“This procedure is not new because it involves actions provided in the unconventional warfare manuals developed by the United States,” he said.
According to the diplomat, the purpose was to subvert the constitutional order, provoke the social explosion and materialize the long-awaited overthrow of the Cuban Revolution.
He deplored that the hostile forces now took advantage of the material adversities derived from the intensification of the economic, financial and commercial blockade in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The difficulties – he pointed out – affect the health sector, the functioning of the energy system and the shortage of food and basic products in Cuba.
“The United States identified the impact of the virus and the pandemic as an opportunity to reinforce the blockade with political motivations and apply what it called maximum pressure measures to reinforce the aggression against our country,” said Vázquez.
The official said that the Government of Cuba functions normally, maintains its rejection of the imposition of “humanitarian corridors” and welcomes sincere donations from abroad.
Among other issues, he thanked the support expressed this week by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China and nations such as Venezuela, Argentina, Russia and Mexico.
The charge d’affaires of the Cuban embassy thus updated the Asian giant’s press on the situation on the island after the riots last Sunday.
Analysts agree that it is a Washington strategy already applied in other Latin American and Caribbean nations to incite social outbreak, prepare the ground for military actions and direct interference.