HAVANA, Cuba, Nov 8 (ACN) As every year, the international community is celebrating today another Cuban victory against the U.S. blockade at the United Nations (UN), where 187 nations voted this Thursday in favor of the elimination of this meddling policy, against three and two abstentions.
Nicolas Maduro, president of Venezuela, wrote on Twitter that "the free people of the world once again reject the criminal blockade that affects the lofty Cuban people. It is a triumph of dignity and extraordinary moral force. Long live Cuba! Long live Marti! Long live Fidel!
In Brazil, a nation that voted negatively against Cuba's demand to eliminate the North American blockade, former president Dilma Rousseff also congratulated the Cuban people and government for another international victory.
Paulo Pimenta, leader of the Workers Party bench in Brazil's Chamber of Representatives, described as shameful the vote of Jair Bolsonaro's government in the United Nations in favor of maintaining the blockade against the Caribbean nation.
Bolivian President Evo Morales said on Twitter: "We celebrate Cuba's new victory, the 28th since 1992, at the #UN against the economic, commercial and financial blockade unilaterally imposed by the US in reprisal for its release from imperialism. 187 countries of the world reject this attempt against the Cuban people".
The Russian agency Sputnik highlights the support received by Cuba at the UN, as well as the speech of the Cuban Foreign Minister, Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla, who expressed that the blockade also violates the human rights and civil freedoms of U.S. citizens to whom it unjustly and arbitrarily limits the freedom to travel to Cuba.
The members of the Caribbean Community (Caricom), also praised the Cuban victory, and demanded the end of the blockade, when, speaking in plenary, three of its members described Washington's policy as anachronistic.
The Colombian Movement of Solidarity with Cuba highlighted this country's new victory at the UN, where the vast majority of nations supported a resolution to end the blockade imposed by the United States.