The Government of Nicaragua today announced a new solidarity shipment of 36 food containers to Cuba, after reiterating its position of condemning the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed on the island by the United States.
As planned, the AC Sandino ship will set sail on Sunday at 06:00, local time, from the Arlen Siu Port, the main access route of the Central American nation to international markets in the Caribbean and the east coast of the United States. .
One of the purposes of the shipment ordered by the government headed by President Daniel Ortega and Vice President Rosario Murillo is to provide humanitarian aid to the island, affected by an acute economic crisis as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and the tightening of the US blockade.
In addition to the epidemiological situation, the Caribbean country must face the consequences of the fence and 243 other measures approved by former US President Donald Trump, 55 of them in times of pandemic.
Nicaragua sent three similar lots with food during 2021 and the last one, dated December 5, included 50 containers with products such as rice, beans and coffee, which arrived at the port of Mariel, in the western province of Artemisa.
This Friday, the Executive of the Central American nation demanded the cessation of the blockade imposed by Washington, described as criminal and barbaric by North American imperialism in the 21st century, and recalled the six decades of permanence of that unilateral and genocidal policy.
“We make ours all the denunciations, claims, and demands that represent the will and commitment of the free peoples of the world, in the struggle for justice, solidarity, and peace. Against the blockade of revolutionary Cuba, all together. Let’s move on,” the statement said.