Maduro, Diaz Talk Economic Sanctions and Politics in Harlem

Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel said that although Cuba may not be rich in natural resources, it is rich in solidarity for the Latinx people.
Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel said that although Cuba may not be rich in natural resources, it is rich in solidarity for the Latinx people. | Photo: teleSUR

Telesur | Sept. 26, 2018 — President Nicolas Maduro visited a cathedral in Harlem, New York in a show of love and solidarity with  Latino communities and allies and Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel.

“We have been a victim of the anonymous imperialist aggression, however today on September 26, 2018, I can tell you that the Bolivarian revolution is standing alive and victorious,” Maduro said.

“The U.S. doesn’t care about democracy. If it did, it wouldn’t threaten democratic countries with military intervention,” the Bolivarian president told the diverse crowd of listeners.

Taking the Harlem stage n Riverside Manhattan, President Diaz said, “Cuba is not a large or powerful country, not rich in resources, but it is rich in solidarity to its people.

“Fidel Castro showed us that cooperating with other exploited counties was always a political principle and a duty of revolutionaries and humanity.

“This is the commitment of those who have suffered and still continue to suffer injustice and exclusion as a result of colonialism, neo-liberalism, imperialism, and racism,” Diaz said.

“To honor that date, in memory of the founding fathers of our homeland… and I come here to ratify the solidarity and unwavering commitment to justice and to achieve a better world which is, indeed, possible,” the Cuban president said, calling for a long life for the Bolivarian revolution, Cuban revolution, and the solidarity shared between the American and Cuban people.

President Maduro soundly defended Cuba’s credibility during the United Nations General Assembly earlier that day in the face of the mounting economic blockades implemented by the United States.

“The U.S. doesn’t care about democracy. If it did, it wouldn’t threaten democratic countries with military intervention,” the Bolivarian president said.

He also spoke of the “illegal sanctions” against his government and how the U.S. is using its currency to strangle the Venezuelan economy.

The Trump administration has levied several rounds of sanctions against Maduro’s government- most recently against Maduro’s wife, Cilia Flores- which have been compounded since initiated in 2017 as part of the economic war it is waging against the socialist government.

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