More than 50 organizations urge Biden to end hostile Cuba policy.
A call to end the blockade and normalize relations, from broad sectors of U.S. society
A letter from more than 50 U.S. social, religious and academic organizations has urged the administration of President Joseph Biden to fulfill his campaign promise and “reverse the failed Trump policies that inflicted harm on Cubans and their families.”
The text advocates the initiation of a more constructive U.S. policy toward the island nation and the launching of legislative action to put an end to restrictions and take the path toward ending the blockade.
The signatories described as “ill-considered and damaging,” the activation of the Helms-Burton Act’s Title III, as well as the decision to return Cuba to the list of state sponsors of terrorism, adding, “The almost sixty-year-old embargo is a relic of the past that should be replaced by a more constructive policy of engagement… We call in this letter for immediate actions, but these are intended only as the first steps toward full normalization of relations.”
Former Prime Minister of Belize Calls on Biden to End Cuba Embargo
The former Prime Minister of Belize, Said Musa has called on US President Joe Biden to lift the US embargo on Cuba.
In a recent letter, the former Prime Minister said that removing the recent designation and lifting the embargo will be “acts of justice” benefiting the Spanish speaking Caribbean island.
According to Musa, the recent action taken on January 11 by former U.S. President Donald Trump of placing Cuba on its list of state sponsors of terrorism is a matter of grave concern.
Musa added that the action comes on top of the six-decade-long blockade against Cuba’s people and government, which continues to cause immeasurable damage.
The former Prime Minister added that Cuba is a nation of peace.
“Cuba promotes cooperation, not violence. Cuba has been a victim of terrorism. Cuban professionals have been with many nations fighting pandemic and disasters like Ebola, AIDS, and COVID-19.”
In addition, Musa invited Belizeans and friends across the Caribbean and Central America to support his statement to the US Administration “in full solidarity with the people and government of Cuba.”