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Resolution against US blockade of Cuba presented in New York

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A resolution that demands the end of the United States blockade against Cuba was presented in the New York City Council at the initiative of the local solidarity movement with the island, it emerged today.

Resolution 8513, which also calls for eliminating travel bans, was introduced this Thursday by Council member Charles Barron, from the 42nd district, lawyer and activist Rosemari Mealy confirmed via WhatsApp to Prensa Latina.

Since 2019, the solidarity movement with Cuba in New York has carried out a campaign like in other cities to ask local councils to approve this type of resolution, he explained.

Our goal is to try to pass the resolution before the next session of the UN General Assembly next September, but now once presented it will need at least 12 sponsors before it can be put to a vote by the entire council, he added.

It would be a real victory if the New York City Council gave the green light to our symbolic resolution, which calls on President Joe Biden to lift the blockade and end travel restrictions on Americans to the island.

On June 23 of last year, the General Assembly once again pronounced overwhelmingly against the United States blockade of Cuba.

The rejection resolution obtained 184 votes in favor, two against (United States and Israel) and three abstentions (Colombia, Brazil and Ukraine).

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