Obama’s visit to Cuba voices from South Africa

 

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Chris Mathlako, secretary general/Friends of Cuba Society (FOCUS) and  Member of the Politburo/South African Communist Party (SACP) told to Prensa Latina News Agency in South Africa:

We think this provides (Obama’s visit) a good opportunity to further entrench the normalisation of relations between the Cuba and the USA. We are aware that the USA strategy is intended to weaken and engineer a possible process of weakening the Cuba Revolution from inside as its has failed to overthrow it over many years. However the Cuban Revolution has stated from the onset its objectives for the process of normalisation of relations with the USA and this amongst others does not related to undoing the Revolution, instead its intended to strengthen its across the board.

Towards the end of the Obama presidency, he (Obama) is intend on creating a legacy of some sorts because his has been a legacy of wars and warmongering throughout his tenure. he has presided over many wars than any president of the USA since the Second World War. even when he prepares to visit Cuba, Obama was strengthening the blockade against Cuba and increasing measures that would strangulating the Cuban economy – this does not bode well for his intentions on Cuba and the intended relations he seeks to build going forward.

Therefore, Obama’s visit should be seen in the context of a weak president who intend on making and creating a post-presidential legacy for himself and create the impression that his presidency contained key elements of peace and human development – to the contrary Obama has presided over a presidency that not only increased tensions in the region of Latin America through his executive order decisions on Venezuela, his (CIA-involvement) recently in the murder of indigenous leader Berta Caceres, but is aware of the example of Cuba in the region. therefore, he is wanting to undo that by pretending to normalise relations with Cuba while at the same time take aim at Cuba and its example in the region and the world.

The Cuban Revolution is well aware of these threats and is going into these relations holding on to the principles of sovereignty, the goals of socialism and the Cuban Revolution!

That is calming to the majority of progressives and the world over.

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Este día tendría que llegar

 

Dscurso del ministro de Relaciones Exteriores de la República de Cuba, Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, en la ceremonia de reapertura de la Embajada de Cuba en los Estados Unidos

Excma. Sra. Roberta Jacobson, secretaria de Estado Adjunta y señores funcionarios del Gobierno de los Estados Unidos que la acompañan:

Honorables Miembros del Congreso:

Estimados Representantes de las Organizaciones, Movimientos e Instituciones estadounidenses que han realizado ingentes esfuerzos por el cambio de política hacia Cuba y el mejoramiento de las relaciones bilaterales:

Estimados Representantes de las Organizaciones y Movimientos de la emigración patriótica:

Excelentísimos Sres. Embajadores:

Compañeros de la Delegación Cubana:

Encargado de negocios José Ramón Cabañas, funcionarios y trabajadores de la Embajada de Cuba:

Estimadas amigas y amigos:
La bandera que honramos a la entrada de esta sala es la misma que aquí fue arriada hace 54 años, conservada celosamente en la Florida por una familia de libertadores y luego por el Museo de nuestra ciudad oriental de Las Tunas, como anticipación de que este día tendría que llegar. Sigue leyendo