Opponents of Washington’s decadeslong bipartisan economic war against Cuba organized caravans and rallies around the world June 20 demanding “End the U.S. embargo against Cuba! U.S. out of Guantánamo now! End U.S. travel restrictions against Cuba!”
The protests were the latest of the monthly caravans initiated at the end of last year by the National Network on Cuba, Puentes de Amor (Bridges of Love) and local Cuba coalitions.
The June 20 demonstrations were held just prior to the vote June 23 by the United Nations General Assembly where it adopted an annual resolution 184-2 demanding the U.S. government lift the embargo and end its economic war against Cuba.
“We have been resisting the attacks on Cuba for more than 60 years and we are going to keep on resisting,” Cuban-born Fidel Gómez told the rally in New York City, held in Harlem.
“They tried to bring the revolution down through hunger and starvation. The cruel policy has continued under every U.S. president,” said Jaime Mendieta from Casa de Las Américas. “But despite the embargo, Cuba has done amazing things,” he said, pointing to Cuba’s volunteer medical brigades that have provided health care around the world, as well as the gains of the revolution itself.
To find out more about the monthly caravans, visit the National Network on Cuba at www.nnoc.info.