Díaz-Canel affirms that Cuba will always be on the side of just causes

Díaz-Canel affirms that Cuba will always be on the side of just causes
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24 April 2022
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"We are not going to give up.   We are going to continue resisting, but with a concept of creative resistance, which is precisely the way we are facing the COVID-19 (pandemic); in other words, we resist, but in that resistance, with talent, effort and intelligence.  We also grow, and in the midst of that resistance we are able to move forward."

This was one of the ideas developed by the First Secretary of the Communist Party and President of the Republic, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, in an interview granted to prominent Latin American intellectual Atilio Borón, for the Argentinean radio stations Madres de la Plaza de Mayo and the National University of Avellaneda, which was also aired on several community radio stations in Venezuela, Argentina, Ecuador and other countries.

The Cuban head of state reflected on the economic, commercial and financial blockade of the U.S. government against the Cuban people; the confrontation with COVID-19; the acts of vandalism of July 11 and other events that are part of the destabilizing campaign of the White House and its intelligence agencies, among other current issues.

He recalled that the blockade of Cuba must be seen today with the surname of intensified, due to the 243 measures applied by the Trump administration and maintained unalterably by the Biden administration.

And this tightened blockade, the U.S. government, using intoxication laboratories, is mixing it "with an intense aggressiveness (...), from an unconventional war, from an intense media war, where there is a whole effort to discredit any conquest, any fact, to manipulate any decision taken in Cuba or any event occurring in our country".

And all this -he further pointed out- is based on campaigns of lies, double standards, hypocrisy, disinformation and attacking very sensitive issues such as migration, democracy and human rights; in addition to a provocative behavior of the U.S. Embassy in Cuba that is a gross departure from the role that a diplomatic mission should play.

On the social networks, Díaz-Canel commented to the interviewer > "There is a virtual Cuba that has nothing to do with the reality that our country is living, with the sense of resistance, the humanist and solidarity vocation, the dignity and heroism of the Cuban people.

"Fidel always told us that a better world was possible and we have always shared and defended that maxim of Fidel; but I tell you that in the current circumstances, for a better world to be possible, we also have to make the virtual world improve, because really a virtual world loaded with banality, loaded with vulgarity and loaded with hatred and lies cannot then reflect that world we all want to improve."

On COVID-19, the Cuban leader recalled that during the worst moments, the U.S. government tightened the blockade and its media campaign against Cuba.  It tried to apply to us -he added, returning to a topic he had addressed at the beginning of the interview- the concepts of "Unconventional Warfare, and tried to apply the theories of Spring Revolution and all this to provoke one of the so-called soft blows in Cuba (...), blows that are not given with any softness."

"I remember -he added- how the United States Government denied us oxygen at the times when we had oxygen shortages due to a breakdown of our plants, and that was criminal.  It denied us the entry of pulmonary ventilators and supplies that we needed for our confrontation with COVID-19."

But in the midst of all these circumstances, of the growing aggressiveness of the U.S., "the first thing we defended was the lives of the people and, in the midst of all this rigor, the main resources the country had were used to confront COVID-19".

By the way, he referred to all the country's work in the prevention and control of the pandemic, which included the manufacture of our own vaccines produced by our scientists.  It was an intense work that has allowed -he pointed out- Cuba to be today "one of the three countries with more vaccinated population with at least one dose, with more than 99 percent; Cuba is today among the six or seven countries that have more vaccinated population with a complete scheme, which in our case is three doses and reaches more than 89.6 percent of the population; we already have more than 60 percent of the population vaccinated with another booster dose.


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