10/14/13 - Prensa Latina - International Community Supports Lifting of US Blockade against Cuba
14 de octubre de 2013, 15:00Havana, Oct 14 (Prensa Latina) The next vote at
the United Nations of a project demanding the US to lift the blockade that
has kept for more than half a century against Cuba, is preceded by numerous
expressions of support of the international community.
Presidential summits, United Nations Commission on Human Rights and the UN
General Assembly have been one of the places where the world's public
opinion has condemned the blockade to the island.
The 21st Summit of the African Union, held last May in Addis Abeba demanded
the lifting of the commercial, financial and economic blockade against
Organizations like Europe-Third World Centre, the International Association
of Democratic Lawyers and the American Association of Jurists also issued a
joint declaration condemning the blockade.
Earlier this year, during the presentation of Cuba in the universal
periodic review mechanism of the Human Rights Council, 22 delegations
criticized the blockade and considered it an obstacle to the realization of
human rights in the Caribbean nation.
The Fifth Summit of Heads of State and/or Government of the Association of
Caribbean States, held in Haiti, demanded to end the isolation of one of
its member states.
Meanwhile the First Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean
States (CELAC ) meeting in Chile earlier this year, issued a special
statement condemning the policy of siege to the island.
On paragraph 6 of the Declaration of Santiago , issued by the first summit
CELAC - EU rejects the unilateral coercive measures, that go against
international rights and the extraterritorial provisions of Washington
against states, entities and individuals related to Havana.
That project became a resolution last year, with 188 countries in favor.
Only The United States, Israel and Palau declared themselves against it,
while Micronesia and Marshall Islands abstained.
The Group of 77 and China, the Non-Aligned Movement, the CELAC, the
Caribbean Community, the Organization of the Islamic Conference, the
African Group and MERCOSUR, along with other 17 delegations declared
themselves to be in favor of the resolution presented by Cuba.
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