Cuba Blows Whistle on US Meddling

4-25-08, 10:00 am

Havana, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Foreign Affairs Ministry announced Thursday that the US government fosters counterrevolutionary provocations and media campaigns against the island.

The MINREX declaration stated that the empire, impotent against the unstoppable advance of the Revolution, has decided to step up its subversive plan.

According to the text, between 1996 and 2006, the United States has supplied the internal counterrevolution with about 385,000 pounds of medicine, food, clothing, over 23,000 short-wave radios and millions of books, bulletins and informative material.

The document notes that only in the present year, the US government provided $45.7 million to pay mercenary groups in Cuba and to stage provocations like that of April 22.

That day, the US administration issued a press release, distributed through the US Interest Section (USINT) in Havana, in which it 'condemned' the immediate and spontaneous rejection by the Cuban people of a reduced group of counterrevolutionaries carrying out a blatant provocation in the area around the Revolution Square, states the declaration.

In accordance with a report published by the US Government Accountability Office on November 15, 2006, USINT imports between 2000 and 2005 increased by almost 200 percent, 70 percent for mercenary groups in Cuba.

One of those small groups particularly supported and financed by the USINT is the so-called 'Ladies in White,' sponsored by President George W. Bush and his special services as a spearhead on Cuba, the text states.

'Cuba,' stresses the document, 'reaffirms its right to impede, neutralize and respond to provocations conceived, financed and encouraged by the US government and the USINT.'

'The most powerful empire humanity has known should not underestimate the Cuban people's capacity of crushing any attempt to take away the future this country has conquered with effort, dignity and sacrifice,' concludes the declaration.

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