Mexico - Yesterday, Mexican business people condemned the US government's blockade against Cuba in a statement in which they also expressed their solidarity with the people of the Caribbean island.
The Mexico-Cuba Bilateral Committee said in a letter addressed to the Cuban ambassador in this country, Dagoberto Rodriguez, that the United States' policy Cubans have faced for 52 years, which has been the main obstacle for the economic and social development of the country, is unjust.
The group of Mexican businessmen stated that they will fix their complaint to a draft resolution which expresses the need to end that economic, commercial, and financial blockade, for presentation at the next UN General Assembly.
The note, signed by the chairman of the Mexico Committee, Jaime Torres, notes that the anti-Cuban measure also affects the people of Mexico, by its marked extraterritorial nature - a violation of international law, and international trade regulations.
This US action - far from diminishing - has been intensified, as evidenced by the strengthening of the persecution of other country's efforts to establish, or intent to establish economic, commercial, financial, and scientific-technical relations with the Caribbean nation, the correspondence continued.
The document concludes: the examples of the damages to Cuba are explicit, and are set out in the draft resolution against the blockade which will be presented at the United NationsMexican Businessmen Condemn US Blockade Against Cuba. Text that, as in the previous 20 occasions, will have the support of the vast majority of countries.According to Cuban authorities, the economic damage caused to the island's people by the US blockade from its inception through December 2011 is $1.066 trillion dollars, considering the depreciation of the US dollar against the value of gold in the international market.