In a heartening display of solidarity, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador announced on Monday that Mexico is committed to assisting Cuba, including supplying the country with vital oil resources.
Since the beginning of this year, Mexico has been regularly shipping crude oil to Cuba, with approximately 2.8 million barrels sent to the island nation so far. Cuba has been grappling with persistent power outages and fuel shortages, making this assistance a significant lifeline.
President Lopez Obrador emphasized Mexico's dedication to aiding the Cuban people, stating, "However we can help the people of Cuba, we're going to do it." He also highlighted that Mexico does not require permission from any foreign government to provide this assistance, characterizing the decades-long embargo imposed on Cuba as "inhumane and unjust."
Lopez Obrador further affirmed Mexico's commitment to helping Cuba by stating, "If they tell us, 'Sell us oil, because we don't have any way of getting it,' of course we're going to do so." Importantly, he ruled out the possibility that this humanitarian gesture would lead to tensions with the United States.
Cuba has been subjected to a U.S. economic embargo since the revolution led by Fidel Castro in 1959. Mexico's decision to provide essential oil resources underscores the importance of international cooperation and compassion, especially during challenging times like these.