By BBN Staff: The Belize-Cuba Solidarity Movement, a community group dedicated to sharing information regarding the struggle of the Cuban people, is condemning the media coverage of United States-based media with regard to the ongoing crisis in the island nation.
The movement issued a statement of solidarity today, calling on the US to end the 57-year economic embargo on Cuba, which has caused increasing hardships for the country and its people.
“In our cities, towns, and communities, we in Belize join the world’s people in calling for zero-intervention, no politicization or sinister media campaigns being organized against the people and government of Cuba daily,” the organization said. “We condemn the attempts at destabilizing the island nation.”
Earlier today, CNN reported that US President Joe Biden said that Cuba is a “failed state” and communism a “failed system.” See full story here.
His remarks come on the heels of ongoing civil unrest and riots in Cuba, as the country faces increased food and medicine shortages, which Cuban Ambassador to Belize Lissette Perez, said is due largely to the embargo imposed by the US Government and made worse by the COVID-19 pandemic.