Cuban Commandante and President Fidel Castro speaking with Guinean President Ahmed Sekou Toure. The two anti-imperialists and socialist leaders made tremendous contributions to the international struggle for peace and justice., a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr.
Havana. September 28, 2012
UN: condemnation of blockade growing
NEW YORK, Sept. 27.—Rejection of the U.S. blockade of Cuba is increasing in the speeches of heads of state and government participating in the UN General Assembly debate.
Prime Minister Winston Baldwin Spencer of Antigua and Barbuda spoke strongly in this context, and demanded that Washington immediately and unconditionally lift the blockade against the people of Cuba.
It is time to move toward a new page of peace, cooperation and understanding, he affirmed on the third day of debates.
Vice President Danny Faure of Seychelles called for the demolition of all barriers affecting trade, such as the economic blockade of Cuba.
President Donald Rabindranauth Ramotar of Guyana asked for his strong opposition to the U.S. blockade to be put on record and highlighted Cuba’s advances in development.
The President of Equatorial Guinea, Teodoro Obiang Nguema, said that measures like the blockade cause suffering to the population and are in contradiction with the Millennium Goals adopted by the United Nations.
Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller condemned the long economic and commercial blockade of Cuba and emphasized its negative and severe effect on the country’s growth and development.
The Prime Minister of Lesotho, Thomas Motosoahae Thabane, criticized the fact that the petition to lift the U.S. blockade of Cuba has gone unheard for 20 years.
"Our thoughts are with the exceptional people of Cuba," he stated. (PL)