A historic ally of the Cuban regime, President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva defends the end of the economic blockade on the island
A historic ally of the Cuban regime, President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva defends the end of the economic blockade on the island. In his speech at the Casa Rosada, in Buenos Aires, after meeting with the president of Argentina, Alberto Fernández, PT said it was proud of Cuba’s participation in the Community of Latin America and Caribbean Countries (Celac). This Tuesday, the 24th, Lula will participate in the CELAC Summit in Buenos Aires.
“I hope that Cuba will soon be able to return to the process of normality, that the Cuban blockade that has been going on for more than 60 years will unnecessarily end, because Cubans don’t want to imitate the Brazilian model, they don’t. I want to imitate the American model, I want to make my own model,” said Lula in her speech.
For the president, Celac was a “tremendous inspiration”, as well as the possibility to meet Latin American countries without the United States and Canada.
“We are not born to be poor. We want to be developed. We want to grow economically. Our people don’t want to be miserable, they want to be middle class and that’s what we have to fight for, for these people to live with dignity in Latin America and this is possible. We’ve done it once. Argentina has done it too. And we will get it again. And I hope Venezuela and Cuba do what they want and we don’t have to interfere,” Lula said at the Casa Rosada.
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