The US intensified the blockade on Cuba when the pandemic broke out in an effort to wreck the Cuban economy and destabilise the country. Despite these conditions, Cuba was the only country in the region with the capacity to produce its own vaccines to combat Covid-19, and was at the forefront of international solidarity in the times of pandemic. However, the pressure on the economy led to a situation where there have been sporadic protests by some Cubans who have been displaying their dissatisfaction in public.
Tuesday, July 13, 2021
Communist Party of India (Marxist) and Communist Party of India have issued the following joint statement:
USA Must Lift the Inhuman Criminal Blockade of Cuba
A section of the people of Cuba are demonstrating on problems created by the US economic blockade. The Cuban government and the Communist Party of Cuba have reached out to them.
The Central Committee
Communist Party of Cuba
On behalf of the National Council of the Communist Party of India, and my own behalf I convey warm fraternal greetings to the leadership and delegates at the VIII Congress of the Communist Party of Cuba which will take place from April 16 to 19, 2021 at Havana.
The Central Committee of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) condemns the Trump administration’s decision to designate Cuba as a ‘State sponsor of terrorism’. It demands the Biden administration to immediately reverse this categorisation, which is far from truth. On the contrary, Cuba, in these times of pandemic was actively engaged in saving human lives by sending its medical personnel to far off lands. Cuba is lauded by the people all over the world for its yeoman services in providing humanitarian assistance.