The French association Cuba Linda organized a debate today at the Fête de l’Humanité to denounce the island’s inclusion in the one-sided list of countries supporting terrorism, a measure that reinforces the US blockade.
Representatives of French solidarity and cooperation organizations, journalist and writer Viktor Dedaj and members of the Cuban delegation to the political-cultural festival that the Paris region is hosting until tomorrow took part as panelists.
The first vice president of the National Institute of Sport, Physical Education and Leisure (Indians), Raúl Fornés, and the scientist Rolando Pérez, advisor to the presidency of the biotechnology company BioCubaFarma, explained the impact of the blockade imposed by Washington on all sectors of society.
In January 2021, a few days before leaving the White House, then-President Donald Trump re-added the Caribbean country to the terror list with the aim of tightening the economic, trade and financial blockade that had been in place for more than 60 years.
Both Fornés and Pérez pointed out that Cuba is a victim of terrorism and not a sponsor of this scourge.
In this context, they recalled the bomb sabotage, attacks on diplomats and biological warfare financed and carried out from US territory.
Dedaj, for his part, addressed the devastating financial consequences of being included in the list of sponsors of terrorism at the meeting on the second day of the Fête de l’Humanité.
This decision by Washington implies that banks in Europe and other continents are avoiding ties with Cuba in order not to face threats and sanctions.
The presidents of Cuba Coopération France, Victor Fernández, and of France Cuba, Fabrice Lecrerc, as well as Cuba’s political representative Linda, Rose-Marie Lou, condemned on behalf of their associations the blockade imposed on the island and the accusations of terrorism.
They also called for a joint action of solidarity with the largest of the Antilles and recognized the resistance of the Cuban people.