Tuesday, February 7, 2023

ALBA countries ask Peruvian politicians to “clean up” in Cuba

HAVANA ( Associated Press) — Leaders of 10 Latin American and Caribbean countries that make up a regional mechanism chaired by Cuba and Venezuela have expressed regret over the ouster of Peruvian President Pedro Castillo, who they view as the victim of an operation carried out by his authority. Were. -wing opponents, and Peruvian politicians called for discretion.

Delegations from the 10 member states of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America-Peoples Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP) met in the capital on Wednesday afternoon for a summit.

The hosts were Bolivian Luis Arce with Miguel Díaz-Canel; Nicaraguan Daniel Ortega and Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela. In addition, several Caribbean leaders such as the Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Ralph Gonsalves, and his colleague from Dominica, Roosevelt Skerritt, among others.

In a statement, the rulers said, “We express our solidarity with the fraternal Peruvian people, who are affected by a serious longstanding institutional crisis, which has given rise to a number of events that threaten the stability and well-being of the majority ” See you after the meeting.

The document states, “We reject the political structure created by the right-wing forces of that country against the constitutional President Pedro Castillo, which forced him to take measures that were later used by his opponents in parliament.” Had gone.” In Peru “actor-politician” “sanity” and so to speak.

The meeting of Latin American leaders marked the 18th anniversary of the ALBA-TCP, a regional system founded in 2004 by the late Fidel Castro and Hugo Chávez, they said, to counter the then-efforts of the United States to impose its hegemony .

The ruler was arriving throughout Wednesday, and in the early afternoon he attended a special session of the island’s parliament, the National Assembly of Popular Powers of Cuba, to later hold their summit behind closed doors and conclude their The statement can be publicized.

The 22-point declaration set out a general position on a number of regional issues – apart from the situation in Peru – and explicitly warned against “destabilizing” actions through “unconventional warfare against the governments and democratically elected leaders of the region”. For example, the legal case against Argentina’s Vice President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, as noted.

He also expressed the group’s “solidarity” with Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega over what he described as “persecution” from the United States and rejected Washington’s sanctions against Cuba and its placement on a list of terrorist countries.

In previous years, political settlement mechanisms also played a strong role in regional cooperation, such as sending doctors or supporting the most vulnerable countries on the continent. In this decade some nations regressed to the extent that their governments changed signs.

It is currently composed of Cuba, Venezuela, Bolivia, Nicaragua, Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; as well as St. Lucia.


Andrea Rodriguez is on Twitter: www.twitter.com/ARodriguezAP

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