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The 38th Summit of the South Market called on Thursday in Uruguay for the lifting of the US blockade of Cuba as well as laws and measures contravening the international law.
In a communiqué, both member and associate states expressed their satisfaction for the approval of the draft resolution against that hostile policy, presented by Cuba in the 64th period of sessions of the UN General Assembly, where 187 countries voted in favour, three were against and two abstained.
MERCOSUR’s request underlines that the economic, commercial and financial blockade to which the Caribbean island is submitted is a policy contrary to the principles of the UN Charter and contravenes the rules of international law, Prensa Latina news agency reports.
Likewise, the text expresses its support of democratic processes in the region, on the basis of its support of constitutional order, democracy and democratically elected authorities.
The text recalls the regional interest for a solution to the long dispute between Argentina and the United Kingdom over the Falklands and its sovereignty to be found as soon as possible.
It also congratulates Chilean President Michelle Bachelet and Uruguayan head of state Tabaré Vázquez for their efforts during their respective terms of office in the strengthening of the process of regional integration.
This week, Vázquez ceded the temporary presidency of MERCOSUR to his Argentinean counterpart, Cristina Fernández, in the presence of presidents Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, from Brazil, and Fernando Lugo, from Paraguay, who’re full members, besides Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez, whose country is now in the process of joining the organization.

Source: National News Agency

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