CARICOM Condemns US Economic Blockade against Cuba
CUBA, December 9th, 2010.- The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) condemned in Jamaica on Thursday the US economic blockade against Cuba, on the occasion of the 38th anniversary of the Cuba-CARICOM Day.
According to Prensa Latina news agency, Jamaica’s Prime Minister and CARICOM’s outgoing chairman Bruce Golding said that he will continue fighting for the lifting of the economic blockade.
The real objective of the economic, financial and commercial blockade, imposed by the United States on the Island for almost 50 years, is to bring hunger, diseases and desperation to the Cuban people.
Golding noted that the blockade hinders Cuba’s development and its upturn, a situation that is aggravated by the current world crisis.
He highlighted that Cuba has become an example for the rest of the Latin American countries.
The Jamaican Prime Minister restated CARICOM’s will to consolidate and expand the strong friendship, cooperation, and solidarity bonds with the Island.
This time, Cuba and CARICOM are celebrating the decision, in 1972, by Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, Guyana, and Jamaica to establish diplomatic relations with the Island, putting an end to Cuba’s isolation in the international arena.
Every three years, the member states hold summits to analyze and widen cooperation and integration projects in the fields of education, health, energy and trade, among others.
These cooperation programs made possible, up to present day, the training of more than 3,000 Caribbean professionals in Cuban schools. During all these years, Cuban health, education, and technical specialists have offered free services in the Caribbean. (Cubaminrex-RHC)