LIMA, Peru. – Cuban diplomat Juan Antonio Fernandez unmasked in Lima to anti Cuban elements that tried to supplant the civil society of the island in the hemispheric dialogue.
The same spirit expressed in Lima by Fernandez in the phrase “Don´t Mess with Cuba” is implicit in the Political Declaration of the second Forum of Cuban Civil Society titled Thinking America, which was held in Havana.
The document, the result of debates of about thirty Cuban civil society organizations facing the Hemispheric Forum parallel to the Summit of the Americas, denounced and rejected the presence in Peru of mercenaries without any recognition and legitimacy, which seek to reverse the internal order in Cuba.
The declaration rejected the imperial claim to impose the tenets of the Monroe Doctrine and supported the people and Government of Venezuela.
The diplomat also denounced any attempt of aggression against any nation in the area, and called for respect to the principles of the Proclamation of Latin America and the Caribbean as a zone of peace.
An Inexplicable Exclusion
Representatives of the National Association of Small Farmers (ANAP) and the Committees for the Defense of the Revolution (CDR) denounced, in Havana, the exclusion of both organizations of the Forum of the Hemispheric Civil Society, which will be held in Peru during the Summit of the Americas next April.
On behalf of the ANAP, Maria Del Carmen Barroso, and the CDR, Yahilka Garcia, agreed to demand an explanation on the exclusion to the organizers.
Both noted that it is evident the existence of an acceptance mechanism aimed at leaving out those voices that could denounce what is happening in Latin America.
The representatives of the most massive of the Cuban organizations and that grouping more than 800 thousand farmers were not accredited to the forum of the Hemispheric Civil Society.