Nuria Barbosa León – Granma. – Cubans in the UK have condemned the theft of financial funds collected to donate to Cuba on social networks to help repair damage caused by the fire at the Matanzas supertanker base.
British solidarity organization Cubans in the UK condemned the theft on social networks of funds collected to donate to Cuba to help repair damage caused by the fire at the Matanzas supertanker base.
They blame the criminal economic, commercial, and financial blockade of the United States against the Cuban people for this type of action. “While we thought we had found a crack in sanctions, sending humanitarian aid to Cuba, the Stripe payment management platform blocked our account after confirming that we could use their service and when we had received about a thousand Euros were collected online”, says the text released in multiple languages by Denisky Acosta.
It adds that to hide the reason for that decision and avoid any legal dispute, the Stripe payment gateway’s directors argued a slew of justifications such as: “financial crime, money laundering, high risk, terrorism, etc.”
In the call, broadcast by the Cubans.org.uk site, he assured that the funds would be used to obtain solutions for sprays, antibiotics, pain relievers and dressing materials, something that Cuba lacks due to the blockade’s prohibition. Planted for six decades planted on a Caribbean island.
Earlier, the solidarity organization that brought together Cubans living in the United Kingdom condemned that other virtual platforms (GoFundMe, JustGiven and Crowfunder UK) also prevented them from raising funds for the victims of the Matanzas fire.
They insist on accusing British banks and other financial institutions of being involved in the US blockade of the Caribbean island, despite the fact that a law passed by London in 1980 required UK companies to comply with such a supernatural law. was made illegal.