Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel spoke with nearly 300 friends of Cuba who traveled from the United States to support the island in its fight against the U.S. blockade. Prensa Latina reports.
The United States has been supplying weapons to the Saudi-led international coalition and helping the coalition implement a blockade of Yemen, despite announcing in 2021 an end to its role in the war.
The Saudi-led international coalition intervened in the Yemen conflict in 2015. It has also imposed a land and sea blockade. According to UNICEF, around 11 million Yemeni children are directly affected by the war and around 2.2 million are extremely malnourished, reports Peoples Dispatch.
Gaza has between 450 and 500 emergency responders, including firefighters. First responders are supposed to be protected under the Geneva Conventions. However, many have been killed during Israel’s aggressions against Gaza since 2008, reports Ghada Al-Haddad for Electronic Intifada.
During the early morning of July 17, tens of thousands of Cubans gathered along the Malecón boulevard in Havana to stand with the Cuban Revolution.
If the U.S.-imposed blockade ended, many of the great challenges facing Cuba would lift.