US Solidarity Network Urges Obama to Lift Blockade on Cuba
Havana, Nov 14 (ACN-RHC) The U.S.National Network on Cuba (NNOC) urged President Barack Obama to listen to the international community and lift all commercial and financial restrictions on the island.
For 21 years in a row, the international community has voted against the financial, commercial and economic blockade against Cuba, reads a declaration by the organization in solidarity with the Caribbean nation.
The document recalled that the over-50-year economic siege has inflicted unnecessary damage and suffering on the Cuban people, a situation that even worsened with the recent impact on the island by hurricane Sandy.
“The US Network on Cuba sends an urgent call to your administration so that you make a humanitarian gesture and lift the restrictions on credits and trade imposed on the Caribbean nation,” said the document.
“Such an action would allow the Cuban people to have more possibilities to purchase medicines, foods, construction materials, machinery and equipment necessary to recover from the recent disaster.”
The document also stated, “We refuse to become passive witnesses of this unfair USpolicy particularly after the natural disaster inflicted damage Cuba.”