The world’s peoples can always count on Cuba to be present for just causes

Party First Secretary and President of the Republic Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez yesterday conversed with Latin American intellectual Atilio Boró in a radio interview, discussing Cuba’s creative resistance in the face of continuing U.S. attacks and imperialist threats around the world

Granma | April 25, 2022

Artwork by Ernesto Rancaño 

“We are not going to surrender, we are going to continue resisting, but with the concept of creative resistance, which is precisely the way in which we have faced COVID-19, that is, we resist, but with talent, effort and intelligence, we also grow; as we resist, we are capable of advancing.”


This observation was among those shared by Communist Party First Secretary and President of the Republic Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, in an interview with Latin American intellectual Atilio Borón, for the Argentine radio stations Madres de la Plaza de Mayo and the Universidad Nacional de Avellaneda, also broadcast on several community radio stations in Venezuela, Argentina, Ecuador and elsewhere.

The President responded to Boron’s questions regarding the United States government’s economic, commercial and financial blockade against the Cuban people; the COVID-19 battle; the July 11 acts of vandalism; other aspects of the U.S. destabilization campaign and a number of current events.
He recalled that the blockade against Cuba is more asphyxiating than ever, given the 243 coercive measures added by the Trump administration which Biden administration has maintained with no change whatsoever.


Regarding COVID-19, the President recalled that at the pandemic’s worse moment, the U.S. government tightened the blockade and escalated its media campaign against Cuba, clearly an attempt to use unconventional warfare methods to provoke a “soft” coup, which have not exhibited “any softness,” he recalled.


“I remember,” he said, “how the United States government denied us oxygen at times when we had shortages due to breakdowns at our plants, and that was criminal. They denied us access to ventilators and supplies that we needed to confront COVID-19.”

Photo: Alejandro Azcuy 

But despite the aggressiveness of the United States, “The first we defended were the lives of our people and… the country’s principal resources were put to use in confronting COVID-19,” he stated, and added, “We are not going to renounce our independence, sovereignty, socialist democracy, peace, economic efficiency – which we must continue building and perfecting – or our commitment to the achievement of social justice, which is precisely the socialism that we defend in Cuba.”


Amidst this situation, he said, we have continued “perfecting our mechanisms of democracy, our participatory mechanisms, our mechanisms of popular control.”


In his final words to Atilio Borón and listeners, the President expressed Cuba’s gratitude for all the support we receive, especially from Latin America and the Caribbean, adding, “The Cuban Revolution will continue to defend our conquests, will continue to defend socialism, we will never surrender, not give in, and you can always count on Cuba to be present for just causes.”

SOURCE: https://en.granma.cu/cuba/2022-04-25/the-worlds-peoples-can-always-count-on-cuba-to-be-present-for-just-causes

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