Demanded End of U.S. Economic Blockade of Cuba
HAVANA, Cuba, Dec 9 (acn) The
leaders of the member nations of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM)
demanded on Thursday the end of U.S.’s almost 50-year-old economic,
financial and trade blockade of Cuba.
During his speech at
the Fourth Cuba-CARICOM Summit —held on Thursday in
Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago—, the president of this
organization, the Prime Minister of Saint Kitts and Nevis,
highlighted every nation’s right to sovereignty and self
Douglas reiterated the demand by all CARICOM countries so that
ends this unilateral policy that has caused economic losses to
Cuba to the
tune of 975 billion dollars.
The Declaration of Port-of-Spain —approved during the summit by
of state and government— also condemns the implementation by the
Government of unilateral and coercive laws and measures that
U.N. Charter, international law, and the principles of
Finally, on behalf of all the nations of the region, Douglas
to the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro.