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Mexican Senate Supports Lifting Blockade Against Cuba

© AFP 2022 / YAMIL LAGETourists walk next to a poster of Cuban President Raul Castro and US president Barack Obama in Havana, on March 18, 2016
Tourists walk next to a poster of Cuban President Raul Castro and US president Barack Obama in Havana, on March 18, 2016 - Sputnik International
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The senate of Mexico supported on Wednesday lifting the economic blockade against Cuba, President of the Board of the Mexican Senate Pablo Escudero Morales said.

MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) – In December 2014, Obama announced that the United States would begin to normalize relations with Cuba after more than 50 years of non-engagement and hostilities. While the two countries reopened embassies in their respective capitals in July 2015, the congressionally-mandated US trade embargo continues to remain in effect.

Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez speaks during a ceremony to reopen the Cuban embassy in Washington, July 20, 2015. - Sputnik International
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On October 14, the United States further amended sanctions on Cuba, which would allow US institutions to conduct joint medical research with Havana, permit more grants and scholarships for Cuban nationals, and remove restrictions on alcohol and tobacco products brought into the United States from the island.

"Based on its values and the principles of the foreign policy and as a sign of solidarity with the Cuban people, the [Mexico’s] Senate expresses support of lifting economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States against the Republic of Cuba," Morales said as cited in the Senate’s statement for media.

According to Morales, the Senate asks the Mexican executive authorities to convey its position on the blockade’s lifting to the international community with the help of the foreign ministry and representative to the United Nations.

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