Adopted at the 20th Congress of the CPI(M), Kozhikode, April 4-9, 2012
Against Blockade of Socialist Cuba
The 20th Congress of the CPI (M) condemns the illegal and inhuman blockade imposed by the United States on Socialist Cuba and demands that it be lifted without any delay.
The embargo on Cuba which was initially partially imposed soon after the Cuban revolution, in October 1960 has been tightened over the years. In 1996, the draconian Helms-Burton Act was passed which was further expanded in 1999. The imperialist aim has been to strangulate Socialist Cuba and to prevent its trade and commercial relations with the rest of the world. The damage caused by the blockade on Cuba for the island country is estimated at $975 billion.
This blatant interference in the sovereign rights of nations to choose their own path of development and in particular the Socialist path of advance chosen by the Cuban people has been condemned the world over.