Mexico highlights Diaz-Canel’s rejection of US report against Cuba

Mexico, Apr 2 (Prensa Latina) The Mexican newspaper La Jornada on Friday highlighted Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel’s rejection of an immoral annual report by the US State Department against the island.

Washington’s government denounces a false lack of free elections and cases of torture on the island with which they resort to their usual infamous rhetoric to slander a heroic country that suffers a criminal blockade imposed by the US government, causing enormous damage to the Cuban people, said Diaz-Canel.

La Jornada also states that the Cuban Foreign Minister, Bruno Rodriguez, denounced the report as misleading and politicized, recalling the indicators of social justice, respect and protection of the human rights of its population, of which Cuba, under US blockade since 1962, is proud.

The newspaper quotes the foreign minister who said that if the US government were interested in defending human rights in Cuba, it would put an end to the blockade and the more than 240 measures of (Donald) Trump that threaten the welfare and livelihood of 11 million Cubans.

The publication recalls that with the arrival of Donald Trump to the White House in 2017, Washington reinforced the blockade, by alleging human rights violations in Cuba and its support for the socialist government of Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela.

He believes that the hope that tensions would ease with Joe Biden’s election has been fading to the extent that Cuba does not seem to be at all a priority issue for the new US administration.

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