Amnesty Repeats Call to US over Cuba

Rural life photo by Elio Delgado
Rural life photo by Elio Delgado

HAVANA TIMES, Oct. 30 – Amnesty International responded to the resounding United Nations vote this week calling for an end to the US blockade on Cuba, requesting that the Obama administration stop putting Cuban lives at risk with the time-worn policy.

“The U.S. embargo against Cuba is putting at risk the lives of millions by preventing them from accessing vital medicines and medical technologies,” said Kerrie Howard, deputy director of Amnesty International’s Americas program.

“These sanctions are immoral and should be lifted immediately,” Howard added.

Read the full Amnesty International report on the impact of US sanctions against Cuba: “The US embargo against Cuba: Its impact on economic and social rights”