HAITIAN SENATE CALLS FOR END OF U.S. BLOACKADE OF CUBA
(Prensa Latina) -
Port-au-Prince - The Haitian Senate has unanimously passed a resolution demanding an end to the U.S. blockade of Cuba.
At the suggestion of Senators Westner Polycarpe, Jean Baptiste Bien Aime, Maxime Roumer, Kely C. Bastien, Jean William Jeanty and Jean Charles Moise, the Senate called on the Haitian government to express solidarity with Cuba and declare the U.S. blockade as unjust and unjustified.
According to the resolution, Haiti has always defended the principles of peoples' self-determination and sovereignty since its independence in 1804.
The Senate also takes into account that Cuban society has made big achievements in different sectors, chiefly in education, health and science since the triumph of its Revolution.
The Haitian Senate considers that the U.S. blockade seriously damages Cuba's development, and has caused losses worth 975 billion dollars over the past 50 years.