Plaza José Martí, in the center of Quito, was the place chosen to reject the blockade of Washington and close the “En tus Manos la Vida” campaign, a continental injection initiative to contribute to the vaccination against Covid. – 19 in the archipelago.
Participants in the meeting were Cubans residing in Ecuador, members of the Coordinator of the Movement for Friendship and Solidarity with Cuba, social organizations and diplomatic personnel accredited to this Andean country.
Vinicio Rojas, who has been associated with solidarity groups for more than 30 years, said, “The economic, financial and commercial embargo imposed by the United States on Cuba is the most complex and longest system of unilateral coercive measures imposed against any country.”
On behalf of the Coordinator, he emphasized that the genocidal nature of these sanctions has been strengthened in the midst of the confrontation with Covid-19, with deliberate actions to deprive the Caribbean nation of lung ventilators, masks, diagnostic kits, suits, gloves, reagents and other supplies necessary to combat the disease.
That is why our work was and will continue from the actions of the people to break the blockade, and for this we are now closing the campaign that, in coordination with the rest of the peoples of the continent, exceeds three million injections to vaccinate the Cuban people.
For his part, the Cuban Ambassador to Ecuador, Rafael Daosa, thanked dozens of citizens from both countries who participated in the initiative, and stressed that the act indicates the union of wills and the contribution of the center of the world to the global convoy demanding the immediate end of the blockade, and he failed in his attempt to hand over the people.
With regard to work in the context of the epidemic, he stressed that Cuba is one of the few countries that have effective vaccines against the disease, prepared in record time by public scientific institutions, with the aim of immunizing its entire population before the end of the year. It produces 100 million units, which could help low-income countries.
For his part, Raphael Nodars, president of the Cuban Residents Association in Ecuador, told Prensa Latina that the campaign on this Andean land officially began on May 1, and the first shipment of about $ 10,333 was delivered, for the purchase of nearly 300,000 syringes. While another work is expected to take place in the next few days.
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