We defend the Revolution, above all else

For 60 years the example of the Cuban Revolution has bothered the United States, stated First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba and President of the Republic, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, yesterday, during a special message from the Palace of the Revolution explaining to the people the most recent provocation orchestrated by small groups of counterrevolutionaries.

Gladys Leydis Ramos López and Juan Diego Nusa Peñalver

Granma | July 12, 2021

Photo: Estudios Revolución

For 60 years the example of the Cuban Revolution has bothered the United States, stated First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba and President of the Republic, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, yesterday, during a special message from the Palace of the Revolution explaining to the people the most recent provocation orchestrated by small groups of counterrevolutionaries.

The President began his remarks with a revolutionary greeting to the entire people, and said: “Unfortunately, we have been obliged to interrupt our Sunday, that all our families take to rest and spend time together, to inform you and share with you a series of elements related to the events that have been taking place today, which are part of a high level, systematic, escalating provocation, which has been promoted by the counterrevolution over these days.”

What is the background to this situation we are experiencing, he asked.

“We have been honest, we have been open, we have been clear, and at all times we have explained the complexities of the current situation to our people. I remember that more than a year and a half ago, when the second half of 2019 was just starting, we had to explain that we were heading toward a difficult conjuncture, and we used that term, which was later taken up as part of popular humor, since we have remained in this ‘conjuncture’ for a long time…Beginning with all the signs that the U.S. government, headed by the Trump administration, was giving in relation to Cuba.”

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Cuba Is Alert to Destabilization Attempts, Diaz-Canel Says

teleSUR | July 12, 2021

President Miguel Diaz-Canel, Havana, Cuba, July 12, 2021.
President Miguel Diaz-Canel, Havana, Cuba, July 12, 2021. | Photo: teleSUR

His administration is doing everything possible to meet the needs of the Cuban people amid the economic damage caused by the U.S. blockade.

On Monday, Cuba’s President Miguel Diaz-Canel addressed the nation to analyze the actions of those trying to destabilize the Revolution by taking advantage of the crisis prompted by the U.S. blockade and the new COVID-19 wave.

Accompanied by his cabinet, the President reviewed the country’s current epidemiological and economic situation, which the international campaign against the Revolution does not usually mention or even explain.

Besides pointing out that most of the people who took to the streets are not against the revolution but have legitimate dissatisfactions or doubts, he emphasized once again that the blockade has limited the Cuban government’s ability to acquire all the medicines that the people require.

In the short term, the arbitrary actions of the United States have prevented Cuba from accessing almost US$2 billion that would be required to acquire medical supplies.

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Cuba faces loot, whose hands behind?

Farooque Chowdhury

Countercurrents | July 12, 2021

Imperialist media and its followers are over-active in circulating the news: Protests and loot in Cuba. Then, they draw conclusion: The people in Cuba are rejecting socialism.

The MSM circulated news on Cuba said:

  • Large anti-government protests broke out in Cuba’s major cities. Thousands of protesters marched on Sunday in Havana, Santiago de Cuba and other locales, decrying food, medicine and vaccine shortages.
  • It’s a display of “pro-freedom” sentiment. The protesters were demanding an end to the present communist rule. Numerous videos posted on social media showed crowds marching and chanting such slogans as “Liberty”. In areas, protesters flipped cars and threw rocks at police in Havana and in other places. Some videos showed people vandalizing and looting shops.

Thus, the media-masters cheer and draw conclusion while they show their ignorance in drawing demarcation line between socialism and communism, as the two systems are far-far different.

Nothing to hide: There’re protests in Cuba.

Nothing to hide: There’s incident of loot.

The issue for consideration is what goods were looted. Do food-hungry people loot TV and electronics goods? The masters of the mainstream media obviously have an answer. The looters weren’t food-hungry if TV, etc. were looted. Or, there’s little scope for going hungry if stores were stashed with food products.

The fact-manipulation-efficient-masters have made a mistake in their fabrication of “facts” of protests. The fact that comes out from this inconsistency is there’s something fishy, smelling rotten.

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