Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla condemned "all manifestations of racism, racial discrimination and xenophobia,” in a June 17 tweet.
Reporting that Cuba would join debates of the 43rd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC), he called for a fight against discrimination based on skin color or ethnic origin, and noted “In the U.S. 22.2% of COVID-19 fatalities are African Americans, although they are 12.7% of the population."
Something that has taught Cubans to recognize divisive and subversive maneuvers, a key component of hostile U.S. policy toward Cuba, is the shameless way they use, and discard, individuals, whenever it serves their purpose - be it a specific person or a council of several, who take the lead on the ground in their unrelenting attacks.
SANTIAGO DE CUBA.— Born on the same date, although 83 years apart, Antonio Maceo and Ernesto Che Guevara eloquently represent fundamental characteristics of Cubans’ quest to reach our dreams.
On the 175th anniversary of the Bronze Titan’s birth, and the 92nd of the heroic guerilla’s, the President of the Republic of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, recalled on his Twitter account: "Maceo and Che are always present in our daily struggle, in our conquests, in our aspirations as a nation, in our commitment to solidarity, in our patriotism.”
(Transcript: Presidency of the Republic)
Dear compatriots, welcome to the homeland!
Just a few minutes ago, members of the task force that has been leading our actions to confront the pandemic concluded a meeting, and a group of compañeros have remained here, to participate in this remote reception, which we will make more intimate once you have completed the quarantine; but we did not want to violate protocols the country has established to avoid transmission of the pandemic.
Almost 57 years after it was delivered, the essence of Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream” speech maintains its relevance in the United States. His words seem to capture the thinking of those protesting in the streets, “I say to you today, my friends… even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream… I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal."