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Bruno Rodríguez rejects statements by the US Secretary of State



Havana, May 5 - Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla rejected on Twitter today the words of the Secretary of State of the United States (USA), Antony Blinken, who said this Tuesday before the 51st Conference of the Council of the Americas, that your country will continue to advocate for the rights of the Cuban people.

Given these statements, the Cuban Foreign Minister stressed that if they were really interested in the human rights of Cubans, the United States would lift the economic blockade and the 243 measures applied by the previous government, and that today are in force in the midst of the pandemic of COVID-19.

Similarly, if there is a genuine interest, the country would reestablish consular services and family reunification, Rodríguez Parrilla insisted.

“If Sec. Blinken were interested in the human rights of Cubans, he would lift the economic blockade and the 243 measures applied by the previous government, in force today in the midst of # COVID19. It would restore consular services and family reunification,” he tweeted.

In his prerecorded speech, Blinken assured that they would continue to advocate for the human rights of the Cuban people, including the right to freedom of expression and assembly; while they would condemn the supposed repression that exists on the island.

Although the United States says it cares about the Cuban people, the cruel policy of the blockade has been deliberately intensified during COVID-19, making it difficult to access the necessary medicines, supplies and equipment, and causing suffering, deprivation and deficiencies for families. Cuban. (ACN) (Photo: File)