Mexico’s President Offers Support To Cuban Government Amid Protests

Published: Monday, July 12, 2021 - 4:47pm
Updated: Tuesday, July 13, 2021 - 9:58am

Mexico’s president has offered assistance to the Cuban government, which is facing major protests.

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, or AMLO as he is widely known, made those comments Monday morning, the day after thousands took to the streets in Cuba in protests seen as among the largest in years. Shortages of food and medicine, worsened by the pandemic, were among the central grievances of protesters, according to reporting in the New York Times.

“Mexico has always been in solidarity with Cuba,” he said. “If Cuba’s government considers it necessary and its people demand it, Mexico’s government could help with medicines, vaccines, with whatever is needed.”

He also called for countries to respect Cuba’s sovereignty and an end to the decades-long U.S. trade embargo against Cuba.

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