Cuba’s Miguel Díaz-Canel and Venezuela’s Nicolás Maduro addressed a group of sympathizers at the Riverside Church in New York but only after some journalists from U.S. and Spanish news outlets were kicked out of the event.
“This is a solidarity gathering … so there’s no need to talk about names or titles. Here we are all brothers and sisters,” Díaz-Canel said at the Wednesday night gathering, according to videos that circulated across social media and other outlets.
Díaz-Canel touched on the same foreign policy issues that he addressed during his speech to the United Nations General Assembly earlier in the day, denounced what he called the U.S. trade “blockade” and expressed solidarity and support for the Maduro government.
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