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La Jornada/Prensa Latina: Retumba grito “¡Cuba sí, bloqueo no!” en una protesta en Washington

Excerpt (machine-translated into English):

The shout resounds “Cuba yes, blockade no!” at a protest in Washington

Washington Cubans residing in the United States and friends of the island in Miami, United States, staged a caravan this Sunday to demand the end of the US blockade of the island, in this capital.

The initiative, promoted by the solidarity project Puentes de Amor led by Cuban-American professor Carlos Lazo, mobilized those who advocate for the end of the economic, commercial and financial siege imposed by Washington on Cubans more than 60 years ago.

With flags of Cuba and the United States, as well as banners demanding that US President Joe Biden fulfill his promise to end the sanctions, the participants drove through some of the streets of Miami.

Before the departure of the motorcade from near the city hall, members of organizations such as Codepink and Pastores por la paz recounted their experiences after recent visits to the largest of the Antilles in which they verified how much the US restrictions on Havana.

“Cuba yes, blockade no!” It was heard loudly, while in the distance other groups expressed their rejection of the rapprochement between Washington and Havana and supported the hard line of former President Donald Trump, who reinforced the blockade with 243 measures, still in force.