Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Ebrard denies tensions with US due to movement against Cuban blockade

Campeche, Camp. After describing the official visit of the Cuban President, Miguel Díaz-Canel, as successful and very cordial, the Foreign Secretary, Marcelo Ebrard, acknowledged that the announcement was made a day earlier by the Mexican Chief Executive, Andrés Manuel López Obrador. Leading a movement to promote the end of the blockade on the island would not generate tensions with the United States, and he insisted that Mexico has historically maintained that position.

In an interview at Campeche airport, minutes after Díaz-Canel was sacked, the foreign minister said that Mexico and the United States “are allies, but we do not have common interests. Mexico is a Latin American country; we are a Spanish -speaking countries and we come from great civilizations like the Maya.

López Obrador’s vision – he said – is to leave the past behind, that this kind of blockade be lifted and “we try to create a fraternal coexistence in America, that we all respect each other.” Do it.”

Ebrard stressed that there is no desire to anger the United States or create friction in this situation. He recalled that during the Summit of the Americas, he made an offer to US President Joe Biden, adding, “I don’t think he’s against the idea.” Relations with the United States are very good, but each country has its own view of things.

He recalled that currently, the region has a majority of progressive governments: Brazil, Colombia, Bolivia, Mexico, Chile, Honduras, Cuba, Venezuela. He confirmed that peace talks between the Colombian government and the National Liberation Army would begin in Mexico tomorrow, with Cuba playing a key role in its preparation.

He stressed that the blockade has had a significant impact on the island, which has about eleven million inhabitants, and that it causes them great suffering, as everything takes a lot of effort.

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