In Trinidad and Tobago, the effects of the policies of the Blockade against Cuba were denounced. The Cuban Ambassador presented Cuba’s report to the United Nations.

17 October, Port of Spain – With the presence of the main members of the Trinidadian press, including the three Trinidadian newspapers with national coverage, diplomats and officials of the Cuban medical brigade in the Caribbean country, presided over by the Cuban Ambassador Guillermo Vázquez Moreno, the Cuban report to the United Nations on the implementation of the Cuban Resolution 72/4 “Necessity to end the economic, commercial and financial blockade of the United States against Cuba” was presented.

In his speech, the Cuban Ambassador recalled the current international context in which the policies of the blockade are developed, based on the resurgence of the main measures that support the US Blockade against Cuba and on the backward movement of the limited actions of rapprochement between both countries, by the current administration of that country. The Cuban diplomat emphasized the genocidal and inhumane character, for which he referred to various effects of the blockade during 2017 on the main sectors of Cuba's socio-economic life, including health and education. He also thanked the people and government of Trinidad and Tobago for their permanent support in the international battle for the lifting of this arbitrary and absurd policy of the Cold War.

The program of the event included the intervention of Dr. Laura González, head of the Cuban medical brigade in Trinidad and Tobago, and Ana Martínez, commercial counsellor of the Embassy of Cuba. Both exposed the main effects of the Blockade policies in the sectors of public health and commerce, respectively.

The solidarity movement, in the words of the president of "Friends of Cuba in Trinidad and Tobago, took the opportunity to issue a statement in which he reiterates his support for Cuba, in which he concludes by demanding that the US government stop its aggression and collective punishment. to Cuba and the Cuban people and eliminate the economic blockade now, in addition to adhering to the decisions of the General Assembly of the United Nations and the overwhelming opinions of the international community. "

The journalists had the opportunity to ask questions related to the impact of the Blockade on regional trade and bilateral cooperation between Cuba and Trinidad and Tobago, which were duly answered by the organizers.


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