Cuba shows the most solidarity of any country in the world
News from Cuba | Monday, 2 February 2015
Bolivian President Evo Morales considers that even with the US blockade , Cuba shows more soldiarity than any other country in the world, because "it shares what it has, not what 's left over and when it’s most needed."
Morales, who was attending the Third Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) told journalists that he remains convinced that "the Cuban people should be recognised at the United Nations as the the country that shows most solidarity with the people of the world."
"If Cuba had not been blockaded it would a model of state, of country, for all," said Evo adding that at the UN last year, 188 countries voted against the economic siege , but "these are resolutions that US presidents do not respect.”
Regarding the restoration of relations between the two countries , he said that "some sectors say it was a great concession by Obama. I do not see it like that, it has been through the struggle and consciousness of the Cuban people, to the unity in their Revolution. Where before there was only Cuba, Fidel and its people, there are now many countries that share the same principles."
The Head of the Plurinational State of Bolivia recalled that Fidel and Cuba were expelled from the Organization of American States (OAS ) because they were communists. "I am also another communist, I am a Marxist -Leninist, am I going to be expelled from the OAS for this? The situation has changed a lot since then,” he said.
"The unity of the world with Cuba forced the beginning of the reestablishment diplomatic relations. But it does not end there, when Obama goes to the Summit of the Americas in Panama with the blockade lifted, then we will believe him. I hope that he goes to Panana having returned the Guantanamo Naval Base. If that were so, then we will believe that he is able to change," he said.