[Marxism] ACN: Spain and Mexico Urge EU to Lift Sanctions against Cuba

Walter Lippmann walterlx at earthlink.net
Fri Jun 13 06:08:42 MDT 2008


Spain and Mexico Urge EU to Lift Sanctions against Cuba

HAVANA, Cuba, June 13 (acn) The governments of Spain and Mexico 
advocated on Thursday the lifting of the diplomatic and economic 
sanctions that the European Union (EU) imposed on Cuba in 2003.

According to Granma news daily, the president of the Spanish Government, 
Jose Luis Zapatero, said that the EU “should take steps” in that 
direction.

During a joint press conference, Mexican President Felipe Calderon said 
that diplomacy and respect for the decisions of the Cuban people should 
mark the political future of the Caribbean nation.

Calderon and Zapatero also criticized the almost fifty-year-old US 
economic, financial and trade blockade of Cuba.

The EU sanctions against Cuba were suspended in 2005 but they were not 
annulled. 

A meeting of the EU Foreign Ministers will take place in Luxembourg next 
Monday. It is expected that the end of the sanctions against Cuba will 
be one of the topics on the agenda.


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     WALTER LIPPMANN
     Los Angeles, California
     Editor-in-Chief, CubaNews
     http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CubaNews/
     "Cuba - Un Paraíso bajo el bloqueo"
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