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Prime Minister of Barbados Mia Mottley, has firmly disavowed the U.S. economic embargo on Cuba.

Speaking at the G77 Summit held in Havana on Friday, Mottley called the blockade “callous and brutal”.

She also referred to Cuba as a beacon among developing nations in innovation through science and technology, emphasizing how much the country has been able to do with very little resources.

Brazilian president, Lula da Silva, also denounced the embargo, referring to Cuba as a victim of an “illegal” economic measure.

Da Silva also met with his Cuban counterpart yesterday, signaling the rekindling of ties between the two countries in the first trip by a Brazilian president to the Caribbean nation in almost a decade.

The Brazilian president stressed that his country is against the imposition of unilateral coercive measures and further denounced the island’s inclusion on the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism.

Cuba was placed on the list by former U.S. President, Donald Trump, in 2021. It was previously removed from the list by the Obama administration in 2015.

The current Biden administration, has not made any moves so far to have the island nation removed.