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May 12, 2006

Cuba fighting for dignity

Cuban author and scholar Miguel Barnet spoke up for Cuba’s right to dignity and independence, while denouncing international slander campaigns against the Revolution.
Meanwhile, the Pan-European Conference of Solidarity with Cuba passed a declaration demanding the European Union distant itself from US policy against Cuba. The document condemns EU conditioning of its development aid on political grounds.

Cuba, in a gesture of independence and dignity, rejects impositions that would lead to greater dependence and a loss of both freedom and democracy, which the Cuban people have been able to achieve," the document reads.

The text urges the EU to openly condemn the United States economic blockade against Cuba in the Final Declaration of the 4 EU Latin American and the Caribbean Summit. In addition, it calls on EU members to eliminate all sanctions imposed on Cuba.

The Alternative Summit opened on Wednesday with a call to counter neoliberal policies and denounces multinational corporation’s human rights violations in the Latin American and Caribbean countries.

It was also announced that the presidents of Venezuela and Bolivia, Hugo Chavez and Evo Morales, will join the gathering on Saturday.


At 2:45 AM, Blogger July Canute said...

The ironic thing is that most people in the United States favor changing our Cuban policy. It is wealthy Cuban refugees in our country who threaten candidates that they won't win Florida if they go against their campaign against Castro.

The Cubans are not the only plague on the United States where people from other places come here and have dual loyalities and muck up our country. Jewish Zionists come to mind. Mexicans and Asians who flee overpopulation in their home countries.

We are told by experts that we must do something about our southern border with Mexico or our country will become overcrowded and unlivable. Like we need to be told.

At 6:11 PM, Anonymous Democratic thinking said...

very interesting angle, thanks for the insight


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