MEXICO CITY — Mexico will send out 2 navy ships packed with food and medical products to Cuba, the foreign ministry stated on Thursday, after President Andrés Manuel López Obrador blamed the U.S. embargo for fomenting the greatest discontent in Cuba in years.
The ships will leave the port of Veracruz in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday, taking syringes, oxygen tanks and masks in addition to powered milk, cans of tuna, beans, flour, cooking oil and fuel.
The deliveries exhibit Mexico’s policy of “international solidarity” and it will keep using humanitarian help to assist Latin American and Caribbean nations take on the coronavirus pandemic, the foreign ministry stated in a declaration.
The loading of the freight started early on Thursday, stated Marisa Lopez, a spokesperson for the workplace of the mayor of Veracruz.
The preparations began the very same day that the U.S. federal government revealed sanctions versus a Cuban security minister and an unique forces system for their declared function in the crackdown on the anti-government demonstrations that started this month.
The Cuban embassy in Mexico City did not right away react to an ask for remark.
The Cuban federal government has actually blamed the demonstrations primarily on what it calls U.S.-financed “counter-revolutionaries” making use of financial challenge brought on by decades-old U.S. embargo.
Latin American federal governments have actually divided along ideological lines over the demonstrations in Cuba.
Mexico, run by leftist Lopez Obrador, has actually agreed Cuba, while Chile and Peru have actually advised the Communist federal government to permit pro-democracy demonstrations.
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