Chancellors of Cuba and Russia Condemn Monroe Doctrine.


MOSCOW, Russia,- Russia and Cuba rejected the imposition of the old and aggressive Monroe Doctrine by the United States, and the attempts of foreign interference in Venezuela. They also called for a dialogue in that South American nation.

Cuba has a special and intense relationship with Venezuela, in which collaborators serve, especially in the health area, Cuban Chancellor Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla said after meeting his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov.

The proclamation of Latin America and the Caribbean as a zone of peace, adopted in 2014, reflects the principles of international law, the Cuban Minister recalled.

But it also provides postulates of how we should be treated in what our Apostle Jose Marti called Our America, i.e. Latin America and the Caribbean, the diplomat said at a joint press conference with Lavrov.

Solidarity against Foreign Domination

The Cuban Minister, Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla, expressed the solidarity of Cuba with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, legitimately elected, with his constitutional government, and the civic-military unit of his people.

We shall encourage any process of dialogue that takes into account the interests of the people, with the participation of the Bolivarian Government, to achieve solutions and agreements very sovereign among Venezuelans, the diplomat pointed out.

On the other hand, Russian Chancellor Sergei Lavrov, commenting on the process of negotiations in Oslo between the government and the opposition of the South American country, recalled Maduro always accepted the dialogue, while deputy opponent Juan Guaido rejected it.

For Lavrov, the demands of resignation and elections of the American Department of State are another manifestation of a lack of respect for Latin America, starring Washington.