Cuba in United Kingdom

Over 50 MPs call on government to oppose US blockade of Cuba

MORE than 50 MPs are calling for the British government to intervene against the US blockade of Cuba.

They want Britain to join the international outcry demanding suspension of the illegal blockade which is preventing delivery of medicines and equipment to combat the Covid-19 epidemic.

Labour MP Grahame Morris, chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Cuba, co-ordinated a letter to Foreign Secretary and acting Prime Minister Dominic Raab urging the government to make a public statement and raise the issue with the US government.

PRESS RELEASE: British MPs call for US blockade to be suspended during coronavirus pandemic

Fifty one British members of parliament have written to Dominic Raab, the UK Foreign Secretary and acting Prime Minister to call for the US blockade of Cuba to be temporarily suspended during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Grahame Morris MP, Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Cuba, coordinated the letter which asks the British government to make a public statement and to raise the issue directly with its counterparts in the United States’ government.

The Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs rejects alleged drug trafficking operations through diplomatic note

On 13th April 2020, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba has issued a diplomatic note to the Embassy of the United States in Havana rejecting a statement published in an article by Newsweek magazine on 3rd April 2020 attributed to a "high official" of the United States Department of Defence and according to whom "the United States Intelligence Community has evidence" that drugs are trafficked between Venezuela and Cuba.

Cubans in the UK demand an end to the US blockade

Cuba is making an extraordinary effort to face this covid-19 pandemic. The country tries to save lives inside and outside its borders. Currently, all Cuban and foreign patients in Cuba suffering from the symptoms of COVID-19 are treated in hospitals, including thousands of people suspected of incubating this new coronavirus. Medical students guided by their professors are carrying out national surveys to identify the most vulnerable and high-risk people, as part of preventive medicine, a characteristic of the Cuban health system.