Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel (i) in a file photo. EFE / Yander Zamora
Havana, Oct 23 (EFE) .- Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel accused the US Government of “arrogance, arrogance and frustration” this Saturday for his warning to apply sanctions if Havana prosecutes the organizers of the march peaceful on November 15.
Díaz-Canel shared two articles from state media on Twitter, where he again blamed Washington for financing and organizing “the destabilizing scheme” against Cuba, referring to the activists’ request to march for the release of political prisoners and other demands.
The Government not only denied this unprecedented request in more than 60 years, considering it “illegal”, but also warned the conveners that they will be charged with crimes and will be prosecuted if they maintain the decision to march.
Given this, the United States warned the day before that it will respond, possibly with sanctions, if the “fundamental rights” of the Cuban people are violated or the promoters of the November march are prosecuted.
To which the Cuban president responded today that “when the US government speaks, the one that finances and organizes the destabilizing scheme speaks, adding to every small group or institution -dollars through- contributes an initiative against the Revolution.”
In another message, he affirmed that “the empire wants impunity for its operators in Cuba and threatens more measures” for which, he added, “it will receive a dignified response from our people.”
The main adviser for Latin America to US President Biden, Juan González, indicated in an interview with Efe that the leaders of Havana are “afraid” of engaging in “a national conversation with the Cuban people.”
The United States has already sanctioned senior Cuban military officials for their alleged role in repressing the protests of July 11, and has tightened the financial and trade embargo in force since 1962 in the last two years.