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The United States and its glass house

The United States and its glass house
The application of Title III of the Helms-Burton Act is a flagrant violation of international law and an unacceptable attack on the self-determination of the peoples of the world

Oscar Sánchez Serramay 28, 2019 15:05:30

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Photo: Granma
The empire no longer dresses up in sheep’s clothing; it fears that, as in the fable, the shepherd will take it for food for his family. Today, it does not disguise itself, but is enraged and seeks to cling to its ancestors, dusting off the Monroe Doctrine, McCarthyism and the worst moments of the Cold War.

It sinks its claws into Latin America and the Caribbean, destroying its peoples, either through the seizure of power by servile oligarchies representing its interests (any resemblance to Chile, Brazil or the self-proclaimed Lima Group, is not purely coincidental); the destabilization of legitimately and democratically elected governments, such as Venezuela or Nicaragua; or its genocidal economic war against the Cuban Revolution.

The Trump administration’s concern for the properties of those who lived in Cuba before 1959 is fanciful. Title III of the Helms-Burton Act and all its letter are just a pretext to end the Cuban model, humanist par excellence, which remains stuck like a thorn in the empire’s side, and has prevented it from continuing with what it started 174 years ago, in 1845. Continue reading