Black Lives Matter issued a press release Wednesday blaming the U.S. for the deprivation which resulted in hundreds of Cubans taking to the streets in anti-government protests on Sunday, and demanded that President Biden carry the financial embargo in opposition to the Communist nation.
BLM alleged that the “merciless and inhumane” embargo coverage, reasonably than the Cuban regime, has interfered with the folks’s proper to self-determination and lies “on the coronary heart” of Cuba’s turmoil.
1000’s of Cubans marched in demonstration over the weekend to air their grievances with meals and medication shortages, energy outages, and the sluggish COVID vaccination distribution — however primarily to demand an finish to the communist dictatorship.
The BLM assertion suggests the protestors are rejecting the unfairness of the U.S. moratorium on commerce with Cuba, which it claims has yielded insufficient medical provides and COVID vaccines, regardless of chants on the street for “Libertad” and different slogans repudiating the authoritarian regime of president Miguel Diaz-Canel.
“Since 1962, america has compelled ache and struggling on the folks of Cuba by reducing off meals, medication and provides, costing the tiny island nation an estimated $130 billion,” the assertion learn.
“The folks of Cuba are being punished by the U.S. authorities as a result of the nation has maintained its dedication to sovereignty and self-determination,” it provides.
Whereas the Obama administration had relaxed the embargo with Cuba, the succeeding Trump administration largely reinstated and tightened it.
The assertion accuses america of attempting to squash the Cuban folks’s makes an attempt to liberate themselves and “crush this Revolution” for many years. It praises the Cuban authorities for traditionally exhibiting “solidarity with oppressed peoples of African descent,” regardless of its lengthy report of committing egregious human rights abuses in opposition to its personal residents and political dissenters.
Ignoring the brutality and oppression perpetrated by the Cuban tyranny, BLM concludes that america’ embargo on Cuba constitutes a “blatant human rights violation.”
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