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CUBA CONDEMNS U.S. MEDDLING, BACKING OF SAN ISIDRO MOVEMENT

The Cuban government has assailed the US government for interfering with the internal affairs of Cuba and for providing logistical support for the San Isidro Movement, teleSUR reported.

The General Director in charge of the US in the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Carlos Fernández de Cossío, summoned the US Charge d'Affaires Timothy Zúñiga-Brown and conveyed to him that “Cuba does not allow the US or any state to interfere in the internal affairs of the country." He also asked him to reiterate that statement to the State Department.


The US diplomat has visited San Isidro on several occasions, when events of political and social provocation were taking place and would personally transport and support those who were violating the current health protection regulations, Cuba said. Fernández de Cossío deemed this in serious violation of his functions as a diplomat and as Head of Mission, a flagrant and defiant interference in the internal political affairs of Cuba and incontestable violations of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations. He emphasized that Cuba does not accept such behavior, and that it will not tolerate him and his Embassy that they conduct themselves in Cuba in contempt of the law and norms, in violation of the obligations of a diplomat.


The small San Isidro Movement in question campaigned for the re-election of Donald Trump in October, speaking to a South Florida-based audience, while applauding the damage being done to Cuba by the US blockade and seeking additional sanctions. Images have earlier circulated of the main leader of the San Isidro group, Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara, with the Charge d'Affaires of the U.S. embassy in Havana. Another member, Omara Ruiz Urquiola, also paid a visit to the diplomat and Carlos Manuel Álvarez, who resides in Mexico and is linked to U.S. special services, through the CIA front National Endowment for Democracy (NED), arrived at the headquarters of the San Isidro Movement last Tuesday, November 24.