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Cuban President Rejects OAS Lies and Manipulation

  • Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel during a speech at the Cuban Parliament in 2019, critizing attempts by Washington and the OAS to distort the reality of Latin America and the Caribbean.

    Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel during a speech at the Cuban Parliament in 2019, critizing attempts by Washington and the OAS to distort the reality of Latin America and the Caribbean. | Photo: Twitter @RadioHabanaCuba

Published 22 March 2021 (23 hours 41 minutes ago)
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President Miguel Diaz-Canel on Monday rejected what he called "a depressing show of lies and manipulation" by the Organization of American States (OAS) against Cuba.

Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel described as a "depressing show of lies" the public hearing organized on March 18 by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights of the Organization of American States (IACHR-OAS) in which opponents of the Havana government took part.

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On his Twitter account, the Cuban president questioned that the Organization of American States, "which remained silent about the crimes committed by the coup plotters in Bolivia in 2019" and is blind and deaf to extreme-right violence in Latin America, tries to attack Cuba again.

Diaz-Canel described the recent hearing by the OAS Inter-American Commission on Human Rights as an anti-Cuba show, adding that this is an attempt at "straining and paralyzing any rapprochement between Cuba and the United States."

The president stated that notorious counterrevolutionaries were summoned to the meeting to distort the reality and slander Cuba "amid an atmosphere in  which force and arrogance prevail as a method in international relations."

Also, Cuba recently condemned the OAS interference in Bolivia's internal affairs, as that country is bringing former authorities from the de facto government to justice.

Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez described as hypocritical the concerns for human rights expressed by the secretariat of that organization, which he recalled did not appear when supporters of the Movement towards Socialism (MAS) were repressed and harassed.

On Tuesday, Bolivian Minister of Justice Ivan Lima said that his Government had decided to take OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro to court for his role as a facilitator of the 2019 coup d'état.

The OAS report on Bolivia's elections that year caused a political crisis and then-President Evo Morales' resignation (2006-2019).

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