Dignity, resilience and unity are our greatest strengths in the face of the dishonest and mean annexationist action that serves the interests of the historical enemy of the Cuban nation in its attempt to fragment and divide us to defeat us. After tough months of pandemic, harsh global economic crisis and a tightened and sustained blockade –that has ostensibly affected our people-, Cuba has started to revive its social life, public places and services, schools, tourism and other sectors of the economy.
Port of Spain, October 6, 2021. On the occasion of the 45th anniversary of the terrorist attack against the Cubana de Aviación aircraft downed off the coast of Barbados, a representation of the Trinidad & Tobago Friends of Cuba Solidarity Movement (TTFC), of the Justice Movement Social (MSJ), the Cuban Medical Brigade that provides services in this country, and the Cuban Embassy today placed a wreath on the plaque in commemoration of the victims of the attack located at the Piarco Airport, where the aircraft stopped before leaving for Barbados.
Mr. Secretary General; Mr. President; Distinguished delegates; The COVID-19 pandemic continues to generate a crisis of multiple and demolishing effects, while the United States and its allies adopt more aggressive nuclear doctrines and modernize and expand their arsenals under the pretext of reducing the probability that an adversary may have an advantage over them.
Mr. Secretary General;
We are living uncertain times. Under the demolishing impact of a pandemic that has worsened structural inequities and the global crisis, the role of multilateralism and the United Nations becomes ever more important. And international cooperation has been insufficient.
The implementation of neo-liberal formulas for decades has been reducing States’ capabilities to meet the needs of their populations.
Mr Secretary General, Mr President, I have come to speak on behalf of a people coerced with the threat of starvation for over 60 years. In April 1960, in a notorious and long-time secret memorandum, a minor US State Department official named Lester Mallory drafted the bases of the policy of blockade against Cuba, aimed at causing hunger, desperation and the overthrow of the government.