Rodríguez Parrilla stressed that the blockade is an act of genocide that constitutes a massive violation of human rights.
In his Twitter account, the Cuban foreign minister referred to the 243 coercive measures applied by former U.S. President Donald Trump, which remain in force under the administration of President Joe Biden.
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"The blockade is a cruel policy, which causes suffering, deprivation, and shortages to Cuban families. It has been deliberately tightened during the COVID-19 pandemic; it hinders access to medicines, supplies, and necessary equipment," he stressed.
Rodríguez Parrilla affirmed that the economic, commercial, and financial blockade against the Island restricts the freedom of travel of Americans, and "its extraterritorial application drastically reduces our income and hinders development."
"Like the virus that causes this pandemic, the U.S. blockade suffocates and damages Cuban families," he added.
The Cuban foreign minister also pointed out that Cuba trusts in the international community's support to put an end to this inhumane policy.