Truth is our shield

Truth is our shield

Sectors of the traditional counterrevolution and new characters, financed by U.S. foundations and the federal budget, continue their attempts to destabilize the country, while Cuba begins to revive social life, services, schools, tourism and other sectors of the economy, following difficult months of pandemic, a world economic crisis, and the unrelenting, intensified blockade.


Following difficult months of pandemic, a disturbing world economic crisis, and an unrelenting, intensified blockade, which have hit our people hard, Cuba is beginning to revive social life, public spaces and services, schools, tourism and other sectors of the economy.
We are currently the country in the Americas with the highest percentage of the population to have received at least one dose of an anti-COVID 19vaccine; the highest daily vaccination rate in the world against the disease; and the only nation that has been able to undertake a massive immunization campaign for children two years of age and up. All this has been possible because of the country's capacity to produce our own vaccines, as a result of the scientific policy designed and promoted by Fidel and the talent of men and women educated by the Revolution.
We are recuperating on the basis of our own strengths, with the unwavering spirit, dignity and capacity for resistance of our people, the serene, firm direction of the country’s leadership, in the spirit of victory and the creativity that we have developed over so many years of hard battles.


Those who have bet on the failure of socialism in Cuba and saw July 11 as the definitive blow to the Revolution, are frustrated and in a hurry to implement their plans. They intend to prevent any possibility of wellbeing, individual and collective development, citizen tranquility and peace in our homeland.
Toward this end, they are promoting a diversity of destabilizing actions in the country, in order to provoke an incident that would lead to the social explosion that would produce the longed-for military intervention, which they are loudly advocating in Miami and even in front of the White House itself.
Neither 62 years of blockade, nor its 243 additional measures, have been able to defeat us, nor will they succeed in doing so - thus the repeated attempts to produce a "soft coup," part of the intense unconventional warfare they wage against us. One blow on top of another.
In the Central Report to the 8th Party Congress, Army General Raul Castro Ruz warned:"The program of subversion and ideological/cultural manipulation has been redoubled, directed toward discrediting the socialist model of development and presenting capitalist restoration as our only alternative.
"The subversive element of U.S. policy toward Cuba is focused on rupturing national unity. In this sense, priority is given to actions focused on youth, women and academics, the artistic and intellectual sector, journalists, athletes, people with diverse sexualities and religions. Matters of interest to specific groups related to animal protection, the environment, artistic and cultural expressions are manipulated, while totally disregarding existing institutions.
"Acts of aggression continue to be financed with the use of radio and television stations based in the United States, while monetary support for the development of platforms for the generation of ideological contents that openly advocate overthrowing the Revolution, call demonstrations in public spaces, incite the execution of sabotage and terrorist acts, including the assassination of agents of public order and representatives of the revolutionary government. Without a trace of shame, the amounts to be paid from the United States to compensate individuals who carry out these criminal acts are publically announced.
"Let us not forget that the U.S. government created the "Internet Task Force for Cuba"
which aspires to use social networks as channels of subversion, establish wireless networks beyond state control and conduct cyberattacks on critical infrastructure...
"Lies, manipulation and the dissemination of fake news no longer know any limits. Through them, a virtual image of Cuba as a dying society with no future, on the verge of collapse and leading to the longed-for social explosion, is crafted and spread to the four winds."
Sectors of the traditional counterrevolution and new characters, educated in the leadership courses financed by U.S. foundations and the federal budget, have articulated their efforts toward these ends. They lack a social base within the country, but are well instructed, financed and supported from abroad.
The empire supplies money and raises the expectations of the annexationists they train, who under the false banner of pacifism seek to provoke more disturbances, generate chaos and destabilize the country.
Over the last few weeks, the intention was announced to hold an allegedly peaceful march in November, conceived to take place simultaneously in several of the country’s cities. The declared purposes and organizational scheme reveal a provocation articulated as part of the "regime change" strategy for Cuba, previously tested in other countries.
Dates with a certain symbolism were chosen, but this time it seems they also wanted to exhibit their stature as annexationists. Did they want to celebrate President Biden's birthday with an attack on the Revolution that has so annoyed imperial administrations for 62 years? They were left empty-handed. One of their promoters was trained in courses sponsored by the right-wing Argentine foundation CADAL, U.S. universities and think tanks like the Carnegie Fund for International Peace, led until recently by current CIA director William J. Burns. Among the topics addressed in his indoctrination were the training of leaders, confrontations with government structures, the dynamics of mobilization, and the role of the Armed Forces in the "democratic transition".
Last July 11, this person was the organizer of an attempted takeover of the Cuban Radio and Television Institute (ICRT), following Step no. 167 outlined in the Nonviolent Action Workshop which proposes: Nonviolent "attacks, “takeovers which begin with a march and (lead to) the peaceful occupation of a site or building.
