In Cuba the Foreign Affairs Under-Secretary, Mario Giro, asks support for the campaign, against the death penalty, promoted by Italy.
the Under-Secretary Giro in Cuba – Italy Country promoter of the campaign against the death penalty.
At a meeting that took place on October 16, 2013with Cuban officials in charge of the Italian cooperation and investments in the island, the Foreign Affairs Under-Secretary, Mario Giro, asked support for the new steps against the death penalty. “Since 2003, in Cuba there is a de facto moratorium on the death penalty, but last January the President Raul Castro pointed out that the maintenance of the death penalty contributes to deter the drug traffickers. At the NUlast voting Cuba abstained. Italy is the Country promoter of the global campaign for the moratorium on the death penalty. We discussed about the next steps of the campaign”, told journalists Giro, who spoke with his Cuban counterpart, Rogelio Sierra, and other officials.