The US ambassador to Mexico, Ken Salazar, confirmed that the Joe Biden government will continue its struggle to establish democracy in Cuba, at the request of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador for the United States to withdraw the economic embargo imposed on the Caribbean country.
When asked whether Lopez Obrador’s statements represented “aggression” against the United States, the diplomatic representative confined himself to noting that his country respects Mexico’s sovereignty, and even argued that both countries could not be distracted on other issues.
Our position in the United States is that we in Cuba will continue the struggle for democracy in that country. But in my view, the most important thing is that the United States and Mexico are more focused on the things that we can do. “We cannot be distracted by what we have to do now and what we have to do now,” he said at a news conference with Tabasco Governor Carlos Merino Campos.
A day earlier in the framework of the military parade of Mexican independence, Lopez Obrador warned, “Frankly, it seems bad that the United States government is using the embargo to impede the welfare of the Cuban people.”
Meanwhile, legislators from Morena and the PRI considered Díaz-Canel’s participation in the September 16 law in the city’s Zocalo as normal, as it is part of a reshaping of Mexican foreign policy, so it shouldn’t be a problem.
For her part, Senator Morena Antares Vázquez defended Lopez Obrador’s actions and celebrated the Cuban president’s participation in civic events for independence. He criticized opponents for acting for fascist purposes. Mexican foreign policy welcomes President Diaz-Canel as enshrined in the constitution. He stressed that if the president (López Obrador) behaves the way these fascist individuals do, we will have a terrible international relationship.”
For her part, PPR Federal Deputy, Paloma Sanchez, told La Razón that the request made by the federal government regarding the blockade was always reflected in Mexico’s votes in the UN, but not only Mexico, in fact. Only last time did the US and Israel announce that they are against lifting the blockade.
Damien Zepeda of the National Action Party emphasized that “it is a shame that the government of Morena and Lopez Obrador, beyond ideologies or visions, supports an oppressive dictatorship and violates human rights.”
Similarly, the interim national leader of the PAN, Hector Larios, asserted that his country must be repelled against the President of Cuba, Miguel Diaz-Canel, for his continued violation of human rights in his country. “It seems to me that the President has used the most important national celebration to make way for a government with which we must absolutely reject the continued violation of human rights, because someone must tell us when he came out to vote for Díaz-Canel as President of Cuba.
In this sense, the Cuban Workers’ Party referred to the existence of a dictatorship in Cuba for which all the people are protesting in the streets due to the bad conditions prevailing. For this reason, he denounced that the executive branch is using the national holiday platform to defend another country.
For his part, the leader of the PRD, Jesus Zambrano, condemned the use of the ceremonies to defend Cuba. But he stressed that the situation in Cuba because of the embargo is reprehensible. “López Obrador is not Bolivar, national celebrations are not a platform for him to condemn. The situation in Cuba is abhorrent but there are moments to carry out condemnation and not celebrate,” he said.
- The data: Miguel Diaz-Canel participated this Thursday as the guest of honor on the 211th anniversary of the start of Mexico’s independence.
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