The relentless pursuit of unfounded reasons for applying new sanctions against their country does not surprise Cubans. The official text released by the US State Department explains that Cuba is again included in Section 40A of the Arms Export Control Act, as it does not fully cooperate with Washington’s anti-terrorist efforts by supporting the government of Nicolás Maduro.
This is only the latest in a series of hostile acts that the current Trump administration has carried out against the Greater Antilles, canceling the opening policy of its predecessor Barack Obama. In these four years, Trump has prevented the arrival of medical supplies, including that for the treatment of Covid-19, as well as the purchase of medical equipment that would help alleviate the pandemic situation in the nation that despite the embargo offers international solidarity. to save lives from the new Coronavirus with 26 Henry Reeve brigades, two of which are located in northern Italy.
Furthermore, as is known, a year has passed since the entry into force of Title III of the Helms-Burton Law on 2 May, with the consequent increase in the economic, commercial and financial blockade against Cuba. This law, which offers US citizens the opportunity to sue companies that profit from their properties confiscated since the 1959 Revolution, has had negative effects on foreign investment in our country.
All this list of strategic actions of Yankee imperialism to suffocate the Cuban people responds to the impossibility of being able to immerse again the sovereign homeland of Martí and Fidel in the slavery from which we freed ourselves in 1959.
For nearly two centuries, in fact, the American power has been convinced that it has the “right to intervene” in any nation on the continent where it is necessary to “establish an order” favorable to it. This ideology has its basis in Monroe’s postulate ( 1823), who acquired the title of doctrine in the 1950s, which, proposing “America for Americans”, marked the beginning of the expansionist policy of the United States.
With the signing of the Paris Pact on December 10, 1898, the Spanish-American War led to the cession of Cuba from Spain to the United States. A provisional military government was established on the island until 1902, when the Platt amendment allowed the US to rent the Guantanamo Bay area in the municipality of Caimaneras for a hundred years, where the naval base is still illegally located today.
As for this territory under US military control, it is worth mentioning that among the effects of the blockade imposed in 1961 is the seizure of the payment of his lease which remains in “custody” with an American judge, who uses these funds as if they were owned by the Yankee imperialist government.
At the end of those four years referred to as the First American Occupation in Cuba (1898-1902) to distinguish it from the Second Occupation of 1906-1909, there was an increasing influence of the United States on national politics, which became the leit motiv of the Cuban republican governments prior to the one that in 1959 gave the people real and full independence.
When the United States understood that the triumphant Revolution with Fidel, Raúl, Camilo and Ché in command would not allow them to keep Cuba as “a submissive colony”, they began the encirclement, carefully studied to generate attrition and riots in the population. island. The United States, in fact, continues to interfere by acting in concert with the local opposition to destabilize our economy and that of the other nations of the area governed by the left and establish puppet and servile governments there.
The most recent example of this infinite siege is, as mentioned, the notification of May 14 of the current year of the reintegration of Cuba by the United States in its list of countries that do not collaborate in the fight against terrorism and which includes, in addition Cuba, including Iran, North Korea, Syria and Venezuela. One of the consequences of this measure is the ban on the sale or licenses for the export of defense articles and services to these states.
For its part, Cuba has repeatedly denounced the intensification of the economic, commercial and financial blockade and accused the United States of throwing “disrespectful lies” on health workers sent from the island to other countries to combat the coronavirus pandemic. The State Department’s declaration of including Cuba on the above list also occurs at a time of growing tension between the two countries due to the attack on the Cuban diplomatic seat in Washington on April 30. In this case, the Cuban authorities, unmasking the fact, indicated that the fact could not be detached from the “official policy of incitement to hatred and violenceOf the United States against the Island.
After hearing the news of the reintegration into the list of rogue states, the Cuban government rejected the measure as “another step in the wrong direction“And claimed to be a victim of terrorism”organized, financed and executed”From Washington. Carlos Fernández de Cossío, director for the United States of the Cuban Chancellery, reiterated on Twitter the words of our Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla “Cuba is a victim of terrorism“And explained that”there is a long history of terrorist acts committed by the United States government”Against the island. Many of them carried out with the complicity of the US authorities and of individuals and organizations that execute them from the US territory, denounced the diplomat in the social network.
Rodríguez Parrilla also denounced “complicit silence“by the US authorities regarding the assault with an assault rifle and the explosion of thirty shots at the Cuban diplomatic headquarters in Washington by a citizen of Cuban origin, and said that the response was to include Cuba in his spurious list of countries that “do not fully cooperate” with the fight against terrorism.
“The United States lies and takes offense because it cannot answer the truth without accusing itself“, President of the Republic of Cuba Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez proclaimed on Twitter when the notification was published.”Immoral! The United States breaks the record of cynicism and goes from silence to insult, […]”Highlighted the top Cuban executive.
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