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A dissident organization has criticized OAS members for refusing to discuss the crisis in Cuba

A dissident organization has criticized OAS members for refusing to discuss the crisis in Cuba

Rosa Maria Pei, Director of the Cuban Endowment NGO (Photo: EFE)

Cuban activist Rosa Maria Ghost Criticized members of the Organization of American States (OAS) Opposed the handling of the crisis in Cuba in the framework of an extraordinary session It was called this Wednesday, but it should be postponed before then Objection Unusual”From some of its member countries.

“It is a disgrace to the Caribbean that it is precisely our closest neighbors who are serving the Cuban regime in its efforts to silence the grave violations that are taking place in our country.”, At least 13 member states of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) have “refused to consult with experts from the Interim US Commission on Human Rights on the island’s stressful situation,” said the director of the Cuban Endowment.

“In a letter ignoring the serious events taking place on the island, Antigua and Barbuda, speaking on behalf of Carigam’s majority, raised legal objections to holding an extraordinary session of the Permanent Council to address the situation in Cuba.”, He pointed out.

It was alleged that the delegates refused to discuss the matter Cuba has not been a member of the OAS since 1962. However, the Cuban activist pointed out that “the legal argument does not make sense given that the Cuban people have never ceased to be part of the OAS and that the US-Interim Commission maintains jurisdiction over Cuba.”

He condemned it for recent events on the island The Castro dictatorship has “beaten, detained and hid hundreds of Cubans who have disappeared in recent days. None of this matters to our neighbors, who have decided this time to become an obstacle for the Permanent Council to address the situation on the island. ”

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“We need to decide whether to support CARICOM Will go down in history as the right to the rights of his Cuban brothers or as an ally of the dictatorsRosa Maria Boy concluded her statement.

The Cuban dictatorship responded to the protests with repression and mass arrests
The Cuban dictatorship responded to the protests with repression and mass arrests

The call to analyze the panorama in the Caribbean after the protests that erupted on July 11 reopened the long-running debate around the island, although it has not been a member of the organization since 1962. In its many meetings it has been a protagonist.

Chairman of the Permanent Council of OAS, Washington Abdala, In a letter to members of the Washington-based organization that adjourned the meeting to a still-defined date, “The plans of some countries in this regard ”.

Abdala, Uruguay’s permanent representative He pointed out that the objection to obtaining technical reports prepared by the US Commission on Human Rights (IACR) was “particularly unusual” as presented on the agenda of the session, although he did not mention the countries or delegates who opposed it. .

The intervention of the President of the IACHR is scheduled for this Wednesday, Antonia Urrezola Nogura; From the IACHR Report for Cuba, Edgar Stuarto Raul Orellana, And the Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression of the Commission, Point Pedro Waka Villarreal.

The Uruguayan official explained to the session “No statement proposed”Instead, the commissioners will “report on this.”

In the letter, Abdala complained that the practice of rejecting “voice statements” (“loudly”) had no place in the system, and pointed out that “asymmetry in international views will always be detrimental to the dignity of human rights.” “Just because you do not know what is happening in Cuba does not mean that dramatic events do not continue. The truth, unfortunately, drives its course, and it does not hide behind documents, reports or delays. “, He pointed out.

Washington Abdala, UAS Ambassador to OAS
Washington Abdala, UAS Ambassador to OAS

In any case, he pointed out that consultations would be held to finalize the session “Very short time” He has also requested the Secretariat for Legal Affairs of the organization “Report on the Cuban Situation on OAS.”

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Cuba was expelled from the Inter-American Organization in January 1962 for adhering to “Marxism-Leninism”. But that decision did not work for OAS as a result of the resolution adopted on June 3, 2009, During the General Assembly held in Sula (Honduras) in San Pedro.

However, the Cuban regime has made that clear He did not ask or want to return to the agency.

In conversation with the company EFE, Bolivia’s Representative to OAS, Hector Ars, The call for an extraordinary session is considered to have created a situation in which the country has identified.Wrong” so what “Did not proceed legally”.

“It is not appropriate for the organization to utter or consider statements about a country that is not a member, especially if this country is unable to defend itself, and if it is insecure, it will not participate because it does not have a Cuban representative on the permanent council.”Ars insisted.

According to the ambassador, this position is aligned with the exception of Bolivia Argentina, Nicaragua and Mexico, As well as many countries in the Caribbean community (Caricam): “This is a valid position, it is under legal protection,” the ambassador said of his country’s approach.

Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez celebrates postponement of extraordinary session at OAS to tackle island crisis (Photo: EFE)
Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez celebrates postponement of extraordinary session at OAS to tackle island crisis (Photo: EFE)

According to Ars, the session was a “Very biased and very biased talk about one of the views of the Cuban government”.

Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez promised on his Twitter account that an “anti-Cuban maneuver” would be defeated at OAS.

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“The rejection of the (majority) member states forced the suspension of the Permanent Council. (The) The pro-presidential acknowledgment of the defeat by (the) defeat in a pathetic letter offending Cuba. Thanks to the countries that protected the Latin American and Caribbean countries“Cuba has added the head of diplomacy without further details.

July 11 was the scene of the Cuban protests, at a time when the Caribbean nation was sinking A severe economic and health crisis, the epidemic was out of control and there was a severe shortage of food, medicine and other basic necessities, in addition to the long power outage.

(With information from EFE)

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