The Cuban revolution reiterates its firm determination to face the escalation in aggression by the United States
Declaration of the Revolutionary Govenment
Today, the 17th of April, we celebrate another anniversary of the start of the military aggression at the Bay of Pigs (Playa Girón) in 1961. The decisive response of the Cuban people in defense of the Revolution and socialism resulted in the first military defeat of imperialism in the Americas, in just 72 hours.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba strongly rejects the disrespectful declaration of the Department of State of the United States, attributed to Secretary of State Michael Pompeo, in which it is intended to question the constitutional referendum freely and sovereignly celebrated by Cubans in the past February 24th.
On January 16, 2019, the US State Department announced the decision to suspend, only for 45 days, the implementation of Title III of the Helms-Burton Act, “in order to conduct a careful review …in light of the national interests of the United States and the efforts to expedite a transition to democracy in Cuba, and include factors such as the Cuba’s regime’s brutal oppression of human rights and fundamental freedoms and its indefensible support for increasingly authoritarian and corrupt regimes in Venezuela and Nicaragua.”