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More calls for end to US embargo on Cuba

Published:Monday | December 8, 2014 | 9:14 AM

St Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister, Dr Ralph Gonsalves, is condemning what he calls the criminal blockade against Cuba as he demands an end to the United States embargo on the country.



Gonsavles made the statement at a CARICOM/Cuba Summit over the weekend.



The US government imposed the embargo on Cuba 52 years ago, in response to that nation's formal embrace of communism.



Gonslaves told regional leaders that they have to work together in a globalised world to address international issues affecting the hemisphere.



He said this includes demanding an end to the economic sanctions against Cuba.



Jamaica is among several CARICOM countries that have called for the ending of the embargo.



The first summit between Cuba and CARICOM member states took place in 2002 to commemorate 30 years of diplomatic relations between Havana and its Caribbean neighbors.



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