Caribbean Leaders Denounce U.S. Sanctions Against Cuba

Author  Edited from CMC

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Heads of government from the Caribbean community (CARICOM) have reiterated their concern over the enhanced sanctions announced by the United States under Title III of the Helms-Burton Act, which strengthen the U.S. economic, commercial and financial embargo against Cuba.

In a communiqué issued following the inter-sessional CARICOM meeting here last month, the leaders from the 15-member regional grouping denounced as unjustifiable the application of laws and measures of an extra-territorial nature that are contrary to international law.

The heads of government also expressed their appreciation for the medical assistance provided by Cuba to the community over the years that helped build their health sectors to the benefit and wellbeing of their people.