The Workers Party of Ireland condemns the recent declaration by the US government announcing severe economic sanctions against Cuba. After the Cuban Revolution the US National Security Council (NSC) considered means to overthrow the Revolution and to reverse its gains, including terrorism against Cuba and its citizens and economic, commercial, and financial restrictions on the country. The US blockade against Cuba, first introduced in 1962, already constitutes the longest economic sanctions against any country in history.
Cease the economic, commercial and financial blockade against the Cuban people.
On April 17 - date that marks the beginning of the defeat of the mercenary invasion of Playa Girón - was chosen by the United States Government to announce new sanctions against Cuba to intensify even more the commercial and financial economic blockade imposed by six decades .