In Baire, a town belonging to the municipality of Contramaestre, in eastern Cuba, students and teachers of the Willy Valcárcel Mixed Center say No to the Helms Burton Act and against the U.S. blockade.
Carlos A. Tabares Santiesteban, a teacher of Physical Education at the aforementioned school in the town of Baire, argues how the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed on Cuba by the United States affects the sphere of sport and physical exercises of the students.
Tabares Santiesteban shows how most of the sports implements used in classrooms come from distant markets such as the People’s Republic of China. The blockade and the application of the Helms Burton Act prevents Cuba from buying them in nearby markets such as the United States itself.
Despite the U.S. blockade of Cuba, the group of students and teachers of the Mixed Center of Baire, implement innovative initiatives and creativity for their Physical Education classes.
The government of the United States escalates the economic war against Cuba, through the blockade and the recent application of Title III of the Helms Burton Act.
The common objective of these policies is to overthrow the Cuban Revolution through economic attrition and asphyxiation. However, these policies have so far failed.