Ecuador, Cuba, Nicaragua Address UN General Assembly

Ecuador, Cuba, Nicaragua Address UN General AssemblyUnited Nations, Sep 27. -Ecuador, Cuba, and Nicaragua will address the UN General Assembly on Monday on behalf of Latin America, and are sure to renew their denunciations of the U.S. blockade against the Cuban people.

The first speaker on Monday will be Ecuadorian Vice President Lenin Moreno, who will explain details of the Yasuni-ITT environmental project, it was announced.

Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez will speak in the same session, and plans to once more urge the United States to lift the economic, commercial and financial blockade it has maintained on Cuba for nearly 50 years.

On October 26, the General Assembly will vote, for the 19th consecutive year, on a resolution rejecting the U.S. siege against Cuba.

The document says the blockade is the main obstacle to Cuba's development, and has resulted in about US$751.36 billion in losses to the island, a conservative figure based on the depreciation of the dollara against gold, the minister indicated.

Rodriguez will also reiterate the call for the United States to release five Cuban anti-terrorists held in U.S. jails since 1998.

Meanwhile, the Nicaraguan delegation will close the Latin American presence on the fourth day of UN debate.

For the Caribbean, Jamaican Prime Minister Orette Bruce Golding will speak, along with representatives from St. Kitts and Nevis, Antigua and Barbuda, Grenada, and Trinidad and Tobago  (Prensa Latina)