Declaration of the Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba (UNEAC)
HAVANA, Cuba.- For some time now, Peruvian-Spanish writer Mario Vargas Llosa has taken to dictate recipes, as far as possible, about what the perfect political regime in Latin America is.
Of course, for him, everything goes through the electoral democracy that follows the laws of supply and demand, the rules of neoliberalism and the perverse manipulation of public opinion. Not a line about protests in Chile, Colombia and Brazil. The writer prefers to remain complicit silence in such cases.
The most recent diatribe against the peoples of Our America had as a sounding board an intervention reproduced by a United States television channel, designed especially for Cuba for subversive purposes. The interview, replicated by highly influential media in the region, reiterates that Venezuela and Cuba are to blame for the current social outbursts on the continent. He mentioned the coup d’état against Bolivian President Evo Morales as “a demonstration that one can get rid of the bad influence of Venezuela, from Cuba, from Nicaragua.”
Evidently, Vargas Llosa doesn’t know us. For too long he lost the notion of reality on what is going on among us. He tries to stimulate with a shameless and delusional omen, the initiative of an internal uprising, which would obviously have the backing of the Empire and its allies. He announces that “at any moment the Cuban people will give us a surprise.”
An offensive and slanderous prophecy. The “surprise” offered every day by the Cuban people is to be more revolutionary, firmer, more creative, more supportive, and more socialist, more worthy. To be more and more united around the ideals of Marti and Fidel.
The avant-garde of the Cuban artistic and literary movement categorically rejects the insults and lies Mr. Vargas Llosa spreads without a blush. Along with his well-earned literary recognition, he will undoubtedly have a place in “the universal history of infamy.”
Presidency of UNEAC.
December 10, 2019