The Cuban authorities on Tuesday denounced the “maneuver” and the “farce” of a group of MPs to launch a debate in the European Parliament on the human rights situation on the island, which has been distorted by its “double standards” to avoid combating the US blockade that has lasted six decades.
In a statement, the Cuban Foreign Ministry has sharply attacked the European People’s Party (EPP) and the Liberals for promoting the debate, which it describes as a “farce” and attributes to “political motives”.
“The political motives behind this anti-Cuban show, which was primarily promoted by Spanish MPs who share the nostalgia for Franquism and the coup appeal and forget that Cuba has not been a colony of Spain since 1898,” assured Cuban Diplomacy.
In another statement, the Cuban National Assembly criticized MEPs for intending to pass a resolution that “distorts reality” and “desperately seeks to break the ties that unite Cuba and the European Union”. He has accused them of reacting to “Washington’s agenda”, of defending “foreign interests” and of torpedoing the dialogue between Brussels and Havana, which is based on mutual respect and equality.
“Such actions do not surprise us. They are typical of the double standards that they promote, of the double standards that distinguish them,” emphasized the National Assembly in a press release. In his opinion, parliamentarians seem concerned about the exercise of human rights in Cuba, but avoid the island’s situation in relation to the US blockade or the defense of human rights in European countries.
“It is strange that in Cuba they are so restless and uneasy about human rights that they have not convened the European Parliament to analyze the main human rights violation that the Cuban people have suffered, namely a genocidal blockade which has been imposed on our country for 62 years. ” The Assembly gave an assurance that it recalled that cases of police brutality and cases of xenophobia and racism have increased in Europe.