Diplomatic Note of Protest by Cuba to the United States Government

March 26, 2020

Today, the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs has submitted a diplomatic note of protest to the United States Government in response to the recent particularly offensive statements made by the State Department in what is a continuing and exacerbated campaign of discredit and lies against the international medical cooperation provided by Cuba.

The United States Government’s campaign of discredit is immoral under any circumstances.  It is particularly offensive to Cuba and the rest of the world, at a time of a pandemic that threatens us all, and when we should all be striving to promote solidarity and assistance to those in need.

From the United Nations, and with one voice, the international community, calls for unity and cooperation.  It calls for an end to wars and conflicts.  It also calls for the cessation and suspension of unjust blockades and unilateral coercive measures.  Put aside pettiness and hostility.

Health is a human right. That is what Cuba understands and does.

As the Commander in Chief, Fidel Castro, said: “Cuba would never carry out preventive or surprise attacks against any dark corner of the world, but our country was capable -and still is- of sending the doctors needed to the darkest corners of the world. Doctors and not bombs.”

Information released by Juan Antonio Fernández Palacios, deputy director of the General Directorate of Press, Communication and Image of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cuba.

Source: MINREX, translation, Resumen Latinoamericano, North America bureau