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Thursday, 28 November 2019 - Strasbourg Provisional edition

Cuba, the case of José Daniel Ferrer
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  Mick Wallace (GUE/NGL). – Madam President, Cuba is a shining example of what is possible against all the odds, with the most aggressive and violent power in the world for decades trying to overthrow your government, assassinate your leader and force your country into poverty and instability through sanctions; one of the first victims of the CIA regime-change formula.

The US State Department wrote in 1960 of its failing campaign against Cuba that a programme of action should ‘make the greatest inroads in denying money and supplies to Cuba, to decrease monetary and real wages, to bring about hunger, desperation and overthrow of government’, and, sadly, they’re still at it.

The truth of this: Ferrer was arrested on suspicion of the abduction and hospitalisation of a Cuban citizen. He is a right-wing agitator with a long history of violence, with close ties to the US.

But this is really about attacking Cuba. it is about inflicting further economic sanctions and it is about trying to prevent the normalisation of relations with the US.

 
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