Cuba Condemns U.S. Blockade in International Labor Organization Meeting

PERU,  October 15, 2014.  Cuba denounced here today in a Latin American labor meeting the unfair and immoral U.S. blockade imposed for over half a century on Cuba.The denunciation was made by Deputy Labor Minister of Cuba, Odalys Gonzalez, in the 18th Regional American Meeting of the International Labor Organization (ILO).

After highlighting her country's efforts and achievements in the social and economic fields, Gonzalez said this has demanded great effort from all the Cuban workers, who "suffer directly the heavy damages" caused by the blockade.

Genesis of the U.S. Blockade against Cuba

On January 1st, 1959, the revolutionary struggle against the Cuban dictatorial regime ended victoriously. The revolutionary movement lead by Fidel Castro acceded to power.

The measures adopted by the Revolutionary Government to recover the Cuban wealth and destine it to the people constituted a mortal blow to the interests of the biggest North American monopolies which had plundered Cuban resources for more than half a century, and dominated the country.