HAVANA, Cuba, Aug 13 (ACN) Progressive organizations in the United States created the Alliance for Cuba Engagement and Respect (Acere), aimed at advocating for the lifting of the economic, financial and commercial blockade imposed by the United States against the Caribbean nation.
One of the founders, Medea Benjamin, explained the initiative arose after Donald Trump increased the sanctions against the Cuba, especially in the context of the coronavirus pandemic that is devastating the world.
Those sanctions "are simply evil and cruel," criticizing also that the U.S. Congress is doing nothing to stop this, published Thursday on its website the multinational teleSUR, Benjamin added.
Regarding the Acere initiative, he said it will try to show that there are a large and determined number of U.S. groups totally opposed to the blockade and determined to do something about it.
More than 130 organizations signed Acere's first action, with the aim of supporting two amendments introduced in Congress by Democratic Representative Bobby Rush to ease restrictions on food, medicine and remittances to Cuba, he concluded.