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Caribbean Community - call for lifting of blockade

The leadership of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) described Cuba’s resistance to the US economic blockade exemplary and urged its immediate end.

Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister and CARICOM pro tempore President Baldwin Spencer called the blockade relic of the past that subsists despite general international rejection and expressed the hope that the new US Administration would consign the measure to history, noting that four Caribbean states had challenged the embargo 36 years ago, when they established diplomatic ties with Cuba.

Spencer also noted the Cuban government and people’s resistance to hostilities of the United States and the three hurricanes that ravaged the Island in recent months.

Cuban President Raul Castro opened the summit, which is scheduled to run for two days, on Monday.

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