Cuba New Agency reproduces the full text of the following Declaration of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cuba whose title is Cuba rejects the return of the Monroe Doctrine:
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs warns of the seriousness of the message of arrogance and contempt with which the Secretary of State of the United States began a tour of several countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.
On the eve of his trip, on Thursday, February 1, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, in an appearance at the University of Texas at Austin, made alarming and interfering statements, which openly instigate the overthrow, by any means, of the legitimate government of Venezuela and are also aimed at undermining the unanimous repudiation of the region to the measures of retreat and hardening of the economic, commercial and financial blockade against Cuba, whose purpose is to damage the Cuban economy and people to try to break the country.
His statements are clearly in line with regime change schemes, which have claimed millions of innocent victims in various parts of the world and promoted violence, war, humanitarian crises and instability, demonstrating their failure. The government of the United States does not know that this is a region committed to defense of peace, as enshrined in the Proclamation of Latin America and the Caribbean as a Zone of Peace, signed by the Heads of State and Government in Havana on January 29, 2014, during the II Summit of CELAC.
In the words of Secretary Tillerson, "In the history of Venezuela and in fact in the history of other Latin American and South American countries, it is often the military (the ones) who deal with this, when things get so bad that the military leaders realize that they can no longer respond to citizens and they lead a peaceful transition, whether this is the case or not, I do not know. "
Previously, he defended the postulates of the infamous doctrine that established as a policy that America is the backyard of the United States, declaring that "sometimes we forget the importance of the Monroe Doctrine and what it means for our hemisphere for what I think it is today as relevant as when it was written. "
His words are clearly instigation to "regime change". In his instructions for the region, Tillerson went as far as to suggest that President Nicolás Maduro should leave his post as democratically elected Head of State by an indisputable majority of votes. In his speech, he also returns with the unsuccessful conditions to Cuba and, without any moral authority, intrudes on Cuban internal affairs, by claiming that in our next election process, there are changes that are to the liking of the United States.
With his statements, the high official of the government of the United States, adds a new act to what has been a pattern of successive abuses in the history of domination of our region and ratifies the sustained contempt with which the government of President Donald Trump has unequivocally referred to the nations of Latin America and the Caribbean, whose people he disqualifies whenever he has the opportunity.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba condemns this new aggression against Cuba and Venezuela, which follows the recent disrespectful statements of President Trump in the speech on the State of the Union.
Before leaving for his imperialist tour, the Secretary of State announced that 2018 will be the year of the Americas and makes it clear that he will seek to encourage division and submission among Latin American governments. In doing so, he will encounter the repudiation that his announcements inspire and the dignity of the peoples of the region, who bear the memory of the hundreds of thousands of dead and disappeared by the military dictatorships sponsored by the United States and that Secretary Tillerson today encourages reissue.
It is outrageous and unacceptable that the Secretary of State of the United States openly calls for a military coup in Venezuela, encouraging instability, the overthrow of democratically elected governments and violence.
It is obvious and regrettable that neither the President of the United States nor his Secretary of State knows Latin America and the Caribbean. Ours has been a continent subjected to the humiliating domination of the United States, interested only in extracting its resources in an unequal relationship. But Our America has awakened and it will not be so easy to break it.