Spanish Groups: USA, Stop Blockade on Cuba
SPAIN, May 9, 2010. More than 50 Spanish associations demanded on Sunday in this city that the United States lifted the prolonged blockade imposed on Cuba and the release of five Cuban anti-terrorist fighters unfairly imprisoned in that northern country since 1998.
Both demands are included in the final resolution of the 11th State Meeting of Solidarity with Cuba, in which about 200 representatives from movements supporting the Caribbean nation throughout Spain gathered in this Valencian city this weekend.
The document accuses Barack Obama's administration of applying the same aggressive policy of his predecessors regarding Cuba that are financed by mercenaries in and out of the island, and the protection of confessed terrorists as Luis Posada Carriles.
The friendship groups demanded the Spanish government to promote within the European Union (EU) abolition of the so-called Common Position, approved in 1996 at the request of Jose Maria Aznar, former head of the Spanish executive.
With that measure and an arbitrary and hypocritical attitude, the EU imposed sanctions on Cuba under US pressures, proving the subordination of its foreign policy to the northern powerful nation's orders, the note says.
According to them, that position adopted by the 27 EU members does not represent the European people's real feelings of friendship and solidarity towards the Caribbean island. (Cubaminrex- PL)