Republican Romney Talks against Cuba
News from Cuba | Saturday, 19 May 2012
Potential U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney threatened Cuba Saturday and offered his support to internal groups which alter public order on the island nation with financial support from abroad.
Romney, former governor of Massachusetts, promised he would step up the measures against Cuba taken by the Barack Obama administration, which flexibilized the transfers of money remittances and travels to the Caribbean island by Cubans living in the United States.
In a communiqué published by local media, Romney said that if he wins the presidential elections, Cuba will feel all the U.S. determination.
He praised the work in Cuba by elements directed and financed from Washington who are trying to undermine and destabilize citizens' calm and commented that together we will speed up the arrival of the day when the regime will come to its end.
Romney made those statements at a time when he is looking for votes from the Hispanic community in Florida, a sector of the electorate of Cuban-origin residents in Miami, who have been historic allies of the Republican Party.
Romney issue the official communiqué to commemorate the 110th anniversary of the withdrawal of U.S. occupation government in Cuba, on May 20, 1902.
In 1898, troops from the United States invaded Cuba to intervene in the war of independence that the Cuban people had waged against Spanish colonial rule for more than 30 years.
Washington's military superiority prevented that the Cuban victory and maintained an occupation of the country until to May 20, 1902, when the neocolonial period that lasted more than half a century began and during which, the U.S. troops occupied the country again on several occasions.