Cuba and Haiti - USA Blamed With Its Ties to Propaganda, Assassination, Mercenaries, Oppression
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Tue Jul 13 15:01:00 PDT 2021
Hatian assassination squad linked to US Nationals and Corps.
Cuban President Blames US-Backed "Mercenaries" For Protests, Urges
"Revolutionary Citizens" Fight Back
Cuba's President and Communist Party chief Miguel Diaz-Canel has
blamed unprecedented large-scale protests gripping Cuba's streets this
week on foreign meddling, specifically charging the United States with
stoking and fueling the anti-government demonstrations which have seen
fierce clashes with police. At a Monday news conference, the same day
Joe Biden said "We stand with the Cuban people and their clarion call
for freedom" - Diaz-Canal further called on "revolutionary" citizens
to counter the protests which he said are led by "vulgar criminals".
"The order to fight has been given – into the street,
revolutionaries!" the Communist leader urged. He further ranted about
external agitators waging a "nonconventional war" especially utilizing
the internet and social media with Washington's help, slamming US-led
sanctions in place for over a half-century a "policy of economic
Protests in Havana, Cuba via AFP
"This policy of sanctions that prevents any kind of fuel arriving in
Cuba has put us in a very difficult situation," Diaz-Canel continued
while denouncing "those who seek to discredit the revolution and
fracture the unity of our country."
And according to BBC, "Mr Díaz-Canel said the protesters were
mercenaries hired by the US to destabilise the country, and called for
his supporters to go out and defend the revolution - referring to the
1959 uprising which ushered in Communist rule."
Multiple international correspondents on the ground have pointed to
initial small scale protest quickly exploding across the island via
social media despite government attempts to impose a blackout on
coverage of protests. It appears to have started south-west of Havana
in Antonio de los Baños.
Cubans are facing one of the worst economic crises in years which has
included acute fuel and food shortages, soaring prices for basic
necessities, and government mismanagement and fumbling of the
The police and security crackdown appears to be growing in harshness,
fueling further outrage in the streets...
these scenes emerging from the protests in Cuba are absolutely
heartbreaking :( pic.twitter.com/WHaishz4io
— Rob (@robrousseau) July 12, 2021
One protester was cited by BBC as saying, "There is no food, no
medicine, there is no freedom. They do not let us live." In some
instances the protesters' desperation and attempted crackdown by
security forces has turned violent:
Posts on social media showed people overturning police cars and
looting some state-owned shops which price their goods in foreign
currencies. For many Cubans, these shops are the only way they can buy
basic necessities but prices are high.
Officials in Havana are seizing on these scenes to highlight the
"criminality" of the "agitators" while calling on Cubans to safeguard
the Communist revolution.
The United States stands with the Cuban people seeking freedom and
respect for their human rights. Violence against peaceful protestors
is abhorrent. We urge restraint and respect for the voice of the
— Secretary Antony Blinken (@SecBlinken) July 12, 2021
The US has responded to this escalation in rhetoric by President
Diaz-Canel, with top US diplomat for Latin America, Julie Chung,
stating: "We are deeply concerned by 'calls to combat' in Cuba."
Meanwhile, hawkish senators like Tom Cotton and Ted Cruz have
continued their calls for the Cuban regime to be consigned to the
"dustbin of history" - as Cruz put it yesterday, also with the Mayor
of Miami Francis Suarez going so far as to call for a Libya-style
"Arab Spring"-style US ops and intervention in the Caribbean?
Re: Cuba protests. 🇨🇺🇺🇸
I'd just like to point out that the US House appropriations budget
has just alloted $20 million to "democracy" projects in Cuba. What
they mean by "democracy" is made clear when they say that not one
penny can be used to help the Cuban govt. pic.twitter.com/InYTmw4JrH
— Alan MacLeod (@AlanRMacLeod) July 12, 2021
Suarez told a rally on Monday that an international intervention led
by the United States is needed "to protect the Cuban people from a
bloodbath." However, we can't imagine that such simple jingoistic
'solutions' as this actually helps the protesters' cause.
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