Give Cuba an equal chance

Author: Donald Ramotar,  Former President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana

Since July 11, 2021, the international press has been reporting on the demonstrations that have been taking place in Cuba. This is due to the difficult economic situation that has been imposed on that country.

Declaration by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

On July 1, 2021, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken submitted his department’s ‘2020 Trafficking in Persons Report’, a document which, in common with others of the kind published by the Department, entirely lacks international or moral authority; it is a vehicle purely for false accusations and political blackmail.

Address by the minister of Foreign Affairs of Cuba, Bruno Rodriguez to present draft resolution Necessity of Ending the Economic, Commercial and Financial Blockade imposed by the United States of America against Cuba. New York, June 23. 2021

Your Excellency Mr. Chairman;

Your Excellencies Permanent Representatives;


In 2020, Cuba, like the rest of the world, was faced with the singular challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic.  The US Administration took on the virus as an ally in its merciless non-conventional war; it deliberately and opportunistically stepped up the economic, commercial, and financial blockade, bringing about losses for the country in the amount of around 5 billion dollars.     

Guyana demands to put an end the blockade of the United States against Cuba

Guyana, June 19, 2021. This morning, the health collaborators met at the headquarters of the Cuban Medical Brigade in Leonora, as well as members of the solidarity movement, among them a group of students from the “Richard Ishmael” Basic Secondary, Cuban residents, and Embassy officials to demand the end of the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States on Cuba for more than sixty years.

The event was presided by the Ambassador, Narciso Reinaldo Amador Socorro, the President of the Guyana-Cuba Solidarity Movement, Mr. Halim Kahn, and the Chief of the Medical Brigade, Dr. Ineldo Ruiz Arcia.

Addressing those present on behalf of his companions, the young Guyanese student, Jamol Haynes, said: "... the struggle has been going on for many years, the world condemns the inhuman and cruel blockade that Cuba is suffering and has said enough."

The Ambassador thanked the permanent and steady solidarity of the Guyanese people and affirmed that on June 23, at the United Nations, the international community will once again demand to put an end to the criminal blockade of the United States against Cuba.


The farce of the debate on Cuba in the European Parliament

Brussels, 7 June 2021.  The European Parliament has scheduled for Tuesday, 8th  June an artificial debate on what it is pleased to call “the political and human rights situation in Cuba” If this body indeed decides to discuss Cuba, the debate should clearly center on the massive, flagrant, and systematic violation of the human rights of the entire Cuban population resulting from the genocidal, immoral and illegal economic, commercial and financial blockade maintained by Washington against our country for over 60 years.