Beyond borders and blockade: Cuba's influence in the Caribbean.
Basseterre, October 17, 2023. “Beyond borders and blockade: Cuba's influence in the Caribbean” was the imposed foots for members of the Cuban Alumni Association, together with Cuban diplomats in Saint Kitts and Nevis, who addressed the issue of the blockade imposed on the largest island of the Antilles, from another perspective.
The lecture, by Engineer Kevin Bennett, within the framework of the celebration of the eighteenth graduation of Saint Kitts and Nevis nationals who graduated from Cuban universities, addressed not only the hostile policy of the United States government against Cuba for more than 60 years, but the way in which despite the obstacles, this island has exerted a positive influence on the Caribbean through solidarity and cooperation, elements that have distinguished its relationship with the sister nations of the area.
Bennet, on the other hand, referred to other elements of Cuban culture that have influenced the background of the rest of the Caribbean and today is part of many of its distinctive features.
The condemnation of the blockade and the unwavering position of the people and government of Saint Kitts and Nevis against this policy, was expressed by the speakers who participated, among whom the Prime Minister of the Federation, Honorable Dr. Terrance Drew, and the president of the Cuban Alumni Association, Hollis Prentice.
Ambassador David Rivero, for his part, expressed the total determination of his government, which despite the economic challenges posed by the effects of this cruel policy, will continue to give the same priority to the collaboration program developed by the Cuban Revolution.
Also present at the event were family and friends of the graduates, members of the Saint Kitts and Nevis-Cuba friendship associations, Cuban residents and Cuban Medical Brigade.
(EmbaCuba San Cristóbal y Nieves- Cubaminrex)