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Bruno Rodríguez questions the model of democracy in the United States



Havana, Jul 31.- The Cuban Foreign Minister, Bruno Rodríguez, today questioned the model of democracy in the United States, which in an electoral year trampled on the rights of its citizens.

“The United States presents its social system as a model of democracy. Still , in an election year, it demonizes progressive forces and ideas, runs over civil rights, encourages hatred, xenophobia and perfects mechanisms for suppressing votes, ”he wrote on Twitter.

That reality exposed by the Cuban foreign minister is reflected daily by the US media, which in recent days goes from the headlines about the elections and the mismanagement of the Covid-19 pandemic, to violence on protesters against racism.

Numerous voices add to the rejection of President Donald Trump's suggestion to delay the elections of November 3, 2020, which they catalog as a maneuver to avoid defeat against the Democrat Josep Biden.

The US president, who in the polls is at a disadvantage against his alleged rival, proposed to postpone the elections and for this he encourages false fears of electoral fraud in the face of the possible use of the Universal Vote by Mail.

However, most experts and official figures deny Trump's claim that such suffrage will lead to inaccurate or fraudulent results, claiming that there is no evidence to support this claim.

This happens as the United States Department of Justice announces the dispatch of 100 federal agents to Detroit, Cleveland and Milwaukee, in what constitutes an expansion of the so-called Operation Legend, an anti-crime initiative that began earlier this month.

Agents to be dispatched to those cities belong to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration and other agencies, and will focus on assisting local and state officials in criminal investigations, the department said.

However, there is skepticism about the aid that these agents can provide, as several mayors of large cities have denounced their excessive use of force during protests against racism and police brutality, and rejected the possibility of a similar deployment in their localities.

Meanwhile, until July 30, the World Health Organization reported more than four million 323 thousand Covid-19 patients in the country and 148,640 deaths, with daily increases of around 60 thousand new infections. (Text and photo: PL)

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Bruno Rodríguez questions the model of democracy in the United States

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Havana, Jul 31.- The Cuban Foreign Minister, Bruno Rodríguez, today questioned the model of democracy in the United States, which in an electoral year trampled on the rights of its citizens.

“The United States presents its social system as a model of democracy. Still , in an election year, it demonizes progressive forces and ideas, runs over civil rights, encourages hatred, xenophobia and perfects mechanisms for suppressing votes, ”he wrote on Twitter.

That reality exposed by the Cuban foreign minister is reflected daily by the US media, which in recent days goes from the headlines about the elections and the mismanagement of the Covid-19 pandemic, to violence on protesters against racism.

Numerous voices add to the rejection of President Donald Trump's suggestion to delay the elections of November 3, 2020, which they catalog as a maneuver to avoid defeat against the Democrat Josep Biden.

The US president, who in the polls is at a disadvantage against his alleged rival, proposed to postpone the elections and for this he encourages false fears of electoral fraud in the face of the possible use of the Universal Vote by Mail.

However, most experts and official figures deny Trump's claim that such suffrage will lead to inaccurate or fraudulent results, claiming that there is no evidence to support this claim.

This happens as the United States Department of Justice announces the dispatch of 100 federal agents to Detroit, Cleveland and Milwaukee, in what constitutes an expansion of the so-called Operation Legend, an anti-crime initiative that began earlier this month.

Agents to be dispatched to those cities belong to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration and other agencies, and will focus on assisting local and state officials in criminal investigations, the department said.

However, there is skepticism about the aid that these agents can provide, as several mayors of large cities have denounced their excessive use of force during protests against racism and police brutality, and rejected the possibility of a similar deployment in their localities.

Meanwhile, until July 30, the World Health Organization reported more than four million 323 thousand Covid-19 patients in the country and 148,640 deaths, with daily increases of around 60 thousand new infections. (Text and photo: PL)