Members of Mexico’s Cuba Solidarity Movement marched against the U.S. blockade of the island. Photo: Prensa Latina

Mexico’s Cuba Solidarity Movement (MMSC) demanded the United States lift the blockade against the socialist government July 22, during a march outside the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City.
MMSC denounced U.S. President Donald Trump’s move to reverse a diplomatic opening between the two countries. The group’s leader Jesus Escamilla stated that Mexicans reject the U.S. blockade and demand Trump lift it and move to normalize relations with the Caribbean island.
Members of the movement also called for the U.S. government to return Guantanamo Bay to Cuba, which has been occupied without the consent of the Cuban people since before the Cuban Revolution of 1959.
The U.S.’s attempts to tighten the economic, financial and commercial blockade against Cuba and its people is "a failed policy by more than a dozen U.S. administrations," Escamilla explained.
In a speech in Miami on June 16, Trump announced plans to cancel former president Barack Obama’s policy.
Under the changes, Washington will tighten rules on individual travel by U.S. citizens to Cuba, who, if visiting the country for non-academic educational purposes, will be required to only go with organized tour groups run by U.S. companies.
The new policy also bans U.S. companies from dealing with Cuban entities linked to the Revolutionary Armed Forces or ministry of the interior or security, while still allowing airlines and cruise ships to continue services. (teleSUR English)