UN Secretary General arrives in Cuba, praises the Castro dictatorship

It was all smiles and praise for the Castro dictatorship by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres upon his arrival in Cuba, where he was welcomed by dictator Raul Castro and his sock puppet president, Miguel Diaz-Canel. If you want to know how Cuba’s murderous communist dictatorship has lasted this long, it’s because of world leaders like Guterres.

Via CiberCuba (my translation):

Raúl Castro and Díaz-Canel receive UN Secretary General in Cuba.

Retired dictator Raúl Castro and his successor, Miguel Díaz-Canel, welcomed the Portuguese Secretary General of the United Nations, António Manuel de Oliveira Guterres, in Havana, who traveled to Cuba to attend the G-77 + China Summit.

“Dear friend António Guterres, it is an immense pleasure for us to receive you again in Cuba, and we appreciate the gesture of your presence here, to which we attach great significance,” expressed Díaz-Canel.

The current president pointed out that Guterres’ and the UN’s commitment to the Group of 77 and the countries of the South also expresses “support for the pro tempore presidency that Cuba is exercising on behalf of the Group.”

Guterres also met with Raúl Castro and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla.

According to a government Twitter account, in his opening words, Guterres “acknowledged Cuba’s successful presidency” of the Group of 77.

The international leader was received at the Palace of the Revolution with the July 26th March, according to a report in Granma newspaper.

Díaz-Canel praised the presence of United Nations representatives at the Summit and took the opportunity to blame the US embargo for Cuba’s crisis, which he described as a “complex moment.”

“We are experiencing a very difficult economic situation with the worsening of the blockade; in these same days, we have had extreme energy situations due to a lack of fuel and plant breakdowns,” he said.

According to Granma’s report, Guterres showed himself to be a staunch admirer of the regime, thanking the “magnificent Cuban hospitality” and praising their role as pro tempore president of the G-77.

“Cuba is a country deeply involved in the defense of the United Nations, of multilateralism. (…) and the pro tempore presidency of the Group of 77 has demonstrated enormous initiative and Cuban leadership,” he emphasized.

“This visit has a very strong commitment to the effort of the Group of 77, so that there can be more justice in international economic and financial relations,” he specified.

Around 30 heads of state and government traveled to Havana to participate in the G-77 + China Summit, which is taking place this Friday and Saturday. Among them are the dictators of Venezuela and Nicaragua, Nicolás Maduro and Daniel Ortega, respectively.

Following this explicit support from the UN for the Cuban government, Díaz-Canel is expected to attend the General Assembly of the organization in New York in the coming days, as the representative of the presidency of the G-77 plus China.

Members of the Cuban opposition residing in the United States have called for a demonstration against him on September 21st, in a protest march that will go from Ralph Bunche Park to the headquarters of the UN General Assembly.

2 thoughts on “UN Secretary General arrives in Cuba, praises the Castro dictatorship”

  1. Portuguese, check. Socialist, check. UN functionary, check. How else would this guy handle Cuba?

    Yes, it looks terrible–but not to the people who matter to him. We keep forgetting we are non-persons.

    Still, to be fair, he could be worse. He could be Spanish, like Josep Borrell. But yes, it’s because of “respectable” people like this that Cuba is still a hellhole after 60 years–and they’re fine with that.

  2. The Castronoids know exactly how to handle and use people like Guterres, which they’ve been doing successfully for ages. Of course, it helps that such people are practically begging to be used.

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