The dictator Miguel Diaz Canel praised Alberto Fernández after his participation in CELAC

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The leader of the Castro regime celebrated the “leadership” of the Argentine president. He also highlighted the electoral victories “of a whole group of progressive, revolutionary left-wing movements like Petro in Colombia and Lula in Brazil”

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The dictator of Cuba, Miguel Diaz Canel praised Alberto Fernández

Cuban dictator Miguel Diaz Canel on Wednesday praised Argentine President Alberto Fernández after participating in the VII Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac) in Buenos Aires.

“The leadership of the pro tempore presidency of Argentina was recognized and also the leadership of Alberto Fernández at the head of that pro tempore presidency in these years,” Díaz-Canel said during an interview with Argentine radio.

Alberto Fernández received the Cuban dictator at the Argentine Foreign Ministry as part of a series of bilateral meetings after CELAC.

The dictator said he was pleased after meeting with the president, but also for having met the Argentine vice president, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, as well as the Honduran President, Xiomara Castro, the Colombian Gustavo Petro and other leftist leaders. He made special mention of the return of Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to the presidency of Brazil.

“Hug Lula with With this great return of Brazil to Celac, I believe that new moments of hope are opening up for Latin America and the Caribbean from the triumph of a whole group of progressive movements, leftist revolutionaries such as Petro in Colombia and Lula in Brazil”, said the dictator.

Diaz-Canel also referred to the sanctions against his regime for the repeated violations of human rights, the persecution of freedom of expression and the authoritarianism with which he controls the island.

The dictator Miguel Diaz Canel praised Alberto Fernández after his participation in CELAC

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“I don't have no confidence or assurance that the United States administrationis willing to take steps to eliminate the ignominious, criminal and brutal blockade against Cuba (…) but with the support and solidarity that we have from many people in Argentina and Latin America and the Caribbean (…) we have the capacity to to go beyond that blockade”, he said.

The CELAC Summit, which was surrounded by controversy over the invitation to the dictatorships of Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua< /b>, denounced in various instances for being undemocratic and for human rights violations, achieved consensus to affirm the commitment of the members to “advance with determination in the process of integration< /b>, promoting unity and political, economic, social and cultural diversity”.

The forum concluded in a document of one hundred points and eleven special declarations that the purpose of Latin America and the Caribbean it is “fully aware of its projection” and is “capable of deepening consensus on issues of common interest”.

Regarding Venezuela, CELAC greeted “ the agreements” reached on November 26, 2022 within the framework of the dialogue and negotiation process between the Venezuelan regime and the opposition partyUnitary Platform of Venezuela, promoted by the Governments of Mexico and Norway.

In this sense, he welcomed “the support of the international community for the implementation of said agreements ”.

The presence of Díaz-Canel, and the last-minute absence of the Venezuelan dictator, Nicolás Maduro, who joined that of the Nicaraguan, < b>Daniel Ortega, marked the climate of the forum between the political opposition in Argentina and the leaders of the region themselves. The Venezuelan dictator, who is facing an arrest warrant for being part of the Cartel de los Soles, tried to justify his absence from CELAC: “It was because of the macrismo rats, Patricia Bullrich and the judicial party” he said, blaming the Argentine opposition, which had requested his arrest if he traveled to Buenos Aires.

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Lula, for his part, has made it clear that Brazil is back in dialogue with its neighbors in the region and was received with warmth and applause in Buenos Aires, first in official visit to Argentina and later with the return to CELAC.

In the final declaration of that forum made up of the 33 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, which consisted of 100 agreed points and of 11 special declarations, a condemnation of human rights violations produced in nations such as Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua was not included.

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