Moscow, Russia.- Cuba denounced the United States” policy of aggression and disrespect for human rights at an event in Saint Petersburg on the 100th anniversary of the Great Socialist Revolution of October.
The struggle for socialism develops today amid a complex and dangerous international situation, said the head of the International Relations Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba, Jose Ramon Balaguer.
The situation has worsened since U.S. President Donald Trump took office, the official noted in his speech at the 19th International Conference of Communist and Workers Parties, held in the former Leningrad.
Trump arrived at the White House with support from the most ultraconservative and neofascist elites in his country, with the express objective of reversing, at any cost, the inevitable decay of U.S. hegemony in the world, Balaguer added.
The White House’s unpredictable performance makes it difficult to find negotiated political solutions to the conflicts affecting the world, the Cuban leader said at an event organized by the Communist Party of the Russian Federation (CPRF).
In addition, it jeopardizes major international agreements and sounds the alarms in light of the real possibility of new wars, Balaguer denounced.
The U.S. president acts as if that country’s government were above all norms of international law, he stressed.
Trump forgets that in international relations, Washington’s warmongering unilateralism is in crisis, and in today’s world, multipolar trend is gaining ground, Balaguer stated.
At the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday, the international community approved, by 191 votes in favor and two against (United States and Israel), a resolution condemning Washington’s blockade of our people, said the Cuban leader, who added that it is an expression of the isolation and failure of that policy.
Referring to the October Revolution 100 years ago, Balaguer noted that it changed the course of history.
The October Revolution started the first experience on the practical construction of socialism at the world level, and it proved that capitalism was not the end of human progress, but otherwise, he underlined.
Lenin confirmed in theory and practice, from a dialectic approach on the historic moment, the validity of Marxism, interpreted as a heroic creation, he noted.
‘Without the existence of the Soviet Union, Cuba’s Socialist Revolution would have not been possible,’ said Balaguer, quoting the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro.