Cuba appreciates Chile’s solidarity and support against the blockade

by-. Carmen Esquivel Saria


Santiago de Chile-. The delegation of the Cuban Institute for Friendship with Peoples (ICAP), visiting Chile today, thanked the Solidarity Movement for its support for the revolution and the struggle against the blockade imposed by the United States.

In a meeting with a broad representation of organizations, committees and groups that are part of the movement, ICAP Senior Vice President Noemi Rabaza praised the support here for the athletes who participated in the recent Pan American and Parapan American Games.

“We are happy with everything they are doing and what they will continue to do for Cuba,” said Rabaza, who heads the delegation that also visited Uruguay and Argentina.

He explained that his country is going through difficult times, and the government of US President Joe Biden is maintaining a policy of maximum pressure by continuing the 243 measures imposed by Donald Trump, which affect all sectors.

He denounced that the application of Title III of the Helms-Burton Act, which promotes bypassing the territorial blockade, and the inclusion of Cuba in the false list of countries that supposedly sponsor terrorism, makes banking transactions difficult and attempts to stifle the economy.

Lilia Zamora, Director of Latin America and the Caribbean at the International Latin American Institute and a member of the delegation, referred to the international campaign that Cuba is experiencing and resisting, which seeks to reach one million signatures to demand that the United States exclude the Caribbean country from that unilateral list.

Zamora highlighted the work of the Latin American and Caribbean Continental Network in Solidarity with Cuba, which will hold its first meeting in Mexico in 2025.

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He also discussed working with young people and the creation of the Youth Band in Solidarity with Cuba, which is now being organized for the second time and in which members from several countries in the region participate.

The meeting, which was held at the Alejandro Lipshutz Institute of Science in the capital, was attended by musicians Sergio Gutierrez and Leo Candia.

Rosario Rodríguez, First Secretary of the Cuban Embassy in Chile, other members of the diplomatic mission, and representatives of the Residents Here Organization Raises Cubanas also participated.

The ICAP delegation began its visit on Monday by honoring the late President Salvador Allende and carried out an intense work schedule that included meetings with the Popular Propaganda Brigade and the Construction Union.

She was also received by the head of the Chilean Communist Party, Lautaro Carmona, and members of that organization’s Committee on Political and International Relations.

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