Mexico City, September 22.- The World Peace Council (WPC), meeting in Pachuca, capital of the Mexican state of Hidalgo, condemned the United States blockade of Cuba and its military bases in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Following up on the resolutions of the last Council assembly in Vietnam in November 2022, a regional meeting was held in Pachuca sponsored by the Mexican Movement for Peace and the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples.
The event was chaired by the Executive Secretary of the CMP, Iraklis Tsavdaridis, the host Rolando Brito. as well as Víctor Gaute López, vice president of ICAP.
Representatives and guests from the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Chile, Colombia, Venezuela, Cuba, Mexico, and virtually Brazil and Argentina participated.
Numerous topics were discussed, among them the defense of peace in correspondence with the postulates of the proclamation of Latin America and the Caribbean as a Zone of Peace, adopted by all States and Governments of the region in Havana in January 2014.
In addition, the complaint was made about the military bases of the United States and NATO, the economic, financial and commercial blockade imposed on Cuba, the hybrid and multiform war that the United States carries out against that island, Venezuela and Nicaragua, where tools are used. political, economic, financial, diplomatic and media.
Also solidarity with the people of Puerto Rico in their fight for independence, with the Argentine people in their legitimate right to sovereignty over the Malvinas Islands, as well as those of Peru, Bolivia, Guatemala, and the United States itself with the who fight against repression, exclusion and in defense of their human rights.
Taking all this into account, the Council made some thirty agreements for action in favor of peace, among which are promoting initiatives and campaigns in defense of the Proclamation of Latin America and the Caribbean as a Zone of Peace.
In addition, denounce the existence of more than 70 military bases of the United States and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), and the strengthening of the role of the Southern Command in the region.
For these reasons, the delegates decided to reactivate in the region of the Americas and the Caribbean the Global Campaign against these war facilities, to resume the Treaty of Tlatelolco that prohibits the possession of nuclear weapons in that geographical area, and to strive for the adoption of the Treaty of UN on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in the Hemisphere.
In addition, continue to demand the return of the territory illegally occupied by the United States Naval Base in Guantánamo, which dates back 120 years, the oldest, against the will of the Cuban people and government. (Text and photo: PL)