The Cuban president has hit out at the USA, alleging it played a considerable role in the first major protests on the island in years by encouraging dissent and causing shortages with its hostile economic blockade.
President Miguel Díaz-Canel blasted what he described as US interference in fiery remarks, condemning protests which erupted on the island a day earlier.
Appearing alongside his cabinet in a televised national address, he stated that the people of Cuba have the right to defend their system and uphold the achievements of the anti-capitalist revolution.
Díaz-Canel said that Washington’s continuing sanctions against Cuba were causing the designed shortages, including a lack of medicines and power outages.
On Sunday, thousands of people took to the streets in Havana, Santiago de Cuba and other cities, demanding urgent action on food. In some places, demonstrations became more violent, with cars flipped and rocks thrown at police.
Economic and financial sanctions is war by other means. They violate international law and cause untold economic hardship on millions of civilians while strengthening the hand of the government leaders the US wants to regime change.
It’s a catch 22 situation that should never happen. But tell that to the people who run things in DC. Collectively insane and out of touch with reality, US legislators and deep state leaders say one thing and do another.
Thankfully, as a counter to the awful and cruel US embargo, Russia is increasing trade with Cuba, and installing four power plants in Cuba while revitalizing the Cuban railroad network. And that’s just the tip of recent Russian assistance.
RT. com / ABC Flash point News 2021.