Salvadoran Lawyers Back Global Condemnation to Blockade

San Salvador, Nov 1. -Salvadoran lawyers on Tuesday applauded the 20th global community condemnation at the UN regarding the U.S.-imposed blockade on Cuba for over 50 years ago.The issue was discussed Monday night on a weekly radio program. The struggle for the release of the five Cuban antiterrorist fighters unjustly held in the United States was also on the list.

Jurists Eliseo Ascensio and Wilfredo Marroquin, of the Salvadoran Lawyers' Circle, and Raul Martinez, president of the Salvadoran Coordinating Committee of Solidarity with Cuba, talked of the isolation of the northern power in the criminal siege against the Caribbean nation.

The resolution against the blockade at the UN General Assembly, on Oct. 25, received 186 votes for, while the United States was hardly supported by its traditional ally, Israel, Martinez stated.

Despite difficulties created by that criminal policy, Cuba extends its solidarity to all peoples of the world, as did with the sending of aid to the victims of the heavy rains that hit El Salvador, he stated.

The three lawyers also analyzed the need to increase the cause of the release of the five Cuban antiterrorist fighters held in the United States, to end the injustice committed against them.

"The cause of the Cubans is also ours," the program's broadcaster Marroquin said, referring to Gerardo Hernandez, Antonio Guerrero, Fernando Gonzalez, Ramon Labañino and Rene Gonzalez. (Prensa Latina)