Fighting blockades & COVID-19: Why US sanctions in Latin America must end

NSCAG News | on: Sunday, 4 October 2020

Our webinar hosted jointly with the Cuba Solidarity Campaign and Venezuela Solidarity Campaign on 3rd October is now available to view here

Guest speakers at the event were

Counselor Julio Pujol, Deputy Head of Mission, Cuban Embassy

Sofia Clark, Master of International Law, Miguel d'Escoto Brockmann Centre for Development Studies, National Autonomous University of Nicaragua (UNAN)

Adán Chávez Frías - Vice President of International Affairs of the PSUV (Governing United Socialist Party,) former Minister of Education & brother of the late Hugo Chávez Frías.

The event was chaired Christine Blower, Labour member of the House of Lords and former General Secretary of the National Union of Teachers.

During the event, speakers from Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela discussed the impact that US policies are having on their people and why we need to step up the campaign of solidarity and for the blockades and sanctions to end

The US government’s ultimate aim in all three nations is ‘regime change’. To remove the current governments and install US backed regimes which will deliver economic policies to benefit US and local elites and destroy the social revolutions and progressive pro-poor policies that have taken place in all three countries. US sanctions intended to cause suffering and hardship go hand in hand with open US support and for opposition groups who promote destabilisation.

Sanctions and blockades are against international law. As illustrated during the webinar, they are causing real suffering to the Cuban, Nicaraguan and people and we must unite against them

We need to continue to stand in solidarity with the people of Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela, opposing continued US aggression and sanctions and defending national sovereignty and their right to determine their own future. International solidarity with progressive governments in the remains remains more important than ever.

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