Uruguay: “A blockade of the Falklands would violate the human rights of the people, as we say in Cuba”
March 28, 2012
The Foreign Minister of Uruguay, Luis Almagro, said his country is not in favor of a blockade of the Falklands. He compared with the one the U.S. implements with Cuba.
The Uruguayan official said that preventing employers of his country from trading with the Falklands “would violate the human rights of the inhabitants of that island, as we say with Cuba, we say it in this case.”
Yesterday, it was learned that Uruguayan businessmen plan to supply the British colony after the Argentina’s refusal to continue the trade for the sake of sovereignty over the islands.
“Uruguay has never agreed to a trade embargo on the island,” said Almagro in a television interview.
The Foreign Minister said that, in that sense, the Uruguayan entrepreneurs can do business “with whoever they want and with whom they can.”
Trade with the islands begin on April 13 this year.