The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba energetically rejects the announcement by a group of nations in the hemisphere, released February 13 in Lima, that constitutes unacceptable interference in the internal affairs of the Bolivarian Republic de Venezuela, and at the same time categorically rejects the decision to reconsider the participation of the Venezuelan government in the 8th Summit of the Americas, to be held this coming month of April, in Peru.
A few days ago, the U.S. Secretary of State, on a tour of several countries in the region, stated that continuing in effect is the Monroe Doctrine, the most notorious interventionist policy of U.S. imperialism in our region. He called for a military coup against the constitutional government of Venezuela and advocated strengthening sanctions on the country. The decision adopted is not unrelated to these declarations and actions.
Port of Spain, February 8.- The general director of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cuba, Eugenio Martínez Enríquez, who completes a work visit in the Caribbean country, held a cordial and fruitful exchange with Mrs. Jennifer Marchand, director of CARICOM -Cuba of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and CARICOM at the MFA. The Cuban diplomat was accompanied by the Cuban Ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago, Guillermo Vázquez Moreno.
- Statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cuba
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs warns of the seriousness of the message of arrogance and contempt with which the Secretary of State of the United States began a tour of several countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.
On the eve of his trip, on Thursday, February 1, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, in an appearance at the University of Texas at Austin, made alarming interventionist statements that openly instigate the overthrow, by any means, of the legitimate government of Venezuela, and are also aimed at undermining the unanimous repudiation of the region of the retrogressive measures and tightening of the economic, commercial and financial blockade against Cuba, whose purpose is to harm the Cuban economy and people to attempt to subdue the country
Good evening to you all.
It is indeed an honour and a pleasure to extend, on behalf of the Government and People of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, and on my own behalf, warmest greetings to the Government and People of the Republic of Cuba as we gather to celebrate the Fifty-ninth Anniversary of that historic event, “El Triunfo de la Revolución,” which took place on January 01, 1959.
On this special occasion, I wish to commend our Cuban friends on their significant accomplishments in culture, education, health, science and sports. I also wish to further commend the Government of Cuba on its determination to explore new ideas and implement new economic strategies, which aim at giving every Cuban a stake in national development, as well as the opportunity to contribute fully to and to share equally in the creation of a better Cuba
Caribbean Airlines landed at the Jose Marti airport in Cuba ten minutes ahead of schedule on Saturday morning as it made its first flight to the Spanish island.
As the inaugural flight taxied down the runway to applause from its passengers, it received welcoming showers of water sprayed on either side of the plane.