Republic of Cuba
Permantent Mission to the UN
The United States seems destined by Providence to plague America with misery in the name of liberty.
The Republic of Cuba condemns this ill-intentioned resolution in the strongest possible terms. Once again the Yankee Empire's running dogs have all come together to speak out against a familiar enemy: People's Power and Socialist Revolution, two forces that in our dear and beloved Latin America it is us, the honorable and fearless Cuban people, who have the honor of embodying at present.
This is not the first time that our Revolution has been attacked by these regimes, the same regimes that have broken diplomatic relations with our country for having the unspeakable audacity to challenge the corrupt Imperialist socio-economic order in which the continent's wealthy minorities sell out their own peoples to the corporate slave-runners of Empire. In exchange, the Yankee has for more than a century now felt entitled to intervene in our beloved continent (indeed, to treat it as his "back-yard") sowing death and destrucion wherever he goes: be it in the 19th Century aggressions against Mexico and interventionism in our own beloved Cuba, in the first half of this very century when he invaded our Haitian brothers in the Caribbean or a little further south when he sent his marines against the immortal Sandino, or through countless intrigues, acts of sabotage and coup d'etats, such as the bloody destruction of the legitimate Guatemalan government of Jacobo Arbenz, a vicious display of imperial brutality and Power that still burns bright on the People's memory and so clearly disturbed the late geat Comandante Che Guevara, and is especially egregious for having so clearly been done for the benefit of the powerful Yankee United Fruit Company, whose commercial interests would have been affected by Arbenz's modest plans for land reform.
It goes without saying, but the paramilitary invasion of Guatemala and the accompanying slaughter of its reformists peasants were carried out on the orders of the then Secretary of State of the United States, Joseph Foster Dulles, who also happened to be a lawyer on the payroll of the United Fruit Company, and orchestrated by the head of the CIA at the time, his brother Allen Dulles, who was actually in the United Fruit Company's Board of Directors!
Such is the "goodliness" of the Northern neighbor towards the impoverished South.
We mention this history as we have many times before precisely to remind everyone that it is Cuba, ladies and gentlemen, brave revolutionary and socialist Cuba, the country that has time and again used its place in the world stage to speak out against the crimes committed by Imperialism against the peoples of Latin America. Our nation has taken up the task of standing up for the Patria Grande
and maintain the fire of remembrance ever-burning while these very regimes who now hypocritically accuse us of terrorism stood by silent. Who is the real aggressor here? The People that has finally broken the shackles of ancestral oppression and now walks its own path? Or is it the regimes who have for over a century been complicit with an Imperialist reign of Terror, jailing and torturing and murdering every dissenting voice across América
so that the rich may stay rich and get even rcher, while the poor stay starving and forever keep dying?
The answer is very clear.
It is no secret that the great powers and their intelligence agencies have the means to falsify information and, as they put it, "frame another nation" for any and all occurrences they so please. Cuba denounces this brazen attempt to punish our People for the faults of the capitalist regimes, who in their incapacity or unwillingness to meet their peoples' legitimate demands now attempt to further isolate and smash the light of revolutionary socialism in Latin America. In the name of Che Guevara, Camilo Cienfuegos, José Martí, Augusto César Sandino and countless other revolutionaries and freedom fighters who have over the years chosen to fight alongside their people against tyranny intead of upholding it, I say to the ambassador from Uruguay: shame on you, señor
I am Fidel Castro and we have come to liberate Cuba.