Obama urged to lift US blockade on Cuba

November 6th, 2008 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS  

Barack ObamaLa Paz (Bolivia), Nov 6 (Prensa Latina) Latin America’s two leftist leaders have called on US president-elect Barack Obama to lift the decades-old blockade on Cuba.Bolivian President Evo Morales and Brazil’s Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said they hoped the new administration of Obama, who has vowed to bring in change in US policies, would “lift the Washington-imposed economic, trade and financial blockade as well as withdraw US troops from some countries”.

Lula and Peruvian opposition leader nationalist Ollanta Humala said that the policy of siege on Cuba “has no human explanation”.

Leaders of Mexico, Uruguay, Chile, Brazil and Argentina Wednesday hailed the victory of Democrat Barack Obama in the US presidential election and expressed hope that America’s first black president would refurbish the image of America as a true democracy.

Lula last week had equated the victory of Obama with the leftist victory in some Latin American countries.

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