Cubans in Europe ask the U.S. to lift sanctions against Cuba after hurricane

Edited by Catherin López
2022-10-20 20:08:43


Cubans in Europe ask the U.S. to lift sanctions against Cuba after hurricane


London, Oct 20 (RHC) On Thursday, Cubans living in Europe sent letters to the U.S. embassies in their respective countries to ask for the lifting of economic sanctions against the Caribbean nation after the passage of Hurricane Ian.


In the case of the United Kingdom, the initiative is supported by Cubans in the UK, and according to Prensa Latina, the letters were sent to coincide with the celebration of Cuban Culture Day, to symbolically demonstrate the identity and feelings of the diaspora towards the country where they were born.


Furthermore, as a result of the devastating losses caused by Hurricane Ian in the western part of the island, especially in the province of Pinar del Rio, on September 27, Cubans living in Panama wrote to the U.S. Embassy in that Central American nation.


The text requested that diplomatic headquarters send President Joe Biden a petition to authorize essential commercial, economic and financial operations, to assist the victims and restore affected areas.


The initiative was immediately shared by several associations of Cubans around the world who have ties with their homeland and know firsthand the difficulties derived from the unilateral blockade imposed by the United States on the Caribbean Island for more than 60 years, explained Cubans in the UK.


Hurricane Ian caused partial or total damage to more than 100,000 homes, destroyed the power and communications lines in the affected provinces, and caused considerable damage to agriculture, health centers, schools, industries, and other important facilities.


Last Tuesday, Washington announced that it will deliver a humanitarian aid package valued at two million dollars through the International Red Cross to support the victims of the storm in Cuba, a gesture that was thanked by Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez.


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