Reason is and always will be our shield.

Statement by the International Relations Commission of the  National Assembly of the People’s Power of Cuba.

Once again, the European Parliament has fulfilled the sad role of  hostage to a small group of MEPs of the far right, obsessed with  destroying the Cuban revolution, who have known links to Miami based organizations funded by Washington. The spurious and interventionist resolution that has just been passed by the Parliament undermines this institution’s credibility and reflects the double standards it applies to our country. This body clearly has no intention of cooperating or entering into dialogue, or of showing the slightest respect for Cuba as a free, independent and sovereign country.

We reiterate our emphatic rejection of this ill-conceived measure  promoted by the more extremist representatives of the Spanish  Partido Popular and Vox political groupings, who have no moral  authority whatever to pass judgment on Cuba and have imported  their belligerent internal politics against that country’s present  executive, to the European Parliament.

In response to the violent, vulgar, neofascist rhetoric of this minority faction of MEPs, decent voices were raised to tell the truth about Cuba and label this action as one of hypocrisy. They referred to Washington’s blockade as the most flagrant violation of  the human rights of the Cuban people and demanded its  elimination, while defending the development of a respectful and  constructive relationship between Cuba and the EU.

A resolution such as this, tainted with double standards, does not  worry us unduly. We, Cuba’s legislators, together with the people,  of which we are an inseparable part and to whom we owe our duty,  are working to strengthen the legislative structure of our nation,  prioritizing the full enjoyment of human rights by everyone.

In Cuba, culture is within everyone’s reach; the state maintains  increasingly comprehensive access by the people to all its  manifestations. Cuban medical cooperation, which has also  benefited European countries, is a paradigm of the projection of  the Revolution abroad, based on the principle enunciated by José Martí that “Homeland is humanity”.

The campaigns waged by our enemies and their lackeys fail when  confronted by the will of our people to continue advancing, united,  in the building of a society ever more just and democratic.  Reason is and always will be our shield.

International Relations Commission of the National Assembly  of the People’s Power of Cuba.

 

Havana, 10 June 2021.

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