Washington, Nov. 29 - Cubans residing in the United States and supporters of the Cuban nation staged a caravan in the southern city of Miami the day before to demand the end of the US blockade on Cuba.
The initiative, promoted by the solidarity project Puentes de Amor led by Cuban-American professor Carlos Lazo, mobilized those who advocate for the end of the economic, commercial and financial siege imposed by Washington on Cubans more than 60 years ago.
With flags from Cuba and the United States, as well as banners demanding that President Joe Biden fulfill his promise to end the sanctions, the participants drove through some of the streets of Miami, the main stage from where the hostile policy of the White House towards Havana.
Before the departure of the motorcade from near the city hall, members of organizations such as Codepink and Pastores por la paz recounted their experiences after recent visits to Cuba in which they verified how much the US restrictions on Cuban people.
"Cuba yes, blockade no!" was heard loudly, while in the distance other groups expressed their rejection of the rapprochement between Washington and Havana and supported the hard line of former President Donald Trump, who reinforced the blockade with 243 measures still in force.
This hostile behavior, in the opinion of activists, is not a surprise, because in the United States, policy towards Cuba in many aspects is directed by an influential sector of the most conservative Cuban-Americans in Miami.
Parallel to the car caravan, this Sunday a tweet with the tags #PuentesDeAmor #CubaVive and #UnblockCuba addressed to President Joe Biden to demand the lifting of unilateral restrictive measures against the island.
As has become customary every month since the beginning of the year, from other countries, such as Belgium, Canada and the United Kingdom, many join the solidarity initiative with Cuba and its people. (PL)
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