Auckland.- On the afternoon of Friday, June 7th, members of the Cuba Friendship Society in Auckland held a protest in front of the consulate General of the United States in that city, to condemn the new measures announced by Washington, which reinforce the economic, commercial and financial blockade and are part of the recent escalation of this American administration against the Caribbean nation.
The participants made a call to the U.S. government to reverse these new measures and end an embargo that for nearly six decades has been negatively impacting the country's economy and constitutes a flagrant violation of the right of the Cuban people to development.
This demonstration is part of a set of actions coordinated by the Cuba Friendship Society in New Zealand, specifically the groups represented in Blackball, Christchurch, Auckland and Dunedin, which recently issued a statement requesting the support of the government of New Zealand in the fight against the blockade and for protection of business with Cuba. They also demanded the elimination of the illegal and extraterritorial Helms-Burton Act, following the recent decision of the US executive to confirm the activation of its title III. (Embacuba NZ)