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Lacalle Pou crossed Díaz Canel with the song 'Patria y Vida', anthem of the protests in Cuba

2021-09-18T19:37:42.069Z

The Uruguayan president criticized the lack of political freedom on the island. He also targeted Venezuela and Nicaragua.



09/18/2021 4:20 PM

  • Clarín.com

  • World

Updated 09/18/2021 4:28 PM

The president of Uruguay, Luis Lacalle Pou, quoted a song born during the protests in Havana to respond to his Cuban counterpart Miguel Díaz Canel, in the framework of the sixth Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC).

The Uruguayan president used the floor for just under a minute to present to Díaz Canel his position on the

 political freedoms

that exist in one country and another.

"The president of Cuba uses arguments from my Nation, which obviously I do not share and are not true," Lacalle Pou began.

And he added: "If there is something that is true - he continued - that in my country, luckily, the opposition can gather signatures, in my country, luckily, it has democratic springs to complain about.

That is the great difference with the Cuban regime. "

To close his argument, the Uruguayan head of state decided to quote a fragment of the song "Patria y Vida", performed by Cuban rappers Yotuel Romero, Descemer Bueno, Maykel Osorbo, which

became a protest anthem

against the regime that governs the Caribbean island.

"These are not my words," he clarified while adding that it is "a very beautiful song, that those who sing it feel oppressed by the government."

“That the blood does not continue to flow for wanting to think differently.

Who told him that Cuba belongs to you, if my Cuba belongs to all my people ”

, he quoted and ended with a simple“ thank you very much ”.

In the same area, Lacalle Pou also crossed the president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, whose presence convulsed the meeting.

The Uruguayan president affirmed that participating in the CELAC summit did not mean being "complacent" with countries where "there is no full democracy," in reference to Venezuela and Nicaragua, where, as he said, "the repressive apparatus is used to silence protests, when opponents are imprisoned. "

With "a calm but firm voice, we must say with concern that we see seriously what is happening in Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela," Lacalle stressed to his colleagues about complaints of human rights violations in those countries.


The departure of Felipe Solá


Before the scandal of resignations and changes in the Cabinet, Alberto Fernández considered the summit of CELAC presidents, which takes place this Saturday in Mexico, as one of his most important diplomatic actions in recent months.

And yet, he dismissed the person who was going to represent him, Felipe Solá, when his now former foreign minister was in flight and had not yet landed in the Mexican capital, for a meeting of presidents that was also predicted as a resounding defeat for Argentina. .

It so happens that in a new letter, the Daniel Ortega regime reported that there was no agreement for Nicaragua to absent itself from the election of the new CELAC president and thus facilitate the Argentine presidency.

Furthermore, Solá learned that he was no longer chancellor in one of the several stops that the small Argentine Air Force plane that was transferring him had to do to reach its destination.

He was in the Republic of El Salvador - they said in his team - when he received a call from Santiago Cafiero.

It was the now former Chief of Staff who informed him that he was no longer a minister and that he would also replace him.

LM

Look also

Julio María Sanguinetti talks about the crisis in Argentina and describes it as a "blow to the government"

Hard crossing of Lacalle Pou and Abdo Benítez with Nicolás Maduro at the Celac summit

Source: clarin

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