The president of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel, has accused the United States of trying to “impose total domination” in the region through “bloody sanctions”, after the dictates against his immediate predecessor, Raúl Castro, for “serious violations of the Human Rights “in Cuba and its support for the Government of Nicolás Maduro in Venezuela.
“The empire lies when it speaks of support to the Latin American peoples. What support can a government provide that tries to impose total domination in the hemisphere through militarism, neoliberalism and the imposition of bloody economic sanctions?” Díaz- Canel in your official Twitter social network account.
The US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, announced on Thursday sanctions against Castro and his four children that will prevent them from entering the United States for “serious violations of Human Rights” in Cuba and Venezuela, pointing in this case to the support of Cuban agents to the ‘Chavistas’ forces to “prop up the old Maduro regime through violence, intimidation and repression.”
Díaz-Canel already condemned on Thursday the sanctions dictated by Washington two days before against four companies and four ships in order to stop the shipments of crude from Venezuela to Cuba. “The persecution of the United States continues against the ships that carry Venezuelan oil to Cuba. How much evil, cruelty and injustice,” he said via Twitter. “Cuba will resist and overcome it,” he said.
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Cuba is one of the few allies that Maduro has left in the region. The United States has already imposed sanctions on senior Venezuelan officials, including Maduro, for human rights violations, corruption and drug trafficking and has warned that the pressure will continue to increase.
Castro was in charge of the Presidency of Cuba between 2008, when he gave up his brother Fidel, and 2018, when he gave up the post to Díaz-Canel in a historic transition of power.
Since then, Castro remains only as head of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC), a position in which he will remain until 2021 and that allows him to continue influencing the political life of the country.