Thousands call on Biden to lift U.S. blockade of Cuba 

Edited by Ed Newman
2022-02-10 13:09:06


Washington, February 10 (RHC)-- Thousands of people have called on President Joe Biden to lift the U.S. blockade of Cuba during a Tweetathon held the day before, said activist Carlos Lazo, coordinator of the initiative, in a video sent to Prensa Latina.

The demand made through social networks was "instead of walls, what is needed today is to build bridges of love."  The messages from people in the United States, Cuba and other parts of the world went directly to Biden's Twitter account with the call to eliminate the coercive measures that cause suffering to the Cuban family, he explained. 

At the same time, Carlos Lazo thanked "all the people of good will who demanded the end of the blockade" and called to continue the battle for the end of the economic, commercial and financial siege imposed on the island for more than six decades. 

The Cuban professor living in Seattle, promoter of the Bridges of Love project, said in different public statements that the Democratic president continues to fail to fulfill his electoral campaign promises when he said that, if he reached the White House, he would reverse the failed policies towards Cuba of his predecessor Donald Trump. 

However, more than a year after taking office, he has made no progress on issues such as the reestablishment of family remittances, nor did he reopen the consular services interrupted by Trump. Nor did he allow U.S. citizens to travel to Cuba and direct flights to the different provinces of the Caribbean nation remain suspended. 

February 3rd marked the 60th anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 3447 by then President John F. Kennedy, with which the blockade was made official.



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