Ecuadorian President Condemns US Blockade of
GUAYAQUIL, December 28.—Ecuadorian President
Rafael Correa has once again condemned the US blockade of Cuba,
saying it violates international law and the most fundamental
In statements to the press, the Ecuadorian
leader hailed the fighting spirit of the Cuban people that has
been able to stand its ground heroically, despite the more than
50 years of US aggressions and economic hardship.
Correa said that one of the most detrimental US
blockade limitations is that Cuba is prevented from purchasing
medications for the Cuban people; "but no one lifts a finger to
condemn this injustice or takes the matter to the Inter-American
Commission on Human Rights or to Washington," Correa added.
For his part, Ecuadorian Healthcare Minister
David Chiriboga spoke about plans to foster Ecuador-Cuba
cooperation projects, with a focus on enhancing healthcare
services in that country while improving the quality of life of
the Ecuadorian people.