Andrés Cisneros, Argentine vice chancellor in the 90s, analyzed this Tuesday the protests in Cuba against the regime, spoke of a “Perfect storm” and criticized President Alberto Fernández for having expressed ignorance about the situation on the island.
“The condition of island that Cuba has helps to maintain the repression of the dictatorship for obvious reasons: it is surrounded by the sea. People cannot leave like the millions of Venezuelans who did leave the Maduro regime“, he affirmed in dialogue with María Laura Santillán in” CNN’s morning “, on CNN Radio.
On Sunday, thousands of people staged the largest protests in 27 years against the Cuban regime, which resulted in dozens of arrests and clashes following the call by the country’s President Miguel Díaz-Canel to his supporters to confront the protesters.
However, in Argentina, the president Alberto Fernandez He said he did not know “the dimension of the problem” on the island and chose to question the blockade maintained by the United States: “It is the least humanitarian.”
“What the Argentine President has adopted is the basic argument of the Latin American left, which is that anything bad that happens is the fault of the United States, of a CIA conspiracy that is putting people on the streets, “he emphasized.
Sympathizers of the government of Miguel Diaz-Canel demonstrate in front of the Capitol, headquarters of the National Assembly, in Havana. Photo: EFE / Yander Zamora.
Along these lines, he questioned the double standard of the ruling party and recalled that Fernández did choose to comment on what Sebastián Piñera should do in Chile, amid the riots and protests during 2020.
“Kirchnerism has taken over human rights Like a party flag, captured from public opinion, it is not the flag of the Argentines, but of the Kirchnerists. So they they wield the subject as it suits them: They criticize Pinochet, who was a criminal, but they do not criticize Fidel Castro, who was another criminal, “said the former foreign minister.
The support of Russia, the Cold War, the “clumsiness” of the US embargo and a “kind of Vatican of the Latin American revolution”, configure – for the former official – a “perfect storm” scenario in Havana, where citizens react supported by technology that allows them to know what is happening around the world.
“Now the Soviet Union is over, the economic protection of Venezuela is ending and Cuba enters a monumental crisis, which also adds the issue of the pandemic, which has affected the main income they have, which is tourism, “he analyzed.
Meanwhile, the Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro, expressed his condemnation of the “dictatorial regime” of Cuba for “calling on civilians to repress” and for promoting confrontation against those who are leading the protests against the Government. .
In the same vein, the President of the United States, Joe Biden, who supported the protests in Cuba and demanded that the “regime listen to its people.”
Finally, the former vice chancellor of Guido Di Tella during the government of Carlos Menem warned of the consequences of this type of stance by La Rosada regarding international politics and the problem of “closing off” to the world.
“We are locking ourselves in a kind of living with our own that is only practiced in North Korea and Venezuela. So the consequences are greater isolation and a greater loss of importance for the world, “concluded Cisneros.