Monday, 06 May 2019 22:31

We Have Fought Like Men, and Sometimes Like Giants, to Be Free

Written by Raúl Antonio Capote
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The application of Title III of the Helms-Burton Act will not stop Cubans from advancing

 

Havana, Cuba.- The government of U.S. President Donald Trump activated Title III of the Helms-Burton Act on May 2, another hostile measure against Cuba, carried out in spite of immense international condemnation, turning a deaf ear to the calls of various U.S. sectors, the European Union (EU), Canada, Spain, Mexico, and many other countries of the world.

U.S. cruise company Carnival is the first to be sued under the controversial Helms-Burton Act, for using port facilities in Santiago de Cuba and Havana, following the filing of the first two lawsuits that take advantage of the reactivation of Title III of the infamous act this May 2, in a federal court in Miami, Florida.

The aim of this law is to impose additional obstacles to Cuba's economic development, attack the sovereignty of third countries, and economically strangle and destroy the Cuban Revolution, as denounced by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ana Teresita González Fraga, during the International Solidarity Meeting for world peace and against war, which took place May 2 at Havana's International Conference Center.

González referred to a return to the Monroe Doctrine, proclaimed by the United States, and denounced that this country is threatening the use of force against Venezuela, and making increasing use of blackmail, political manipulation and unconventional warfare.

Today the world is experiencing moments of uncertainty, with the danger of the consolidation of a global dictatorship looming over humanity. The empire no longer wears a mask; it now openly lies, cheats, steals, murders and attacks, without a shred of shame.

It is time to march together; those who stand alongside Cuba and Venezuela today will also be doing so for their future and that of their children. It is very likely that the future of freedom and true democracy in the world will be defined in Cuba and Venezuela.

We prefer to deal with the homeland of Lincoln, but faced with "the blustering policy or the disorderly ignorance" of those who govern "Cutting's homeland" today, Cuba will triumph. "The new generation is worthy of their parents" and will, like them, fight or fall. (Granma)

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