HAVANA, Oct 6 (acn) U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said that the blockade against Cuba should be eliminated, because it would help the people of the Caribbean island, the Cubasi Web site reported.
In an interview with TVN of Chile, the diplomat, who is in that Latin American nation to take part in the Second Our Ocean International Conference, stressed in relation to the blockade, that eliminating it “is what we should do, as policy.”
Kerry acknowledged that the full normalization of relations between the U.S. and Cuba will depend largely on the U.S. Congress.
Moreover, Patriotic March, a Colombian social and political movement, asserted that with the cessation of the commercial, economic and financial blockade against Cuba, Latin America and the Caribbean will be at peace, the Prensa Latina news agency reported.
Patriotic March, led by Piedad Cordoba, a former senator, a lawyer and a human rights champion in the South American country, expressed her satisfaction for the process towards the normalization of diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States, since it is a triumph of the will and persistence of Cubans.
She added that peace in Colombia is the peace of the region, but that it is not possible in Latin America as long as the Cuban people are deprived of study materials and state-of-the-art technologies, which the revolutionary government can not get because of the blockade.