Here is an article from Granma. Sounds like a Cuban government organized effort to get the Embargo lifted (something we know Fidel actually does not want to happen) but maybe now he/the government has no choice.
Are Fidel and Raul actually desperate enough to really want the Embargo lifted? How much will the old Cuban exiles fight back against what seems to be an international call for at least relaxing of the sanctions?
Meanwhile the Cuban people continue to suffer.
Intellectuals in 30 countries demand an end to the blockade on Cuba
In less than 24 hours more than 1,000 intellectuals from Latin America, the United States, Europe and Africa have signed an appeal circulated by their Cuban colleagues, expressing solidarity and demanding an end to the U.S. blockade of Cuba.
The message, which is circulating on the Internet, notes that Cuba was dramatically impacted by two powerful hurricanes recently, and that its people are demanding an immediate halt to the odious blockade that has been maintained against Cuba by successive U.S. administrations for almost 50 years.
The appeal to the world from a large group of Cuban artists and intellectuals has become a website, ConCubaHoy.cult.cu and anyone in the world can access it.
Artists from a total of 30 countries, including Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Venezuela, Italy, France, Greece, Australia, the United Kingdom, South Africa and other nations have signed the appeal to date, and they include philosophers, actors, novelists, journalists and jurists.
“We are appealing to the sensitivity of intellectuals and artists all over the world to demand an immediate end of the criminal U.S. blockade and to promote actions of solidarity and help for Cuba,” the appeal says.
What the island is asking for is a human right, not charity, said outstanding dancer Alicia Alonso, director of the National Ballet of Cuba, referring to the appeal.
Translated by Granma International