationalism by sending thousands of health professionals to face the pandemic and save lives in dozens of countries, the outgoing Donald administration Trump intensifies the blockade and hostility.
In this sense, he recalls that Trump, who will leave the White House tomorrow, prevented in times of health crisis the arrival of medical equipment, fuel and basic necessities to the Caribbean nation, a policy that French organizations described as genocidal.
The latest arbitrary and ignominious imperialist maneuver by the country that has had the most wars, massacres and coups d'état provoked in history, is the inclusion of Cuba in a list of countries that, according to him, sponsor terrorism and that serves as a pretext to aggravate even more the blockade, they denounced in the call.
The appeal circulated on social networks, in addition to inviting Sunday mobilization and demanding the immediate and definitive lifting of the US siege, urges the UN to declare the blockades against sovereign nations illegal, as they represent an obstacle to cooperation and peace between the peoples, and to sanction the governments that adopt such warlike and criminal measures.
It also asks France and the European Parliament to denounce the inclusion of Cuba in the unilateral list of sponsors of terrorism and to act decisively against the extraterritoriality of Washington's policy that seeks to strangle the Caribbean island. (Text and photo: PL)