Declaration by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) against new measures taken by the U.S. government against Cuba

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Havana, May 15 (ACN) In light of the recent measures announced by the United States, the Twenty-Second Meeting of the Council on Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR) agreed to issue the declaration, attached to the official communiqué of its 22nd meeting (May 13-14 in Granada) in which it reiterated the Community’s firm support for the lifting of the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States against Cuba.

The text of the Declaration follows:

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is concerned about the new measures under Title III of the Helms-Burton Act announced by the Government of the United States of America that would strengthen the economic, commercial and financial blockade of the United States against Cuba. The Community denounced the application of laws and measures of an extraterritorial nature that were contrary to international law.

The Caribbean Community notes with the utmost concern that the application of these new measures will also have a greater adverse impact on the socio-economic development of Cuba and the well-being of the Cuban people. The Community reiterates its support for the principles of international law as well as its firm view that economic development and stability in the region contribute to international peace and security.

(Taken from ACN in Spanish)

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