Foreign Minister Felipe Solá stated that the Argentine Government closely monitor the situation in Cuba, where protests are held against the regime, which made a large military deployment to repress them.
“We don’t have a position taken yet.Our position is to know the facts closely and, secondly, to look at the issue of human rights for which we do not have a different rod depending on our sympathy with one country or another, “he said in dialogue with C5N.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs said that the situation facing the island “it is not a geopolitical issue”Rather, “it is an absolutely ethical issue to which Argentina adheres.”
At the same time, he insisted that they analyze the protests that are taking place in Havana and other Cuban cities against the government to gather information before opening a trial.
Solá’s prudence about the events on the island comes after the controversy over Argentina’s abstention in a vote in the OAS of a resolution that condemned the arrest of Nicaraguan political prisoners by the government of Daniel Ortega.
Protests and arrests in the streets of Havana. AFP photo.
While the Argentine government analyzes the situation on the island to define a position, the Organization of Argentine States, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and Amnesty International condemned President Miguel Díaz-Canel for calling his supporters to prepare for the “fight” against opposition protesters.
The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro, condemned the “Cuban dictatorial regime for calling on civilians to repress and to confront those who exercise their rights to protest.”
While the IACHR expressed its concern over the “use of force, arrests, attacks on protesters and journalists, as well as cuts in the Internet signal.”
“People have been injured by police shooting, arbitrary detentions, threats and attacks on journalists, including a photographer from the AP agency, a strong military presence in the streets and an intolerant government,” said Erika Guevara Rosas, AI director for the Americas. , based in Mexico.
On Sunday, at the Cuban Embassy in Argentina, located in the Buenos Aires neighborhood of Belgrano, protesters joined the day of protests, as in many other countries in the region and the world.
Argentina’s position on the process that is taking place on the island with demonstrations and military deployment in the streets has not yet been communicated, due to the controversies generated in international diplomacy by the position on the governments of Nicolás Maduro in Venezuela and Daniel Ortega in Nicaragua.