#Cuba cannot be crushed

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By  | internacionales@granma.cu

Cuba will continue along its own path, and as much as submissive and servile lackeys, like the current Secretary General of the Organization of American States, Luis Almagro, would like to destroy us, they will never be able to do so.

This according to Cuba’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Rogelio Sierra in response to recent interventionist remarks by Almagro regarding Cuba’s electoral process. 

According to Rogelio Sierra, the OAS Secretary General “tried to misrepresent the electoral process underway (in Cuba) in an attempt to de-legitimize it, in a show of support for campaigns against the Cuban Revolution and their allies.”

“The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS),” noted Sierra “has no moral or ethical credibility whatsoever to judge what the Cuban government and people are doing. He is making a big mistake by failing to acknowledge, by ignoring, the Cuban people’s decision to be sovereign and independent,” he stated, in reference to remarks made by Almagro in an event held recently in Miami. 

The main theme of the Secretary General’s speech, with a heavily interventionist tone, was the Cuban electoral process, a subject on which he demonstrated a great lack of understanding. 

During his speech Almagro noted that a non-democratic succession of power must not be permitted in Cuba – ignoring the fact that the island has a participative electoral system which ensures that the President of the Councils of State and Ministers is elected with support of the vast majority of the Cuban people. Direct elections are not they only democratic or most effective model, as the former Foreign Minister of Uruguay is well aware. 

Almagro also made the most of the occasion to insult the Cuban government, which he described as a “regime” and “dictatorship,” while categorizing the Cuban Revolution as a “dangerous example;” in remarks which contradict those made when he visited the island alongside former President of Uruguay Pepe Mujica. So when was Almagro lying, now or then?

In this regard, the Secretary General of the OAS also mentioned another of his “favorite topics,” Venezuela and the government of Nicolás Maduro, which he described as a “clumsy attempt to replicate the Cuban experience.” 

With the Eighth Summit of the Americas, to be held in Peru only months away, Almagro’s speech in Miami comes as he seeks to build support for his interventionist plans against progressive governments in the region. 

Thus, once again the Organization of American States (OAS) has demonstrated that rather than working for a more united and prosperous region, it seeks to create divisions and tension between all its member-states, just as Washington intended when the group was founded. 

BOLIVIA CONDEMNS U.S. INTERVENTION
Bolivian President Evo Morales described Commander of the United States Southern Command Kurt Tidd’s recent visit to the continent, during which he met with Vice President of Colombia Oscar Naranjo, as a threat to peace in Venezuela. 

Taking to his Twitter account, Evo stated, “Any imperialist military threat against the peace of the sister nation of Venezuela and our region will be thwarted by the dignity, sovereignty, and unity of our democratic peoples.”

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