Release from the PCP Press Office

For the immediate end of the criminal US blockade against Cuba

Today, June 23, the United Nations General Assembly will vote for the 29th. time a resolution calling for the end of the blockade imposed by the United States of America against the Republic of Cuba.

The criminal economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed 62 years ago by the US against Cuba and the Cuban people constitutes an unacceptable coercive measure against a sovereign State, adopted unilaterally and with an extraterritorial character, and which openly affronts the principles of the United Nations Charter and International Law.

The blockade imposed by the US directly attacks the sovereignty of Cuba and attacks the rights of the Cuban people, namely seeking to prevent economic and social development, including access to essential goods in terms of health, food, education, sports or culture, resulting in heavy damages and consequences for Cuba and the Cuban people.

It is particularly serious that the Trump Administration has cruelly intensified the measures of the blockade in the context of the pandemic and that the current Biden Administration maintains them.

It is demanded that the Portuguese government adopt a clear attitude of condemning the US policy of interference and aggression against Cuba and demand an immediate end to the criminal US blockade against this Caribbean country.

The PCP salutes the Communist Party of Cuba and the Cuban people for their resistance and determination in the face of the violent US policy and reaffirms its solidarity with their struggle in defence of the right to sovereignly decide their path free from any foreign interference and pursue the socialist construction.

Reaffirming the demand for the end of the criminal economic, commercial and financial blockade of the US against Cuba, the PCP calls for participation in the concentration "To end the blockade of the US against Cuba", which takes place today, the 23rd., at 18:00, in Largo de Camões, in Lisbon.

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