Exhibit of posters against the US blockade was inaugurated in New York

NEW YORK, October 13, 2017. In an environment where arts and music transported those present to Cuba, the #UnblockCuba exhibit was inaugurated at the Center for Cuban Studies in the City of New York. The exhibit showed the three award winning posters and other fifteen best works of the international Poster Contest bearing the same name, which official announcement was made in May of this year by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cuba and the National Design Office of Cuba.

The opening remarks were presented by Sandra Levinson, director and founder of the Center; who spoke about her travels to Cuba for more than 40 years and how the institution, through the visual arts and goldsmithing, has contributed to increasing knowledge about Cuba in the US financial capital, in a human and unprejudiced manner
On the other hand, the Permanent Representative of Cuba to the United Nations, Ambassador Anayansi Rodríguez Camejo, explained to the audience the importance of having such an exhibit in the United States, which shows not only that the US blockade imposed to the island is a cruel and unjust policy which violates the human rights of the Cuban people; but also that Cuba is not alone in its international claim, because the Cuban Revolution has not been alone either, as shown by the posters that decorate and belong to the Center hosting the exhibit.

The Cuban diplomat, besides explaining the details of the contest and the features of the winning works, took the opportunity to announce that next November 1, the United Nations General Assembly, will vote on Resolution 71/5 "Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States of America against Cuba," which in previous years has won the vote of the vast majority of the Member States of the United Nations.

The inauguration was attended by members of the Center for Cuban Studies, members of the Permanent Mission of Cuba to the UN, representatives of ALBA countries, and a representation of members of solidarity groups with Cuba, such as the July 26th Coalition, CubaSí and Casa de las Américas.

The exhibition will continue its journey through the United States, and will be presented in spaces such as the United Nations headquarters. (Cubaminrex-Permanent Mission of Cuba to the United Nation)

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