South African EFF party condemns strengthening of US blockade against Cuba

Partido EFF

EFF CONDEMNS USA DECISION TO SUSPEND US COMMERCIAL FLIGHTS TO CUBA AS PART OF ITS SANCTIONS

Saturday, 26 October, 2019

The EFF condemns Donald Trumps' administration for its recent senseless decision to escalate sanctions on Cuba by suspending flights to nine destinations from the USA to Cuba. This is in an attempt to punish the Cuban flourishing tourism economy.

The USA stated that the sanctions are meant "to further the (Trump) Administration's policy of strengthening the economic consequences to the Cuban regime for its ongoing repression of the Cuban people and its support for Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela."

This is pure imperialism, bullying and an infringement of the Cuban right to exist equally amongst nations of the world. Why does the USA feel it to be its place to speak and act on behalf of Cubans? There has never been an international solidarity movement by Cuban people that asks the world to impose sanctions on Cuba. The USA has decided to do this, on its own, for over half a century because Cuba does not comply with its way of life. The people of Cuba have lived under an illegal, ill-conceived and absolutely futile trade embargo imposed by the racist and imperialist governments of the USA since the 1950's all because they chose socialism over capitalist greed.

We send our solidarity to the Cuban people and their government. We call on African countries, as well as all countries of the global South to develop direct flights to Cuba so that the world should not depend on the insane USA president to visit Cuba. We also call on South Africans and People's of the world in general to defy Donald Trump and plan their 2019 vacation and holidays in Cuba.

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