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The secretary general of the Dignity Party of Colombia, Gustavo Triana, described this Friday as a double standard the abstention of his country in the United Nations, during the vote against the U.S. blockade of Cuba.
Through his Twitter account, Triana pointed out that the government of Iván Duque opted again at the UN to support the infamous economic, financial and commercial blockade of Cuba that dates back 60 years.
"Economic blockades cause serious harm to the population, with their votes (Joe) Biden, Duque and others, they violate the human rights of the Cuban people, a double moral!," expressed the politician.
In Colombia other figures also expressed their dislike for the abstention of the South American nation in the vote on the resolution "The need to put an end to the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States of America against Cuba," among them Ángela María Robledo of Alianza Verde.
The opposition legislator described Iván Duque's double standards on human rights as disgusting.
Likewise, human rights defender Reynaldo Villalba recalled that in the UN the nations of the world year after year have been voting against the criminal blockade of the Cuban people, and nonetheless, Colombia abstained from voting.
"A submissive international policy, on its knees, without an ounce of sovereignty," he emphasized on the same platform.
For his part, Jaime Monsalve, music chief of Radio Nacional de Colombia, stated that there are "Colombias" to which he does not belong.
Expresidente de #Colombia���� Ernesto Samper calificó de 'vergonzosa' la abstención del gobierno de @IvanDuque en la votación en la @ONU_es contra el bloqueo de #EEUU���� a #Cuba����
"Former president of Colombia Ernesto Samper described as 'shameful' the abstention of the government of @IvanDuque in the vote at the UN against the blockade of United States against Cuba."
"One of them is the languid and indeterminate Colombia that preferred to abstain from voting to lift the suffocating blockade in Cuba," he said.
Similarly, Carlos Caicedo, governor of the department of Magdalena, stressed that the world pronounced itself against the blockade, but Colombia had a shameful position and is indifferent to a situation that threatens the rights and dignity of the Cuban people.
Meanwhile, former presidential candidate Sergio Fajardo assured that embargoes do not change governments, they go directly against the people and increase their suffering.
He stressed that historically Colombia rejected this measure against Cuba, however, now it is one of the three countries that endorse with its abstention an anachronistic measure.
In his opinion, the government is wrong again, the Colombian politician wrote on Twitter.
On Wednesday, 184 countries voted in favor of the updated resolution presented by Cuba for the 29th time in the United Nations and only the United States and Israel voted against it, while Colombia, Ukraine and Brazil abstained.