In a form circulating on social networks, the group called on friends and fraternal organizations with Havana to ratify with their signature the demand that the administration of Joe Biden put an end to an unjust measure that ended the blockade imposed more than six decades ago tightened.
The young lawyer Lilian Ruiz reiterated on the social network X (formerly Twitter) that Cuba is alive and resisting despite the hostile policies and other unilateral measures of the White House.
The illegal inclusion of Cuba on this biased list was ordered by former President Donald Trump (2017-2021) a few days before his term expired in January 2021, and he did so “to punish and strangle the Cuban people,” according to other activists.
The Antillean state was removed from the list of state sponsors of terrorism in 2015 during the final phase of Barack Obama’s administration (2009-2017), but Trump restored it as one of the last acts in office and in line with the policy of maximum pressure that was applied in relation to Cuba.
On that day, the digital platforms of the isthmus also echoed the message of Colombian President Gustavo Petro, who asked to remove Cuba from the misclassification prepared by Washington.
According to the President, the inclusion of the Caribbean country in this list is due to the request of the government of Iván Duque to the United States.
He explained that the excuse was that the peace negotiators with the National Liberation Army (ELN), as agreed with the government of Juan Manuel Santos, could not be handed over as hostages as requested by Duque.
Petro stressed that the consequence of Duque’s betrayal of the Colombian government’s promises is that today most of the medicines that need to be imported for the lives of boys and girls cannot reach Cuba.