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US-sanctioned Cuba extended a helping hand by Mexico

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
File photo of a Mexican navy vessel

The Mexican government is about to dispatch a shipment of supplies, including foodstuffs and medicine, to Cuba that is experiencing raging riots brought about by the United States’ decades-old sanction policy.

The development was announced on Thursday by the Mexican port city of Veracruz’s mayoral office, which described the shipment as a cargo destined “from the Mexican government to Cuba.”

The ship, where the goods were being loaded, belonged to Mexico’s Navy, said the office’s spokeswoman Marisa Lopez.

Mexico City has sided with Havana in the face sustained pressure on the part of Washington, which has historically punished the island for refusing to submit to the White House’s interventionist and overbearing policies.

Mexico’s leftist President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has openly criticized the American sanctions that have come to fuel the Latin American country’s worst protests in a very long time.

Earlier in the day, the US administration announced sanctions against a Cuban security minister and a special forces’ unit as all of Cuba’s administrative and security branches are pressed to the maximum to contain the violence.

Iran has also voiced outright support for Cuba in the face of the inhumane American pressure, which has likewise been targeting the Islamic Republic through vehicles of economic terrorism for decades.

The US has also been facing successive socialist governments in Venezuela with such coercive economic measures.

Tehran has similarly assured Caracas of its solidarity, providing it with gasoline and food supplies as part of many huge shipments.


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