Caracas, Jan 16 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva requested US President-elect Barack Obama to end the US blockade against Cuba and to show some sympathy for Latin America.
He specified what Cuba needs is not a favor. Obama must end that unfair blockade that has prevented Cuban Revolution from enjoying a normal and decent trajectory, Brazil leader expressed during a visit to Venezuela.
Lula, who is officially visiting Venezuela for the signature of several agreements with the presence of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, expressed Cuba would be a much more extraordinary and developed country without blockade, since the academic education and the quality of the schools they have.
There is no political, sociological, anthropological or scientist reason that justifies the imposition of the blockade, the leader affirmed, who also considers that Obama must meet with leaders such as Chavez and Bolivian President Evo Morales.
In opinion of Lula, the US President-elect is not the result of a normal election process, because the fact that US voters elected a black man as their leader was an extraordinary expression of hope and he must be thankful for that gesture from the US people.
I hope God blesses Obama with intelligence and sensitivity, so that he realizes he cannot allow the small countries of Latin America and the Caribbean to suffer more, which depends most from their exports to the US, Lula pointed out.