The smack down heard across Latin America: Uruguay puts the Cuban dictatorship in its place

The communist Castro dictatorship still has marks from the smack down it received from Uruguay’s president.

Via Notes from the Cuban Exile Quarter:

Castro regime president smacked down by Uruguayan president at international summit in Mexico

Bad day for the Castro regime

President Luis Lacalle Pou, the chief executive of Uruguay on September 18th at the VI Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) smacked down the Castro regime’s Miguel Diaz-Canel. The Summit was held in Mexico and hosted by Mexico’s president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, and Castro ally.

Furthermore, CELAC was created by Hugo Chavez to counter the Organization of American States. In this hostile environment President Lacalle Pou defended democracy, human rights, and called out the bad actors in the hemisphere:

“When one sees that in certain countries there is no full democracy, when the separation of powers is not respected, when the repressive apparatus is used to silence protests, when opponents are imprisoned, when human rights are not respected, we in a calm but firm voice must say with concern that we look seriously at what is happening in Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela.”

Cuban president Miguel Diaz-Canel, appointed by Raul Castro, responded to the critique citing Uruguayans gathering signatures against a law being proposed in Uruguay, and claimed that

“The courage of the Cuban people was demonstrated for six decades. Listen to your people who collected more than 700,000 signatures against the LUC (Law of Urgent Consideration). Monroism and the OAS is what you have just defended.”

Castro regime officials are not accustomed to critical voices being able to respond to their attacks. President Lacalle Pou’s response was devastating because it underscored the reality of the existing dictatorship in Cuba, contrasting it with Uruguay’s democracy.

“If there is something that is true in my country, luckily, it is that the opposition can gather signatures, in my country, luckily, the opposition has democratic resources to lodge complaints, that is the great difference with the Cuban regime.”
The Uruguayan president then crushed it by quoting the song Patria y Vida.

“I just want to quote, and they are not my words, it is a very beautiful song and those who sing it feel oppressed by the Government: ’No longer shall flow the blood / Of those who dare to think differently / Who told you Cuba is yours? / Indeed, Cuba is for all my people’.”

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