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Cuba Slams US 'Imperialism' Against Venezuela

  • Foreign Minister Rodriguez stressed that Venezuela is not at war,

    Foreign Minister Rodriguez stressed that Venezuela is not at war, "but it would be an excellent business for US companies." | Photo: Twitter: @CubaMINREX

Published 19 February 2019

Cuba has called the international community "to unite against "a clumsy and crude declaration of imperialist domination over our America. (Trump's speech in Miami)."

Cuban Foreign Affairs Minister, Bruno Rodriguez, called upon the United Nations (UN) Security Council and the international community to reject interventionism from the United States government against Venezuela.

Cuba Bashes Trump Speech as 'Pretext for War' in Venezuela

"We call to defend the precious peace for humanity and for our America," stated Rodriguez, responding to the "offensive" United States President Donald Trump's speech in Miami, where he called Venezuela a puppet of Cuba, and where he also supported the unconstitutionally self-declared "interim president" Juan Guaido.

During a press conference, the head of Cuban diplomacy rejected the fact that the U.S. government, led by Donald Trump, pretends to use the excuse of alleged humanitarian aid, to enter the South American nation, violating international law and the fundamental charter of the UN.

"Cuba has consistently denounced that the U.S. government is preparing a military aggression against the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela with humanitarian pretexts," Bruno Rodriguez said. The Cuban government has called upon the international community to reject these interventionist and "imperialist" measures taken by the U.S. government against the people's "self-determination principle."

Arguing that Juan Guaido is a "made up" president, "made in Washington," but that has not worked inside Venezuela, but only in some places around the world, with the help of the international corporate media, that has given all the details of how the coup d'etat should be perpetrated.

"The efforts of the national security team of the White House, officials of the State Department and embassy officials are well known. there is a great political and media operation going on," which according to the Cuban Foreign Minister, are usually are what comes before a war declaration.

The U.S. and its allies are "talking about reconstruction, but Venezuela is not a country at war," is not a country destroyed and in need to be reconstructed. The economic difficulties endured by Venezuela are based on the economic war waged by the U.S. and its allies against the South American Country. Based on "the embargo or freezing of financial assets in third countries, pressures against governments that make supplies to Venezuela, pressures to banks of 3rd countries to obstruct transactions even in currencies that are not the dollar."

This is why the alleged "humanitarian aid" proposed by the U.S. for Venezuela is only a "pretext." "The figures are obscene, there has been talk of humanitarian aid of 20 million dollars to a country that has lost about 30 billion dollars from those unilateral measures," said Rodriguez on the press conference.

With these arguments on the table, the Cuban government thanked the actions taken by Uruguay, Bolivia and Mexico to "promote a solution based on dialogue and the principles of international law, especially that of non-intervention."

Also, the Cuban government has called for an international mobilization in favor of peace and against intervention, an intervention that will destroy the principle of self-determination of the people.

Cuba has "called all governments parliaments, political forces, social movements, popular, indigenous, trade unions, peasants, women, intellectuals and artists, academics, communicators and journalists, representatives of civil society," to unite against "a clumsy and crude declaration of imperialist domination over our America. (Trump's speech in Miami)."

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