More recently, he has joined a subversive project in academic garb, assuming a seat on its Deliberative Council along with the terrorist Orlando Gutiérrez Boronat, who is accompanied by counterrevolutionary leaders of the so-called Council for a Democratic Transition in Cuba, a platform that is articulates efforts to organize an anti-constitutional coup in the country, who have openly acknowledged receiving funding from the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a front for the U.S. government.
As soon as it was announced by its organizers, the march received strident public support from U.S. legislators, political operators of the anti-Cuban mafia and media that encourage actions against the Revolution. Tweets, declarations, Resistance Assemblies and other frenetic actions fill Miami these days, as if the demonstration were set to take place in that city. Regime change, overthrowing the government and military intervention are once again the prevailing narrative in South Florida.
Among the most fervent supporters of the provocation are Congress members Marco Rubio, Mario Diaz-Balart and Maria Elvira Salazar; refashioned terrorist Gutierrez Boronat, who has declared his support for the action "to overthrow the regime;" the Cuban American National Foundation; and the mercenary Brigade 2506, whose current president declared in Miami, "With these steps, an explosion will be fomented inside Cuba, so that once again our brothers will take to the streets and this will lead us to the collapse of the regime..."
As denounced by the U.S. media outlet MintPressNews, many of the operators of the campaign on digital social networks in support of the demonstration live in Florida or other U.S. states. "The participation of foreign citizens in Cuba's internal affairs has reached a level which would be inconceivable within the United States," the publication states. The direct involvement of the U.S. government in this counterrevolutionary farce is also explicit and provocative. No care has been taken to conceal this and no one can do so honestly. High ranking government officials are directly involved in the demonstration’s promotion and, with the support of special services, in its organization.
An important instrument, though not the only one, is the U.S. embassy in Cuba, which has issued public statements often including open interference in the nation's internal affairs.
This office, a product of the bilateral agreements signed in 2015 to formalize diplomatic relations between the two countries, has not played any diplomatic role for years. It does not even provide the immigration and consular services upon which citizens of both countries depend and demand. Its officials, including the chargé d'affaires, are obliged to play the undignified role of babysitters of counterrevolutionary proponents and provocateurs in our country, with the thankless task of keeping them in line, providing them with logistical and material support, as well as advice and guidance. All of this is well-known and documented. The embassy's own activity on digital networks provides evidence of what is occurring and what the counterrevolution is doing.
This conduct is in total contravention of international law and in particular of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations.
With such sponsors and stated purposes, it is very difficult to make claims about civility and pacifism with respect to the action called for November. Much less of legitimate, sovereign intentions.
What is at stake here, and no one should have any doubt, is Cuba's right to defend itself from foreign aggression, regardless of the disguise it assumes.
The organizers attempt to cloak themselves in the Constitution to legitimize the provocation. They use constitutional precepts to defend anti-constitutional strategies. They invoke the right to demonstrate expressed in the Magna Carta, but they perversely forget that the Constitution itself, in Article 45, states that the rights of the people are limited by, among other aspects, respect for this supreme legal norm: "The exercise of the rights of the people is limited only by the rights of others, collective security, the general welfare, respect for the public order, the Constitution and laws."
This Magna Carta, approved in a referendum just three years ago by 86.85 % of the voters, clearly defines in its Article 4: "The socialist system is recognized by this Constitution as irrevocable."
Article 229 also states, "In no case shall stipulations on the irrevocability of the socialist system, established in Article 4, be subject to reform, nor the prohibition of negotiations under the circumstances foreseen in appendix (a) of Article 16."
It is clear that neither now, nor in the future, can the right to demonstrate be used to subvert the political system, to overthrow Cuba’s socialist project or to establish alliances with groups and organizations that receive foreign financing with the objective of promoting the interests of the government of the United States or other foreign powers.
The right does not exist in our country to take action in favor of a foreign power’s interests or to put the stability of the public order at risk. It is unconstitutional, illegitimate, and immoral to subscribe to an annexationist project. Our laws say so and our history says so.
This is how our national hero José Marti warned us: "In our land there is another plan more sinister than that we have known to date, and this is a heinous plan to force the island to precipitously launch a war, to create a pretext for intervention and, assuming credit as the mediator and guarantor, appropriate it ... Why die, to lend support to these people who push us toward death for their own benefit? Our lives are worth more, and it is necessary that the island understand this in time. And there are Cubans, who, with simulated avowals of patriotism, serve these interests!"
Enough of lies and crude manipulation of the facts. No one is going to be crushed by tanks in the streets, as the spokespeople of this next provocation have widely claimed. The Moncada exercise is part of the training we regularly provide in preparation for our defense. In the face of such provocations, it is only right that we conduct this most legitimate act in defense of the people and their conquests.
Dignity, resistance and unity are our most powerful strengths in confronting this dishonorable, devious annexationist action that serves the historical enemy of the Cuban nation in its plans to split and divide us, in order to defeat us. Something they have not, and will not be able to do. Truth is our shield.

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