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Caricom issues statement on unrest in Cuba


Caricom issues statement on unrest in Cuba
Cuba is in the midst of an economic crisis and has been hit hard by United States sanctions and coronavirus (COVID-19). (BBC)

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Following is a statement from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat on the protests in Cuba.

“The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has taken note of the protests taking place in Cuba brought about by socio-economic challenges, further exacerbated by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact of natural hazards.

“The Community calls for the cessation of violence and vandalism and for a return to calm and peaceful assembly and dialogue.

“The Community reiterates its calls for the immediate lifting of the trade, financial and economic sanctions as recently reiterated by the United Nations General Assembly.” (PR)