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Venezuelan President reiterates rejection of blockade against Cuba

HAVANA, Cuba, Feb 8 (ACN) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro reiterated on Sunday his condemnation of the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States on Cuba.

"Fifty-nine years after the genocidal U.S. blockade against Cuba, we exalt the resistance of the heirs of José Martí.

We raise our voice to demand the lifting and cessation of this criminal policy that threatens the human rights of the noble Cuban people. Enough of imperial aggression," the president wrote in a message on the social network Twitter.

Social organizations around the world have mobilized to demand the end of the blockade, intensified by the outgoing administration of former President Donald Trump, Prensa Latina news agency Prensa Latina reported today from Caracas.

Since November 24, 1992, the United Nations General Assembly has pronounced itself against the measure in almost unanimous votes in favor of its elimination.

The siege policy has been rejected in 28 consecutive votes by the UN member countries, and in May of this year, support is expected again for the resolution: Necessity of putting an end to the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States of America against Cuba.

On February 3, 1962, the then president of the United States, John F. Kennedy, signed Executive Order 3447 which made the blockade against the Caribbean nation official.

Since then, that unilateral policy has made the economic development of the island impossible with losses valued at around 144.4 billion dollars, according to official figures.

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