Aug 3. 2015
Bolivian President Evo Morales Jayma on Monday called for the lifting of the US blockade against the island of Cuba, imposed for more than 50 years on this Caribbean island, and the immediate delivery of the military base of Guantanamo that is illegally occupied by the US Army.
The process developed by Cuba and the US to normalize relations is a victory for the Cuban Revolution and its people. We expect US President Barack Obama to lift the economic blockade and deliver the base of Guantanamo, said Morales in a press conference at the Government Palace in La Paz.
Morales highlighted the power of resistance of the Cuban people, who were not intimidated at such pressure and knew how to succeed.
Cuba has always had international support at the United Nations
Cuba, he added, has always had international support at the United Nations, with only two or three countries were opposed to lift the blockade, United States, Israel and variably one other country.
Morales recalled that at the beginning of his administration some US diplomats and parliamentarians advised him not to have relations with Cuba or Venezuela and Iran, and now it is they who are working with these governments to restore their links.
We answered that we would start diplomatic relations if we could with all governments in the world, because Bolivia’s traditional culture is one of dialogue., said the popular president
“So now,” he said, “I think that instead of us being behind the United States, it is them who are behind the peoples of Latin America and the Caribbean.”(Prensa Latina)