Cuba Denounces Media Manipulation on Venezuela

Ottawa, Mar 4 (Prensa Latina) Cuba on Monday rejected an article published by the Canadian radio station CBC on the alleged presence of Cuban military officers in the Venezuelan Army, and described it as tendentious and manipulative.

In a message to the editor of CBC News, Cuban Ambassador to Canada Josefina Vidal assures that such a statement is ‘a scandalous slander’.

I demand that CBC News produces evidence, which it evidently does not have, as it does not appear in the entire article,’ the message says.

The diplomat recalls that more than 20,000 Cubans are rendering their services in Venezuela, 94 percent of whom are healthcare workers and the others work in other sectors like education.

She accuses CBC News of repeating the thesis of US President Donald Trump, who accused Cuba of maintaining a private army in Venezuela, without producing any evidence.

It is regrettable that that media organization does not denounce the plans of military aggression by the White House against the South American country and its strategy to destroy the Cuban Revolution, Vidal points out.

In that regard, she recalls that US National Security Advisor John Bolton organized a coup d’état against then Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez in 2002.

We expect that CBC News does not support the US aggression against the peoples of our Americas and then apologizes, as many media organizations had to do after the war against Iraq, the Cuban ambassador underlines.

As our government said recently, what is at stake today in Venezuela is the sovereignty and dignity of Latin America and the Caribbean, the survival of international law and the United Nations Charter, and whether the legitimacy of a government results from its people’s will or from its recognition by foreign powers, Vidal states.

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