government of the United States is deliberately pursuing the
First, the release of
terrorist Luis Posada Carriles, who was trained by US authorities
—Bush Sr. included— and used to perpetrate monstrous crimes
against the Cuban people. Recruited in 1961, this repulsive
character was trained to carry out special operations during the
Bay of Pigs invasion. He and Orlando Bosch, officially pardoned by
Bush Sr., subsequently received rigorous training to execute
despicable acts of terrorism against Cuba. Likewise, he was given
instruction to take part in Operation Condor, an international
terrorist organization responsible for odious crimes against Latin
American personalities. He is the mind behind the midair bombing
of a Cubana de Aviación airliner, which claimed the lives of 73
people, off the coasts of Barbados, on October 6, 1976. Taken out
of a Venezuelan prison by the CIA on August 18, 1985, he
immediately became involved in the dirty war against Nicaragua,
supplying weapons to the ‘contras’ in El Salvador and shipping
drugs to the United States. For over four decades, Luis Posada
Carriles maintained close ties with US intelligence agencies,
received financing from various administrations and was used by
the Cuban American National Foundation in attempts to assassinate
the Cuban head of state. Efforts by the current US President, and
a pardon signed by Panamanian President Mireya Moscoso, finally
secured his release from prison on August 26, 2004. Then, taken to
a Central American country under protection from the US
government, he was authorized to secretly enter the United States.
Between March 18 and 20, 2005, he entered the country on the
Santrina, a yacht captained by the notorious terrorist Santiago
Álvarez, a man who, strangely enough, is also being held for
weapons trafficking and gross violations of US national security
laws. These are irrefutable facts.
Second, the current US
administration has utterly failed in its efforts to isolate and
stifle Cuba economically. But it does not accept this failure, and
grows ever more desperate.
Third, the government
of the United States has done everything in its power to please
the Cuban American terrorist mafia, which resorted to fraud, in
Florida, to put President George W. Bush in office.
Fourth, President Bush
and his administration have committed themselves to implementing a
macabre transition plan in Cuba, an act of flagrant interference
in the internal affairs of our country, which would return it to a
state of backwardness.
Fifth, the government
of the United States has implemented every imaginable measure to
deprive Cuba of completely legitimate sources of income. It has
made it more difficult for people to send remittances to Cuba and
even, callously, forbidden, or made it next to impossible, for
Cuban-born US residents to visit their relatives on the island.
Sixth, under pressure
from the Cuban-American mob, and as one their next step, the
government of the United States is intent on openly violating the
US – Cuba Migratory Accords.
government of the United States is looking for any pretext to
prevent, at all costs, the sale of agricultural products to Cuba,
which has been growing, while our country has paid every cent on
time during five years, something it did not expect from a
blockaded nation facing constant aggression.
Eighth, the government
of the United States, unhappy about President Carter’s decision
of May 30, 1977, is intent on breaking the minimal diplomatic
links which exist between Cuba and the United States today. The
gross acts of provocation of the US Interests Section in Havana do
not and could not have a different objective.
administration is well aware that no government on earth can
tolerate such an affront to its dignity and sovereignty. As the
government of Cuba hasn’t the slightest doubt about the aim
behind these new actions, it shall take whatever measures are
necessary to respond to these provocations. On the other hand,
Cuba has been and continues to be strongly committed to wholly
fulfilling our obligations towards US agricultural producers and
suppliers --who have seriously and effectively fulfilled their
share of the agreements--, while the U.S. doesn’t impede us from
doing so. However, we shall take appropriate measures to avoid
whatever repercussion this treacherous action by the current US
government could have for Cuba, so that, an abrupt interruption of
food supplies coming from the United States would not bear heavily
on our people.
Cuba’s attitude, and
its response to the empire’s provocations, will be entirely
peaceful, but we shall strike back with all the strength of our
moral fortitude and we shall persist in our determination to fight
to the death, against whatever act of belligerence of the restless
and brutal empire that threatens us. Let no one for a minute
forget the oath of Maceo, our Bronze Titan, when he said that
whosoever attempts to take possession of Cuba shall conquer but
the blood-soaked ground beneath his feet, if he does not first
perish in battle.
Within a day and a
half, in the morning of January 24 when the status of the vicious
terrorist will be reviewed, the people of Havana will show their
discipline, unity and revolutionary spirit marching on the US
Interests Section of Bush’s fraudulent and bastard government, a
government which has been imposed upon the people of the United
States and which constitutes today’s greatest threat to world
World public opinion
will once again witness an irrefutable testimony of what Cuba is
and where it stands.
Homeland or death!
We shall overcome!