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Cuba Condemns OAS Resolution on Venezuela

HAVANA – Cuba “energetically” condemned on Thursday the resolution on Venezuela adopted at the last general assembly of the Organization of American States, calling it “unacceptable interference” that does not contribute to dialogue in the South American country.

The head of the Latin America and Caribbean division of the Cuban Foreign Ministry, Eugenio Martinez, said Thursday in remarks to the press that the resolution “constitutes unacceptable interference” in Venezuela’s internal affairs and runs counter to international law and the United Nations Charter.

The resolution, approved on Tuesday at the 48th OAS assembly, opens the door to suspending Venezuela from the organization, although Caracas already voluntarily requested to leave the body in April 2017, a process that is expected to conclude next year.

Martinez said that the decision flies in the face of principles such as “the prohibition of the use and threat of the use of force, respect for free determination, sovereignty, territorial integrity and non-interference in the internal affairs of every country.”

“The resolution ... does not contribute to dialogue in Venezuela,” he emphasized, adding that the “pressure” exercised by several OAS member states “hinders an agreement between the Venezuelan government and the opposition.”

He also emphasized that neither the United States nor the OAS have the “moral authority to offer lectures in democracy and human rights” and added that several countries “honorably” do not support the resolution.

Voting against the resolution were St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Venezuela, Bolivia and Dominica, and abstaining were Nicaragua, Belize, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago, Haiti, Antigua & Barbuda, El Salvador, Ecuador, St. Kitts and Neves, Uruguay and Grenada.

Voting in favor of the resolution were the US and the 14 countries in the Lima Group – Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guyana, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru and St. Lucia – along with The Bahamas, Jamaica, Barbados and the Dominican Republic.

Cuba was suspended from the OAS after the triumph of the Cuban Revolution in 1959 and, although that ban was lifted in 2009, the communist island has refused to reintegrate itself into the organization. However, Havana did participate in the last two Summits of the Americas in 2015 and 2018 despite relations with the body having worsened under current Secretary-General Luis Almagro.

 

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