Cuba's Virtual Outburst at Trump

Cuban officials have taken to social media all week to condemn Donald Trump, the U.S. President’s speech, at the U.N. General Assembly in September. Cuban authorities are going on a virtual outburst on Trump’s overall approach to U.S.-Cuba policies.

Jose Cabanas, the Cuban Ambassador to the U.S., has been summoning social media for an end to the U.S.-Cuba embargo, a yearly demand the Cuban officials make at the U.N. General Assembly.

Cabana delivered a speech to Non-Aligned Movement, a political group at the United Nations, which strongly denounced the U.S.

“The U.S. government presents dangers and inevitable dilemmas. They are acting aggressively and the trade embargo burdens Cuba with humanitarian and economic hardships that are extraordinary and growing,” Cabana said.

Josefina Vidal, Cuba’s top diplomat for America, announced on Wednesday
“Our delegation voiced strong protest at the Bilateral Commission meeting with U.S.A., Donald Trump’s disrespectful statement on Cuba.”

Bruno Rodriguez, Cuba’s Foreign Relations Minister, will address the U.N. General Assembly today. He will reiterate the criticisms that Vidal and Cabana have mentioned on social media.

Trump has vowed to roll back the Obama administration’s settlement with Cuba and has said he will not further ease sanctions until Havana adopts democratic reforms. He also labeled the Cuban government as “corrupt and destabilizing.”

To counter Trump’s denigration of Cuba, Vidal and Cabana tweeted about the benefits of trade between Cuba and U.S. farmers. Their tweets also included denials of any Cuban government involvement in a series of mysterious health incidents which affected American diplomats in Havana.

As per Canaba’s statement, U.S. and Cuba have been subjected to gradual regression of relations.

“Cuba will not make compromise in terms of our sovereignty and internal affairs,” he added.

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