Declaration of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cuba
We have witnessed,once again , another infamous and immoral decision of the discredited OAS, against the Bolivarian Revolution. This decision reissues the embarrassing pages written against the Cuban Revolution in the sixties of last century.
The convening of a Meeting of Consultations of Ministers of Foreign Affairs, to continue harassing the Venezuelan Government is another action coherent with the traditional role of that organization as an instrument of imperialist domination in the hemisphere;aimed at breaking the sovereignty, independence and dignity of Our America.
The OAS has always turned its back to the peoples of America, and has a history of almost 70 year of subordination to oligarchic and imperialist interests. It has been absent when our region has been the victim of political, economic and military intervention and aggression, or serious violations of democracy and human rights.
It is about time to recognize that the OAS is incompatible with the most pressing needs of the peoples of Latin America and the Caribbean. It is incapable of representing their values and interests. It imposed a doctrine of false democracy, responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Latin Americans and Caribbeans and for the impoverishment and exclusion of millions. The OAS chooses to attack and impose, rather than reconcile or dialogue; it disregards the right of states to equality and self-determination. It conspires and subverts genuine and legitimately constituted governments with proven popular support. Therefore ,it deserves the most profound repudiation.
Venezuela has taken the dignified decision to withdraw from the OAS. We firmly support this decision.Venezuela has courageously faced the harassment, interference and ignominy from OAS and its frantic Secretary General . In order to defend the collective interests of the region, both Chávez in his time, and now President Maduro, stood up to OASi treachery with dignity and courage. But the OAS never set out to accept a popular government, much less help Venezuela, as some assert. On the contrary, it has increasingly attempted to overthrow the Bolivarian Revolution.
The aggressions and contemptible conduct of the OAS toward Venezuela confirm that wherever there is a government that is not acquiescent with the interest of imperialist power circles and their allies, it will be attacked. The new more subtle and concealed methods of attrition, aimed at disturb the peace and internal order, without renouncing to violence, do not hide the old strategy of trying to prove the unfeasibility of progressive actions of the left and their struggles for the economic and social development of our region.
Cuba reaffirms its unwavering commitment to accompany Venezuela and the dignified, courageous and constructive position of President Nicolas Maduro in leading the Bolivarian Revolution. We express our support and solidarity to the people and government of Venezuela, in this new chapter of resistance and dignity, We are convinced that there is much more struggle ahead in order to achieve unity and maintain the fundaments of the Proclamation of Latin America and the Caribbean as a Zone of Peace, signed in 2014.