Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez, President of the Republic of Cuba, rejected on Twitter the pretexts of the Bolivian coup authorities, announced last Friday, aimed at suspending diplomatic relations with the Caribbean island.
We categorically reject the lies, misrepresentations and unfounded accusations of the Bolivian coup government," said the President on the social media adding the text of the Declaration of the Cuban Foreign Ministry.
Since its violent irruption into power on November 12, 2019, members of the de facto government of that country have been carrying out systematic actions to damage and undermine the bilateral relations with Cuba, the foreign ministry's statement said.
The current authorities launched a cruel campaign of lies and distortions against Cuba, particularly against Cuban medical cooperation, which publicly encouraged violence against our health workers and included brutal, illegal and unjustified searches and raids, fake accusations and arrests of Cuban collaborators, it added.
On January 8, 2020, the appointed health minister accused our collaborators of not being medical professionals and of carrying out indoctrination work. He was accompanied at that conference by Bolivian police colonel Gonzalo Medinacelli, at the service of the U.S. embassy to La Paz and main initiator and protagonist of the incidents against our collaborators, the statement noted.
It is no coincidence that the events dealt with here coincide with a brutal American campaign, politically motivated, against the international medical cooperation that Cuba provides in dozens of countries and is a world symbol of solidarity, it continued.
Bolivian coup authorities should not make Cuba responsible for their decision to suspend diplomatic relations between the two countries.
The hostility and offenses have not arisen from our government or our people. Cuba has been patient and prudent, defending and protecting its nationals and avoiding confrontation despite the unacceptable actions of the coup plotters.