Descemer Bueno calls for an end to the US blockade against Cuba

Edited by Damian Donestevez
2020-04-08 13:39:50


Havana, April 8, 2020 (RHC) – Renowned Cuban singer-songwriter, Descemer Bueno, has published on his official Facebook account his desire that the US government lift the economic, commercial and financial blockade against the island.

At a time when the world lives a complex situation with the novel coronavirus, he said: ‘the US blocks the entry of aid to Cuba of the most basic things we need, such as masks and medicines, food and artificial ventilators,’ denounced the popular musician and composer, regarding the US authorities’ attitude to prevent the entry into the Caribbean nation of a donation from Jack Ma, founder of Alibaba, the Chinese electronic giant.

Descemer Bueno urges Cubans living in that country to demand an end to the cruel policy, since Cuba is a nation that right now is helping other countries that are also fighting Covid-19. ‘I am very sure,’ he added, ‘that Cuba would not hesitate to send doctors to New York at the same time that they are blocking us.’

The post, which generated 3,186 comments in less than 24 hours and was shared around 850 times, was received by countless followers with satisfaction. ‘Its rancor - referring to US government - is so that it exceeds the needs of the majority of Cubans (...)’. ‘Cuba will overcome the virus with or without a blockade!,’ said a follower of the social media.

However, the singer-songwriter was the target of some offensive comments, as was Cuban singer, Israel Rojas, a little over a week ago, for expressing his disagreement with the blockade.  Descemer has been branded as having a ‘double standard’, accused of defending the interests of his ‘communist friends’ and threatened that no one will go to his concerts in that country, the same one that, not long ago, received a donation from Jack Ma.

This is not the first attack the musician receives. His name appears on a black list of Cuban artists, including Haila, Jacob Forever, Gente de Zona and many others who, at the end of 2019, were the targets of concert cancellations in the United States.


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