Argentine President calls for an end to the blockade against Cuba and Venezuela    September 5th    September 5th

Argentine President calls for an end to the blockade against Cuba and Venezuela September 5th September 5th

Argentine President Alberto Fernández spoke this Friday in favor of ending the blockade imposed by the United States government on the peoples of Cuba and Venezuela, while calling for the unity of the Latin American continent.

The South American President called for an end to the White House’s harsh coercive measures during a seminar held by the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac).

In this sense, the head of state reiterated: “We must also work to end the blockades on this continent. We have blocked two countries and that is inexcusable.”

Fernández pointed out that Cuba had suffered the effects of the economic, trade and financial blockade for “more than six decades”, while noting that “Venezuela is now also” sanctioned.

Accordingly, the head of the Casa Rosada specified that “we hope that this will end soon”, while expressing that the blockade against Venezuela must end so that its people can “choose freely as they wish”.

Similarly, he highlighted the achievements of Cuban science, in particular its ability to produce vaccines against Covid-19, recalling that the West Indies country was unable to commercialize medicines on a large scale due to the consequences of the blockade.

Likewise, Fernández called for Latin American integration through greater institutionalization of CELAC so that “it becomes a place where we can make decisions that all countries will later have to submit to”.

The seminar, entitled “The Future of Inclusion: Unity in Diversity”, held at the Kirchner Cultural Center in Buenos Aires (capital), was attended by several presidents, former presidents and leaders of the region.