On behalf of the Castro regime at the 77th UN General Assembly on Wednesday, Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla accused the United States of being behind the island’s problems and reiterated the communist regime’s support for other authoritarian regimes around the world .

Rodríguez Parrilla opened his speech by noting how the coronavirus pandemic in China “exposed in an unprecedented way the true nature of the current international order that is unjust and unsustainable” – in his speech It begins by citing statistics on the percentage of the world’s population enduring hunger, as well as vaccination rates and condemnation of the nuclear threat and so-called climate change.

In a reminder of the mass murder of late dictator Fidel Castro’s claim that capitalism will “lead to [humanity] Rodríguez Parrilla went on to accuse the US and NATO of fueling a climate of tension and conflict with “unpredictable consequences”, an apparent reference to the ongoing war between Ukraine and Russia.

Cuba’s ally and patron, Russia, claims its invasion of its neighbors was necessary in response to NATO’s presence. Ukraine is not a member of NATO, and its government’s request to join has fallen on deaf ears for years.

As is tradition, Rodriguez Parrilla continues to demand that the United States end the “embargo” against Cuba, blaming it for the island nation’s deteriorating living conditions. He failed to note the regime’s broad restrictions on Cubans to prevent them from engaging with the United States, and did not mention that the so-called “embargo” by the United States would not affect medical or humanitarian exchanges.

“So, in fact, the Cuban economy has experienced enormous pressures, which are reflected in industry, service provision, shortages of food and medicines, and a deterioration in the level of consumption and the general well-being of the population,” he claimed.

Rodríguez Parrilla claims the “embargo” has intensified “extreme to unprecedented levels” since 2019 and during the coronavirus pandemic, causing “enormous, cruel and immoral” damage to Cuban citizens – without mentioning and the toll of six years of communist rule in Cuba. Furthermore, representatives of the Castro regime described the “embargo” as “an act of economic warfare in peacetime”.

Instead of acknowledging the shortcomings of the Castro regime, the foreign minister claimed that the United States wanted to “create want, suffering, discouragement and dissatisfaction and cause harm to the Cuban people”. Rodriguez Parrilla also accused the U.S. of sticking to the “most aggressive” approach to pressure the Trump administration has used against the Castro regime, despite practical steps taken by the Biden administration. easy going and cooperative Attitudes towards the communist regime, and its aggressiveness deport Cubans fled the island by sea.

In addition, representatives of the Castro regime said that Cuba’s inclusion of Cuba on the US list of countries that “arbitrarily and unilaterally” sponsors terrorism hinders the regime’s financial transactions.

The United States has designated Cuba as a state sponsor of terrorism due to the Castro regime’s close ties to international terrorist groups such as Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), Shiite jihadist group Hezbollah, Colombia’s National Liberation Army (ELN), and the Revolutionary Armed Forces . Colombian Army (FARC) Marxist terrorist organization.

Rodríguez Parrilla went on to stress “the precious commitment that Cubans and their descendants showed during the protests that took place at the time [United States] And around the world, ensure that Cuba’s sovereign rights are respected and reject the ruthless actions of the United States, especially the economic embargo. “

His statement eliminates the ongoing and everyday protest Cuba’s fight against the Castro regime has intensified over the past few weeks as Cubans continue to suffer from inhumanely prolonged power outages, food shortages and a severe health crisis caused by an outbreak of dengue fever on the island.

The minister went on to claim that “the Cuban people and government have been working hard to build a more equitable, democratic, prosperous and sustainable socialist society”. Report It shows that the need for freedom and ending 63 years of communist rule on the island are the main drivers of Cuba’s daily protests.

Rodriguez Parrilla then expressed support for like-minded authoritarian regimes in the region and around the world on behalf of the Castro regime.

Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla speaks at the 77th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) at United Nations Headquarters in New York City on September 21, 2022. (Anna Cash Cow/Getty Images)

He began by reiterating the Castro regime’s support for the socialist regime in Venezuela and its dictator Nicolas Maduro, calling for an end to U.S. sanctions on the Maduro regime. He also expressed support for the authoritarian Sandinista regime in Nicaragua and its dictator Daniel Ortega.

Cuba’s foreign minister suspended his list of support for authoritarian states, demanding reparations for the Caribbean nation’s “devastating effects of colonialism and slavery,” while calling for Puerto Rico’s independence and a “special contribution” to Haiti.

The Cuban minister went on to express support for Argentina’s claim to the Falkland Islands and said the Castro regime supported Argentine Vice President Cristina Fernandez de Chicher over an alleged attempt to assassinate her.

Rodriguez Parrilla expressed support for the Castro regime’s false claims to Taiwan by Palestine, Iran, North Korea, Belarus, Russia and China.

Regarding the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the Cuban minister advocated a “serious, constructive and realistic” diplomatic solution, but did not condemn the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Christian K. Caruzo is a Venezuelan writer who documents life under socialism.You can follow him on twitter here.

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