Cuba blasted the Trump administration for its continued occupation of the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base and its continuation of the US’ economic blockade against Cuba, which he stressed was carried out by the USA to “impose a regime change” on the island.
The use of threat and force, unilateralism, pressures, reprisals and sanctions characterize ever more frequently the behavior and rhetoric of the US government against Cuba.
It’s understandable given that there was a great hope in Cuba that with the Obama administration, there would be potential for a better relations that would serve both countries.
Since US President Donald Trump reached the White House, Cuba’s once-warming relations with the USA have cooled off again.
Trump has imposed severe travel restrictions, continued the economic embargo and accused Cuba of attacking US diplomats after dozens of them suddenly fell ill after a suspected sonic electronic warfare.
But, while it’s likely that Díaz-Canel’s verbal attack against the Trump won’t sit well with many, Brenner said it just shows that the Cuban government is “fed up because everything they’ve tried to do in a decent way, the Trump administration has shut down.
Díaz-Canel also fired shots at the USA for imposing sanctions on Venezuela, North Korea, Iran and China, arguing that the cause of international poverty isn’t socialism, but rather capitalism.
Sputnik / ABC Flash Point Diplomatic News 2018.