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Mon Jun 26, 2017, 05:55 PM

Cuba to USA: You're not in a position to teach us lessons

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"The Cuban Foreign Ministry responded to Trump’s speech and Memorandum with a carefully worded statement on its website. It called for continued cooperation between the United States and Cuba in areas of mutual benefit. However, it denounced Trump’s violent and untruthful anti-Cuba rhetoric and once more rejected hostile interference by the United States in Cuba’s internal affairs.

It pointedly referred to the hypocrisy of Trump’s criticisms of Cuba’s human rights record by referring to well-known flaws of democratic governance and human rights in the United States:

“The United States are not in a position to teach us lessons. We have serious concerns about the respect for and guarantees of human rights in that country, where there are numerous cases of murders, brutality, and abuses by the police, particularly against the African-American population; the right to life is violated as the result of deaths caused by firearms; child labor is exploited and there are serious manifestations of racial discrimination; there is a threat to impose more restrictions on medical services, which will leave 23 million persons without health insurance; there is unequal pay between men and women; migrants and refugees, particularly those who come from Islamic countries, are marginalized; there is an attempt to put up walls that discriminate against and denigrate neighbor countries, and international commitments to preserve the environment and address climate change are abandoned.”

The Miami theater at which Trump gave his speech is named for Manuel Artime, a Central Intelligence Agency asset captured after the failed “Bay of Pigs” invasion of Cuba in April 1961. No doubt the choice of that venue by Trump was intended to be symbolic of his support for the aims of the anti-Castro movement among Cuban exiles in the United States. However, since the Bay of Pigs invasion was a disastrous failure, perhaps it will turn out to be symbolic of the failed policy of hostility to Cuba to which Trump wishes to return."

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Response to Starry Messenger (Original post)

Mon Jun 26, 2017, 06:29 PM

1. He has a point.


While I feel Cuba is far to communist, I do believe that a lot of their socialist policies could be implemented here. How is racial equality there. I've been told that in most Latin countries, the darker your skin the less opportunity you have. Seems the lighter complexion people are always the in charge. I know this is the case in Mexico, I have family there and discrimination towards darker skinned people is rampant.

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Response to GotHillsback (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 26, 2017, 07:03 PM

2. I was just there in April.

Racial discrimination is illegal, as is gender discrimination. It's not perfect, but it's a long way ahead of us. I saw people of all hues in leadership positions. They also have way more women in the National Assembly.

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Response to Starry Messenger (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 26, 2017, 08:48 PM

3. That's good to hear


Wish I could say the same for Mexico, that country is so corrupt.

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