Helms-Burton Law Threatens Peace, Cuban President Warns


Cuba's President Miguel Diaz-Canel has warned the Helms-Burton Act threatens peace, solidarity, peaceful coexistence and friendship.

'It's a law enacted to neo-colonize and enslave,' he further wrote in Twitter about Washington's barring the Peace Boat from docking in Cuban ports, as a result of restrictions recently enforced on US private vessels and planes.

Due to such punitive measures that are hurting the Cuban people, the NGO Peace Boat, with headquarters in Japan, won't be able to touch Cuban land as it was scheduled next June 13 because the vessel is US property.

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The cruise ship was reportedly carrying donations given by the Cuban community living in Japan and by Japanese individuals and organizations for the victims of the killer tornado that violently hit municipalities of Havana on January 27.

The peace-promoting NGO has visited Cuba 19 times as part of its itinerary around the world, carrying a message of peace, love and against nuclear weapons.

The Peace Boat came to the island twice last year, and its members participated at a forum dedicated to Cuban historical leader Fidel Castro and paid homage to the thousands of victims the two US atomic attacks caused in the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

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Peace Boat Arrives in Cuba

Japan's Peace Boat arrives today in Cuba, where its crew and passengers will convey messages about global solidarity and promote a world free of nuclear weapons.

The Peace Boat, belonging to the homonymous non-governmental organization, departed from the port of Yokohama, south of Tokyo, on May 8, on its 98th Global Voyage for Peace.

This is the eighteenth time that the vessel comes to Cuba, this time with 1,200 people on board.

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Of that total, 900 are Japanese and the rest comes from other Asian countries, coordinators of the initiative said during a news conference held last week at the headquarters of the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP).

The visitors will participate here in a forum on youth, nuclear disarmament and peace. In addition, three hibakushas (survivors or descendants of the US atomic bombings on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945), will present their testimonies.

They will also visit health, education centers and communities, where they will learn about the development of the comprehensive local health program, mainly related to elderly care.

 

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