Mexico.- Presidents Andrés Manuel López Obrador, of Mexico, and Miguel Diaz-Canel, from Cuba, met this day, after the military parade of the 211 Anniversary of the beginning of the Independence of Mexico, in the National Palace behind closed doors.
On the morning of this day, Thursday, September 16, prior to the parade of the Armed Forces, the head of the Federal Executive Branch offered a speech in which he advocated for the Caribbean nation calling on the United States government to eliminate the “economic blockade“that for decades he imposed on the island.
Through your account Twitter, the middle Cubavision published various photographs of the meeting between the presidents of Mexico and Cuba in the interior of National Palace, which also featured Cuban public servants.
Also present from the Mexican government were the Secretary of Foreign Relations, Marcelo Ebrard; Jorge Alcocer, Secretary of Health: as well as the Undersecretary of Prevention and Health Promotion, Hugo Lopez-Gatell.
The Cuban president, together with attending the invitation made by President López Obrador to attend the national celebrations, is also in national territory to be present at the summit of heads of State of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac), of which Mexico is the host and in which it is expected to propose to transform the Organization of American States (OAS).
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Díaz-Canel’s visit has been widely criticized by many Mexican politicians and analysts, who have reproached the head of the Federal Executive Branch for bringing Mexico to a “dictator” that violates the human rights and freedoms of Cubans.