By The Mast, Larry Moonze on May 9, 2019. CUBA says it is very likely that the future of freedom and true democracy in the world will be defined in Cuba and Venezuela. Deputy foreign minister Ana Teresita González Fraga says today, the world is experiencing moments of uncertainty with the danger of the consolidation of a global dictatorship looming over humanity.
“The empire no longer wears a mask; it now openly lies, cheats, steals, murders and attacks, without a shred of shame,” she said. “It is time to march together; those who stand alongside Cuba and Venezuela today will also be doing so for their future and that of their children. It is very likely that the future of freedom and true democracy in the world will be defined in Cuba and Venezuela.” González said the government of US President Donald Trump had on May 2 activated Title III of the Helms-Burton Act. She said the Act was another hostile measure against Cuba, “carried out in spite of immense international condemnation, turning a deaf ear to the calls of various US sectors, the European Union (EU), Canada, Spain, Mexico, and many other countries of the world.”
She said US cruise company, Carnival, was the first to be sued under the controversial Helms-Burton Act, for using port facilities in Santiago de Cuba and Havana, following the filing of the first two lawsuits that take advantage of the reactivation of Title III of the infamous Act, in a federal court in Miami, Florida. “The aim of this law is to impose additional obstacles to Cuba’s economic development, attack the sovereignty of third countries, and economically strangle and destroy the Cuban Revolution,” González said during the International Solidarity Meeting for world peace and against war, which took place May 2 at Havana’s International Conference Centre.
She referred to a return to the Monroe Doctrine, proclaimed by the United States while denouncing Washington’s use of threats and force against Venezuela, and making increasing use of blackmail, political manipulation and unconventional warfare.
“We prefer to deal with the homeland of [Abraham] Lincoln, but faced with the blustering policy or the disorderly ignorance of those who govern today, Cuba will triumph. The new generation is worthy of their parents and will, like them, fight or fall,” said the Cuban authorities, according to Granma. “We have fought like men, and sometimes like giants, to be free. The application of Title III of the Helms-Burton Act will not stop Cubans from Advancing.”