Cuba And Donald Trump's U-Turn – Juventud Rebelde

Pifias, clumsiness and obfuscation through the "reasoning", sayings and decisions of Donald Trump on Cuba are true follies.

With his proximity to the political interests of the anti-Cuban group in Miami, the President of the United States takes his country's relations with the Greater Antilles along a path of true regression that could reverse history until January 3, 1961, when the then President, Dwight Eisenhower, by breaking the diplomatic relations, paved to John F. Kennedy the failed adventure of the armed invasion and the mercenary defeat in Playa Girón.

Kennedy, who barely sat in the Oval Office of the White House 17 days after that rubric of General Ike that ended a close bond and – until the 1st. of January 1959 – of submission from Havana to Washington, he was committed to sanctions, aggressions, counterrevolutionary activities and an infamous economic, commercial and financial blockade – formalized on February 3, 1962, although since October 19, 1960 they were applied garnishment decrees—, which grew more and more over the years and became a code to be complied with by each presidency with the Torricelli and Helms-Burton laws.


Behind the White House's decisions throughout these years, be it a Democrat or a Republican who occupies the presidency, American ambition has been present, a greed of such deep roots in history as one of his founding fathers, Thomas Jefferson formulated this phrase: "America has a Hemisphere for itself."

She served as the basis for the Monroe Doctrine, whose author was John Quincy Adams – although it is attributed entirely to President James Monroe, who introduced it in 1823 -, and which in one sentence condensed the policy of prey of the nascent empire: «America for the Americans". Gentilicio and territories that were attributed since then.

Now, Trump and his people have been able to resurrect with all their letters the Monroe Doctrine to apply it across the continent, and among its most obvious desires is Cuba, the one where they had taken over 80 to one hundred percent of all consortia dedicated to public services, their mineral wealth, livestock farms and oil refining; of 40 percent of sugar, and 50 percent of railways.

There are no relations with Washington, yes with the people

When the closure of its Embassy in Havana was announced in Washington, on Tuesday, January 3, 1961, the uniformed people that made up the Revolutionary Armed Forces and the militiamen in arms were mobilized in the trenches, ready to give their lives in defense of sovereignty and independence that had been conquered.

The tensions were at the maximum with the constant aggressions, sabotages, violence of the counterrevolutionary gangs and the clear evidence of a possible armed invasion that was known to be organized, financed and ordered by the Central Intelligence Agency.

The breaking of diplomatic relations was practically a declaration of war, and he immediately received the answer-challenge from the Council of Ministers presided over by the highest leader of the Revolution, Commander in Chief Fidel Castro. Premonitory response: “The people of Cuba consider their relations with the Government of the United States broken, but not with the people of the United States, and we hope that those relations will one day be officially re-established, when the rulers of the United States understand , finally, that on the basis of respect for their sovereign rights, their legitimate interests and national dignity, it is possible to maintain sincere and friendly relations with the people of Cuba ».

The predatory eagle flew over the largest island of the Caribbean and among its actions, in addition to the aforementioned invasion of April 1961 and the presidential order on the economic and commercial embargo on Cuba, highlight the Missile Crisis or Crisis of October 1962 , the stimulus to illegal emigration, the Cuban Adjustment Act of 1966 that led to the mass departure from Mariel, the so-called "boat rally crisis" of 1994, the approval of the Torricelli Law of September 24, 1992, which included the blockade of subsidiaries of US companies in other countries and on March 12, 1996 the promulgation by President Bill Clinton of the Helms-Burton Act.

They are also part of the increase in tensions, the battle for the return of Elián González and the five Cubans who served long sentences in US prisons unjustly accused of espionage and convicted by the Miami court; as well as the new travel restrictions to Cuba on June 30, 2004 and the increase in financing for the so-called "dissidents", at the same time as in subsequent years they provided safe haven for confessed terrorists such as Luis Posada Carriles.

Parentheses of this long and intense history of aggressions and sanctions could be the establishment of the Sections of Interest in 1977, during the Jimmy Carter Government, to resolve bilateral issues, and the signing on December 15, 1984 of the first Agreements About Immigration Clinton himself who gave in to Helms-Burton on October 28, 2000 authorizes the sale of food and medicine to Cuba "if he pays in cash and immediately."

In search of a civilized relationship

With the Government of Barack Obama, especially in his second term, there is an attenuation of tensions.

On April 13, 2009, the US president lifts travel restrictions and remittance shipments to Cuba and adopts measures to facilitate communications (which would later have other flexibilizations) and on July 19, the immigration dialogue resumes in Washington.

Then, in his Reflection "A word was not said about the blockade," Fidel writes: "The conditions are created for Obama to use his talent in a constructive policy that puts an end to the one that has failed for almost half a century. On the other hand, our country that has resisted and is willing to resist whatever is necessary does not blame Obama for the atrocities committed by other United States governments. Nor does he question his sincerity and his desire to change the politics and image of the United States. Understand that he fought a very difficult battle to be elected, despite centuries-old prejudices.

However, Washington maintains its claims on Cuba and the club assumes the form of an increased war of ideas to foster dissent, primarily among youth. The Agency for Development Assistance (Usaid) is behind the social network ZunZuneo, uncovered in April 2014, and other similar engenders.

Precisely in that year, the struggle subsides and after more than two years of non-public talks, on December 17, 2014, Army General Raúl Castro and Obama announce the beginning of the process for the restoration of bilateral relations, while returning to the homeland Gerardo Hernández, Ramón Labañino and Antonio Guerrero, who can meet – finally – with their fighting brothers René and Fernando González.

High point in this new stage is the beginning of the rounds of bilateral negotiations between Cuba and the United States, the restoration of diplomatic relations announced simultaneously on the 1st. July 2015 and the reopening of the Embassies in Washington and Havana, which was preceded by measures such as officially removing Cuba from the list of countries sponsoring terrorism, on May 29.

Foolishness and folly

A new tenant at the White House, as of January 2017, broke this chain of good omens on the entrepreneurial path of achieving a civilized and peer relationship. The extreme right once again seized the reins of the empire and those flanks quickly threw the inhabitants of the anti-Cuban business.

To the many foolishness and folly of Donald Trump in the foreign relations of the United States, those committed against Cuba were joined. The tycoon-president arrived with the reverse gear on and the clutch in Miami. One by one it has been reversing what was achieved under a period of wisdom.

Referring to the situation, especially in the year 2019, President Miguel Díaz-Canel said in his words to the National Assembly of People's Power: «When writing the history of these days, we will have to reserve a chapter to the year 2019 by the brutally, insanely, it could be said, that during this year the aggression against Cuba escalated, practically, at the rate of more than one measure per week; that is, a “twist” every seven days to suffocate our economy ”, and detailed:“ Cruise ships, flights, remittances, medical services, financing, fuel transportation and insurance were canceled, restricted or banned. There is no free area for hunting, for fencing, for persecution. Nor is there any revolutionary project or action beyond defamation.

It seems that Donald Trump is betting on placing Cuba and the United States on January 3, 1961.



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