Neither internet nor kites
According to the United States government, any and all examples set by this proud island, persevering, despite all obstacles, must be erased
Author: Elson Concepción Pérez | firstname.lastname@example.org
september 20, 2021 16:09:40
Photo: Endrys Correa Vaillant
According to the United States government, any and all examples set by this proud island, persevering, despite all obstacles, must be erased. It could be increasing access to the internet or the fact that Cuba dares to guarantee vaccines against COVID-19, products of the intelligence and the determination of technicians and scientists to reach the entire population this year.
They have bet on the losing team and continue to do so.
It turns out that the U.S. Senate have passed a document demanding that the government of President Joe Biden establish a fund that allows this service be provided freely and uncensored in Cuba.
The member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party and Minister of Foreign Affairs Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla wrote in his Twitter account, “I denounce the aggression of the U.S. Senate by the amendment on the internet that contributes to the lucrative business of the political-subversive machinery from Florida. The blockade is the main obstacle to a free and sovereign access of the Cuban people to the internet.”
EFE news agency reported on the amendment but it never mentioned the U.S. blockade on Cuba and the new 243 measures imposed by Trump’s administration that have remained untouched under Biden’s.
And here is my question: if we were to use the same ‘democratic’ elements than the U.S. government and, let’s say hypothetically, the Cuban parliament meddled in the internal affairs of the United States and passed this amendment, requesting the Cuban president to facilitate funds to subvert the order in the neighboring country, something Cuba would never do, what will be the charges, what legal or illegal action would they impose against us?
I think it would be more realistic, objective and serious to research and describe the reality of the access to the internet, what are the real economic and technological limitations imposed by the U.S. blockade and how those sanctions affect and restrain Cuba. In that way, they would be able to clear that pattern of lies imposed by the U.S. governments and that is used in anti-Cuban campaigns in internet.
The amendment, tainted from birth, was introduced by Republican Senators for the State of Florida Marco Rubio and Rick Scott, and it requests the creation of a reserve fund “to facilitate free, open, and uncensored access to the internet for the people of Cuba,” who, in his words, have been deprived of the free flow of information by the illegitimate Cuban regime.
In addition, our regime is an ‘illegitimate’ one, according to these people who seem to have kidnapped U.S. foreign policy as long as they have to do with our country.
For them, the only solution is to end Cuba, be it with internet or with kites flown from Miami. Nevertheless, they are betting on the losing team, there is no doubt about it.
Translated by ESTI